2022 Annual Conference Program Committee


The Program Committee is responsible for the development, arrangement, and delivery of the following year's Annual Meeting program.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Committee recommends the theme of the Annual Meeting to the Board for approval. The Committee Chair, in consultation with the Chair of the Host Committee, develops a budget for approval by the Board and manages the program portion of the overall conference budget.
  • The Committee identifies the speakers for the Annual Meeting and makes recommendations to the Host Committee on program format.
  • The Committee works closely with the Host Committee and Information Exchange Committee to facilitate speaker arrangements and sponsorships, respectively.
  • The Committee is responsible for corresponding with the speakers in order to obtain pictures and biographies, to keep the speakers informed of the progress of the program, to identify speaker requirements and to assist the speakers, if needed, with transportation and accommodations at the Annual Meeting.
  • During the Annual Meeting, the Committee is responsible for the speakers and for helping the speakers with transportation requirements, meeting room setups and audiovisual needs. 


  • Lupe Valencia-Skanes, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Chair
  • Teresa Costantinidis, University of New Mexico
  • Ruth Johnston, New Mexico State University
  • Robyn Pennington, California State University, System Office
  • Donna Horn, Seattle University
  • Linda Kosten, University of Denver
  • Stephanie Mackler, University of California, San Francisco
  • Jean Vock, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Ann Rodriguez, Retired 
  • Kendra Yoshimoto, University of Washington - Bothell
  • Lori Seager, Colorado College
  • Mark McGurk, University of Texas, El Paso
  • Brad Baca, Western Colorado University
  • Ken Kaleiwahea, Hawaii Community College
  • Erin Hutchinson, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Michael Kuhner, University of California, Davis
  • Robert Bradshaw, University of Washington
  • Darren Marshall, Salt Lake Community College
  • Nichol Luoma, Arizona State University