Interest Group Coordination Committee

Charge

Oversees Core's Interest Groups, which are narrowly focused, topic based groups providing networking, discussion and other resources. Manages processes for new IG formation and current IG dissolution.

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Roster

Nicole Garrett Smeltekop (Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Dennis J. Smith (Past-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Caroline E. Aversano (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Anita Riley Hall (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Miloche R. Kottman (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Morag Stewart (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Jasmine Tran (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Anne M. Washington (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Martha Joy Yancey (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mr. Thomas Lamanna, II (Board Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, September 1, 2020, to April 3, 2024)
Amber Robbin (Staff Liaison, April 17, 2023, to June 29, 2050)
Contact Core (Staff, January 24, 2024, to June 29, 2050)

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About this Committee

Deliverables

  • Presentation of Interest Group Week sessions each March;
  • Annual review of each Interest Group's deliverables;
  • Annual review of the spectrum of topics covered by Interest Groups, with potential recommendations for changes;
  • Annual review of one-third of Core's interest groups each year with recommendations to continue or dissolve the reviewed groups;
  • Ensures each Interest Group has a chair;
  • Ongoing communication with Interest Group leaders.

Expected Time Commitment

  • Holds 6-8 virtual meetings each year;
  • Generally up to one hour per month working/communicating with Interest Group leaders;
  • January, February, and March are the busiest months for this group because Interest Group Week takes place the first full week of March each year;
  • Increased workload to 2-3 hours per month in February and early March.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Organizational skills;
  • Experience or interest in continuing education and communication;
  • Knowledge of Core and its work;
  • Understanding how an interest group functions.