The success of the AAST is due largely to volunteer committee members who provide an invaluable service to the association. By contributing through diverse activities and projects, committees and councils assist the organization in advancing and promoting the sleep technology profession.

Service on a committee or council is a three-year appointment.  AAST currently has five standing committees and two councils on which members can serve:

  • CEC Accreditation Committee
  • Educational Advisory Committee
  • Program Committee
  • Standards and Guidelines Committee
  • Strategic Content Council
  • Membership Advisory Task Force

2020 Call for Volunteers

The AAST 2020 Call for Volunteers closed on August 31st and the applications are being reviewed by the AAST Executive Committee.  Applicants will be notified of their decision by mid October. 

CEC Accreditation Committee 

The charge of the CEC Accreditation Committee is to review and recommend CE credits for sleep educational activities, including courses, lectures, workshops and computer based learning activities ensuring that all meet high standards and fulfill the CEC Program criteria approved by the AAST Board of Directors.

  • Steven Lenik, RPSGT, RST, Committee Chair
  • Charli Evans, RPSGT, RST, Committee Vice Chair
  • Daniel D. Lane, BS, RPSGT, CCSH, Board Liaison 
  • Jon Atkinson, BS, RPSGT, CCSH, FAAST
  • Linda Berry, RPSGT
  • Lisa Bond,  RPSGT, RST
  • Kristina Davis, RPSGT, RST
  • Thomas Finstuen, RPSGT, RST, R. EEG T.
  • Luanne Garrett, BA, RPSGT
  • Daniel Herold, RPSGT
  • Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, FAAST
  • LeeAnn Magee, RRT, RPSGT
  • Monique Moore, RPSGT
  • Regina Pitts, RPSGT

Educational Advisory Committee

The Education Advisory Resource Committee (EAC) is a resource group of volunteers who will be guided by the AAST staff to strategize initiatives, guide best practices, and serve as ambassadors. Advisory members are visionaries, thought-leaders, strategizers, and ambassadors that come from AAST’s many constituencies.

  • Laura Linley, CRT, RPSGT, FAAST, Committee Chair
  • Emerson Kerr, RRT, RPSGT, FAAST, Board Liaison
  • Amy Korn-Reavis, RRT, RPSGT, Committee Vice-Chair
  • Kevin Adley, RPSGT, CCSH
  • Denise Alexander, RRT, RPSGT
  • Sarah Brennecka, BA, RPSGT
  • Dottie Covey-Elleby, BS, RPSGT
  • Deb Guerrero, RRT, RPSGT
  • James Shannon Dean, BS, RPSGT, CCSH
  • Robin James, RPSGT, CRT, RCP
  • Daniel Lane, BS, RPSGT, CCSH
  • Jana Perrin, RPSGT

Program Committee

The charge of the Program Committee is to prepare the educational program content for the AAST Annual Meeting, and courses that meet the training and continuing education needs of the sleep profession. The Program Committee, working with designated staff, will identify relevant, diverse and cutting-edge topics and associated speakers to include within annual meeting schedule to meet the educational needs of the AAST membership and conference attendees.

  • Laree Fordyce, RPSGT, RST, CCRP, Committee Chair and Board Liaison
  • Pamela DeYoung, BA, RPSGT, Committee Vice Chair
  • Marietta Bibbs, BA, RPSGT, CCSH
  • Sarah L. Brennecka, BA, RPSGT
  • Connstance Shivers-Smith, RPSGT, RST
  • Laurie Skinger, RST
  • Gary Lavalette, CRT, RPSGT, RST
  • Deborah Holderman, RPSGT
  • Andrea Ramberg, RPSGT, CCSH

Standards and Guidelines Committee

The charge of the Standards and Guidelines Committee is to develop and update appropriate technical guidelines and competencies, position statements, educational guidelines, care plans, and other tools for evaluation and monitoring patients with sleep disorders based on literature review, expert opinion, consensus, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation standards and Clinical Practice Parameters.  

  • T. Massey Arrington, MBA, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, Committee Chair
  • Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, FAAST, Board Liaison
  • Lisa Endee, MPH, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, RST, Committee Vice Chair
  • Lata Casturi, MS,  RPSGT, RST, CCSH,
  • Darrell Collins, RPSGT
  • Megan Donecker, RPSGT
  • Geoff Eade, RPSGT, CCSH
  • Danieliza Juniis-Johnson, MSE, LPN, RPSGT, RST
  • Cynthia Roth, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, CRT
  • Stacie Roupas, BS, RPSGT
  • Russell Rozensky, MS, RRT-SDS, CPFT, RPSGT
  • Tim Statza, RPSGT, RST, RCP
  • Jocelyn Zakri, MPH, RRT, RPSGT, RST

Strategic Content Council

The Strategic Content Council will help guide the content strategy for AAST, playing an instrumental role in the development of themes and topics, identifying sources, and providing input on content format and channels for delivery.

  • Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, Chair
  • Michael G. Eden, RPSGT, RST, Board Liaison 
  • Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT, FAAST
  • Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
  • Sarah L. Brennecka, BA, RPSGT

Membership Advisory Council

The Membership Advisory Council will support membership recruitment, renewal and engagement imperatives. This group will assist with outreach and will connect with members one-on-one, sharing thoughts and insights on perceived member value.

  • Rui de Sousa, RPSGT, RST,  Chair
  • Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, Board Liaison
  • Kimi Clark, RPSGT, RST
  • Lisa Endee, BS, RRT-SDS, RPSGT
  • Santixay Homosombath, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
  • Shamonica Hughes, RST, ASCP-PBT
  • Cyndy Michaels, CRT, CCSH, RPSGT, RST
  • Karla Thompson, RPSGT, CCSH
  • Melissa Riedel, RPSGT