Board and Committees

The officers on the executive board of the Technology and Media Division of Council for Exceptional Children are elected by TAM membership. Members in the presidential sequence including President Elect, President, and Past President serve one-year terms. Secretary, Treasurer, and two Members-at-Large serve for two consecutive years. Besides the seven elected officers, there are four committees.

Tam Officers

PRESIDENT

Anya Evmenova
George Mason University
4400 University Dr., MS 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-5256
Fax: (703) 993-3681
aevmenov@gmu.edu

PRESIDENT ELECT

Sean Smith
University of Kansas
1122 W. Campus Rd.
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 538
Laurence, KS 66045
758-864-4954 (phone)
seanj@ku.edu

PAST PRESIDENT

Cynthia Okolo
Michigan State University
338 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
(571) 355-1871
okolo@msu.edu

SECRETARY

Sara Heintzelman
Lead Teacher
Keystone Technology Innovator
Centennial Scholl of Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 266-6500 (phone)
sch309@lehigh.edu

TREASURER

Marci Kinas Jerome
George Mason University
4400 University Dr., MS 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-8295
Fax: (703) 993-3681
mkinas@gmu.edu

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

Kelley Regan
George Mason University
4400 University Dr., MS 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-9858
Fax: (703) 993-3681
kregan@gmu.edu

Don McMahon
Washington State University
Cleveland Hall 341,
PO Box 642114
Pullman, WA 99164
(509) 335-1631
don.mcmahon@wsu.edu

 

TAM Committee Chairs

AWARDS CHAIR

James Gardner
University of Oklahoma College of Education
326 Collings Hall
820 van Vleet Oval
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-1533
jgardner@ou.edu

PUBLICATIONS CO-CHAIRS

Margaret E. Bausch University of Kentucky
Department of Special Education and
Rehabilitation Counseling
229 Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0001
(859) 257-8810
Fax: (859) 257-1325
meb@uky.edu

Melinda Jones Ault
University of Kentucky
Department of Special Education and
Rehabilitation Counseling
229 Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0001
(859) 257-7689
Fax: (859) 257-1325
mjault@uky.edu

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS

Anya Evmenova
George Mason University
4400 University Dr., MS 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-5256
Fax: (703) 993-3681
aevmenov@gmu.edu

Don McMahon
Washington State University
Cleveland Hall 341,
PO Box 642114
Pullman, WA 99164
(509) 335-1631
don.mcmahon@wsu.edu

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Kelley Regan
George Mason University
4400 University Dr., MS 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-9858
Fax: (703) 993-3681
kregan@gmu.edu

Policy and ADVOCACY CHAIR

Maya Israel
University of Illinois
276B Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-0338
misrael@illinois.edu

NOMINATIONS CHAIR

Cynthia Okolo
Michigan State University
338 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
(571) 355-1871
okolo@msu.edu

 

Editors and Coordinators

JOURNAL CO-EDITORS

Joseph Boyle
Temple University
367 Ritter Hall
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-1099
joseph.boyle@temple.edu

Michael Kennedy
University of Virginia
Bavaro Hall 327
PO Box 400273
Charlottesville, VA 22904
(434) 924-0827
mjk3p@virginia.edu

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Cheryl Temple
Assistive Technology Services
Leis Administrative Center
7423 Camp Alger Ave
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 208-7997
CLTemple@fcps.edu

CAN COORDINATOR

Maya Israel
University of Illinois
276B Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 300-0338
misrael@illinois.edu

TAM Committees

Membership:

The Membership Committee maintains active records of members, making certain that the list is constantly updated. This committee also works with CEC on membership campaigns and works to develop recruitment activities annually. Committee members include:

Kelley Regan (Chair)
Anya Evmenova
Pena Bedesem
Kevin Good
Shalu Rana

Publications:

The Publications Committee continuously reviews the publications structure of TAM and recommends policies and procedures related to its growth and development. This committee also recommends to the TAM Executive Board new publications related to members needs, and oversees all publication efforts. The TAM newsletter, The TAM Connector, is edited by a member of this committee. Committee members include:

Margaret Bausch (Co-Chair)
Melinda Ault (Co-Chair)
Joseph Boyle
Michael Kennedy
Anya Evmenova
Sharon Judge
Kim Floyd
Cindy Okolo (ex officio)

Professional Development:

The Professional Development committee prepares an ongoing plan for a variety of types of professional development opportunities for TAM sponsorship and the infrastructure for support of those activities. This committee also investigates and recommends to the TAM Executive Board cooperative efforts with other CEC Divisions and organizations. Committee members include:

Sean Smith (Chair)
Cindy Okolo
Zachary Walker
Yvette Evans

Publicity:

The Publicity Committee plans and develops publicity that will give recognition to TAM members as well as activities of the Division. That includes web and social media presence. This committee communicates the availability of TAM products to members and non-members, and works closely with the professional development committee to publicize events, workshops, and conferences. Committee members include:

Don McMahon (Co-Chair)
Anya Evmenova (Co-Chair)
Tal Slemrod
Kimberly Coy
Soo Ahn

Policy and Advocacy:

The Governmental Relations Committee develops a legislative program related to the purposes of TAM and disseminates information pertinent to national and state legislative programs. It also makes recommendations regarding additional advocacy activities for the Division. This committee is chaired by the Children’s Action Network (CAN) representative to CEC. Committee members include:

Maya Israel (Chair)
Gloria Niles
Jingrong Pearl Xie
Melissa Hughes

Other Committees:

The Nominating Committee solicits recommendations for TAM Executive Board offices from the entire membership prior to July 1, and conducts officer elections during the month of September. Candidates for the office of Vice-President are solicited annually while candidates for secretary are solicited in odd years. Committee members include:

Cindy Okolo (Chair)
Kelley Regan
Samuel Choo
Sarah Howorth

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee receives and reviews all proposed amendments to the constitution and bylaws, and refers those proposed amendments with recommendations to the Executive Board. Chair: Sara Heintzelman

The Finance Committee assists the treasurer in budget preparation for TAM. This committee also arranges for the audit of the Treasurer’s report. Chair: Marci Kinas Jerome