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Membership Committee

Chair Janet Lee, MD, ATSF Pittsburgh, PA
Vice Chair Clement L. Ren, MD, MBA Indianapolis, IN
Committee Member MaryEllen C. Antkowiak, MD Burlington, VT
Committee Member Tomoko Betsuyaku, MD Tokyo, Japan
Committee Member John M. Coleman, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Marie E. Egan, MD New Haven, CT
Committee Member Jill L. Guttormson, PhD Milwaukee, WI
Committee Member - PAR Representative Mary Harbaugh, PhD Arden, NC
Committee Member Dean R. Hess, PhD Danvers, MA
Committee Member Kathryn Hibbert, MD Somerville, MA
Committee Member Meshell D. Johnson, MD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member Richard A. Johnston, PhD, ATSF Morgantown, WV
Committee Member Stacey M. Kassutto, MD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, MD, MSc, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member Steven H. Kirtland, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member Pamela L. Mason, BS Wilmington, DE
Committee Member Gustavo Matute-Bello, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member Prema R. Menon, MD Burlington, VT
Committee Member - CCR Representative Lekshmi Santhosh, MD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member Ann M. Schneidman, MS, CNS, RN Phoenix, AZ
Staff Jennifer A. Ian New York, NY
Staff May Ling Brantman 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, 2017-2018:
• Determine new roles for senior members who are rotating off as committee chairs, assembly chairs, or other ATS leadership positions.

• Collaborate with Planning & Evaluation, and MITT committees to develop and implement an ATS Members Survey. Based upon this survey, recommend strategies to enhance membership growth, retention, engagement and inclusion.

• Develop and implement an ATS Fellow designation program as a mark of distinction and recognition within the Society.

• Collaborate with MITT committee to develop a Career Toolbox as an available resource on-line that provides practical advice for Trainee to Faculty Promotion.

• Organize and host the annual Diversity and Women’s Forums, and related awards programs at the International Conference geared to promote career planning, networking, and recognition among women and minority attendees.

• In collaboration with the Web Editorial and MITT committees, develop a customizable “My ATS” home page for members after sign-in to the ATS website.