Volunteer for a Committee
The affairs of SETAC are managed by the executive directors and staff with oversight from the SETAC global and geographic unit boards and councils. The SETAC governing bodies rely on committees for advice as needed. Membership to committees is based on position within governance or by invitation.
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Leadership: The Global Executive Director and the SETAC World Council President
The SETAC Executive Committee is the operational management arm of SETAC with authority as delegated by the SETAC World Council and duties as defined by the SETAC bylaws. The executive committee consists of the officers of SETAC (i.e., president, vice president, immediate past president and treasurer) and the global executive director.
Leadership: The Global Executive Director and the SETAC World Council Treasurer
The Finance Committee advises, makes policy recommendations and recommends operating procedures to the SETAC World Council and global executive director on all aspects of SETAC’s finances, including annual operating budget, increasing SETAC’s financial base, membership dues policy, fee structure for SWC meetings, courses and publications, and long-range fiscal planning for SETAC.
Leadership: SETAC Scientific Affairs Managers
The global Science Committee provides guidance, direction and assistance to the SETAC World Council in addressing technical and scientific issues with the objective of ensuring overall scientific excellence. The committee is charged with assuming a coordinating role within SETAC and, as such, works closely and coordinates its activities with other committees at the regional level. The committee is composed of two members from each of the five geographic units (the science committee chair and co-chair or governance leadership), and 1-2 members at large as needed to ensure a committee with diverse representation (technical expertise, sector and other characteristics).
Co-chairs: Bill A. Stubblefield and Graeme E. Batley
Publications and Communications Committee
Leadership: SETAC Publications and Communications Managers
Chairs: Karen Kidd and Mirco Bundschuh
The PCC assesses issues and makes recommendations to the SETAC World Council regarding all publication policies, guided by these standard operating procedures.
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Chair: Marie-Hélène Enrici
The Awards Committee evaluates and develops the success of the SETAC Europe awards program, solicits nominations, assesses them, and selects the recipients of the SETAC Europe awards each year.
Chair: Kees van Gestel
The Certification Program Committee plays a central role in the SETAC Europe Certification of Environmental Risk Assessors (CRA) program and is contributing to the development of a global SETAC certification program.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Chair: Sabine Apitz (interim chair)
The Diversity and Inclusion committee seeks to find solutions to the issues regarding diversity and inclusion raised by the membership and provides advice surrounding these themes to the SETAC Europe Council and SETAC staff.
Chair: Ana Marta Gonçalves
Part of SETAC’s mission is the promotion of education in the environmental sciences. The Education Committee plans and coordinates all activities of SETAC Europe related to the education of the membership and the general public.
Chair: Iseult Lynch
The Finance Committee provides financial oversight of SETAC Europe and supports the SETAC Europe executive director to develop and maintain a financially sound organization. The committee reviews the annual plan, budget and quarterly financial statements, and it advises the SETAC Europe Council on budget decisions.
Chair: Henner Hollert
The Regional Branches Committee is a platform for communication and sharing of experiences between the individual language branches.
Chair: Véronique Poulsen
The purpose of the Science Committee is to ensure the overall scientific excellence of SETAC and its members and to provide guidance, direction and assistance to the society on technical issues. The committee works closely and coordinates its activities with other SETAC committees and Interest Groups.
Chair: Markus Schmitz
The SAC Europe aims to improve the communication among students within SETAC and offers opportunities to students to get in contact with senior members of the society. It organizes numerous student activities at the annual meetings and during the year.
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Standing committees operate year round and are integral to the sustainability of the organization and inherent to its mission and values.
The Executive Committee is the operational management arm of SETAC North America with authority as delegated by the Board of Directors and duties as defined by the bylaws. The Executive Committee consists of the officers of SETAC North America (i.e., president, vice president, immediate past president and treasurer) and the executive director.
Chair: Tisha King Heiden, SETAC North America Treasurer
The Finance Committee advises, makes policy recommendations and proposes operating procedures to the Board of Directors and the executive director on all aspects of SETAC North America’s finances, including annual operating budget, membership dues policy, fee structure for activities and initiatives, and long-range fiscal planning for SETAC North America. The Finance Committee is chaired by the treasurer and includes select members of the executive committee, a few members at large and the executive director.
Chair: Tisha King Heiden and Alan Jones; SETAC North America Immediate Past President and Vice President
The Nominations Committee ensures the sustainability of the Board of Directors and its duties. It is responsible for identifying candidates for election to the Board of Directors of SETAC North America and its representatives to the SETAC World Council as defined by the bylaws.
Chair: Adraina Bejanaro
The Science Committee is charged by the Board of Directors with providing guidance, direction and assistance to the board in support of ensuring SETAC North America continually promotes the dissemination of current science, including but not limited to methodology development, new approaches and emerging fields of research.
Program committees are responsible for executing initiatives of SETAC North America.
Annual Meeting Program Committee
Co-Chairs: Sarah Huges and Marlo Jeffries; SETAC North America 44th Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting Program Committees operate for a cycle of 18–24 months. Separate calls for chairs, committee members are publicly issued. If interested in volunteering in a program committee, please contact the executive director.
Awards and Fellowship Committee
Chair: Ryan Prosser
The Awards and Fellowship Committee is charged by the Board of Directors with administering the many award and grant opportunities within SETAC North America.
Chair: Andrew Barrick
The Careers Committee is charged by the Board of Directors with assistance in planning programs dedicated to career development skills and strategies for the SETAC North America membership.
Inclusive Diversity Committee
Chair: Tracie Baker and Rachel Sorensen
The Inclusive Diversity Committee is charged by the Board of Directors with providing programs that are specifically targeted to underrepresented groups at SETAC North America (due to ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, physical or mental difference, religion, age, national origin, or otherwise) and serving as a focal point for interaction among these affinity groups. Learn more about their activities.
Regional Chapters Committee
Chair: Denis da Silva
The Regional Chapters Committee leadership executes programs that SETAC North America has in place in support of regional chapters. The committee, as a whole, provides an avenue of communication among regional chapter leadership, the Board of Directors and staff.
Students Advisory Committee (NASAC)
Chair: Adam Wronski
NASAC is comprised of student members who represent each of the SETAC North America regional chapters and a few members at large. NASAC's focus is on planning student-centric programming at SETAC North America.
Training and Education Committee
Chair: Ryan Heisler
The Training and Education Committee is charged by the Board of Directors with the planning and coordination of continuing education of the membership through professional training courses, and development and promotion of educational information and extension activities or materials for the general public.
Guidance to Committees
The SETAC North America Board of Directors offers this guidance to committees, Traits of Effective SETAC North America Committees and Guidance for Developing SOPs and the SETAC North America Committee Leadership Training.
Committee leaders can reserve a SETAC Zoom account for administrative meetings.