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Forensic Science Standards Board

The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) serves as OSAC's governing board and its aims are to: 
  • Facilitate the promulgation of standards that will support the development of quality benchmarks and enhance consistency across the forensic science industry.
  • Discuss and address issues related to the OSAC standards development process.
  • Coordinate the activities of OSAC's Scientific Area Committees (SACs), subcommittees, and interdisciplinary committees.

Members of the FSSB include:

SAC Chairs

Craig Beyler, member of OSAC's Forensic Science Standards Board
Craig Beyler, Chair of OSAC's Scene Examination SAC
Melissa Gische, Chair of OSAC's Physics/Pattern Interpretation SAC
Melissa Gische, Chair of OSAC's Physics/Pattern Interpretation SAC
Marc LeBeau_OSAC FSSB member
Marc LeBeau, Chair of OSAC's Chemistry: Seized Drugs & Toxicology SAC
Robin Ragsdale, Chair of OSAC's Biology/DNA SAC
Robin Ragsdale, Ph.D., Chair of OSAC's Biology SAC
Chris Taylor, member of OSAC's Forensic Science Standards Board
Chris Taylor, Chair of OSAC's Chemistry: Trace Evidence SAC
Richard Vorder Bruegge, Chair of OSAC's Digital/Multimedia SAC
Richard Vorder Bruegge, Ph.D., Chair of OSAC's Digital/Multimedia SAC
Jason Wiersema, Chair of OSAC's Crime Scene/Death Investigation SAC
Jason Wiersema, Ph.D., Chair of OSAC's Medicine SAC
 
 

Professional Association Representatives

Lucy A. Davis, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) representative
Lucy A. Davis, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) representative
Laurel Farrell, Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) representative
Laurel Farrell, FSSB Chair, Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) representative
David Fowler, National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) representative
David Fowler, M.D., National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) representative
Stephen Greene, member of OSAC's Forensic Science Standards Board
Stephen Greene, International Association for Identification (IAI) representative
Christopher Krug, member of OSAC's Forensic Science Standards Board
Christopher Krug, Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers (AFQAM) representative
Andy Smith, Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) representative
Andy Smith, Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) representative
Ray Wickenheiser, American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) representative
Ray Wickenheiser, FSSB Vice Chair, American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) representative
 
 

Research Representatives

Frederick R. Bieber, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Frederick R. Bieber, Ph.D., Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
William Guthrie, Mathematical Statistician, National Institute of Standards and Technology
William Guthrie, Mathematical Statistician, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Chair of OSAC's Statistics Task Group
David H. Kaye, Chair of OSAC's Legal Resource Committee
David H. Kaye, FSSB Executive Secretary, Chair of OSAC's Legal Task Group
Jeff Salyards, Ph.D., MFS, Principal Analyst, Compass Scientific Consulting, LLC
Jeff Salyards, Ph.D., Principal Analyst, Compass Scientific Consulting, LLC
William C. Thompson, Ph.D., Chair of OSAC's Human Factors Committee
William C. Thompson, Ph.D., Chair of OSAC's Human Factors Task Group
 

NIST Ex Officio Member

Karen Reczek, Member of OSAC's Forensic Science Standards Board
Karen Reczek, NIST Ex Officio
 
 

 Presentations

  • OSAC FSSB Overview, International Association for Identification (IAI) Conference, July 30, 2018.
  • OSAC Affairs Update, International Association for Identification (IAI) Conference, July 30, 2018.
 
Created June 19, 2014, Updated November 20, 2020