BWA is governed by a volunteer Steering Committee, which consists of three elected officers and the appointed committee chairs and other roles listed below. All positions are held for one year at a time and election of Officers takes place in November, in accordance with the BWA Bylaws. Most officers are also permitted to lead committees.


2024 Officers


Jara Raphaelson

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2024 Steering Committee


If you’d like to run for office or become a member of the BWA Steering Committee, get in touch. We welcome anyone who wants to take part in leading BWA.

We especially need to fill future officer roles and roles where a vacancy or need for replacement exists. Interested? Learn more about the volunteer committees. Volunteering for BWA can add impressive experience and credentials to your resume. BWA will even provide any necessary training.