Board Committees

The Board has established committees to enhance the efficacy, efficiency, and prompt dispatch of duties upon the Board.

Executive Committee

Members of the Executive Committee include the Board’s president and vice-president. As elected officers, this Committee makes interim (between Board meetings) decisions as necessary. This Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Board with respect to legislation impacting the Board’s mandate. This Committee also provides guidance to administrative staff for the budgeting and organizational components of the Board and is responsible for directing the fulfillment of recommendations made by legislative oversight committees.

President: Alan Roth, MS, MBA, RRT-NPS, FCCP, FAARC

Vice President: Thomas Wagner, BS, RRT, FAARC

Enforcement Committee

Members of the Enforcement Committee are responsible for the development and review of Board-adopted policies, positions and disciplinary guidelines. Although members of the Enforcement Committee do not typically review individual enforcement cases (if they do they recuse themselves from any further proceedings), they are responsible for policy development of the enforcement program, pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).

Chair: Mary Ellen Early

Member: Ronald H. Lewis, M.D.

Outreach Committee

Members of the Outreach Committee are responsible for the development of consumer outreach projects, including the Board’s newsletter, website, e-government initiatives and outside organization presentations. These members act as goodwill ambassadors and represent the Board at the invitation of outside organizations and programs.

Chair: Rebecca F. Franzoia

Member: Michael Hardeman

Professional Qualifications Committee

Members of the Professional Qualifications Committee are responsible for the review and development of regulations regarding educational and professional ethics course requirements for initial licensure and continuing education (CE) programs. Essentially, they monitor various education criteria and requirements for licensure, taking into consideration new developments in technology, managed care, and current activity in the healthcare industry.

Chair: Mark Goldstein, MBA, BS, RRT

Member: Judy McKeever, RCP, RRT

Disaster Preparedness Committee

The Disaster Preparedness Committee is a one-person committee responsible for keeping the Board abreast of issues regarding disaster preparedness and facilitating communication between the Board, respiratory therapists, and public and private agencies regarding related matters.

Chair: Mary Ellen Early