Board Member Assignments

Current Board Members

Director Kathryn Higley

FY2021 Assignments:
Annual Priority: D.1 Establish standing committee on radiation protection research and education.
Chapters: Cascade, Central Rocky Mountain, Columbia, Rio Grande, San Diego, Taiwan
Committees: Ad Hoc HPS Research Needs Committee, HP Title Protection, Nanotechnology
Sections: Environmental/Radon, Homeland Security and Emergency Response

FY2022 Assignments:
Annual Priority: D.1. Develop and implement a sustainable collaborative process to prioritize issues for Government and Agency Relations Team
Chapters: Cascade, Central Rocky Mountain, Columbia, Rio Grande, San Diego, Taiwan
Committees: Rad Protection Research and Education, HP Title Protection, Nanotechnology
Sections: Environmental/Radon, Homeland Security and Emergency Response

FY2023 Assignments:
Annual Priority:  A.1.1 Implement a webinar series.  D.1.1 Develop and implement procedures for application, review, and approval of grants.  D.2.1 Assess National Academy of Sciences research needs report.
Chapters: Cascade, Central Rocky Mountain, Columbia, Rio Grande, San Diego, Taiwan
Committees: Rad Protection Research and Education, HP Title Protection, Webinar ad hoc
Sections: Environmental/Radon; Women in Radiation Protection

Director Shaheen Dewji

FY2023 Assignments:
Annual Priority: A.3.1 Optimize HPS social media presence
Committees: Science Support, Intersociety Relations, Academic Education
Sections: Accelerator; Medical Health Physics

Director Angela Leek

FY2023 Assignments:
Annual Priority: A.2.1 Leverage HPS and other credible video sources to increase pool of information resources for members and public through social media. B.1.1 Implement Professional Standards and Ethics Task Force recommendations from FY2022. B.1.2 Deploy integrated Respectful Behavior Policy and Code of Ethics. B.4.2 Create and implement process to obtain HPS comments on proposed international radiation protection standards and guidance.  
Committees: Government Relations, Public Information, History, Professional Standards and Ethics
Sections: Academic, Industrial, Research Radiation Safety, Nonionizing

Director Jama D. VanHorne-Sealy

FY2021 Assignments:
Annual Priority: B.3 Increase number of submissions of HPS award nominations.
Chapters: Baltimore-Washington, Great Salt Lake, Greater New York, Northeastern New York, Virginia, Western New York
Committees: Ad Hoc IRPA 2024 Planning Task Force, Nominating, Student Support
Sections: Instrumentation, Military Health Physics

FY2022 Assignments:
Annual Priority: B.2 Increase number of members
Chapters: Atlanta, Baltimore-Washington, Connecticut, Great Salt Lake, Greater New York, Northeastern New York, Virginia, Western New York
Committees: Membership, Nominating, Student Support
Sections: Instrumentation, Military Health Physics

FY2023 Assignments:
Annual Priority: B.2.1 Develop, implement, and institutionalize process to recruit non-health physicist radiation safety specialists.  B.2.2 Develop, implement, and institutionalize process to bring awareness of health physics as a career option to associated disciplines.  B.2.3 Assess and implement recruitment of Chapter-only members.
Chapters: Baltimore-Washington, Connecticut, Great Salt Lake, Greater New York, Northeastern New York, Virginia, Western New York
Committees: Membership, Mentorship, Nominating, Student Support
Sections: Instrumentation, Military Health Physics

Director Mike Boyd

FY2022 Assignments:
Annual Priority: B.3. Improve interaction between Society Support Committee and Chapters/Sections
Chapters: Delaware Valley, Georgian Republic, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Central, Susquehanna Valley
Committees: Government Relations, Local Arrangements, IRPA16 (2024) Ad Hoc, Society Support
Sections: Decommissioning, Early Career

FY2023 Assignments:
Annual Priority: A.3.2 Improve communication of HPS resources to members.  B.3.1 Implement routine interaction between SSC and Chapters, and mechanism to report details to Board.  B.4.1 Establish process to identify international radiation protection organization call for comments.
Chapters: Arizona, Delaware Valley, Georgian Republic, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Central, Susquehanna Valley
Committees: International Collaboration, IRPA16 (2024) Organizing, Local Arrangements, Society Support
Sections: Decommissioning, Early Career

Director Adela Salame-Alfie

FY2022 Assignments:
Annual Priority: A.2. Implement and institutionalize hybrid continuing ed offerings
Chapters: East Tennessee, Mid-America, New England, Savannah River
Committees: Continuing Education, Professional Deveopment School, Standards, N13, N43
Sections: Accelerator, Homeland Security and Emergency Response

FY2023 Assignments:
Annual Priority: A.1.2 Determine hybrid meeting model to prevent cannibalization of in-person attendees
Chapters: Alabama, Atlanta, East Tennessee, Mid-America, New England, Savannah River
Committees: 2023 Winter Workshop TF, 2023 AM TF, 2024 Winter Workshop TF, Program, Standards, N13, N43, Continuing Education
Sections: Homeland Security and Emergency Response

New Board Members

Director-elect Derek Jokisch

Director-elect Tanya Palmateer-Oxenberg