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Organization Committees are comprised of volunteers identified by the Leadership Development Committee. They report to the national office and support the national office in implementing the strategic directions set by the Board. A committee chair is appointed by the President in consultation with the Leadership Development Committee and serves a two-year term concurrent with the President. Committee members serve three-year staggered terms, one-third rotating off each year.

Awards Committee

Nancy Robinson, Chair; Seattle, WA
Laura Beltchenko; Wauconda, IL
Cecelia Boswell; DeLeon, TX
Françoys Gagné; Brossard, Quebec, Canada
David Lohman; Iowa City, IA
Anne Rinn; Houston, TX
Karen Rogers; Minneapolis, MN
Dan Rosenberg; Baton Rouge, LA
Sheila Smith; Los Angeles, CA
Kristie Speirs Neumeister; Fishers, IN
Tamra Stambaugh; Nashville, TN
Patricia Wood; Odenville, AL
NAGC Staff Liaisons: Rachel Coleman and Nancy Green

Development and Fundraising Committee
Wendy Behrens, Chair; Roseville, MN
JoAnne Bucsko; Vacaville, CA
Liz Crosby; Columbia, MD
Wes Guthrie; Swansboro, NC
Kristin Parker; Phoenix, AZ
Susannah Richards; Storrs, CT
Sylvia Rimm; Sheffield Lake, OH
Jennifer Robins; Cedar Park, TX
Kelly Stern; Granby, CO
Hope Wilson; Storrs, CT
NAGC Staff Liaison: Nancy Green

Diversity & Equity Committee
Joy Davis, Chair; Lafayette, LA
Alexinia Baldwin; Mansfield Center, CT
Margarita Bianco; Denver, CO
Christine Briggs; Lafayette, LA
Dina Brulles; Peoria, AZ
Michael Cannon; El Paso, TX
Pam Cooper; Roanoke, TX
Tarek Grantham; Athens, GA
Malik Henfield; Iowa City, IA
Tiombe-Bisa Kendrick; Miami, FL
Valentina Kloosterman; Coral Gables, FL
Kim Lansdowne; Phoenix, AZ
Gradesa Marie Lockhart; Mebane, NC
Chrystyna Mursky; Madison, WI
NAGC Staff Liaisons: Jeff Danielian and Nancy Green

Education Committee
Kimberley Chandler, Co-Chair; Glen Allen, VA
Frances Spielhagen, Co-Chair; Newburgh, NY
Molly Beth Caram; Cramerton, NC
Melanie Crawford; Plymouth, MN
Susan Daniels; San Bernardino, CA
Sally Dobyns; Lafayette, LA
Diane Heacox; Edina, MN
Wendy Leader; Grand Junction, CO
Tonya Moon; Charlottesville, VA
Wesley Perusek; North Ridgeville, OH
Carolyn Ragatz; Chandler, AZ
Dana Reupert; Riverside, CA
Sue Savage Sakashita; Salt Lake City, UT
Sheri Stewart; Overland Park, KS
Sally Walker; Roscoe, IL
NAGC Staff Liaison: Derrick Johnson

Graduate Student Committee
Megan Parker, Chair; Knoxville, TN
Lorna Bryant; Greenwood, AR
Ann Colorado; Williamsburg, VA
Steve Coxon; Williamsburg, VA
Debbie Daily; Beebe, AR
April DeGennaro; Fayetteville, GA
Jennie Farmer; Lutz, FL
Petra Gyles; Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sarah Jenkins; Indianapolis, IN
Gabrielle Laskey; Charlottesville, VA
Rachelle Miller; Lebanon, IN
Missy Mitchell; Lebanon, CT
Lisa Rubenstein; Storrs, CT
Christi Schmitt; Saint Paul, MN
Cheryl Walker; Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NAGC Staff Liaison: Jeff Danielian

Leadership Development Committee
Scott Hunsaker, Chair; Logan, UT
George Betts; Greeley, CO
Catherine Brighton; Charlottesville, VA
Jim Brooks; Lake Waccamaw, NC
Arlene DeVries; Windsor Heights, IA
Marcia Gentry; West Lafayette, IN
Catherine Little; Storrs, CT
Bronwyn MacFarlane; Little Rock, AR
Rosanne Malek; Des Moines, IA
Wendy Miner; Kirksville, MO
Lorraine Plum; Barrington, IL
Beverly Trail; Henderson, CO
NAGC Staff Liaison: Nancy Green

Legislative Committee
Rebecca Odoardi, Co-Chair; Bountiful, UT
Sally Reis, Co-Chair; Storrs, CT
Catherine Blando; Iowa City, IA
Roberta Braverman; Mount Laurel, NJ
Susan Burgard; Pierre, SD
Pam Clinkenbeard; Whitewater, WI
David Edwards; Palm Bay, FL
Martha Flournoy; Oxnard, CA
James Gallagher; Chapel Hill, NC
Sandra Kaplan; Los Angeles, CA
Frances Karnes; Hattiesburg, MS
Peter Laing; Phoenix, AZ
Jay McIntire; Silver Lake, NH
Julia Roberts; Bowling Green, KY
Ann Sheldon; Gahanna, OH
Dorothy Sisk; Beaumont, TX
Patricia Wallace; Baltimore, MD
Brenda Wright; Henniker, NH
NAGC Staff Liaison: Jane Clarenbach

Membership Committee
Susan Dulong Langley, Chair; Milford, MA
Diann Blizniak; Loveland, OH
Richard Cash; Bloomington, MN
Kathy Jones; Lenox, GA
Scott Peters; Whitewater, WI
Susan Seamons; Rancho Cordova, CA
Elizabeth Shaunessy; Tampa, FL
Robert Shaw; St. Louis, MO
Echo Wu; Hong Kong
NAGC Staff Liaisons: Adriane Wiles and Karen Yoho

Parent Advisory Committee
Stephanie Ferguson, Co-Chair; Staunton, VA
Diana Reeves, Co-Chair; Mansfield, MA
Pauline Bowie; Seattle, WA
Nancy Cohen; Eden Prairie, MN
Sharalyn Colvin; Hutchinson, MN
Kathy Jones; Chanute, KS
Ric Ladt; Paducah, KY
Sally Lyon; Salt Lake City, UT
Christy McGee; Louisville, KY
Todd McIntyre; Audubon, PA
Gwendolynn Millen; Little Rock, AR
Amy Price; Poughquag, NY
Judith Roseberry; Fountain Valley, CA
Deborah Ruf; Golden Valley, MN
Robin Schader; San Francisco, CA
Joan Smutny; Wilmette, IL
Razel Solow; Hoboken, NJ
Paula Wilkes; Eugene, OR
NAGC Staff Liaison: Derrick Johnson

Parenting for High Potential (PHP) Editorial Advisory Board
Tracy Inman, Chair; Bowling Green, KY
Carolyn Cooper; St. Louis, MO
Marcia Delcourt; Stamford, CT
Denise Drain; Indianapolis, IN
Ellen Fithian; Poquoson, VA
Jill Grunewald; Barnegat, NJ
Pau-San Haruta; Poughkeepsie, NY
Michael Matthews; Charlotte, NC
Michelle Muratori; Baltimore, MD
Stephanie Smith; Billings, MT
Jennifer L. Jolly, PHP Editor; Baton Rouge, LA
NAGC Staff Liaison: Jane Clarenbach

Professional Standards Committee
Susan Johnsen, Co-Chair; Waco, TX
Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Co-Chair; Williamsburg, VA
Cheryll Adams; Muncie, IN
Rima Binder; Long Beach, IN
Alicia Cotabish; Conway, AR
Reva Friedman-Nimz; Lawrence, KS
Carol Horn; Alexandria, VA
Claire Hughes; St. Simons Island, GA
Bill Keilty; Wyoming, MN
Jacquelin Medina; Denver, CO
Connie Phelps; Emporia, KS
Susan Rakow; Cleveland Heights, OH
Ann Richardson; Fayetteville, GA
Debra Troxclair; Beaumont, TX
NAGC Staff Liaison: Jane Clarenbach

Publications Committee
Nick Colangelo, Chair until 12/31/09; Iowa City, IA
Sidney Moon, Chair beginning 1/1/10; West Lafayette, IN
Jill Adelson; Louisville, KY
Susan Assouline; Iowa City, IA
Ginny Burney; McCordsville, IN
Linda Brody; Baltimore, MD
Carolyn Callahan; Charlottesville, VA
Laurence Coleman; Toledo, OH
Jeff Danielian, NAGC Teacher Resource Specialist; Warren, RI
Janet Davidson; Portland, OR
Felicia Dixon, Chair of THP; Selma, IN
Terry Friedrichs; West Saint Paul, MN
Tracy Inman, Chair of PHP; Bowling Green, KY
Jennifer Jolly, Editor of PHP; Baton Rouge, LA
Dona Matthews; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Anne Rinn; Houston, TX
Bruce Shore; Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Frank Worrell; Berkeley, CA
NAGC Staff Liaison: Jane Clarenbach

Teaching for High Potential (THP) Editorial Advisory Board
Felicia Dixon, Chair; Selma, IN
Alicia Cotabish; Conway, AR
Elizabeth Fogarty; Greenville, NC
Keri Guilbault; Maitland, FL
M. Gail Hickey; Fort Wayne, IN
Marcia Imbeau; Fayetteville, AR
Jamie MacDougall; Duluth, MN
Janice Novello; Bradenton, FL
Valija Rose; Baltimore, MD
Karen Westberg; Plymouth, MN
Susannah Wood; Iowa City, IA
NAGC Staff Liaison: Jeff Danielian

Task Forces/Workgroups 

Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Program Standards Revision Workgroup

Susan Johnsen, Chair, Waco, TX
Alicia Cotabish, Conway, AR
Todd Kettler, Coppell, TX
Margie Kitano, San Diego, CA
Sally Krisel, Athens, GA
Wayne Lord, Augusta, GA

Michael S. Matthews, Charlotte, NC
Chrys Mursky, Madison, WI
Christine, Nobbe, Ellisville, MO
Elizabeth Shaunessy, Tampa, FL

Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Gainesville, VA
NAGC Staff Liason:  Jane Clarenbach

 
Higher Education Opportunities Act  Workgroup
Pam Clinkenbeard, Chair, Whitewater, WI   
Rima Binder, Long Beach, IN
Cathy Blando, Iowa City, IA
Laurie Croft, Iowa City, IA
Sandra Kaplan, Los Angelos, CA
Bill Keilty, Wyoming, MN
Scott Peters, Whitewater, WI
Dorothy Sisk, Beaumont, TX
Tamra Stambaugh, Nashville, TN
Debra Troxclair, Beaumont, TX
Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Gainesville, VA
NAGC Staff Liason:  Jane Clarenbach