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Membership Committee

Chair Janet Lee, MD, ATSF Pittsburgh, PA
Vice Chair Clement L. Ren, MD, MBA, ATSF Indianapolis, IN
Committee Member MaryEllen C. Antkowiak, MD Burlington, VT
Committee Member Wonder P. Drake, MD Nashville, TN
Committee Member Leila K. Gozal, MD, MSc, ATSF Columbia, MO
Committee Member Jill L. Guttormson, PhD Milwaukee, WI
Committee Member - PAR Representative Mary Harbaugh, PhD Arden, NC
Committee Member Kathryn Hibbert, MD Somerville, MA
Committee Member Meshell Johnson, MD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member Richard A. Johnston, PhD, ATSF Morgantown, WV
Committee Member Marcus H. Jones, MD, PhD Porto Alegre, Brazil
Committee Member Steven H. Kirtland, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member Nilam S. Mangalmurti, MD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member Pamela L. Mason, BS, ATSF Wilmington, DE
Committee Member Gustavo Matute-Bello, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member Prema R. Menon, MD, PhD Burlington, VT
Committee Member Alexandra Noel, PhD, MSc, BSc Baton Rouge, LA
Committee Member Lee J. Quinton, PhD Boston, MA
Committee Member Lawrence M. Rhein, MD, MPH Boston, MA
Committee Member Seppo Rinne, MD, PhD Boston, MA
Committee Member - CCR Representative Lekshmi Santhosh, MD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member Tina Shah, MD, MPH Atlanta, GA
Committee Member T. E. West Seattle, WA
Staff Jennifer A. Ian New York, NY
Staff Stephen Altobelli New York, NY

The Membership Committee provides strategic guidance to retain and grow an actively engaged membership with the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities, and values to fulfill the Society’s mission and goals. It annually reviews membership criteria, categories and dues. The Committee also serves as a resource for staff to review issues that arise with applications for membership. It recommends to the Board strategies for growing membership and retaining current members. Finally, the Committee fosters the efforts of members to eliminate gender, racial, ethnic, or economic health disparities worldwide and incorporates approaches to health equality incorporates approaches to health equality. The Membership Committee continuously evaluates the value of membership and promotes ATS membership benefits.

Benchmarks, 2018-2019:
• Sustain engagement of senior members within the ATS society by providing distinguished service opportunities in areas of perceived need and continued growth;

• Work jointly with the ATS Wellbeing Collaborative to address burnout among ATS members through education, promotion of research, and initiation of organizational change efforts for the greater pulmonary, sleep, and critical care community;

• Implement year two of the annual ATS Fellow designation program as a mark of distinction and recognition within the Society;

• Organize and host the annual Diversity and Women’s Forums, and related awards programs at the International Conference geared to promote career planning, networking among women and minority members and to recognize exceptional achievements;

• In collaboration with Membership, MITT and any other relevant committees, develop features that maximize interaction across ATS members within next version of MyATS;

• In collaboration with the International Health Committee, determine initiatives to increase engagement of international members.