The board volunteers to help manage WMS and meets monthly at minimum. Members can request to run for Board positions & are elected in a vote by members at an announced meeting.
Wisconsin Mycological Society Executive Committee
President, Dr. Theresa Kenney
Vice-President, Mariah Rogers
Secretary/Treasurer, Peg Oberbeck
Community Science Officer, Mariah Rogers
Foray Coordinator - Melissa Klotka
Newsletter Editor, Theresa Kenney
Science Consultant, Tavis Lynch
Website, Theresa Kenney, Mariah Rogers
Social Media Editors, Theresa Kenney, Peg Oberbeck, Melissa Klotka, Rose Tursi, Mariah Rogers
To Contact WMS Board members please use our Contact link
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2023-2024 Board Elections
These elections will be held between mid November and our December members' meeting December 15th. Every WMS member has a vote and can choose to vote for or against each candidate being on the board.
Currently, our bylaws specify no more than 11 board members. There are not more than 11 running, and therefore no one is running 'against' each other. A vote yes or no merely affirms whether or not you would like a given candidate on our board.
Any open officer positions on the board, including president, vice president and the secretary and treasurer roles, will be voted on by the newly elected board at the first board meeting of 2023.
All of WMS was sent an email asking if you would like to run to be a member of the board, and all WMS members are still eligible to run so long as you send in your name and bio to our WMS President, Dr. Theresa Kenney, or to the WMS email directly, before we send out the ballot.
Once the ballot has been sent out to members, this text will be changed here to reflect that.
But who is running? See the current candidates below:
If You Suspect a Poisoning
If you suspect you have consumed a poisonous mushroom, contact a physician, the closest hospital ER, poison control center, or dial 911, depending on the severity of the reaction.
US Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222
The North American Mycological Association (NAMA) has information that may also be of help. Click here.
We do not ID mushrooms through this website.
If you are in need of an ID consider uploading quality photos with multiple views of your specimen and descriptions of your find to Mushroom Observer or iNaturalist including our projects or post in Wild Food Wisconsin or Mushroom Identification Group.
If you contact us and provide a way to get back to you, we may be able to provide suggestions for more identification resources you can use. You are always responsible for your own decisions taken on the basis of identification resources.
Wisconsin Mycological Society (WMS) is dedicated to the study and enjoyment of mushrooms and other fungi throughout the state of Wisconsin. Education, safety, sustainability, community, and connecting with nature are our goals.