KDP Past Presidents

KDP Past Presidents have served as the chief voluntary leaders of KDP in the capacity of President of the Board of Directors (formerly known as Executive Council) and perform other key roles working on behalf of KDP Chapters, members, and national events.

Upon completion of service, each President becomes a member of the KDP Past Presidents Council, which is chaired by the Immediate Past President and staffed by the CEO. KDP is incredibly fortunate to have ongoing engagement and support of Past Presidents, who are committed to leading KDP into the next era of success.

Dr. Elizabeth Elliot

Dr. Elizabeth Elliott

Fort Myers, FL
Immediate Past President
2020-2022

Dr. Janette Rogers

Dr. Janette Rogers

Tahlequah, OK
President
2000-2002

Dr. W. Ross Palmer

Dr. Elizabeth Wilkins

DeKalb, IL
President
2014-2016

Dr. Marcella L. Kysilka

Dr. Marcella L. Kysilka

Orlando, FL

President

1986-1988

Dr. Mary C. Clement

Dr. Mary C. Clement

Cartersville, GA

President

2012-2014

Dr. Richard Judd

Dr. Richard Judd

New Britain, CT

President

Dr. Pamela Kramer Ertel

Dr. Pamela Kramer Ertel

Brentwood, TN

President

2008-2010

Dr. W. Ross Palmer

Dr. W. Ross Palmer

Tuscaloosa, AL

President

1984-1986

Dr. W. Ross Palmer

Dr. Peggy Moch

Valdosta, GA

President

2016-2018

Dr. Jerry H. Robbins

Dr. Jerry H. Robbins

Ann Arbor, MI

President

1982-1984

Dr. W. Ross Palmer

Dr. Wallace Draper

Muncie, IN

President

1994-1996

Dr. W. Ross Palmer

Dr. George Mehaffy

Edmond, OK

President

1992-1994

Dr. Nathan Bond

Austin, TX

President

2010-2012

Karen Nicholson, PhD

Dr. Karen Nicholson

Bronx, NY
President
2006-2008

Dr. W. Ross Palmer

Dr. Victoria Tusken

Marengo, IL

President

2018-2020

Dr. Barbara Day

Dr. Barbara Day

Chapel Hill, NC

President

1998-2000