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Terminology Task Group

The FSSB’s Terminology Task Group is comprised of members from various OSAC units and is responsible for the management of the OSAC terminology processes. This includes the overall management of the OSAC Lexicon as well as managing and providing internal training on the OSAC preferred terms process. The group is available for consulting with the FSSB and all OSAC committees on terminology related issues. 

Officers

Lori Nix, Task Group Chair, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (member of OSAC's Facial Identification Subcommittee & Quality Task Group)

Vacant, Task Group Vice Chair

Vacant, Task Group Executive Secretary

Members

Kenneth Aschheim, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (chair of OSAC's Forensic Odontology Subcommittee)

Karin Athanas, TIC Council Americas (OSAC affiliate)

Jason Bundy, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Vice chair of OSAC's Biology SAC & Quality Task Group representative on Human Forensic Biology Subcommittee)

Erika Chen, New York Police Department Laboratory (member of OSAC's Ignitable Liquids, Explosives & Gunshot Residue Subcommittee)

John Ellis, Law Offices of John C. Ellis, Jr. INC. (member of OSAC's VITAL Subcommittee & Legal Task Group)

Matthew Gamette, Idaho State Police Forensic Services (OSAC affiliate)

Simone Gittelson, District of Columbia Department of Forensic Science (member of OSAC's Human Forensic Biology Subcommittee & Statistics Task Group)

Dorothy Glancy, Santa Clara University (member of OSAC's Speaker Recognition Subcommittee)

Bruce Houlihan, Orange County Crime Laboratory (OSAC affiliate & member of OSAC's Quality Task Group)

Michael Kessler, Denton Texas Police Department (Vice chair of OSAC's Scene Examination SAC)

Christopher Krug, Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory (FSSB Executive Secretary)

Gerald LaPorte, Florida International University (Vice chair of OSAC's Physics/Pattern Interpretation SAC)

Melanie McMillin, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (member of OSAC's Dogs & Sensors Subcommittee and Quality Task Group)

Reta Newman, Pinellas County Forensic Laboratory (Vice chair of OSAC's Chemistry: Seized Drugs & Toxicology SAC)

Christopher Plourd, State of California (member of OSAC's Forensic Toxicology Subcommittee & Legal Task Group)

Eric Pokorak, Federal Bureau of Investigation (member of OSAC's Medicolegal Death Investigation Subcommittee & Quality Task Group)

Karen Reczek, National Institute of Standards and Technology (member of FSSB)

Jennifer Remy, North Carolina State Crime Laboratory (member of OSAC's Trace Materials Subcommittee)

Jeff Salyards, Compass Scientific Consulting, LLC (member of FSSB)

Donna Sirk, National Institute of Standards and Technology (OSAC Program Office)

Chris Taylor, Defense Forensic Science Center (including USACIL) (Chair of OSAC's Chemistry: Trace Evidence SAC)

Tabitha Viner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (member of OSAC's Wildlife Forensic Biology Subcommittee)

Alicia Wilcox, Thomas College (member of OSAC's Footwear & Tire Subcommittee & Human Factors Task Group)

Created May 14, 2020, Updated January 31, 2022