2014-2015 Board of Directors

A great organization relies on great leadership, and NACUFS is fortunate to have dedicated volunteers that are committed to making the association successful. 

Each region is led by a regional council, whose members develop programming and member services within their region. Nationally, NACUFS is governed by a volunteer board of directors composed of thirteen voting members—five national officers, six regional presidents, the chair of the Industry Advisory Council, and the national conference chair. The executive director and guest director are ex-officio members without vote.


Zia Ahmed
The Ohio State University


Dawn Aubrey
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Past President 

Mark S. LoParco
University of Montana


Rich Neumann, FMP

Ohio University

At-Large Director

Ken Toong

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Executive Director

Gretchen M. Couraud, CAE, CFRE

Continental Region President

Byron Drake
University of Montana

Mid-Atlantic Region President

Michelle Moss
Villanova University

Midwest Region

Lance Thornton
Principia College

Northeast Region President

Patti Klos
Tufts University

Pacific Region President

Peter Curry
University of California - 
Santa Cruz

Southern Region President

Susan Van Gigch
University of Georgia

National Conference

Liz Poore
Colorado State University

Industry Advisory Council

Rob Geile
Ali Group

Guest Director

Christine Berro
Library Association






"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."

– John C. Maxwell