2021-22 Committees for FSAE and the Foundation

Volunteers are vital to the success of FSAE and the FSAE Foundation. The association better serves all members because of those that contribute their skills and expertise to lead our Committees and Task Forces.

A special thank you to all of the committee members for their sustained energy and enthusiastic involvement in ensuring the success of FSAE!

Annual Conference Committee works closely with FSAE staff to plan each year’s Annual Conference

Carrie Millar - Brandon HallCo-Chairs: Carrie Millar, MBA, CAE and Brandon Hall, CMP
Committee Members:
Education Committee Chair: Stephanie Thomas, CAE, CMP
Marketing Committee Chair: Abigail Bayer
Silent Auction Committee Chair: Christy Gandy
Sponsorship Sub-Committee Chair: Holly Sinco
VIP Reception Sub-Committee Chair: Kristin Marshall
At-Large Members: Tara Liaschenko, CMM; Brittany Callahan, CGMP; Leslie Bloznalis
Staff Liaison:  Trevor Maddox, CMP

Associate Advisory Committee (AAC) maintains a dialogue between the FSAE Board of Directors and the Associate Members to address the needs of Associate Members and ways to support Executive Member initiatives. This committee is for Associate Members Only

Tara LiaschenkoChair: Tara Liaschenko, CMM
Committee Members: Tamara Armstrong, Marty Bear, Chris Capozzi, Lisa Chamberlain, CMP; Tara Coates, CMP, CHSP; Michael Copeland, Cathy Ennis, Carolyn Fazio, ECAM; Mary Gupta, CMP; Darin Henry, Marsha Kiner, CAE;  Lance Lozano, CAE; Kristin Marshall, CMP; Kathy Masterson, CHSP; Richard Miseyko, CMP, CMM; Elizabeth Pardillo, CMP; Michelle Waddell, Jessica Walters, Kimberly Wetzel
Staff Liaison: Adrian Amos Honderick, CAE

Auction Committee handles all fundraising and donation solicitation for FSAE Foundation Auction held online prior to the Annual Conference and then a Silent Auction in conjunction with the FSAE Annual Conference.

Christy GandyChair: Christy Gandy
Committee Members: Tamara Armstrong; David Bennett, CMLX-1, RCE, CAE; Tracy Blough; Katie Jane Bohnett; Chris Capozzi; Maria Daniel Espina; Emily Fisher; Brandon Hall, CMP; Reini Marsh; Kathy Masterson; Tondra Matthews, CMP; Lynn Miles, CMP, CFMP; Suzanne Neve; Laurie Pike; Lana Steele, CMP; Michelle Wilson
Staff Liaisons: Hester Ndoja, CAE and Aubrie Leigh Eagerton

Awards Committee develops and implements the annual awards program

Marsha KinerChair: Marsha Kiner, CAE
Committee Members: Suzanne Neve, Michele White, CAE; Tara Liaschenko, CMM; Kristyn McCauley, CAE, CMP; Brand Hall, CMP; Jeremy Minick; Tamekia F. Bennett; Veronica Catoe; Larry Darnell, MBA, CAE
Staff Liaison: Adrian Amos Honderick, CAE


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is tasked with creating an action plan for the newly-adopted Diversity & Inclusion Statement to encourage and increase diverse and inclusive membership and member engagement in FSAE.

Heather ArmstrongChair: Heather Armstrong, MBA, CMP
Committee Members: Elizabeth Bendele, Mandy Bianchi; Adrienne Bryant, CAE; Allison Chase; Beth Colvin; Willa Fuller, BSN, RN; Gabrielle K. Gabrielli, CGMP; Tammy A Gantt; Liane M. Giroux, CAE; Bryan Harrison CAE, PMP, CMP; Nicolette L Haton Shanks, MBA, CAE; Mitch Savoie Hill, CPC; Krystal Humphrey; Kristyn McCauley, CAE, CMP; Lindsey McClain; Nathan Penha, CRPS, AAMS; Xiomara Rivas, QAS; Michele M. Smith, Cara Young
Staff Liaison: Adrian Amos Honderick, CAE

Education Committee develops educational programs for the Annual Conference and FSAE networking events.
NEW THIS YEAR: The Roundtable Task Force and Education Committee will combine to plan the Roundtable events around the state.

Stephanie ThomasChair: Stephanie Thomas, CAE, CMP
Committee Members: Gabriela Arisso; Martina Brawer; Larry Darnell, MBA, CAE; Reno Deschaine, CAE; Joshua Doyle; Christy Gandy; Liane M. Giroux, CAE; Joe Grimes, CAE; Mary Malone Gupta, CMP; Brandon Hall, CMP;  Krystal Humphrey; Sheri LeaJean; Brooke Martin, PCM; Lindsey McClain; Jennifer Milam; Cecily Millan; Carrie Millar, MBA, CAE; Judith Nichols; Elisabeth Oberman; Elizabeth Pate; Barbara Peck; Ricki Romig; Carrie Root, Ph.D.; Holly Roseski, MBA, CAE
Staff Liaisons: Trevor Maddox, CMP and Lana Steele, CMP

Finance Committee reviews the annual budget and makes recommendations to keep the organization profitable

Michele WhiteChair: Michele White, CAE
Committee Members:  Keyna Cory; Joshua Doyle; Lonny T. Powell; Donna M. Son, IOM; Crissy Tallman, CMP, CAE; Nealy Wheat, CAE, SPHR
Staff Liaison: Sandy Merrill


Governance Committee ensures that the operational foundation of the Society is sound and functioning effectively

Nealy WheatChair: Nealy Wheat, CAE, SPHR
Committee Members: Adrienne Bryant, CAE; Carolyn R. Fazio, ECAM; Tara Liaschenko, CMM; Scott Merritt; Lonny T. Powell; Mia Thomas, CPA, CGMA
Staff Liaison: Frank Rudd, CAE, CMP


Government Affairs Committee identifies the legislative and regulatory issues that affect the association management profession and informs FSAE members.

Keyna CoryChair: Keyna Cory
Committee Members: Erin Ballas; Katie Jane Bohnett; Tara Collins-Coates, CMP, CHSP; Paul A. Ledford, CAE, DPL; Scott Merritt; Hardy Smith
Staff Liaison: Frank Rudd, CAE, CMP


Grants Task Force develops criteria, reviews grants/scholarship requests and determines recipients for FSAE Foundation Grants.

Amanda HammerliChair: Amanda Hammerli, CMP
Members: Steven Louchheim, CAE; Joe Nullet; Barbara Peck; Susan Stowell Corder, CAE; Judith D. Tilton, CAE
Staff Liaison: Hester Ndoja, CAE


Marketing Committee works under the direction of the Annual Conference Committee and in conjunction with FSAE staff in member and prospect outreach to create the buzz about Conference.

Abi BayerChair: Abigail Bayer
Committee Members: Stephanie Barbee; Michael Copeland; Aubrie Leigh Eagerton; Nicole Faulkner; Shelly Joines; Dianne Lovett; Charla Lucas; Brooke Martin, PCM; Carrie Millar, MBA, CAE; Elisabeth Oberman; Elizabeth Pardillo, CMP; Michelle Waddell; Kim Wetzel
Staff Liaison: Adrian Amos Honderick, CAE


 Membership Committee develops on-going recruitment and retention initiatives

Jennifer MilamChair: Jennifer Milam
Committee Members:  Ali Collins; Anne Kelly, CAE, CMP; Brooke Ferrell; Cassandra Ruelle, CASE, CMP, DES, HMCC; Cecily Millan; Elizabeth Pardillo, CMP; Gregory Brooks; Joe Grimes, CAE; Kristyn McCauley, CAE, CMP; Larry Darnell, MBA, CAE; Lisette Mariner, CAE; Marty Bear; Megan Marshall; Reno Deschaine, CAE; Scott Schroeder; Sue Ebbers, PhD; Susan Stowell Corder, CAE; Valerie Smith
Staff Liaison: Hester Ndoja, CAE

Nominating Committee develops a strategy for identifying members for leadership positions with the Society and preparing them to assume those roles

Lonny PowellChair: Lonny Powell
Committee Members: Jim Ayotte, MBA, CAE; Laura Caputo, Esq.; Willa Fuller, BSN, RN; Frances M. Gilbert, CAE; Marsha Kiner, CAE; Tara Liaschenko, CMM; J. Nealy Wheat, CAE, SPHR
Staff Liaison: Frank Rudd, CAE, CMP 


Sponsorship Sub-Committee identifies and secures sponsors for the annual conference

Holly SincoChair: Holly Sinco
Committee Members: Gabriela Arisso; Dave Kelly; Emily Kresser; Sheri LeaJean; Reini Marsh; Lynn Miles, CMP, CFMP; Carrie Millar, MBA, CAE
Staff Liaison: Hester Ndoja, CAE 


Young & Emerging Professionals Committee creates programs that encourages engagement of young/emerging professionals within FSAE and generates opportunities for networking, education and professional growth.

Alexis SimoneauChair: Alexis Simoneau, CAE
Committee Members: Calbrail Banner; Abigail Bayer; Tamekia F. Bennett; Katie Jane Bohnett; Emily Fisher; Jamie Graham; Erin Groves; Taylor Hendrickson; Krystal Humphrey; Christopher Mahoney; Jeremy Mercado; Nathan Penha, CRPS, AAMS; Lana Steele, CMP; Kevin Taylor
Staff Liaison: Aubrie Leigh Eagerton


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