Board of Directors & Board of Trustees
Students for Sensible Drug Policy is governed by a Board of Directors and a Board of Trustees, a designated body of the Board of Directors. Together, they are responsible for crafting strategy for the organization, overseeing compliance and financial affairs, and overseeing SSDP’s Executive Director. In order to maintain SSDP’s integral student-run nature, at least 50 percent plus one of the members of the combined Boards must be students elected by their peers.
The board of directors represents SSDP’s chapters at the national level. At least two thirds of the members of SSDP’s Board of Directors are students elected by SSDP’s chapters each year during our national Congress. Remaining seats are held by alumni members appointed by the members of the Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Trustees are selected for their ability to bring expertise, experience, and resources to the organization.* SSDP’s Executive Director also serves on the Boards of Directors and Trustees, and the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors serve on the Board of Trustees.
To view Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s bylaws, click here.
Board of Directors
Amanda Muller | Chair of the Board of Directors, Florida State University
Lauren Mendelsohn | Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, University of California Irvine Law School
Jurriaan van den Hurk | Secretary of the Board of Directors, Virginia Commonwealth University
Evan Eisenberg | University of South Florida
Alec Foster | New York University
Rafael Gonzalez | Northwest Vista College
Stephanie Izquieta | SUNY Binghamton
Vilmarie Narloch | Roosevelt University
Sarah Merrigan | University of Nebraska Omaha
Reid Murdoch | University of Michigan Law School
Jeremy Sharp | University of North Georgia
Kat Murti | Cato Institute
Evan Nison | Terra Tech Corp, Compassion & Choices New Jersey
Eric Sterling | Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
Board of Trustees
Randy Hencken* | Chair of the Board of Trustees, Seasteading Institute
Dan Goldman* | Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, New York Cannabis Alliance
Shawn Heller* | Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, Social Justice Law Collective
Jurriaan van den Hurk* | Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Virginia Commonwealth University
Evan Eisenberg* | University of South Florida
Alec Foster* | New York University
Kris Krane | 4Front Advisors
Lauren Mendelsohn | University of California Irvine Law School
Amanda Muller | Florida State University
Kat Murti* | Cato Institute
Eric Sterling* | Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
Shaleen Title | THC Staffing Group
*Members of the Board of Directors who were elected prior to September 28, 2014 composed the initial Board of Trustees and are indicated with an asterisk.