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CASAA Announces 2018 Board Election Results

We are pleased to announce that CASAA’s Board of Directors recently elected Bruce Nye as President of the Board and Jennifer Berger-Coleman as Vice President of the Board. We are also excited to announce that Jim McDonald has joined our Board of Directors.

Bruce joined CASAA’s Board of Directors in 2015, and in 2017, he served as Vice President of the Board. We believe that Bruce’s extensive background in nursing, engineering and keen understanding of tobacco harm reduction policy issues make him uniquely qualified to lead CASAA’s Board.

Jennifer joined the Board in 2016 filling the newly-created position of Director of Community Outreach (a position which she continues to hold). Jennifer’s current work in the healthcare field, as well as her experience in advocacy involving civil rights and healthcare issues is invaluable as CASAA continues to reach out to populations and communities where smoking rates remain disproportionately high.

Jim McDonald is a writer and editor for, where he focuses on news about legislative, regulatory, and scientific issues in the vaping space. Before that, he worked in sales and management for 25 years. In 2012, Mr. McDonald quit a 38-year smoking habit in about two weeks with a primitive vaping device, and wondered why every smoker wasn’t doing the same. He became a CASAA member soon after.


CASAA’s leadership team, as confirmed at our last board meeting:

Alex Clark, Executive Director

Bruce Nye, President of the Board

Jennifer Berger-Coleman, Vice President of the Board and Director of Community Outreach

Karen Carey, Secretary and Treasurer of the Board

Julie Woessner, National Policy Director and Board Member

Brian Carter, Director of Scientific Communications and Board Member

Doug Carter, Information Systems Administrator

Kristin Noll-Marsh, Member Coordinator (Staff)

Elaine Keller, Board Member

Jan Johnson, Board Member

Ron Ward, Board Member

Jim McDonald, Board Member

We hope you will all join us in welcoming Jim McDonald to the CASAA leadership team and in wishing Bruce and Jennifer the best in their new roles