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Forensic Science Standards Board

The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) serves as OSAC's governing board and aims to: 
  • Facilitate the promulgation of standards that will support the development of quality benchmarks and enhance consistency across the forensic science community.
  • 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
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Elissia Conlon, Chair of OSAC's Medicine 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
Lora Sims, FSSB Member, Chair of OSAC's Digital/Multimedia SAC
Lora Sims, Chair of OSAC's Digital/Multimedia SAC
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Carl Sobieralski, 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
 
 

Professional Association Representatives

Photo of Sally Aiken
Sally Aiken, 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
Sarah Kerrigan, Ph.D., Forensic Science Department Chair, Sam Houston State University
Sarah Kerrigan, Ph.D., FSSB Executive Secretary, Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) representative
Christopher Krug, member of OSAC's Forensic Science Standards Board
Christopher Krug, FSSB Vice Chair, Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers (AFQAM) representative & FSSB liaison to OSAC's Quality Task Group 
Photo of Jeri Ropero-Miller, OSAC FSSB member, AAFS representative
Jeri Ropero-Miller, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) representative
Andy Smith, Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) representative
Andy Smith, Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) representative
Photo of Ray Wickenheiser
Ray Wickenheiser, FSSB Chair, American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) representative
 
 

Members at Large

Photo of Hal Arkes, OSAC Forensic Science Standards Board member
Hal Arkes, Ohio State University, FSSB liaison to OSAC's Human Factors Task Group
Frederick R. Bieber, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Frederick R. Bieber, Ph.D., Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Photo of Lynn Garcia
Lynn Garcia, Texas Forensic Science Commission, FSSB liaison to OSAC's Legal Task Group
 
David H. Kaye, Chair of OSAC's Legal Resource Committee
David H. Kaye, Pennsylvania State University
William Guthrie, Mathematical Statistician, National Institute of Standards and Technology
William Guthrie, National Institute of Standards and Technology, FSSB liaison to OSAC's Statistics Task Group

NIST Ex Officio Member

Marcela Najarro
Marcela Najarro, 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 October 27, 2022