ASTC Committees and Task Forces

 

Executive Committee
Conference Program Planning Committee
Equity and Diversity Committee
Finance and Audit Committee
Global Committee
Governance Task Force
Leadership and Field Development Committee
Nominating Committee
Public Policy Committee

* indicates people who are members of the ASTC Board of Directors.

** indicates people who are members of the ASTC Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee shall have all of the authority of the Board of Directors in the management of the business and affairs of the Corporation.

Chair: Guy Labine, Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada**
Chair-Elect: Larry Dubinski, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States**
Immediate Past Chair: Linda Conlon, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom**
Secretary: Stephanie Ratcliffe, The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, New York, United States**
Treasurer: Sarah George, Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States**
Member-at-Large: Matt Fleury, Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, Connecticut, United States**
Member-at-Large: William Harris, Space Center Houston, Houston, Texas, United States**
Member-at-Large: Tim Ritchie, The Tech Interactive, San Jose, California, United States**
President and CEO: Cristin Dorgelo, ASTC, Washington, D.C., United States**

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE

Charge: Responsible for strategically leading the ASTC Annual Conference, including: reviewing proposals for future conference sites; setting the overall goals for the direction of the conference; reviewing session proposals; and ensuring that the structure and content of ASTC Annual Conferences are closely aligned with the Association’s strategic priorities and responsive to the diverse needs and capabilities of its members. Read the full committee charter.

Co-Chair: Kirsten Ellenbogen, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, Ohio, United States*
Co-Chair: Karen Hager, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Daniel Bateman, Exploration Place, Wichita, Kansas, United States
  • Heather Cain, Carnegie Science Center (2020 Conference Host), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Mary Jane Conboy, Ontario Science Centre (2019 Conference Host), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Megan Ramer, Connecticut Science Center (2018 Conference Host), Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Benjamin Dickow, Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey, California, United States
  • Elizabeth Fleming, Roto, Dublin, Ohio, United States
  • Eric Godoy, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Christian Greer, Michigan Science Center, Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Maya Halevy, Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Jessica Lausch, Carnegie Science Center (2020 Conference Host), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Chip Lindsey, Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Andy Lloyd, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
  • Andrea Motto, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Kellen Nixon, Nixon & Company Consulting Group, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Heather Norton, Orlando Science Center, Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Talance Orme, The Tech Interactive (2017 Conference Host), San Jose, California, United States
  • Barbara Punt, Punt Consulting Group, Redondo Beach, California, United States
  • Stephanie Ratcliffe, The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, New York, United States**
  • Kalie Sacco, The Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, California, United States
  • Allison Schwanebeck, Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
  • Tifferney White, Discovery Place, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Karen Wise, Wise Strategic Advising, Santa Monica, California, United States

ASTC Staff Liaison: Wendy Hancock

 

EQUITY AND DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

Charge: Responsible for ensuring continuing progress toward the vision of the Association’s equity and diversity initiative. The Committee will set priorities and provide guidance to ASTC in the design and implementation of a dynamic suite of activities and resources to help ASTC members gain the skills necessary to meet the needs of and reflect the diverse communities they serve, recognizing that truly effective equity and diversity work is never finished. The Committee will ensure that equity and diversity activities are closely aligned with ASTC strategic priorities and responsive to the diverse needs and capabilities of ASTC members. Read the full committee charter.

Chair: William Harris, Space Center Houston, Houston, Texas, United States**

  • Frederic Bertley, COSI, Columbus, Ohio, United States*
  • Cheronda Frazier, Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium, Camden, New Jersey, United States
  • Chevy Humphrey, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Julie Johnson, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia, United States
  • Priya Mohabir, New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York, United States
  • Stephanie Ratcliffe, The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, New York, United States**

ASTC Staff Liaison: Ann Hernandez

 

FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE

Charge: Responsible for assisting the Board of Directors’ oversight of: the integrity of the Association’s financial statements; ASTC’s financial strategy and objectives and their relationship to the annual strategic priorities; performance of the Association’s investments; compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; the independent auditor’s qualifications and independence; the performance of the Association’s independent auditors; and reviewing and approving the audited financial statements. Read the full committee charter.

Chair: Sarah George, Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States**

  • Linda Conlon, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom**
  • Larry Dubinski, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States**
  • Chevy Humphrey, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Guy Labine, Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada**
  • Steve Snyder, Fleet Science Center, San Diego, California, United States
  • JoAnn Newman, Orlando Science Center, Orlando, Florida, United States

ASTC Staff Liaison: Christofer Nelson

 

GLOBAL COMMITTEE

Charge: Shall ensure that ASTC programs and services incorporate a global perspective and support the diverse needs and interests of ASTC’s global membership and are closely aligned with ASTC’s strategic framework and business plan. Read the full committee charter.

Co-Chair: Linda Conlon, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom**
Co-Chair: Chevy Humphrey, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, United States

  • Alan Coine, Fondation Universcience, Paris, France
  • Maurice Bitran, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada*
  • Graham Durant, Questacon, Canberra, Australia
  • Derek Fish, Unizulu Science Center, Richards Bay, South Africa
  • Asger Høeg, Asger Høeg Consulting, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Erik Jacquemyn, Jacquemyn Consulting, Leuven, Belgium
  • Chaesoon “Chase” Kwon, Gwacheon National Science Museum, Gwacheon, South Korea
  • Guy Labine, Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada**
  • Lesley Lewis, Lesley Lewis Consults, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Ronen Mir, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Mamoru Mohri, Miraikan, Tokyo, Japan
  • Silvia Singer, MIDE, Museo Interactivo de Economía, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico*

ASTC Staff Liaison: Cristin Dorgelo

 

GOVERNANCE TASK FORCE

Chair: Tim Ritchie, The Tech Interactive, San Jose, California, United States**

  • Dean Briere, Sciencenter, Ithaca, New York, United States
  • Linda Conlon, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomW**
  • Sam Dean, Scott Family Amazeum, Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
  • William Harris, Space Center Houston, Houston, Texas, United States**
  • Margaret Honey, New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York, United States*
  • Lesley Lewis, Lesley Lewis Consults, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASTC Staff Liaison: Rachel Diamond

 

LEADERSHIP AND FIELD DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Charge: Responsible for helping to set—and approve—the content of the Association’s professional development agenda. The Committee will: set priorities and provide guidance to ASTC in the design and implementation of high-quality, flexible, accessible, forward looking professional development programs and products of highest value to the field; ensure that professional development activities are closely aligned with ASTC strategic priorities and responsive to the diverse needs and capabilities of ASTC members; and actively encourage ASTC members to participate in these professional development activities. Read the full committee charter.

Co-Chair: Preeti Gupta, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States
Co-Chair: Vacant

  • Cheronda Frazier, Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium, Camden, New Jersey, United States
  • Ervin Gourdine, Discovery Place, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Jo Haas, Kentucky Science Center, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Andy Lloyd, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
  • Silvia Singer, MIDE, Museo Interactivo de Economía, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico*

ASTC Staff Liaison: Cristin Dorgelo

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Charge: Delegated with the authority to act for the Board of Directors in: identifying individuals to become Board members, consistent with the bylaws; sending a ballot with a proposed slate of candidates to all governing members at least 60 days prior to the Annual Conference; and recommending for Board approval individuals to receive the ASTC Fellow designation (maximum one a year). Read the full committee charter.

Chair: Linda Conlon, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom**

  • Maurice Bitran, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada*
  • Larry Dubinski, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States**
  • Martin Fisher, Science Central, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
  • Jo Haas, Kentucky Science Center, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Guy Labine, Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada**
  • Barry Van Deman, Museum of Life and Science, Durham, North Carolina, United States

ASTC Staff Liaison: Billie McGrane

 

PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

Charge: Responsible for helping to set—and approve—the content of the Association’s public policy agenda. The Committee will provide “rapid-response” policy advice to the Association; help prioritize and “sign off” on the issues it pursues; assist in formulating persuasive public policy-related arguments and positions; and actively encourage ASTC members to participate in advocacy-related actions on behalf of their own institutions and the field as a whole. Read the full committee charter.

Co-Chair: Matt Fleury, Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, Connecticut, United States**
Co-Chair: Van Reiner, retired, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

  • Joe Adams, Discovery Cube, California, United States
  • Kim Bernet, Exploratorium, San Francisco, California, United States
  • Benjamin Dickow, Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey, California, United States
  • Jo Haas, Kentucky Science Center, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Margaret Honey, New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York, United States*
  • Catherine Horne, Discovery Place, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States*
  • Guy Labine, Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada**
  • Jon Severson, Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota, United States
  • Curt Simmons, Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
  • Mat Sinclair, Terry lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, Nevada, United States
  • John Smith, Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Stephen White, COSI, Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Alex Zwissler, Einstellung Labs, Fairfax, California, United States

ASTC Staff Liaison: Christofer Nelson

 

Last updated March 8, 2019