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ISA Committees and Committee Chairs

Each committee at ISA has a special focus and is comprised of members who have special expertise or talent in that particular area of focus. To learn more about any of these committees, contact the committee chair listed.

Annual Conference Program Committee

  • Purpose: Planning and implementation of annual conference educational program
  • Chair: Andrew Koeser, University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma, Florida U.S.A.
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.813.633.4150

Arboriculture & Urban Forestry (AUF) Editorial Board

  • Purpose: Provides review for content of scientific journal
  • Chair: Jason Grabosky, Rutgers University, New Bruswick, New Jersey U.S.A.
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.732.932.9236

Arborist News Editorial Board

  • Purpose: Provides review for content of periodical
  • Chair: Alex Julius, International Society of Arboriculture, Champaign, Illinois U.S.A.
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: 1.888.472.8733 Ext. 235

Awards Committee

  • Purpose: Solicitation of nominations and recommendation to the Board for award finalists
  • Chair: Lauren Lanphear, Forest City Tree Protection Co Inc, S. Euclid Ohio U.S.A.
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.216.381.1700

Best Management Practices Committee

  • Purpose: Provides input for revision and maintenance of the ANSI A300 standards and develops Best Management Practices
  • Chair: Tom Smiley, Bartlett Tree Research Lab, Charlotte, North Carolina U.S.A.
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.704.588.1150 ext 123

Credentialing Council

  • Purpose: Provides management and oversight for ISA certification programs and related policies
  • Chair: Norman Easey, ISA Florida Chapter, Sarasota, Florida U.S.A
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.941.342.0153

Conference and Events

  • Purpose: Provide strategic direction and support to ISA for all events
  • Chair:Lindsey Purcell, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana U.S.A.
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.765.494.3625

Educational Goods and Services Committee

  • Purpose: Supports development of educational programs and products
  • Chair:Dave Scharfenberger, Wachtel Tree Service, Hartford, Wisconsin U.S.A.
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.414.333.3522

Finance/Audit Committee

  • Purpose: Provides oversight for financial matters
  • Chair: Anne Beard, Public Service Company of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S.A.
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1 505 241 3644

Governance and Bylaws Committee

  • Purpose: Provides maintenance and monitoring of ISA Governance Documents
  • Chair: Dana Karcher, Program Manager Arbor Day Foundation, Lincoln, Nebraska U.S.A.
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.661.964.7158

Hispanic Committee

  • Purpose: Support for needs and concerns of the Hispanic sector of the profession
  • Chair: de Gourét Litchfield, Svensk TrädVård & Utbildning AB, Sweden
  • Contact: E-mail

International Safety Committee

  • Purpose: Serves as an international forum and resource for arboriculture safety research and education
  • Chair: Tim Walsh, Davey Tree Expert Company, Kent, Ohio U.S.A.
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.330.673.8409

International Tree Climbing Championship Committee

  • Purpose: Provides development, maintenance, and operations support for the ISA International Tree Climbing Championship program
  • Chair: Eduardo Medina, Davey Tree Expert Co., Chicago, Illinois U.S.A
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.773.791.4466

Membership Committee

  • Purpose: Support the development of membership programs for services, recruiting, and retention
  • Chair: Jeremy Barrick, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.A
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.651.238.8660

Nominating and Elections Committee

  • Purpose: Solicitation and review of nominees for ISA volunteer leadership positions; oversight of ISA elections
  • Chair: Mark Hartley, The Arborist Network, Shanes Park, NSW Australia
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.029.835.1234

Plant Appraisal and Valuation Committee

  • Purpose: Addresses appraisal and valuation issues for the ISA membership and serves as ISA’s review committee for CTLA
  • Chair: Joe McNeil, Pleasant Hill, California U.S.A.
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.925.676.5232

Public Relations and Marketing Committee

  • Purpose: Supports public outreach, partnerships, and promotion of ISA products and programs
  • Chair: Jill Johnson, U.S. Forest Service, Saint Paul, Minnesota U.S.A.
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.651.649.5253

Science and Research Committee

  • Purpose: Foster exchange among the research community and professionals, and identify important new opportunities for science and research
  • Chair: Justin Morgenroth, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
  • Contact: E-mail, Phone: +1.634.364.2128

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