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GISCI Organizational Chart

GISCI Board of Directors

2014-2015

     Allen Ibaugh GISP
Data Transfer Solutions

       *URISA Representative

  

   Mark Limbruner  GISP

         Range Resources Corp.     

                   *GITA Representative             

 
   
Jochen Albrecht

Hunter College, CUNY

*UCGIS Representative

 

John Kelmelis, Ph.D
  Pennsylvania State University

   *AAG Representative

 

Tony Simental GISP
     W VA Office of GIS Coordination

 *NSGIC Representative

Martin Roche GISP
   GeoPlanning Services, LLC

President

*URISA Representative

 

 

Helmut Kraenzle, PhD
James Madison University

*UCGIS Representative

 

      Steve Sharp GISP 
          VT Center for Geographic Information

Vice President

*NSGIC Representative

 

Terry Strahan
  

*GITA Representative

 

Michael S. Scott Ph.D., GISP 
Salisbury University

Treasurer

*AAG Representative

William (Bill) Coleman RPLS, GISP

Coleman & Associates Land Surveying

Secretary

*GLIS Representative

 

Richard Smith, Ph.D, GISP

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi

*GLIS Representative

* Board members are appointed by the Member Organizations of GISCI

GISCI Standing Committees

The following Standing Committees receive direction from the Board of Directors.  The purpose of these committees is to carry out the Institute’s mission and to execute its strategic plan.  Any GISP in good standing may volunteer to participate and/or serve as Chair of these Committees.  These committees may be inactive at some times or used only on an as-needed basis.

Certification Committee - Assesses the ongoing success of the certification programs of the Institute through discussions, surveys, and other information gathering means with GISPs and other relevant parties.  Drafts and considers possible revisions to the Institute’s certification programs, including the operating procedures and interpretations of those programs.  Informs the Board of Directors of its actions and findings and advises the Board on needed revisions and updates to the certification programs.

Chair of the Certification Committee: Dan Ferstenberg, CPM, GISP, City of Miramar, Miramar, FL

Applicant Review Committee - Advises Institute staff regarding the evaluation of applicants.  Suggests changes to operating procedures and certification standards in response to issues noted during applicant reviews.  Resolves disputes and inconsistencies with submitted applications.  Maintains a history of decisions made as an aid to consistency.  Subject to objection by the Board of Directors, the Review Committee proposes, reviews, and/or approves instructions to applicants.

Chair of the Applicant Review Committee: Matthew Cieri, GISP, City of Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA

Outreach Committee- Formulates, recommends, and, with the Board's approval, undertakes activities intended to increase the exposure and effectiveness of GISCI and its certification programs, and to enhance the Institute's support of GISPs.  Identifies legislative issues of interest to GISPs and makes policy recommendations regarding these issues to the Board of Directors.  The Board may also direct the Outreach Committee to undertake a study of particular policy issues and make recommendations to the Board regarding those issues.

Chair of the Outreach Committee: Christina Lara GISP, Mgr, Morgan Stanley, Houston, TX

Ethics Committee - Develops programs that emphasize the GISCI Code of Ethics, Rules of Conduct, and the ethical behavior of GISPs.  Maintains the Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct and suggest changes or additions.  Suggests operating procedures and other policies addressing unethical practice.  Examines ethical abuses and takes necessary steps to resolve them.  Implements the adopted method of receiving, evaluating, and resolving complaints of unethical practice.

Chair of the Ethics Committee: Eric Bohard GISP;  Technology Services Manager, Clackamas County, OR

 

GISCI Staff Support

 

 

Bill Hodge GISP
GISCI Executive Director
bhodge@gisci.org

 
GISCI Certification Staff 

Katie Morehead, Certification Coordinator
info@gisci.org