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.

Committee Members

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.

Committee Members

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


Cheryl Rambaud, RPSGT, RRT


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.

Committee Members

Lisa Bond, RST, RPSGT, Chair

Kimi Clark, RST, RPSGT, Vice Chair

Brendan Duffy, RST, RPSGT


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

Program Committee

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.

Committee Members

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.

Committee Members

Sean Gipson, RPSGT, Chair

John Rojas, RPSGT, Vice Chair

Erica Kennett, RST, RPSGT

Maria C. Santos, RST, RRT

Melissa Walsh, RST, RPSGT, REEGT, CCSH 

Ashlee Gora

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.  

Committee Members

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