Branch Organization Committee


The Branch Organization Committee serves as a formal liaison between the national ASM and the 35 Branches and 107 Student Chapters of the Society.  This Committee provides support highlighting programming and services available to the membership of ASM.  The Branches and Student Chapters are subdivided into several regions by geography where they are served by Regional Planning Coordinators and have the opportunity to apply for funds specifically intended to support the core missions of the Branches, Student Chapters and ASM.

Chair
Michael Schmidt, Ph.D., Chair (’14)
Medical University of South Carolina            
173 Ashley Avenue                      
PO Box 250504                      
Charleston, SC  29425-0504      
Phone: (843) 792-9532
Fax: (843) 792-2464    
E-mail: schmidtm@musc.edu
    
Region I: Regional Planning Coordinator –
Nellie B. Dumas (’15)
Bacteriology Laboratory, Wadsworth Center
New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza, PO Box 22002
Albany, NY  12201             
Phone: (518) 474-4177
Fax: (518) 486-7971
E-mail:    nbd01@health.state.ny.us

Region II: Regional Planning Coordinator –
Linda C. Beck, Ph.D. (’16)
Laboratory Operations, Office of Health Affairs
Department of Homeland Security
625 N. Washington Street, Suite 220
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 647-2747
E-mail:     linda.beck@hq.dhs.gov
    
Region III: Regional Planning Coordinator –
Kim R. Finer, Ph.D. (’14)
Department of Biological Sciences
Kent State University at Stark
6000 Frank Avenue NW
North Canton, OH  44720
Phone: (330) 244-3398
Fax: (330) 494-6121
E-mail:    kfiner@kent.edu

Region IV: Regional Planning Coordinator –

Donald J. McGarey, Ph.D. ('14)
Department of Biology & Physics, MB1202
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 423-6668    
Fax:    (770) 423-6625
E-mail: dmcgarey@kennesaw.edu
    
Region V: Regional Planning Coordinator –
Volker Brözel (’16)
Biology and Microbiology Department
South Dakota State University
SDS 228, Box 2104A
Brookings, SD  57007
Phone: (605) 688-6141
Fax: (605) 688-6677
E-mail: volker.brozel@sdstate.edu


Region VI: Regional Planning Coordinator –
Robert J. C. McLean, Ph.D. (’16)          
Texas State University             
Department of Biology, 364 Science  
601 University Drive          
San Marcos, TX  78666
Phone: (512) 245-3365
Fax: (512) 245-8713
E-mail:    mclean@txstate.edu

Region VII: Regional Planning Coordinator –
Terry Else, Ph.D. (’16)
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro University
874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV  89014
Phone: (702) 777-1802
Fax: (702) 856-3346
E-mail:    telse@touro.edu


Ex officio Members:

Chair, Membership Board –
Victor J. Di Rita, Ph.D. (’15)
University of Michigan
5641 Medical Sciences II
1150 Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
Phone: (734) 763-3531
Fax:    (734) 764-3562
E-mail:     vdirita@umich.edu

Director, Membership Services
John Meyers
ASM Headquarters
1725 N Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
Phone: (202) 942-9253
Fax:   (202) 942-9346
E-mail:   jmeyers@asmusa.org

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