For Immediate Release
Merrill Miller, 202-238-9088 ext. 105, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2015)—The American Humanist Association is pleased to announce the recent election of Christine Shellska to its board of directors. Shellska is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication and Culture, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Calgary, Canada, where her research involves studying the rhetorical strategies employed by the Intelligent Design Creationism movement. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Atheist Alliance International and a regular co-host on the Calgary-based Legion of Reason podcast.
“I am proud to continue my involvement in the secular community by serving on the American Humanist Association’s board and furthering its mission of advocating for the rights of humanists, atheists and other nontheists as well as supporting sound science education and the separation of church and state,” said Shellska.
“Christine Shellska brings an international perspective to the American Humanist Association’s work and leadership and also contributes a wealth of experience from her work with humanist and secular groups,” said Rebecca Hale, president of the American Humanist Association.
Shellska starts her first term as an AHA board member along with July Simpson of Seattle, Washington, United States.
The American Humanist Association voting board of directors, made up of twelve unpaid volunteers, is democratically elected by the membership. Elections of board members were effective January 1, 2015.
Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Humanist Association (AHA) works to protect the rights of humanists, atheists, and other non-religious Americans. The AHA advances the ethical and life-affirming philosophy of humanism, which—without beliefs in any gods or other supernatural forces—encourages individuals to live informed and meaningful lives that aspire to the greater good of humanity.