Program Coordinating Committee


To serve as a liaison between ALSC committees and groups who are developing programs for conferences, institutes and pre-conferences to ensure quality and eliminate overlap. To work within the organization to encourage and stimulate creative programming that will provide a wide range of themes and topics appealing to a diverse membership. To review programs proposals for membership appeal, relevancy, quality and value. To provide support in actual planning and implementation once approved. To submit requests for approval by the ALSC President.


Laura Bos
(Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Tanya A. Prax
(Co-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Jackie Marshall Arnold
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Raina Uheina Tuakoi
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Debby Vandersande
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Stephanie D. Bange
(Consultant, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Sarah Polen
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2030)

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The Program Coordinating Committee consists of two co-chairs, appointed in alternating years, plus three members. (2 co-chairs + 3 members). This committee functions virtually. Term length: two years.


Established in 2001 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

Staff Liaison

Program Officer, Continuing Education


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  • Replacement positions pop up and are filled throughout the year (ongoing)

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