2023 Board Elections Results are In

We are proud to announce the results of the 2023 Board of Directors election. These newly elected directors will take office at the Annual Meeting on 11 April 2023. The new Board will convene shortly thereafter to elect new officers.

Thank you to those members who participated in this year's election. IOA is grateful to all of the candidates who ran in this year's election for their interest in board service, as well as the Nominating Committee for dedicating their time and attention to the nomination and election process.


Meet Our Newly Elected Board Members

2023–2026 Director Term


Hector Escalante, EdD, MFA

Ombuds Director

University of California, Merced


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Amarah Khan, Phd,  CO-OP®

Director, Office of the Employee Ombuds

City of Seattle


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Sarah Klaper, JD

Sarah Klaper, JD
University Ombudsperson

Northwestern University


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Youssoupha Niang, MD, Phd, LMHC, PT

Ombuds and Mediator



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Bina Patel, Phd, MBA

Senior Organizational Ombuds

United States Patent & Trademark Office


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