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Committee Members

Reni Joseph, Chair (2022), St Louis Community College, rjoseph15 at
Seth Y. Ablordeppey (2018−23), Programming Chair, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, seth.ablordeppey at
Marie Little Fawn Agan (2021−23), Programming Co-Chair, Norwich University, magan at
Shanadeen C. Begay (2020−22), Northeastern University, shanadeen at
Barbara Belmont (2020−22), Communications Chair, California State Univ. Dominguez Hills, bbelmont at
Comfort Boateng (2022-2024), Awards Chair, High Point Univ., cboateng at
Raychelle M. Burks (2021−23), Communications Co-Chair, American University, burks at
Patrick Gordon (2020−22), patrick.gordon65 at
Julius Green (2020−22), jgreen819903 at
C Michael Greenlief (2022-2024), Membership Engagement & Professional Development Co-Chair, Univ of Missouri Columbia, greenliefm at
Robert M. Hoyte (2021−23), SUNY Coll at Old Westbury, hoyter at
Steven Lopez (2022-2024), Northeastern University, stevenlopez0209 at
Tamiko M Neal Porter (2022−2024), IUPUI, tnp at
Juan Carlos Ramos (2020−22), HP, Inc., juankarlosramoshdz at
Michael Santiago (2020−2022), Membership Engagement & Professional Development Chair, USDA -ARS-SRRC, michael.santiago at
Thomas W. Smith (2022-2024), ACS Scholars Co-Chair, Rochester Institute of Tech, twssch at
Alyssa C. Thomas (2020-2022), Utica College, acthomas at
Donald C. Zapien (2022-2024), Slippery Rock University, donald.zapien at

Mitchell Anstey (2022), Davidson College, mitch.anstey at
Amina Khalifa El-Ashmay (2022), Collin Collere, ael-ashmawy at
Navneet Goyal (2022), ACS Scholars Co-Chair, Xavier Univ of Louisiana, ngoyal at
Hector Palencia (2022), University of Nebraska at Kearney, palenciah2 at
Victoria Shayla Parker (2022), Awards Co-chair Radiology, victoria.s.parker1216 at

CMA Subcommittees

Awards and Recognition Subcommittee
The Awards & Recognition Subcommittee administers the award programs of the CMA as well as nominates eminent people underrepresented in STEM for ACS awards and editorial positions. This subcommittee is also responsible for recognizing the service of CMA committee members.
Subcommittee co-chairs: Comfort Boateng, Victoria Shayla Parker

Communications Subcommittee
This subcommittee manages external communication of the Committee to the chemistry enterprise at large, as well as internal communication within the Committee. The CMA Communications Subcommittee is responsible for this website and all social media. Subcommittee co-chairs: Barbara Belmont, Raychelle Burks

Membership Engagement and Professional Development Subcommittee
The focus of this subcommittee is to manage new member on‐boarding, research CMA constituencies to identify relevant future programs, and manage a professional development program for CMA members.
Subcommittee chair: C. Michael Greenlief, Michael Santiago

Scholars Subcommittee
This subcommittee provides oversight of the ACS Scholars program. This includes encouraging ACS Scholars transition to ACS membership and engaging in an annual program review.
Subcommittee co-chairs: Navneet Goyal, Thomas W. Smith

Programming & Events Subcommittee
The purpose of this subcommittee is to organize symposia, luncheons, and other events at national and regional ACS meetings on relevant topics to the ACS stakeholders.
Subcommittee co-chairs: Marie Little Fawn Agan, Seth Ablordeppey

Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion within the American Chemical Society via the ACS Department of Diversity Programs.