Mary Jo Ondrechen portraitAs an active member of the American Chemical Society since 1975, I am honored to accept candidacy for Director-at-Large.

If elected, I will work energetically to:

  • Improve member retention and outreach
  • Promote diversity and inclusion in the chemical sciences
  • Strengthen the message that science is essential to our national interests
  • Sharpen focus on technology transfer and entrepreneurship

I ask for your vote. Thank you for your support.


“I believe that Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen would be an outstanding member of the American Chemical Society’s Board of Directors and an energized, informed, and an effective representative of Council to the Board. Mary Jo is a long time member of the ACS with national, local, and related leadership experiences. She is passionate about giving back to her profession, her students, and society by sharing her unique experiences for the benefit of earth and its people. Fellow Councilors, please consider Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen as one of our representatives on the ACS Board, I know that I will. Mary Jo has one of my votes!”
Dr. Thomas H. Lane (2009 President, ACS)

“Mary Jo Ondrechen did a great job as leader of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and will be a great leader for the American Chemical Society. She will put ACS ahead of her own interests and will support our members with programs that recognize that science is crucial to our national interests. She will support entrepreneurship/technology transfer and the development of state-of-the-art jobs for our members. She has good judgement and good experience when it comes to leading a technical society and I highly recommend that you vote for her.”
Dr. Nancy B. Jackson (2011 President, ACS)
Sandia National Laboratories

“Mary Jo is a most remarkable scientist whose passion for research and education has resulted in a diverse and highly creative career. In addition, she has the vision to see beyond the laboratory, to understand and influence science policy, to support and initiate efforts at diversity and inclusion of underrepresented minorities in science. Her sense of responsibility toward her fellow research scientists at all levels, towards science as a discipline, and the importance of supporting science is extraordinary and makes her a unique and excellent choice for a Director-At-Large.”
Professor Dagmar Ringe, Ph.D.
Harold and Bernice Davis Professor of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease
Brandeis University