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Forensic Science Standards Board

FSSB members and guests, December 2019.
Credit: A. Getz
FSSB members and guests, December 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) serves as OSAC's governing board and supports the organization by:

  • Establishing governance rules and policies to ensure the development of scientifically sound standards.
  • Overseeing the operations of the scientific area committees (SACs) and subcommittees (SCs).
  • Approving standards for the OSAC Registry.
  • Facilitating communication within OSAC and OSAC and the forensic science community.
  • Engaging in international efforts related to forensic science standards.

Members of the FSSB include:


SAC Chairs

Jose Almirall, Chair of OSAC's Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis SAC
Jose Almirall, Ph.D., Chair of OSAC's Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis SAC
Melissa Gische, Chair of OSAC's Physics/Pattern Interpretation SAC
Melissa Gische, Chair of OSAC's Physics/Pattern Interpretation SAC
Robin Ragsdale, Chair of OSAC's Biology/DNA SAC
Robyn Ragsdale, Ph.D., Chair of OSAC's Biology/DNA 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 Crime Scene/Death Investigation 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 Vice 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
Steven Johnson, International Association for Identification (IAI) representative
Steven Johnson, FSSB Chair, International Association for Identification (IAI) 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, DPS, 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., Professor, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
JoAnn Buscaglia, Ph.D., Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory
JoAnn Buscaglia, Ph.D., Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory
William Guthrie, Mathematical Statistician, National Institute of Standards and Technology
William Guthrie, Mathematical Statistician, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Sarah Kerrigan, Ph.D., Forensic Science Department Chair, Sam Houston State University
Sarah Kerrigan, Ph.D., FSSB Executive Secretary, Forensic Science Department Chair, Sam Houston State University
Jeff Salyards, Ph.D., MFS, Principal Analyst, Compass Scientific Consulting, LLC
Jeff Salyards, Ph.D., MFS, Principal Analyst, Compass Scientific Consulting, LLC

Resource Committee Chairs

Karin Athanas, Chair of OSAC's Quality Infrastructure Committee
Karin Athanas, Chair of OSAC's Quality Infrastructure Committee 
David H. Kaye, Chair of OSAC's Legal Resource Committee
David H. Kaye, Chair of OSAC's Legal Resource Committee
William C. Thompson, Ph.D., Chair of OSAC's Human Factors Committee
William C. Thompson, Ph.D., Chair of OSAC's Human Factors Committee

NIST Ex Officio Member

Karen Reczek, Ex Officio
Karen Reczek, Ex Officio 

 

 

Read the FSSB bios to learn more about OSAC's FSSB members. 

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Created June 19, 2014, Updated May 12, 2020