Election Center Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors represents an experienced body of individuals bringing together their respective expertise from such diverse fields as business, government, jurisprudence and academia.

Their collective knowledge directs and informs the commitment, aims and standards of the election profession's premier organization for training and certification of election and voter registration administrators.

Joe Gloria, CERA
Executive Officer for Operations
The Election Center
Joe Gloria, CERA, is the Chief Executive Officer for Operations at the Election Center, the National Association of Election Officials. Prior to his current role, he has been a lifetime public servant in the area of elections that includes, voter registration, voting machine repair and programming, pollworker training, administration, and supervision. Joe Gloria was appointed Registrar of Voters for Clark County in 2013 following more than 13 years in the Elections Department. Gloria work with the Election Department includes managing logistics, scheduling and staff. Mr. Gloria has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.
Tammy Patrick, CERA
Chief Executive Officer for Programs
The Election Center

Tammy Patrick, CERA, is the Chief Executive Officer for Programs at the Election Center, the National Association of Election Officials. Tammy Patrick has been working in the election administration space since 2003--most recently as the Senior Advisor to the Elections Program at Democracy Fund. Focusing on modern elections, Tammy works to foster a voter-centric elections system and support election officials across the country. In 2013 she was selected by President Obama to serve as a commissioner on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, which led to a position at the Bipartisan Policy Center to further the work of the PCEA. Prior to that, she was the Federal Compliance Officer for Maricopa County Elections Department for eleven years.

She has testified on election administration policies multiple times in the United States Senate and House of Representatives, and numerous state legislatures on behalf of members of both parties. She has been an active member of the Election Center's Legislative and Postal committees, representing the organization to the United States Postal Service's Mailers Technical Advisory Committee for over a decade. She elevates the election official perspective in the media and by serving as a member of numerous boards of advisors and steering committees.

She received her CERA certification in 2007 from Auburn University and the Election Center and was honored to be inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2022. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Policy since 2016.

Mitchell Brown, Ph.D.
Auburn University
Mitchell Brown, Ph.D., is Professor of Political Science at Auburn University and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Political Science Education (Science of Teaching and Learning). Her work as a researcher, evaluator, trainer and consultant focuses on applied projects around the country centering on election administration, community building, and community-based problem solving. From 2015-2018 she served as the Director of Auburn University PhD Program in Public Administration and Public Policy and has also held board and leadership positions at the university and in state government. Dr. Brown teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in research design, quantitative methodology, field research, race and politics, and American government. Her research specializes in the challenges facing marginalized communities and the nature and effectiveness of tools for building community capacity. In addition to coordinating the MPA Internship Program, she is active the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Organizations and Community Governance and with Kathleen Hale directs the Community Governance Research Project which has engaged in research throughout Alabama. By appointment of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, she is serving her second term on the state's Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board. She is a regular contributor to the Election Center professional development courses. Dr. Brown earned her PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Shauna Dozier, CERA
Shauna Dozier, CERA, is the Director of the Clayton County, GA Board of Elections and Registration (March 2016-Present). Previously, Shauna served as Registration Chief in the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections, as the Assistant Supervisor of Elections for the Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration, and as the Voter Education Coordinator in the Office of the Georgia Secretary of State. She serves as a Short-Term Elections Observer for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in April 2015 during the Early Presidential Election in Kazakhstan. Ms. Dozier holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from North Carolina Central University.
Susan Gill, CERA
Susan Gill, CERA, was elected to the office of Citrus County Supervisor of Elections in 1996 and retired at the end of 2020. Ms. Gill is a past president of the Florida Supervisor of Elections Association. She has served as the Chair of the Rules and Legislative Committees and as the co-chair of the FSASE Vote Center Task Force. Ms. Gill has served on the State of Florida Help American Vote Act (HAVA) Planning Committee and the Election Assistance Commission workgroup to create the Vote by Mail/Absentee Ballot Election Management Guidelines in 2007. She was a Florida State Certified Supervisor of Elections, a Master Florida Certified Election Professional (MFCEP) and is a graduate of the National Election Center’s Certified Election and Registration Administrator (CERA) program.
Kathleen Hale, JD, PhD.
MPA Director,
Department of Political Science,
Auburn University
Kathleen Hale, JD, PhD., is a professor of political science at Auburn University, where she directs the graduate program in election administration and its graduate certificate in the field. Her research examines how intergovernmental relationships improve the capacity of public programs, and she is the author of the award-winning How Information Matters: Networks and Public Policy Innovation (Georgetown University Press 2011). Her research and teaching have been recognized by national academic and professional audiences, and she has appeared in podcasts produced by The Economist, NPR, Canadian Broadcast Company, and the National Leadership Conference, among others. Her most recent book, How We Vote: Innovations in American Elections (Georgetown University Press 2020, with Dr. Mitchell Brown), examines the ways that different conditions foster and constrain innovation in the election administration environment. Along with Dr. Mitchell Brown and Dr. Bridgett King, she has fostered applied research projects published by Palgrave. Dr. Hale serves on the advisory board of the MIT Election and Data Sciences Lab and is a faculty fellow for the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security at Auburn University. She is also the editor of the Elections, Voting, and Technology book series for Palgrave Macmillan Press. Before joining the Auburn faculty, Dr. Hale advised national, state, and local nonprofit organizations on building capacity for program design, training, technical assistance, evaluation, and governance in their relationships with intergovernmental programs at all levels of government. Since 2011, she has directed Auburn University faculty in their partnership with the Election Center to professionalize the field including the CERA/CERV program, research projects, and publications with and for election administrators and system stakeholders.
Dean Logan, CERA
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Los Angeles County
Dean Logan, CERA, is the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for Los Angeles County, California -- the nation’s largest, most diverse and complex local election jurisdiction serving more than 5.2 million registered voters. In addition to serving as the ex officio Supervisor of Elections, the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk serves an estimated 3,500 customers daily in areas including real property; vital records of births, deaths and marriages; marriage licenses; civil marriage ceremonies; and business filings and other documents for Los Angeles County. Mr. Logan currently serves as President of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) and the Pew Center on the States’ Voter Registration Modernization and Performance Index for Elections working groups. In 2007, Mr. Logan served as an international elections observer in Morocco on behalf of the National Democratic Institute (NDI). He is the recipient of the 2013 Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission’s Chair Leadership Award and has been previously recognized for distinguished leadership by Sprint USA, the National Association of Community Leadership and the Election Verification Network.
Alice Miller, Esq.
Election Administrator
Alice Miller, Esq., served as the Executive Director of the DC Board of Elections (DC BOE) from 1996-2008. In June of 2008, Ms. Miller was selected to serve as the Chief Operating Officer of the United States Assistance Commission (EAC). Ms. Miller oversaw the day-to-day operations at the EAC in all program areas and served as the EAC's Acting Executive Director for three years (May 2012-October 2015). In 2015 Ms. Miller returned to the DC BOE and was again appointed as the Executive Director in 2016, responsible for all of the agency's administrative and fiscal operations. In August of 2021 Ms. Miller stepped down as the Executive Director but remained at the agency where she currently serves as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Executive Director. Ms. Miller has also served as the General Counsel for the DC BOE, responsible for representing the Board in all court proceedings on matters related to the election process. She was the president of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) from 2002-2003. She served on two of the EAC's external advisory boards, the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC), which assists the EAC in developing the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG), and the Standards Board. Before the creation of the EAC, Ms. Miller served on the Election Administration Advisory Panel for the Federal Election Commission.
Steve Moreno, CERA
Weld County Commissioner At Large
Steve Moreno, CERA, is a thirty-year Weld County resident, who has worked for Weld County since 1985. Moreno currently acts as the Chair of the Board of Commissioners, and serves on the Upstate Colorado Economic Development Board, Greeley Downtown Development Board, Small Business Development Center Board, Highway 85 Coalition, Highway 34 Coalition, I-25 Coalition, Greeley-Weld County Airport Authority Board and the United Way of Weld County Board of Directors. Additionally, Commissioner Moreno sits on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Elected Officials (Election Center). Before being elected as a Commissioner, Moreno was sworn in as the 28th Weld County Clerk and Recorder, in which he served three terms from 2003-2014. He also served as Chief Deputy and Deputy Clerk for the Weld County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Before coming to Weld County, Commissioner Moreno served as Deputy Clerk for Otero County, Colorado.
Julie Pearson, CERA
Julie Pearson, CERA, has served on the Election Center Board since 1995. Ms. Pearson's entire working career was in Election Administration at a county level. During her tenure Ms. Pearson served on the SD State Board of Elections and held several positions on state and county association governing boards. Pearson graduated with degrees in Accounting and Business Management. Ms. Pearson retired in 2018 and now resides in Arizona.
Tom Wilkey
Former Executive Director,
NYS board of Elections
U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Tom Wilkey is a founding member of the Election Center. He began his career in elections in 1969 at the Erie County ( Buffalo,New York) Board of Elections. He joined the New York State Board of Elections in 1979 serving as the board's Director of Communications and Voter Education. He served in that position until 1985 when he was appointed to the position of Director of Election Operations responsible for the oversight of New York's 62 county election offices. In 1992 Mr. Wilkey was appointed Executive Director of the New York Board of Elections and served until 2003. After the creation of the US Election Assistance Commission, Mr. Wilkey was appointed as the first permanent Executive Director of the Commission and served until 2012. He served as a both a member and participant in numerous national committees involved in developing the National Voter Registration Act and the Help America Vote Act. Mr. Wilkey served as President of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) and is a proud Life Member of the New York State Election Commissioners Association.

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