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Committees and Councils

ATS committees are divided into two groups: Committees of the ATS Board of Directors, and Committees open to all members of ATS. Participation in Member Committees is always welcomed and encouraged by all ATS members in good standing. 


ATS Board Committees

Executive Committee

Appointed by the President, this committee is charged with overseeing operations of the Society between Board of Director meetings. Committee members include the President, Chairman, Treasurer, Immediate Past President, Membership Committee Chairman, and other Board Members appointed by the Board to this function. The Executive Committee meets monthly by teleconference, or more frequently as needed.
Chairperson: Christopher Michetti, MD (President)


Finance Committee

Chaired by the Treasurer, the Finance Committee meets monthly by teleconference to oversee the fiscal condition of the Society and make recommendations to be Board of Directors about spending, raising funds, and other related issues. Members are appointed by the Board.
Chairperson: Rick Linder, CPA (Treasurer)


Governance Committee

Chaired by the Immediate Past President, this committee deals with issues of By-Law amendments, appointments and election of new Board members, and other issues related to the legal governance of the Society. Members are appointed by the Board.
Chairperson: Samir Fakhry, MD


Legislative and Policy Committee (LPC)

The LPC discusses and directs ATS’s legislative issues, goals and strategy. The group evaluates proposed legislation and regulations that may favorably or adversely affect trauma professionals and disseminates key information to the membership for edification or action.  Membership of the Committee is comprised of both members of the Board and ATS members.
Chairperson: Marla Vanore, RN


Membership Committee

The Membership Committee meets monthly by teleconference to maintain and increase ATS members in all categories. Chaired by the Board's Vice Chairman, the Membership Committee is open to all ATS members in good standing who want to contribute to the vitality of ATS. The committee, assisted by ATS staff and Board members, focuses on efforts to recruit and retain its membership base.

Chairpersons: Marc Levison, MD and Marla Vanore, RN


ATS Ad-Hoc Committees and Councils

Divisions Council

The ATS has seven divisions, the membership units that focus on the fulfillment of the Society’s mission. The Council assists Divisions in coordinating and providing educational programming, project funding opportunities, membership recruitment, networking and mentoring at the local level.  The Council also works to expand the presence of these Divisions to other states around the country. 
Chairperson: Gail Shue, RN

Injury Prevention Committee (IPC)
Dedicated to the development and dissemination of materials and programs designed to prevent traumatic injury. The committee is comprised of nurses, injury prevention specialists, social workers and others interested in the injury prevention community.  One of the committee's responsibilities is to prepare for National Trauma Awareness Month (NTAM) each May. The NTAM Working Group, made up of ATS IPC members as well as members of the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), researches injury prevalence and related prevention issues and develops an injury prevention agenda and programs that are then made available to ATS and STN members for rollout in March for use during the entire year. The committee meets year-round by teleconference, and is open to all ATS and STN members with an interest in injury prevention.
Chairperson: Christy Adams, RN, MPH, PhD candidate


Trauma Nurse Leadership Council (TNLC) / Trauma Program Manager (TPM) Committee
Comprised of nurses in pre-hospital, trauma, emergency, and rehabilitative care who work toward further development of leadership skills and professional networking. The TNLC is responsible for the development, updating, and teaching of ATS's Trauma Program Manager Course.
Chairperson: Karen Macauley, DHA, MEd, RN


Trauma Registry and Data Council (TRDC)
The ATS Data and Registry Council serves as faculty for the Trauma Registrar Course, serves as a resource for the registry community, students of the Trauma Registrar Course, distance learning students as well as other trauma professional inquiring about trauma data management. The Council oversees the certification program for Trauma Registrars (CSTR), providing resources for exam preparation and recertification.
Chairperson: Susan Kennedy, RN


Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) National Advisory Council
Made up of volunteers from across the country, including professionals in trauma care, mental health issues related to traumatic injury, and trauma survivors and their family members, the Council advises the ATS on components and implementation of the national TSN as well as activities and resources for trauma survivors.
Chairperson: Peter Thomas, JD

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