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, standing committees assist the organization in advancing and promoting the sleep technology profession. Service on a standing committee is a three-year appointment. The AAST currently has six Standing Committees on which members can serve:
- CEC Accreditation Committee
- Educational Products Committee
- Membership & Communications Committee
- Program Committee
- Regulatory & Legislative Advisory Committee
- Standards and Guidelines Committee
The next call for volunteers will be in early 2018.
CEC Accreditation Committee
The mandate 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.
The committee is responsible for monitoring the CEC Program standards and procedures and recommending changes to ensure that high quality educational programs are accredited by the AAST in accordance with credentialing organization requirements for recertification.
Steven Lenik, RST, RPSGT, Chair
Charli Evans, RST, RPSGT, Vice Chair
Jon Atkinson, BS, RPSGT, CCSH
Thomas Finstuen, RST, RPSGT, REEGT
Daniel Herold, RPSGT
Violet F. Long, R.EEG/EPT.T, RPSGT
Christine Cowen, RPSGT
Shannon Witherington, RPSGT, CCSH
Ashley Kleinsmith, RST, RPSGT
Marietta Bibbs, BA, RPSGT, Board Liaison
Educational Products Committee
The mandate of the Educational Products Committee is to propose, plan, develop and disseminate educational products, including multimedia products that meet educational needs of the AAST members, public at large and other professionals. The committee will review and evaluate existing educational materials on an ongoing basis.
Brandon Butters, RST, RPSGT, RRT, Chair
Kristie Dover, RST, RPSGT, Vice Chair
Julie DeWitte, RPSGT, RST, RCP
Ahmed El-Gendy, RST, RPSGT
Penny Grunder, RPSGT
Sarah Moe, RPSGT
Maggie Mott, REEGT, RPSGT, CLTM
Cheryl Rambaud, RPSGT, RRT
Martha Smith, RST, RPSGT, LRCP, CSE, CCSH
Rebecca Worley, RST, RPSGT
Allen Boone, RPSGT, RST, CCRC, Board Liaison
Membership & Communications Committee
The mandate of the Membership & Communications Committee is to evaluate and promote the value of AAST membership, recommend ideas to attract new members, and suggest programs to retain existing members and enhance membership benefits. The committee will plan and develop the theme and materials for Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week. This committee is responsible for developing social media content and outreach.
Lisa Bond, RST, RPSGT, Chair
Kimi Clark, RST, RPSGT, Vice Chair
Brendan Duffy, RST, RPSGT
Lisa Endee, BS, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, RST
Marlene Grady, RST, RPSGT
Sherri Hanson, RST, RPSGT
Jennifer Schimizzi, RPSGT
Rui de Sousa, RST, RPSGT
Tracy L. Kopp, RPSGT, CCSH, CRT
Kevin Asp, RPSGT, CRTT, Board Liaison
The mandate of the Program Committee is to prepare the educational program for the AAST Annual Meeting, and courses that meet the training and continuing education needs of the sleep profession. The committee is responsible for developing programs under the direction and guidance of the AAST Board of Directors.
Laree Fordyce, RST, RPSGT, Chair
Leslie Ruoff, RST, RPSGT
Ginny Brown, RST, RPSGT
Pamela DeYoung, BA, RPSGT
Peggy Innocenti, RRT
Bernadette M. Moore-Dumas, BA, RST, RPSGT, REEGT, CRET, CSE
Connstance Shivers-Smith, RST, RPSGT
Laurie Skinger, RST, RPSGT, RRT
David Wolfe, MSEd, RRT-SDS, RST, RPSGT, Board Liaison
Regulatory and Legislative Committee
The mandate of the Regulatory and Legislative Committee is to research, document and maintain the state regulatory and legislative requirements relevant to the practice of the sleep profession, support AAST state sleep society initiatives, and maintain the speakers bureau.
Sean Gipson, RPSGT, Chair
John Rojas, RPSGT, Vice Chair
Erica Kennett, RST, RPSGT
Maria C. Santos, RST, RRT
Melissa Walsh, RST, RPSGT, REEGT, CCSH
Peter Allen, BSRC, RRT-NPS-SDS, RST, RPSGT, Board Liaison
Standards and Guidelines Committee
The mandate of the Standards and Guidelines Committee is to develop and update appropriate technical guidelines and competencies, educational 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.
Roxanne Taylor, RST, RPSGT, Chair
Lata Casturi, MS, RST, RPSGT, CCSH, Vice Chair
"Massey" Arrington, MBA, RST, RPSGT
Kala Bingham, RPSGT, RCP, CRT.
Philip Smith, RPSGT
Matthew Anastasi, RST, RPSGT
Elise Maher, BS, MA, RPSGT, Board Liaison