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Organizing Committees

2017 National Planning Committee

National Planning Committee (NPC) members set the course for the largest gathering of medical librarians and health information professionals in world. The NPC selects the meeting theme, logo, schedule, and keynote speakers for the McGovern Lecture and Wednesday plenary sessions. The NPC issues the call for submissions for papers, lightning talks, and posters and promotes the meeting.

  • Deborah Sibley, Chair
  • Donna R. Berryman, CoChair
  • Tania P. Bardyn, AHIP, Local Assistance Chair
  • Catherine M. Burroughs, Local Assistance Cochair
  • Ryan Harris, AHIP
  • Gary Kaplan, AHIP
  • Dana D. Kopp, AHIP
  • Lisa A. Marks
  • Mary Piorun
  • Kelly Thormodson
  • Michelle Whitehead
  • Jeff D. Williams
  • Jessi Van Der Volgen, CE Committee Liaison
  • Emily Vardell, Section Council Liaison
  • Teresa L. Knott, AHIP, Board Liaison
  • Paul Graller, Meeting Consultant
  • Tina Vickery, Meeting Consultant
  • Ray Naegele, Staff Liaison

Local Assistance Committee

Local Assistance Committee (LAC) members promote the meeting city, provide local support, and welcome attendees. The LAC plans the annual invitation at the prior year’s meeting, prepares the restaurant guide, plans library tours, and hosts the hospitality information booth.

  • Tania P. Bardyn, AHIP, Chair
  • Catherine M. Burroughs, Cochair
  • Andrea Ball, Hospitality Information Booth Co-Chair
  • Frances Chu, Hospitality Information Booth, Chair
  • Patricia J. Devine, Service Project, Chair
  • Ann Gleason, AHIP, Publicity and Promotion Subcommittee Co-Chair
  • Emily Glenn, AHIP, Publicity and Promotion Subcommittee Chair
  • Terry Ann Jankowski, AHIP, FMLA, CE Liaison
  • Emily Patridge, CE Co-Liaison
  • Gail Kouame,Volunteer Assistance Subcommittee Chair
  • Carolyn Martin, AHIP, Volunteer Assistance Subcommittee, Co-Chair and Member of Hospitality Information Booth Subcommittee
  • Lisa Lapointe, Restaurant Guide & Dine Around, Chair
  • Molly Montgomery, Meeting Blog Subcommittee Chair
  • Tina Vickery, Meeting Consultant
  • Ray Naegele, Staff Liaison

Last update 12/1/2016

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