Strategic Plan

2020 SDB Strategic Plan

In the Summer of 2020, the Society for Developmental Biology began to develop a strategic plan to ensure its long-term success. The Society’s Board of Directors felt it was important to engage in a more formal process to lay out a clearly defined roadmap for the Society moving forward. The Strategic Planning Committee and SDB Board of Directors considered five general areas:

  1. Mission
  2. Governance and Operations
  3. Professional Development and Education
  4. Membership and Member Engagement
  5. Financial Stability and Revenue Diversification

Together, this group produced the 2020 SDB Strategic Plan.

2020 SDB Strategic Plan (pdf)


Strategic Planning Committee
John Wallingford
Ondine Cleaver
Victoria Prince

Strategic Planning Consultant
Joan Goldberg

2020 SDB Board of Directors
Tamara Caspary, Southeast
Kara Cerveny, Northwest
Ida Chow, Executive Director
Ondine Cleaver, Secretary
Mary Dickinson, President-Elect
Jessica Feldman, West Coast
Robb Krumlauf, Publications and Communication Committee Chair
Paul Kulesa, Midwest
Suzanne Mansour, Southwest
Samantha Morris, Junior Faculty
Jeremy Nance, Northeast
Crystal Rogers, Primarily Undergraduate Institution
Aimee Ryan, Canada
Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, President
Lilianna Solnica Krezel, Past President
Michelle Starz-Gaiano, Mid-Atlantic
Krissie Tellez, Trainee
Nicole Theodosiou, Professional Development and Education Committee Chair
Graciela Unguez, Inclusion and Outreach Committee Chair
Mark Van Doren, Treasurer
Marina Venero Galanternik, Trainee