Officers & Directors


The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is governed by an 18 member Board of Directors. Seven of the members are Officers of the Academy: President, President-Elect, two Vice Presidents, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

The remaining eleven members of the Board are elected by their respective sections for a period of three years on a staggered basis according to a rotational plan established by the Board (AAFS Bylaws, Article IV, Section 2a).

* Indicates Member of the Executive Committee
** Alternate Member-at-Large

2017-18 Officers

President

Betty Layne DesPortes, JD, MS *

Benjamin & DesPortes, PC
PO Box 2464
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 788-4444
presidentelectaafs@gmail.com

 


Vice President

David W. Baker, MFS

The MITRE Corporation
7515 Colshire Drive, MS T240
McClean, VA  22102
(703) 983-3658
bakerd@mitre.org


Secretary

Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD *

RTI International
3040 Cornwallis Road
PO Box 12194, Bldg 7, Rm 211
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
(919) 485-5685
jerimiller@rti.org


Past President

John E. Gerns, MFS

RTI International
3040 Cornwallis Road
PO Box 12194, Bldg 7, Rm 211
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 485‑5685
jerimiller@rti.org


President-Elect

Susan M. Ballou, MS *

NIST
Special Programs Office
100 Bureau Drive, MS 8102
Gaithersburg, MD 20899‑8102
(301) 975-8750
susan.ballou@nist.gov

 


Vice President

Carl R. McClary, BA

2600 Century Parkway, Ste 4
Atlanta, GA  30345
(404) 315-4606
carl.mcclary@atf.gov


Treasurer

Zeno J. Geradts, PhD *

Netherlands Forensic Institute
Laan van Ypenburg 6
Den Haag 2497 GB
NETHERLANDS
+31‑70‑888‑6413
geradts@uva.nl


2016-17 Directors

Anthropology

Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD *

Forensic Science Center
701 W Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 506‑3322
drfulgi@cox.net
Term: 2/17-2/20


Criminalistics

C. Ken Williams, MS, JD

NJSP Office of Forensic Sciences
Central Regional Laboratory
1200 Negron Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08691
(609) 584‑5054
lppwillc@gw.njsp.org
Term: 2/15-2/18


Digital & Multimedia Sciences

Douglas S. Lacey, BS

BEK TEK LLC
9 Kingsland Drive, Ste 111
Stafford, VA 22556‑1353
(540) 602‑2706
doug@bektekllc.com
Term: 2/16-2/19


Engineering Sciences

Mark I. Marpet, PhD, PE

14 Cowie Road
Chester, NJ  07930-9715
(908) 872-7089
mmarpet@comcast.net
Term: 2/17-2/20


General

Paul E. Kish, MS

Forensic Consultant & Associates
PO Box 814
Corning, NY  14830
(607) 962-8092
paulkish@stny.rr.com
Term: 2/17-2/20


Jurisprudence

Paul Messner, JD

980 Dry Ridge Mt. Zion Road
Dry Ridge, KY 41035‑7672
(859) 903‑9368
firecycle@twc.com
Term: 2/16-2/19


Odontology

John P. Kenney, DDS, MS **

101 S Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068‑4290
(847) 698-2088
frnscdds@aol.com
Term: 2/13-2/19


Pathology/Biology

Andrew M. Baker, MD *

Hennepin County ME
530 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 215‑6312
andrew.baker@hennepin.us
Term: 2/16-2/19


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science

Christopher R. Thompson, MD

10850 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste 850
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 470‑7064
chthompson@mednet.ucla.edu
Term: 2/15-2/18


Questioned Documents

Thomas W. Vastrick, BS

522 S Hunt Club Blvd, Ste 217
Apopka, FL
(407) 234-3219
vastrick@yahoo.com
Term: 2/15-2/18


Toxicology

Sarah Kerrigan, PhD

Sam Houston State University
1003 Bowers Blvd
SHSU Box 2525
(936) 294-4286
sxk003@shsu.edu
Term: 2/17-2/20