AAHB

Councils and Committees
2022-2023

There are many opportunities for Academy involvement. Members are encouraged to join a council or committee by contacting the respective Chair.

Councils

Awards Council

  • Solicit and review applications for the Judy K. Black Award
  • Solicit and review applications for the Mentorship Award
  • Work with the Research Review Chair on the Conference Poster Awards (Professional and Student)

Chair:
Ruopeng An

Term:
2021-2024

Members:
Katie Heinrich
Adam Knowlden
Kaigang Li
Hsien-Chang Lin
Wenhua Lu
Matthew Smith
Erika Thompson
Samuel Towne

Diversity and Equity Council

  • Work with the executive board to facilitate adoption, integration and maintenance of diversity and equity values throughout AAHB membership and its activities.
  • Interface with and provide support to other councils and committees to fulfill their responsibilities as they relate to diversity and equity issues.

Chair:
David Seal

Term:
2021-2024

Members:
Lisa Benz Scott
Xuewei Chen
Shevon Harvey
Yan Huang
Ping Ma
E. Lisako J. McKyer
Jebose Okwumabua
Wenhua Lu
Ledric Sherman
Christina Sun
Erika S. Trapl
Mohammad Torabi

Marketing and Communications Council

  • Evaluate and update website
  • Conduct member surveys
  • Disseminate scientific information such as conference proceedings
  • Market the organization

Chair:
Kathryn E. Dolphin

Term:
2020-2023

Members:
Kelli England
Dana Litt
Drew Pickett
Yumary Ruiz

Membership Development Council

  • Build and maintain memberships
  • Screen and evaluate membership applications
  • Establish appropriate criteria for membership
  • Review allegations of unethical member conduct
  • Administer procedures for revocation of membership
  • Screen and evaluate members as potential Fellows

Chair:
Adam Barry

Term:
2022-2025

Members:
Angela Chow
Jennie Kronenfeld
Melissa Lewis
Mary Nies
Robert M. Weiler

Professional Development and Mentoring Council

  • To offer professional development opportunities for all levels of academy members: students, early career, established career
  • To facilitate year-round linkages and interactions between academy members
  • To promote increased recognition and honor of member accomplishments and contributions

Chair:
Erika Thompson

Term:
2022-2025

Members:
Idethia Shevon Harvey
Wura Jacobs

Jessie King
Hsien-Chang Lin
Sarah Maness
Matthew Rossheim
Matthew Lee Smith
Erika Thompson
Amanda Wilkerson

Resource Development Council

  • Foster collaborative activities with governmental and scientific organizations
  • Provide a forum for other organizations to receive consultation/expertise from Academy members
  • Develop position papers, research summarize and guidelines for research competencies
  • Develop resources for the Academy

Chair:
Anna Price

Term:
2022-2024

Members:
Daphne Hernandez
Annie Nguyen
Wenhua Lu

Committees

Conference Committee (2023)

  • Recommend conference theme and speakers proposals to the AAHB Board of Directors
  • Guide and invite speakers
  • Work with Marketing and Communications Council to promote the meeting through the Academy website, listserv, and other outlets
  • Coordinate awards with Awards Committee, workshops, and professional development luncheons with assistance from the Professional Development & Mentoring Council

Chair:
Scott Rhodes

Program Chair:
Lisa Benz Scott
David Seal
with support from the Diversity and Equity Council

Term:
2022-2023

Members:
Annie Nguyen (President)
Katie Heinrich (Past President)
Hsien-Chang Lin (President-Elect)
Ledric Sherman (Past Co-Chair) Lisako McKyer(Past Co-Chair)
Samuel Towne (Past Program Chair)
Ruopeng An (Awards Chair)
Katie Dolphin (Marketing & Communications Council)
Erika Thompson (Professional Development & Mentoring Council)
Dennis Thombs (Resource Development Council)
David Seal (Diversity and Equity Chair)
Matthew Rossheim (Research Review Chair)
Megan S. Patterson (Past Research Review Chair)
Joanne Sommers (Executive Director)

Finance Committee

  • Make recommendations regarding fiscal policy to the Board of Directors, including but not limited to proposals and recommendations regarding investment and management of the Academy reserves
  • Perform accounting and fiscal procedures
  • Provide annual and conference budgets
  • Review Academy expenditures

Chair:
Wenhua Lu

Term:
2022-2025

Members:
Annie Nguyen
Katie Heinrich
Hsien-Chang Lin
Joanne Sommers

Research Review Committee

  • Release call for abstracts
  • Recruit abstract reviewers
  • Review annual meeting abstracts
  • Recruit poster judges
  • Judge posters at the annual meeting

Chair:
Matthew Rossheim

Term:
2022-2023

Members:
Meg Patterson (2022 Research Review Chair)
Erika Thompson (2021 Research Review Chair)

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