EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Executive Committee is chaired by the Region III Chair. This committee is responsible for making all of the executive decisions related to the administration and management of the region.

  • Chair – Justo Torres, North Carolina State University
  • Chair-Elect – Emily Devereux, Arkansas State University
  • Secretary – Scott Niles, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Treasurer – Rob Bingham-Roy, University System of Georgia Board of Regents
  • Treasurer-elect– Jeanne Hermann-Petrin, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
  • Immediate Past-Chair – Steve Koogler
  • Regionally Elected National Board – Laura Letbetter, Georgia State University
  • Chair-Appointed Executive Committee Member – Danielle McElwain, University of South Carolina

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Program Committee is chaired by the Region III Chair-Elect. This committee is responsible for planning and presenting the program for the regional Spring meeting.

Program Committee Chair – Emily Devereux, Arkansas State University

Program Committee Co-Chair  Danielle McElwain, University of South Carolina

Program Committee Track Chairs:

SPONSORSHIP

  • Coordinator – Marc Haon, University of South Carolina

PHILANTHROPY

  • Coordinator – Laneika Musalini, Tri-County Technical College
  • Member – Leerin Shield, Florida Hospital
  • Member – Paige Robinson, Vanderbilt University

NOMINATING AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Nominating and Elections Committee is responsible for facilitating the nominations and elections for the office of Chairperson-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Regional Board Member.

  • Coordinator – Andrea Moshier, The University of Melbourne
  • Member – Melissa Bair, University of South Carolina
  • Member – Panda Powell,  University of North Carolina Wilmington

HONORS & AWARDS COMMITTEE

Honors & Awards Committee is responsible for designing and implementing recruitment and retention strategies for members. The duties of this committee also include facilitating the annual Region III Service Awards and Travel Awards.

  • Coordinator – Della Philman, University of Florida
  • Member – Justo Torres, North Carolina State University
  • Member – Brian Sevier, University of Florida
  • Member – Pam Whitlock, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Emeritus)
  • Member – Rebecca Taylor, Greenville Hospital System

NEW MEMBER COMMITTEE

  • Coordinator – Tanya Blackwell, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Member – Leerin Shields, Florida Hospital
  • Member – Cathy Hakes, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Member – David Smelser, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Coordinator – Vacant
  • Member – Michael McGough, University of Georgia
  • Member – Michelle Gooding, Christopher Newport University
  • Member – Kerry Peluso, Emory University
  • Member – Courtney Holbert, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
  • Member – Tommy Mason, Liberty University

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

Hospitality Committee is responsible for coordinating and providing support for the regional Hospitality Suite at both the regional and national meetings.

  • Chair – Darcy Lewis, Duke University

SITE SELECTION COMMITTEE

Site Selection Committee coordinates the site selection process for the regional annual meeting by conducting site research on hotel/conference accommodations and willingness of local institutions to host the meeting at these locations.

  • Coordinator – Steve Koogler
  • Member – Kay Gilstrap, Georgia State University
  • Member – Amie Camm, Liberty University

VOLUNTEER

  • Coordinator – Lacey Rhea, University of Florida
  • Member – Latoya Brown, Georgia State University

ATTENDEE EXPERIENCE

  • Coordinator – Ashley Whitaker, Nova Southeastern University
  • Member – Shannon Spencer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Member – Alison Krauss, Western Carolina University

WEBSITE COMMITTEE

  • Coordinator Kathleen Halley-Octa, Georgia State University
  • Member- Patrick Elzinga, University of Kentucky
  • Member- Kay Gilstrap, Georgia State University
  • Member- Rebecca Nickleson, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • CoordinatorCeleste Rivera-Nunez, University of Central Florida
  • Member- Kathleen Halley-Octa, Georgia State University
  • Member- Scott Niles, Georgia Tech

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Coordinator – Kelly Millsaps, University of North Georgia
  • Member -Terry E. Moore, University of Florida
  • Member -Sydney Palmer, University of Alabama

SURVEYS AND EVALUATIONS

  • Coordinator – Ken Carter, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Member – Elizabeth Slack, Florida State University

Regional Administration MENTORING Program (RIII RAMP)

  • Coordinator- Erin Blackwell, University of Central Florida
  • Coordinator- Jaime Petrasek, Virginia Commonwealth University

EMERITUS AND ALUMNI

  • Coordinator – Pam Whitlock, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Emeritus)
  • Member – Pat Green, Vanderbilt University
  • Member – Cindy White, Consultant