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2021-2023 Chair: Kishore Bagga

Committee Members

Dr. Kishore K. Bagga, Chair (2019−21), Drexel University, kkb46 at
Dr. Seth Y. Ablordeppey (2018−23), Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University,
seth.ablordeppey at
Mrs. Marie Little Fawn Agan (2021−23), Norwich University, magan at
Dr. Shanadeen C. Begay (2020−22), Northeastern University, shanadeen at
Ms. Barbara Belmont (2020−22), California State Univ. Dominguez Hills, bbelmont at
Dr. Raychelle M. Burks (2021−23), American University, burks at
Dr. Benny Chan (2019−21), The Coll of New Jersey, chan at
Dr. Patrick Gordon (2020−22), patrick.gordon65 at
Dr. Julius Green (2020−22), jgreen819903 at
Dr. Robert M. Hoyte (2021−23), SUNY Coll at Old Westbury, hoyter at
Dr. Reni Joseph (2021−23), St Louis Community College, rjoseph15 at
Dr. Steven Lopez (2019−21), Northeastern University, stevenlopez0209 at
Dr. Tamiko M Neal Porter (2021−21), IUPUI, tnp at
Dr. Juan Carlos Ramos (2020−22), HP, Inc., juankarlosramoshdz at
Dr. Armando M. Rivera Figueroa (2019−21), Los Angeles City College, riveraa2 at
Dr. Michael Santiago (2020−22), USDA -ARS-SRRC, michael.santiago at
Dr. Thomas W. Smith (2019−21), Rochester Institute of Tech, twssch at
Dr. Alyssa C. Thomas (2020−22), Utica College, acthomas at


Dr. Comfort Boateng (2021), High Point Univ., cboateng at
Dr. Navneet Goyal (2021), Xavier Univ of Louisiana, ngoyal at
Dr. C Michael Greenlief (2021), Univ of Missouri Columbia, greenliefm at
Dr. Victoria Shayla Parker (2021), Radiology, victoria.s.parker1216 at
Dr. Rosalynn Quinones-Fernandez (2021), Marshall University, rosalynnpr at
Dr. Celia Williams (2021), Avantor Performance Materials Inc., lvacscma at
Dr. Donald C. Zapien (2021), Slippery Rock University, donald.zapien 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

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-chair: Barbara Belmont

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: Benny Chan

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 chair:

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: Reni Joseph

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