Committees

APS Committees

CommitteeDescriptionChairpersonMember
Bylaws CommitteeThis committee oversees the revision of the By-laws.Joshua KritzerPhil Dawson, Juan Del Valle, and David Lawrence
Publications CommitteeThe Publications Committee maintains active partnerships with professional publishers to promote benefits for the membership, including promotion of the APS-associated journal. In the near-term, this committee needs to research our options with respect to Peptide ScienceJoel SchneiderTomi Sawyer, Yvonne Angell, Anna Maria Papini, William Lubell, Amelia Fuller, and Mike Ferracane
Website CommitteeThis committee oversees the design, maintenance and content creation for the APS website. In the near-term, this committee will launch and provide content for the new website. Tomi SawyerJoe Schneider, Mercey Waters, Kamanljit Kaur, Ratmir Derda, Wendy Hartsock, Ved Srivastava, and Lars Sahl
Nominating Committee (2019-2021)The Nominating Committee solicits names of potential officers from the APS membership to be included as candidates in the upcoming election. If needed, the committee put forth additional names as required by the bylaws and confirms the final slate of candidates. Florence BrunelLou Charkoudian, Damielle Guarracino, Matthew Pratt, Michael Wagner, Jennifer Stockdill, and Jonathan Colline
Special EventThe Special Event committee overseas the ad-hoc events to enhance Societies’ value to its members. Organization of events such as (1) Peptide R&D Strategy 20/20: Perspective and Future Vision to discuss the peptide science advancements with small exclusive key opinion/professional leaders around the globe and (2) Peptide Caffe Network event at local geographical regions. Ved SrivastavaTomi Sawyer, Joe Schneid, Stephen Kent, Natia Tsomaia, Richard DiMarchi, Yvonne Angell, and Robyn Pescatore
Awards CommitteeThis committee nominates chairs for each APS award and oversees the awards process. In the near-term, this committee should prepare a report on how to improve the awards process to ensure APS awards recognize meritorious individuals without bias. Charles Deber
Symposium Schedule Committee (temporary)Need a descriptionMark Destifano and Les MarindaParamjit Arora, Wendy Hartsock, and Ved Srivastava
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee APS is in accord with an initiative from the FASEB to establish a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. The committee to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion and recruitment of designated volunteers to overcome DEI issues, provide resources, or share success stories.Marcey WatersYftahTal-Gan, Jung-Mo Ahn, Monika Raj, Michael Bertucci, and Evan Willis
Liaison CommitteeThis committee maintains relationships with other national and international professional societies. In the near-term, this committee should look into ways to improve benefits to society members through liaisons and partnerships with other societies. Ved SrivastavaEileen Kennedy, William Lubell, Jane Aldrich, Marcey Waters, Joe Schneider
Sponsorship CommitteeThis committee oversees the sponsorship to support - primarily the societies' activities such as website sponsorship, and of the American Peptide Symposium in collaboration with Symposium Co-Chairs. The chairperson of the committee may modify the team composition as and when needed. Wendy HartsockParamjit Arora, Mark DiStefano, Les Miranda, Christopher McGee, and Steve Miller
Finance CommitteeThe Finance Committee performs research relevant to financial decisions, offers advice for financial decisions, and keeps finances transparent and in order. This committee also organizes periodic auditsBrad NilssonNeal Zondlo, Lauren Cline, and Judy Warner
The Student Affairs Committee (SAC)The Student Affairs Committee is involved in the organization of events of special interest to students and other peptide researchers in training positions, including the Young Investigator Mini-Symposium, Poster Competition, and Job Fair.Michael Bertucci and Katelyn SmithRon Raines, and Gaurav Bhardwaj
Membership Committee to assist Lauren ClineThe Membership Committee maintains a roll of active members and enforces policies for adding and removing members. In the near-term, this committee should look into a method for verifying active members, which will help inform what levels of membership we want (with the goal of maximizing one broad category of membership)Lauren ClineJean Chmielewski and David Craik
FASEB CommitteeThis committee maintains relationships with FASEB professional societies. In the near-term, this committee should look into ways to improve benefits to society members through liaisons and partnerships with FASEB Phil DawsonEileen Kennedy, Mark DiStefano, Ved Srivastava, Yvonne Angell