Standing Committees

NESTA currently has twelve standing committees. They are; Awards, Conferences, ESTAs, Field Trips, Finance, Membership, Procedures Manual, Professional Development, Nominations and Elections, Publications, Volunteers, and Website. To meet the needs of our members, NESTA officers may convene additional committees. The President and Executive Director serve as Ex Officio members on all committees.

Awards

Rick Jones, Chair

Tom Ervin, Co-Chair

Thomas Vaughn

Howard Dimmick

Charge: The Awards Committee shall identify suitable candidates for recognition, as determined by NESTA Constitution, By-Laws, and Procedure Manual. The Committee shall bring these candidates' nominations to the NESTA Board in a timely fashion, and provide advice for appropriate public honor.

Conferences

Missy Holzer, Chair

Howard Dimmick, Merchandise

Joe Monaco, Volunteer Coordinator

Cheryl Manning

Parker Pennington IV, Rock & Mineral Raffle Coordinator

Carla McAuliffe, Share-a-thon Coordinator

Charge: The Conferences Committee shall cooperate with the President, Executive Director, and selected others to coordinate NESTA participation in NSTA National and Area Conferences on Science Education, and other meetings when appropriate.

ESTAs (Earth Science Teacher Associations)

Ron Fabich, Chair

Parker Pennington IV

Jenelle Hopkins

Howard Dimmick

Jay Sinclair

Gilles Reimer

Charge: The Affiliates Committee shall seek out State Earth Science Teachers interested in developing formal arrangements with NESTA, then help them to develop relationships with NESTA to enhance the suite of services they can provide.

Field Trips

Wendy Van Norden

The Field Trips Committee will arrange for NESTA field trips at NSTA National Conferencs and other venues, as can be arranged.

Finance

Howard Dimmick, Treasurer and Chair

Parker Pennington IV

Jay Sinclair

Missy Holzer

Charge: The Finance Committee shall maintain an accurate record of NESTA's financial status, and advise the Executive Committee and Board in development and modification of the annual Budget.

Membership

Joe Monaco, Chair

Lisa Alter, Co-Chair

Parker Pennington, IV

Wendy DeMers

Joe Monaco

Gilles Reimer

Ron Fabich

Pamela Whiffen

Charge: The Membership Committee shall keep accurate record of current members, stimulate efforts to attract new members, encourage renewal, and attempt to bring back lapsed members.

Nominations and Elections

Belinda Jacobs, President-Elect, Chair

Charge: The Nominations and Elections Committee shall be appointed by the President to prepare and present a slate of nominees to the membership by mail and/or electronic means prior to the date when officers are to be elected. Any member in good standing may submit nominations to the committee. The Committee shall also conduct the election in accordance with established guidelines.

Procedures Manual

Parker Pennington IV, Chair

Missy Holzer, Co-chair

Tom Ervin

Jack Hentz

Charge: To update the Procedures Manual to reflect current operating procedures of NESTA.

Professional Development

Representatives from Website, Conference, Publications, Awards, Membership, Finance, and Public Information

Jenelle Hopkins, Chair

Carla McAuliffe, Co-chair

Missy Holzer

Ardis Herrold

Wendy Van Norden

Wendy DeMers

Peter Dorofy

John Moore

Charge: The Professional Development Committee shall coordinate with other Committees and the Executive Board plans to provide opportunities for enhancing knowledge and experience of NESTA members through field trips, short courses, Earth and Space Science Days, and other venues.

Publications

David Thesenga, Chair and TES Editor

Jack Hentz, Co-chair

Carla McAuliffe

Tina Harte, E-News Editor

Howard Dimmick

Tom Ervin

Lisa Alter

Linda Knight

Ardis Herrold

Susan Kelly

Charge: The Publications Committee shall provide oversight for all print and electronic publications of this organization.

Volunteers

Joe Monaco, Chair

Charge: The Volunteers Committee coordinates NESTA members who provide time at NSTA national and area conferences, and in other venues.

Website

Jack Hentz, Chair

David Thesenga, Co-Chair

Ardis Herrold

Parker Pennington IV

Howard Dimmick

Carla McAuliffe

Joe Monaco

Charge: The Website Committee shall work together with the President, Executive Director, and selected other members to develop and update the NESTA website, and make suggestions for its improvement to serve our Mission.