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. 
 

Global Committees

If you are interested in a particular committee, contact setac@setac.org.


Standing Committees

Executive Committee

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.

Finance Committee

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. 

Science Committee

LeadershipSETAC 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). 


Program Committees

Awards Committee

Co-chairs: Bill A. Stubblefield  and Graeme E. Batley 

The global Awards Committee is comprised of several subcommittees to help administer the many award opportunities within SETAC. The committee’s efforts are governed by standard operating procedures.

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.

Europe Committees

If you are interested in a particular committee, contact setaceu@setac.org.


Awards Committee

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. 

Certification Program Committee

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.

Education Committee 

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. 

Finance Committee

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.

Regional Branches Committee

Chair: Henner Hollert

The Regional Branches Committee is a platform for communication and sharing of experiences between the individual language branches.

Science Committee

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. 

Student Advisory Council (SAC Europe)

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. 

For more information contact studentsofsetac@gmail.com.

North America Committees

If you are interested in a particular committee, contact setac@setac.org.


Standing Committees

Standing committees operate year round and are integral to the sustainability of the organization and inherent to its mission and values.

Executive Committee

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.

Finance Committee

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. 

Nominations Committee

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.

Science Committee

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

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.

Careers Committee

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.

SETAC Communities Rules of Conduct