Carpentries Governance

Governance of The Carpentries is undertaken by the Executive Council, to whom the Executive Director reports. The Council comprises nine members from the Software, Data, and Library Carpentry communities, four elected by the community, and five appointed from the Executive Council.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Executive Council

The Carpentries Executive Council is the highest leadership body of The Carpentries project. It is responsible for strategic and organizational planning, selecting the Executive Director and evaluating their performance, financial oversight, identifying revenue streams and resource development, approving and monitoring The Carpentries programs and services, and enhancing The Carpentries public image. Members of the council also serve as advocates and ambassadors for the organization, leveraging their networks to benefit the project’s reputation and fundraising. The Executive Council executes these responsibilities through a combination of monthly Executive Council meetings and regular correspondence and collaboration via email and online platforms.

Executive Council Meeting Minutes

Current Executive Council Members

  • Amy Hodge [Elected since 2019] Chair
  • Kate Hertweck [Appointed since 2018] Vice Chair
  • Mesfin Diro Chaka [Appointed since 2019] Secretary
  • Raniere Silva [Elected since 2018] Treasurer
  • Elizabeth Wickes [Elected since 2018]
  • Karen Cranston [Appointed since 2018] Code of Conduct committee liaison, 2018 Chair
  • Joslynn Lee [Appointed since 2019]
  • Lex Nederbragt [Elected since 2018], 2018 Secretary
  • Juan Steyn [Appointed since 2019]

Past Executive Council Members

  • Mateusz Kuzak [Appointed 2018] 2018 Communications Officer
  • Sue McClatchy [Appointed 2018] 2018 Treasurer
  • Ethan White [Appointed 2018]

Carpentries Policies

As well as our Code of Conduct, we have a number of policies that govern how we operate, including our Privacy Policy, our instructor ‘no-show’ policy and others.