Committee Chairs

The following contacts are the chairs of our committees who perform many of the community activities for the Virginia Section.

Archivist Committee
no Chair at this time
The Archivist Committee serves the membership of the American Chemical Society by assessing, collecting, organizing, preserving, maintaining control over, and providing access to records and archives determined to have long-term value. The archivist committee will work in close association with, the historian, the webmaster, the bulletin editor and the section Chair to recommend best practices in labeling, storage, security, back-up and archiving of all records for the section for easy referencing and cross referencing.

AWARDS
SERVICE, INDUSTRIAL & SPECIAL
Yezdi B. Pithawalla
Altria Client Services
Center for Research & Technology
yezdi.b.pithawalla@altria.com

Education
Larry H. White

Chemical Education
Kristine Smetana
Southside Virginia Community College
kristine.smetana@southside.edu

Chemistry Olympiad
Sarah E. Porter
Longwood University
Department of Chemistry and Physics
portersg@longwood.edu

Gary Lutz
lutzpgary@gmail.com

Community Activities
Kristine Smetana
Southside Virginia Community College
kristine.smetana@southside.edu

Entertainment
no Chair at this time
The Entertainment Committee provides registration services for both monthly and special Virginia Section meetings.

Government Affairs

no Chair at this time

HISTORY
Larry H. White

The History Committee serves the membership of the American Chemical Society by capturing and locating pictorial, written and oral records that pertain to the section and its activities from its inception to present. The History committee also engages with the Archivist who recommends and implements best practices for all forms of storage.

Media Relations
no Chair at this time
The Media relations committee works with media in all forms produced for the VA section for the purpose of informing the public and general membership of the section’s mission, policies and practices in a positive, consistent and credible manner.

Membership / Hospitality / Buddy System

no Chair at this time

Minority Affairs
Charlene Crawley
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
cdcrawle@vcu.edu

Colleen Taylor
Department of Chemistry
Virginia State University
cmtaylor@vsu.edu

Nominations
Jack D. Brown
orgchem1954@gmail.com

Project SEED
Mychal Smith
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
mdsmith@vcu.edu

Publications
Editor
James D. Beck
beckjd1977@comcast.net

Publisher
Will H. Lewis, Jr.
WLewis8669@aol.com

Safety
Joseph Crockett
jcrocketchem@gmail.com

Senior Chemists
Joseph Pompano
pompano13220@gmail.com

Rob Davidson
robiradav@aol.com

Strategic Planning
Joseph Pompano
pompano13220@gmail.com

Student Affiliates
LaChelle Waller
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
lmwaller@vcu.edu

The Virginia section American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Committee (VA ACSSAC) serves the membership of the American Chemical Society by working closely with Faculty and Staff at Universities in the section to increase the number of college student ACS members and active student affiliate chapters. Encouragement of student membership and growth is accomplished by communicating the benefits of membership, highlighting the good works of student chapters, holding collaborative events to benefit members and offering support for and branding of student affiliate community activities.


Webmaster

Joseph M. Pompano
pompano13220@gmail.com

Ann M. Sullivan
School of Mathematics and Science
J. S. Reynolds Community College
asullivan@reynolds.edu

Women Chemists (WCC)
no Chair at this time

The mission of the women chemists committee is to attract, retain, develop, promote, and advocate for women to positively impact diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Society and the profession.

  • Increase participation and retention of women in the chemical sciences and related disciplines
  • Take an advocacy position within the ACS on issues of importance to women in the chemical sciences.
  • Provide leadership for career development opportunities for women in the chemical science and related disciplines
  • Promote and recognize the professional accomplishments of women in the chemical sciences and related disciplines

Younger Chemists (YCC)
Ashley Tubbs
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University

tubbsa2@vcu.edu

The Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) serves the membership of the American Chemical Society by advocating for and providing resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields.

  • Its mission is to address the needs of younger chemists (40 and below) in the society by providing social, networking and educational opportunities.
  • We will be devoted to the professional advancement of younger chemists in industry, government laboratories, undergraduate/graduate school, and post-doctoral positions.
  • We will also strive to encourage young professionals’ involvement with community engagements activities.