To view members of a specific committee, visit the membership directory, and select the appropriate committee from the drop down. The directory is restricted to current Individual Members.
The Accreditation Committee is responsible for the development of policies and materials for the administration of the Accreditation Program, including the application, processing, inspection, evaluation and approval of applicants for accreditation.
Chair: Alyce Linthurst-Jones, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bylaws and Ethics Committee is responsible for reviewing the Association’s Bylaws, which govern the membership and the affairs of the Association, and for recommending necessary revisions as provided in Article XIII. The committee is also responsible for the development and interpretation of the Association’s ethical codes, policies and statements.
The Education Committee is responsible for approving, developing and conducting the Association’s educational programs, including the various meetings and workshops, as directed.
Chair: Ross Raspopovich, 630-758-2600, email@example.com
The Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing the Association’s finances, including accounting policies and practices, annual audits, budgets, financial reports and tax submissions.
The Government Affairs Committee is responsible for monitoring the activities of the various branches of government – federal, state and international – that may impact tissue banking, for developing policies and positions in response thereto, for communicating those issues to the Board of Governors and membership, and for recommending actions and advocacy on behalf of the Association.
Chair: Sarah Golombek, 716-462-3449, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominating and Awards
Chair: Diane Wilson, 937-461-3274, email@example.com
The Nominating and Awards Committee is responsible for selecting candidates for election to fill the Association’s offices in accordance with Article VIII. The Committee shall also be responsible for nominating individuals to the Board of Governors for the Association’s annual awards.
The Scientific and Technical Affairs Committee is responsible for the design and execution of AATB-sponsored research and the publication of any resulting data and/or conclusions. The committee is also charged with reviewing, investigating and making recommendations on relevant scientific and technical questions.
The Professional and Public Relations Committee is responsible for the Association’s professional and public relations activities and programs.
Chair, Karen Norman, 352-283-4882, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair, Tim Maye, 757-609-4680 email@example.com
The Standards Committee is responsible for drafting, reviewing and providing recommendations to the Board of Governors for all standards, including variances thereto, and Guidance Documents.
Chair, Kristen Brown, 937-528-5350, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Program Committee is responsible for developing the programs for the Annual Meeting and the Quality & Donor Suitability Workshop of the Association as well as the various other workshops and seminars, as directed.
American Board of Tissue Banking (ABTB)
Chair: Allyson May, 503-408-9394, email@example.com
The American Board of Tissue Banking is responsible for the administration of the Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS) and the Certified Reproductive Cryotechnology Specialist (CRCS) programs, including the preparation, administration and scoring of the national certification examinations.