Bylaws and Policies & Procedures Committee

Charge: To annually review and revise (as needed) the AAS Bylaws and the Policies and Procedures documents.

Chair: President (2020: Sumit Dhar)

Committee Members:
President-Elect (2020: Charles Limb)
Past-President (2020: Brent Edwards)
Executive Director (Darla Eastlack)

Communications Committee

Charge: The communications committee is charged with handling issues and advising the Board of Directors about items related to the Society’s communications, including the website, its listserv, publications and social media presence.

David Fabry (Industry)

Committee Members:
Jason Galster, 2018-2019 (Industry)
Lisa Hunter, 2018-2020 (Audiology)
Vishakha Rawool, 2018-2019 (Audiology)
Adrienne S. Roman, 2018-2020 (Hearing Science)
Christopher Spankovich, 2018-2020 (Audiology)

Diversity Committee

Charge: The diversity committee will promote inclusion and leadership of under-represented minorities in the AAS, and bring any identified diversity issues to the AAS Board.

Erick Gallun (Hearing Science)

Committee Members:
Rene Gifford, 2018-2020, 2021-2023 (Hearing Science)
O'neil Guthrie, 2020-2022 (Audiology)
Avril Holt, 2018-2020, 2021-2023 (Hearing Science)
Douglas Sladen, 2021-2023 (Audiology)
Jessica Sullivan, 2018-2020, 2021-2023 (Audiology)
Keerthana Velappan, 2020-2022 (Audiology)(Student)

Finance Committee

Charge: The finance committee is chaired by the Society Treasurer.  The committee assists the treasurer in preparing the annual budget and in other finance related issues such as investments and monitoring reserves.

Chair: Francis Kuk (Industry)

Committee Members:
Brent Edwards, 2018-2020 (Industry)
Rene Gifford, 2018-2020 (Hearing Science)
Lisa Hunter, 2019-2021 (Audiology)
Charles Limb, 2019-2021 (Otolaryngology)

Grant Committee

Charge: The Grant Committee will review all AAS activity relevant to the NIH-NIDCD R13 Conference grant and advise the Board in these matters. This committee will prepare and submit a R15 grant renewal prior to the end of the current grant’s funding period.

Rafael Delgado (Industry)

Committee Members:
Bryan Crenshaw, 2018-2020 (Hearing Science)
Linda Hood, 2018-2020 (Audiology)
Vidya Krull, 2018-2019 (Industry)
Beth Prieve, 2018-2019 (Audiology)

Membership Committee

Charge: Create and implement a membership plan to retain current and recruit new members.  The committee will identify and monitor existing AAS products, services, programs and benefits, evaluate membership surveys, explore new benefits and make recommendations to the Board.   Assist in analysis and evaluation of member data with annual report to the board. Lead efforts to contact lapsed and prospective members. The committee also reviews all new member applications.

Heather Weinreich (Otolaryngology)

Committee Members:
Anna Diedesch, 2020-2022 (Audiology)
Nicole Jiam, 2018-2019 (Otolaryngology)(Resident)
Carrie Nieman, 2020-2022 (Otolaryngology)
Krishna Rodemerk, 2018-2019 (Industry)
Kevin Seitz-Paquette, 2020-2022 (Audiology)
Andrea Vambutas, 2018-2020 (Otolaryngology)

Publications Committee 

Charge: The publications committee is charged with reviewing proposals and contracting for publication of the Ear and Hearing Journal and with managing issues specifically related to the journal.  The Pubs committee is responsible to review candidates for editor in chief and conduct the review process with the BOD. The Pubs committee is also responsible for annual written review of the Editor in Chief and for making recommendation regarding the editor’s stipend.

Devin McCaslin (Audiology)

Committee Members:
Harvey Abrams, 2018-2020 (Industry)
Anil Lalwani, 2018-2019 (Otolaryngology)
Beth Prieve, 2018-2019 (Audiology)
Mario Svirsky, 2018-2020 (Hearing Science)

Student and Mentoring Committee

Charge: The Student and Mentoring Committee will advise on all issues relevant to the student/resident membership of AAS.

Lisa Hunter (Audiology)

Committee Members:
Adam Bosen, 2020-2022
Jenna Browning, 2020-2022 (Student)
Sumit Dhar, 2018-2020 (Audiology)
Laura Dreisbach Hawe, 2020-2022
Kelsey Dumanch, 2018-2019 (Audiology)(Student)
Tina Grieco-Calub, 2018-2019 (Hearing Science)
O’neil Guthrie, 2018-2020 (Audiology)
Lina Motlagh-Zadeh, 2020-2022 (Student)
Kristi Ward, 2020-2022 (Student)
Li Yang, 2020-2022 (Student)