As of July 30, 2013 (General election results from the 23rd Annual Conference)
President: Roger L. Martinez-Davila, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. More information at: www.rogerlouismartinez.com.
First Vice President and International Membership Coordinator: Genie Milgrom. President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami as well as President of Tarbut Sefarad Fermoselle. Genie is a researcher in Spain and Portugal in the areas surrounding the Duero River and is author of My 15 Grandmothers. Her website is www.geniemilgrom.com.
Vice President of Communications and Editor of HaLapid: Corinne Joy Brown.
Vice President of Programs: Matthew Warshawsky, Ph.D. An Assistant Professor at the University of Portland. Academic degrees: Ph.D., Spanish Literature and Culture, Ohio State University, December 2002. M.A., Spanish Literature and Culture, Ohio State University, June 1998, B.A., Latin, Swarthmore College, June 1992. He has lectured as conferences of SCJS and contributed articles to HaLapid. His teaching and research interests include: Jewish history, literature, and culture in Latin America; Sephardic studies (Sephardic describes Jews who trace their ancestry to Spain and Portugal); Spanish literature and culture of the Renaissance and Baroque eras; and Latinos today in the United States.
Vice President of Meetings and Conferences: Isabelle Sandoval Medina.
Vice President of Membership: Annette Chana Cohen.
Treasurer: Arthur Benveniste. A member of SCJS since 1993, traveling with society members to Belmonte when the SCJS conference was held there in 1994. Mr. Benveniste has served the society as president and HaLapid editor. A retired history teacher, he is active as a speaker on Sephardic and crypto-Jews. More information at: http://home.earthlink.net/~benven/
Secretary: Frances Salas. Frances Salas holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Management Information Systems and International Business. She has a Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Youth at Risk. She teaches SmartLab at Carlos F. Vigil Middle School in Espanola, New Mexico. SmartLab is a computerized learning center with 25 subjects, such as robotics, physics, digital animation, and other related fields. Frances also owns and manages a farm in Presidio, Texas, where she manufactures anti-aging cream and soap. Frances is a descendent of the original crypto-Jews that came from Spain and Portugal. Her ancestors are the Torres, Romero, Salas, and Ortiz families.
Immediate Past President: Dolores (Dolly) Sloan. Writer and speaker, Ms. Sloan is the author of The Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal©, nonfiction work about fifteenth/sixteenth century Sephardic Jews and editor of the Journal of Spanish, Portuguese and Italian Crypto-Jews. She has coordinated publicity for the society and was Editor of HaLapid for several years. She teaches writing and public speaking at Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles. Her courses at Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, include Jewish women’s history, writing and public speaking. More information at: http://www.doloressloan.com/
Member at Large: Kathleen Alcalá. Kathleen is the author of a short-story collection and three novels set in the American Southwest and nineteenth-century Mexico. She teaches creative writing at workshops and programs in Washington state and elsewhere and is a contributing editor to The Raven Chronicles. A play based on her novel, Spirits of the Ordinary, was produced by The Miracle Theatre of Portland, Oregon. More information at: http://www.kathleenalcala.com/
Member at Large and Editor of La Granada: Debbie Wohl Isard.
Member at Large: Schelly Talalay Dardashti. A genealogists, journalist, international speaker and instructor, Schelly has traced her Sephardic, Mizrahi and Ashkenazi family across Spain, Iran, Belarus, Lithuania and around the world for more than 25 years. She is the US genealogy advisor for MyHeritage.com. A pioneer award-winning genealogy blogger (http://tracingthetribe.com, since 2006), she also moderates Tracing the Tribe – Jewish Genealogy on Facebook, with nearly 1,000 members, and administrates/co-administrates several DNA projects at FamilyTreeDNA.com, including the IberianAshkenaz DNA Project. The former genealogy columnist for the Jerusalem Post (1999-2006), she has been published in many news outlets, such as JTA, The Forward, Family Tree Magazine and more. She has served as president of several Jewish genealogical societies in the US and Israel.
Member at Large: Miriam Herrera.
Member at Large: Harry Ezratty An attorney, historian, writer, lecturer and Sephardic Jew who, for more than 30 years, researched the history of the Sephardim in the Caribbean. He is the author of 500 Years in the Jewish Caribbean: The Spanish & Portuguese Jews in the West Indies Jews of the New World and They Led the Way: the Creators of Jewish America. He is currently preparing Vol.III, “The Builders: Jews Who Shaped Modern America.
Member at Large: Abraham (Abe) Lavender, Ph.D. Dr. Lavender received his Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of Maryland with a dissertation on generational changes in Jewish identity. He is Professor of Sociology at Florida International University in Miami, FL. One area of his specialization is World Jewish Communities, with an emphasis on Sephardim. He has been an active member of the Society since 1996, and was president from 2003 to 2007. He is the author/editor of seven academic books, six articles in HaLapid, about fifty other academic articles, and over eighty encyclopedia articles or academic book reviews, many on Judaica. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Spanish, Portuguese and Italian Crypto-Jews. More information at: www.gss.fiu.edu.
Member at Large: Arnold Trujillo.
Member at Large: Gloria Trujillo A member of the SCJS since 1991, Ms. Trujillo has served the Society as President, Immediate Past President and Conference Chair and has served on numerous Society committees. She is a founding member of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America and is active in several other genealogical organizations.
Member at Large: Seth Ward, Ph.D. Is Adjunct Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant Academic Professional of Religious Studies at the Univesity of Wyoming. He has done extensive studies of crypto-Jews and has given papers at SCJS conferences and contributed to HaLapid.
Member at Large: Seth Kunin, Ph.D. A long time active member of the board of SCJS, he is now Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Arts and Humanities) at Durham University in Britain. He earned his B.A. at Columbia University, M.A. at The Jewish Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. He was ordained as a Conservative Rabbi at Leo Baeck College in London. He has done extensive research on the crypto-Jews of New Mexico, and is author of Juggling Identities: Identity and Authenticity Among the Crypto-Jews (Columbia University Press).
Member at Large: Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez.
Member at Large: Cesar Ayala Casas, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Sociology-UCLA he graduated in History from Princeton University and earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from State University of New York-Binghamton. He is the author of several books including, American Sugar Kingdom: the Plantation Economy of the Spanish Caribbean, 1898-1934 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999) and (with Rafael Bernabe) Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History Since 1898 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007). More information at: http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/soc/faculty/ayala/ayalares/
Senior Adviser to the Board: Stanley Hordes, Ph.D. A founding member, Dr. Hordes received his Ph.D. in Colonial Mexican History from Tulane University, with his doctoral dissertation on the crypto-Jewish community of Mexico in the seventeenth century. He is the author of To the Ends of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico (Columbia University Press).