Election 2022

 

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Available Positions:

Monthly BOD Meetings are mandatory. Most positions will require a time commitment of approximately 10hrs per month. All elected Director Roles are volunteer positions and no monetary compensation can be awarded for their efforts.

Fundraising Director
  • 2 Year term
  • Governance Role over Staff and Organizational Objectives
  • Monthly Meeting Attendance 
  • Public Representation
  • Committee Responsibilities

Projects for 2022

  • Oversees Grants research, application, and review
  • Manages Grant Research and Writing Team
  • Creates Fundraising Strategy & Team
  • Fundraising Aspects of (Members only event JAN, Hemp Build SEP)
  • Creates Outreach & ways to incentivize sponsorships/fundraisers Acts as a bridge between USHBA/USHBF *

*not personally qualified to receive any monetary compensation

Supply Chain Director
  • 2 Year term
  • Governance Role over Staff and Organizational Objectives
  • Monthly Meeting Attendance 
  • Public Representation
  • Committee Responsibilities

Projects for 2022

  • Gather information of all the supply chain working with hemp: (processors, manufacturers, GC/Builders, Retailers, Experienced Architects, etc.)
  • Create database- if they are not members, will offer space on map through membership (create protocol/strategy to accomplish)
  • Providing information on the website will help USHBA build a steady position as a specialist organization, a place to go for “good” information
  • Corporate member outreach
  • Membership growth
Certification Director
  • 1 Year term
  • Governance Role over Staff and Organizational Objectives
  • Monthly Meeting Attendance 
  • Public Representation
  • Committee Responsibilities

Projects for 2022

  • ASTM Standards
  • ICC Submissions
  • USHBA standards (Best Practices)
  • PCR
  • Determine what the permitting and codes situation is for different states.
  • Create strategy/protocol for management of these initiatives
  • Membership growth
Administrative Director
  • 2 Year term
  • Governance Role over Staff and Organizational Objectives
  • Monthly Meeting Attendance
  • Public Representation
  • Committee Responsibilities

Projects for 2022

  • Newsletter
  • Creation of handbooks, and official documentation
    Templates for Meeting Notes, Communication Method/ Strategy
  • Updates to USHBA By-Laws
  • Human Resources responsibilities
  • Assist with development of templates for communication (Works with Marketing Director and other committees)
  • Reviews documentation as necessary
Marketing Director
  • 2 Year term
  • Governance Role over Staff and Organizational Objectives
  • Monthly Meeting Attendance
  • Public Representation
  • Committee Responsibilities

Projects for 2022

  • Provide marketing materials as needed, Press Releases, Graphics etc
  • Social Media (weekly postings; collaborate with education committee)
  • Election (Marketing Aspect for ads and election events)
  • Oversee Virtual and in person events (Members only event JAN, Hemp Build SEP, NOCO MAR)
  • Outreach to a broader segment of the US population. Target construction specialists, market places that sell building materials, students pursuing an architect’s degree, and general constructors, overall colleges and trade schools (Collaboration with Education Committee)
  • Create strategy/protocol for management of these initiatives
  • Membership growth

Current Held Positions:

Education Director
  • Governance Role over Staff and Organizational Objectives
  • Monthly Meeting Attendance (1 Mandatory/month)
  • Public Representation
  • Committee Responsibilities (1 Mandatory/month) 

Projects for 2022

  • Hemp Build Library – organized links of resources for free of charge library to share knowledge with everyone who is seeking it
  • USHBA FAQ- Intro to Hempcrete (for Handbook & Pdf download)
  • Bimonthly webinars (content, speaker, scheduling) 
  • Slide Deck (template for members)
  • Research
  • University outreach
  • Educational blogging (posting on web of educational material) (FAQ and Q&A section)
  • Membership growth 
Sergiy Kovalenkov

 

Known the world over as Dr. Hemphouse, Sergiy Kovalenkov, Civil Engineer, has worked on numerous hemp insulation projects across the globe in countries like: Ukraine, Switzerland, France, Russia, Poland, Australia,USA and Poland. In 2015, he founded Hempire UA in Ukraine, which has developed Hempire Mix, a 100% natural binder, that when mixed with hemp and water creates one of the lightest, carbon negative hempcrete insulation materials on the planet. Hempire has received  high recognition and numerous awards for innovative technology and developing creative, challenging projects building with Hemp. In 2018, Sergiy has founded Hempire USA in California. The company will focus on bringing a new hemp processing technology and other natural, innovative materials to US market and rest of the world.

Regional Leaders Director
  • Governance Role over Staff and Organizational Objectives
  • Monthly Meeting Attendance (1 Mandatory/month)
  • Public Representation
  • Committee Responsibilities (1 Mandatory/month) 

Projects for 2022

  • Initial Goal would be to Setup Quarterly Meetings for 4 of 10 regions. 
  • Strategy for setup and outreach for collaborations within regions- get new RL & protocol 
  • Regional data collection 
  • Facilitate and support quarterly meetings at regional level. (Encourage autonomous workshops) 
    • Share news and progress (10 minutes)
    • Introduce the team (1 minute to present yourself)
    • Show how to build with hempcrete (small corner wall can be build at the gathering or brought to it, for visual presentation)
    • Sell USHBA merch
    • Sign up new members/renew memberships for existing members 
  • Membership growth 
Rachel Berry

Rachel Berry is the founder and CEO of the Illinois Hemp Growers Association, a women-led grassroots organization dedicated to building the resources and relationships necessary to grow a sustainable and equitable Illinois hemp industry.

She is a first-generation regenerative farmer raising poultry, growing heirloom vegetables, native medicinal plants, and industrial hemp with her family on their 13 acre homestead.

As a community organizer and dedicated volunteer she works to educate farmers, business owners, law makers, and families about the potential of hemp as a community crop. She is also experienced in hemp-lime construction.

Executive Director
  • Paid Position
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Public Representation 

Activities Performed or Directed by ED 

  • Create Budget for the Organization & manages expenses
  • Runs Board Meetings, Takes meeting minutes, and Takes Direction from Board Input
  • Coordinates Day to Day Activity of Ongoing Projects
  • Daily Emails and meetings as necessary
  • MailChimp & Website updates/facilitation
  • Q&A responses
  • Provides BOD with updates & information on on-going projects
  • Members support and Membership Growth
  • Support Director and Committee Roles and Responsibilities to ensure outputs are received 
  • Ensure outputs add value for members
  • Facilitate Corporate Influencers Meeting
  • Oversight of organizing (Members only event JAN, Hemp Build SEP)
  • Fundraising Support and Assistance
  • Set up Partnerships & Organization Development (new opportunities)