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 – Steve Koogler – University of Central Florida
  • Chair-Elect – Justo Torres – North Carolina State University
  • Secretary – Debbie Smith – University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Treasurer – Rob Bingham-Roy – Georgia Board of Regents
  • Immediate Past-Chair – Kay Gilstrap – Georgia State University
  • Regionally Elected National Board – Laura Letbetter – Georgia Institute of Technology

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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

Program Committee Chair – Justo Torres – North Carolina State University
Program Committee Track Chairs: (Coming Soon)

  • Pre-Award
  • Post-Award
  • Departmental
  • Senior
  • Federal
  • PUI
  • Compliance
  • Res Development
  • General/Prof Dev
  • Clinical

SPONSORSHIP

  • Coordinator – James Denney – Mississippi University for Women
  • Member – Noelle Schneider – University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Member – Tracy Louder – Alabama State University

PHILANTHROPY

  • Coordinator – Heather Lennon – Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 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 – Scott Niles – Moorehead State University
  • Member – Karen Fletcher – Appalachian State University
  • Member – Panda Powell – University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Member – Melissa Bair – University of South Carolina

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 – Hagan Walker – Clemson University
  • Member – Claire Stam – Greenville Hospital System
  • Member – Stephanie Harrison – University of South Carolina
  • Member – Pam Whitlock – University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Emeritus)
  • Member – Rebecca Taylor – Greenville Hospital System

NEW MEMBER COMMITTEE

  • Coordinator – Leigh Stevens – Auburn University
  • Member – Leerin Shields – Florida Hospital
  • Member – Cathy Hakes – Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Member – David Smelser – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Coordinator – Michael Dickman – Duke University
  • 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 – Adam Lawler – 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 – Danielle McElwain – University of South Carolina
  • Member – Emily Devereux – Arkansas State University
  • Member – Cathy Snyder – Vanderbilt

VOLUNTEER

  • Coordinator – Sandy Barber – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Member – Latoya Brown – Georgia State University
  • Member – Bruxanne Hein – Georgia Southern University

ATTENDEE EXPERIENCE

  • Coordinator – Andrea Moshier – Western Carolina University
  • Member – Angie Johnson – University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • Member – Jennifer Benson – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

WEBSITE COMMITTEE

  • Coordinator Emily Devereux – Arkansas State University
  • Webmaster – Tricia Page – University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Member – Lawson Culver – University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Member – Leonard Conner – Georgia Perimeter College

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • CoordinatorCeleste Rivera-Nunez – University of Central Florida
  • Member – Rob Caudle – Duke University
  • Member – Ann Pascucci – Christopher Newport University
  • Member – Lily Peschanskaia- Arkansas State University

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Coordinator – Tanta Myles – University of Alabama
  • Member – Tanya Blackwell – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Member -Terry E. Moore – University of Florida
  • Member -Sydney Palmer – University of Alabama

SURVEYS AND EVALUATIONS

  • Coordinator – Jeanne Hermann – University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Member – Ken Carter – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Member – Elizabeth Slack – Florida State University

MENTORING

  • Coordinator Vacant
  • Laurianne Torres – Duke University
  • Rashonda Harris – Emory University

EMERITUS AND ALUMNI

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