Committees

The Society for Mathematical Biology Committees are essential to the implementation of the Society’s stated purpose to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge at the interface between the mathematical and biological sciences. The Society has three standing committees (Membership, Publications, and Finance) and five special committees (Awards, Nominating, Mentoring, Subgroups, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

Society members wishing to be more involved in Society committees are encouraged to submit their name to the Society President and Secretary.

Membership Committee
This committee assess changes in membership of the Society and, based on those assessments, develop plans to recruit new members and to retain existing members by being responsive to the member needs. It will also run mentorship and professional development programs.

Co-chairs: Sam Erwin
Members at large: Peter Kim

Publications Committee
This committee is responsible for the management of the [publications] of the Society and negotiating contracts. It also appoints publication boards for the Society’s publications subject to the Board approval.

Chair: Ruth Baker
Members at large: Amber Smith (Social Media Program)
Editors-in-Chief of Bulletin of Mathematical Biology: Alan Hastings, Reinhard C. Laubenbacher
Editors of the SMB Newsletter: Ruth Bowness, Reginald McGee, Navideh Noori, Jacob Scott

Finance Committee
This committee receives the total coordinated budget proposals annually from the Treasurer and recommend the annual budgets, reserve funds and investments of the Society.

Chair: Santiago Schnell
Members at large: Alexander Anderson, Heiko Enderling, Jana Gevertz (Treasurer)

Awards Committee
The awards committee administers the Society awards, and select the award winners.

Chair: Alexander Anderson
Members at large: Gibin Powathil (co-chair), Heiko Enderling, Jana Gevertz

Nominating Committee
This committee prepares a list of nominees for the Board of Directors and President-Elect when necessary, determine the willingness of the candidate to run, and report its list of the Board of Directors for approval. In addition, the nomination committee should seek for volunteers willing to serve as Secretary, Treasurer and on the Society Committees.

Chair: Ruth Baker
Members at large: Heiko Enderling, Zhilan Feng

SMB Mentoring Program Committee

Co-Chairs: Stacey Smith?, Elissa Schwartz
Members at large: Caroline Bampfylde, Meghan Burke, Christina Cobbold, Adriana Dawes, Rebecca Everett, Alexandra Hogan, Carrie Manore, Tracy Stepien, John Nardini, Hayriye Gulbudak

Subgroup Committee

Chair: Amber Smith
Members at large: Veronica Ciocanel, Stacey Smith?, Stanca Ciupe, Jane Heffernan, Cheng Ly,  Heiko Enderling, Mohit Jolly, Erica Rutter, John Nardini, Christina Cobbold

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Co-Chairs: Stacey Finley, Elissa Schwartz
Members at large: Renee Brady, Morgan Craig, Thomas Fai, Ashlee Ford Versypt, Paul Hurtado, Michael Kelly, Jesse Kreger, Adam MacLean, RB McGee, Mordecai Opoku, Oke Segun

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