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Consensus Bodies

Below are the description of the currently active Academy Standards Board Consensus Bodies. The ASB Consensus Bodies focus on establishing forensic standards in their specific disciplines. Each body is dedicated to the widespread promulgation, adoption, and enforcement of recognized standards. 

Anthropology Consensus Body

The Anthropology Consensus Body will focus on standards and guidelines related to application of anthropological methods and theory, particularly those relating to the recovery and analysis of human remains.

Current members
  • Donna Boyd
  • Steven Byers
  • Jade De La Paz
  • Angel DesMarais
  • Julie Fleischman
  • Diane L France
  • Sara Getz
  • Timothy Gocha
  • Kristen Hartnett-McCann
  • Anastasia Holobinko
  • Cris Hughes
  • Mark Ingraham
  • Carolyn Isaac
  • Daniel Marion, Jr.
  • Diana Messer
  • Marin Pilloud
  • Ann Ross
  • Melina Calmon Silva
  • Cassandra Swart
  • Brittany Walter
  • Allysha Winburn
  • Carlos Zambrano

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Consensus Body

The Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to the scientific detection and analysis of bloodstain patterns present at crime scenes and on associated evidence.

Current members
  • Erick Bryant
  • Alison Gingras
  • Jeff Gurvis
  • Rebecca Hooks
  • Paul Kish
  • Kenneth F Martin
  • Natalie Medders
  • Kenneth Moses
  • John Paolucci
  • Jennifer Preisig
  • Casson Reynolds
  • Jason Simser
  • Karen Smith
  • Peter Valentin
  • Amy Watroba
  • Toby Wolson

Crime Scene Investigation Consensus Body

The Crime Scene Investigation Consensus Body will focus on standards and guidelines related to Crime Scene Investigation.

Current members
  • Katherine Brown
  • Noreen Charlton
  • Lisa Dilbeck
  • Taryn Emswiler
  • Chris Engle-Tjaden
  • Christopher Flood
  • Sara Getz
  • Carlos Gutierrez
  • Carina Haynes
  • Michael P. Kessler
  • Kenneth F Martin
  • Kenneth Moses
  • John Paolucci
  • Sharon Plotkin
  • Kimberly Rule
  • Michael Schaedler
  • Martha Smith-Blackmore
  • Matthew Steiner
  • Andrew Taravella
  • Rachel Touroo
  • Morgan Weingarten
  • Michelle Welch
  • Douglas Young
  • Jorn Yu
  • Neil Zielinski

DNA Consensus Body

The DNA Consensus Body focuses upon the standards and guidelines related to the use of DNA in legal proceedings. It includes the development of pedigree charts as well as sample collection, preparation, analyses, and interpretation of DNA.

Current members
  • Robert Allen
  • Howard Baum
  • John Butler
  • Kris Cano
  • Jillian Conte
  • Marsha Deitz (Garcia)
  • Julie Demarest
  • Julie French
  • Jessica Goldthwaite
  • Brian Higgins
  • Susan Horan
  • Nicolas Hughes
  • Amy Lee
  • Steven Lee
  • Chris Lindberg
  • Mark Loudon-Brown
  • Kimberly Murga
  • Robyn Ragsdale
  • Melissa Schwandt
  • Kyla Wells
  • Charlotte J Word, Ph.D.
  • Timothy Zolandz

Dogs and Sensors Consensus Body

Dogs and Sensors Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to performance of deployed dog/handler teams and optimization of their combination with electronic detection devices.

Current members
  • Michael Ben Alexander
  • Robert (Bert) Badertscher
  • Mary Cablk
  • Tawni Crippen
  • Lauryn DeGreeff
  • Robert Eden
  • Cameron Ford
  • Kenneth Furton
  • Robin Greubel
  • Stephanie Haasnoot
  • Deana Hudgins
  • Mark Lancaster
  • Kevin Lothridge
  • Paul Martin, M.A.
  • Cynthia Otto
  • Sara Suzanne (SUZY) Perry
  • Ngaio Richards
  • Katylynn Sloan
  • Michele Slone
  • Susan (Sue) Stejskal
  • Scott Thomas
  • Paola Tiedemann
  • Richard Vargus
  • Teresa Zurberg

Firearms and Toolmarks Consensus Body

The Firearms and Toolmarks Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to the examination of firearm and toolmark evidence. This includes the comparison of microscopic toolmarks on bullets, cartridge cases, and other ammunition components and may also include firearm function testing, serial number restoration, muzzle-to-object distance determination, tools, and toolmarks.

Current members
  • Aaron Brudenell
  • Joseph Cassilly
  • Heather Dover
  • Jill Dupre
  • Jennifer Floyd
  • Dana Gicale
  • Cole Goater
  • Adam Grooms
  • Richard Gutierrez
  • Richard Hockensmith
  • Allison Lewis
  • Kate Millar
  • Nat Pearlson
  • Gene Peters
  • Kate Philpott
  • Robert Poole
  • Srinivasan Rathinam
  • Robert Sanger
  • Robert Thompson
  • Raymond Valerio
  • John Wang
  • Kent Weber
  • Kyla Wells

Footwear and Tire Consensus Body

The Footwear and Tire Consensus Body focuss on standards and guidelines related to the detection, documentation, recovery, examination, and comparison of footwear and tire evidence.

Current members
  • Jason Bond
  • Jason Casper
  • Christine Craig
  • Kevin J Farrugia
  • Monika Garcia
  • Stephen Greene
  • Susan Gross
  • Jeff Jagmin
  • Monica Kupsco
  • Kenneth Martin
  • Frank Ragains
  • Lisa Ragaza
  • Karen Reczek
  • Michael Smith
  • Jacqueline Speir
  • James Streeter
  • Richard Tewes
  • Alice White
  • Alicia Wilcox

Forensic Document Examination Consensus Body

The Forensic Document Examination Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to the forensic analysis, comparison, and evaluation of documents.

Current members
  • Jannie Bester
  • Ted Burkes
  • Timothy Campbell
  • Khody Detwiler
  • Marie Durina
  • Roy Fenoff
  • Cami Fuglsby
  • Mark Goff
  • Lisa Hanson
  • Patrick Juola
  • Diane Kruger
  • Kevin P Kulbacki
  • F.L."Jim" Lee, Jr.
  • Carl McClary
  • Allyce McWhorter
  • Ken Melson
  • Vickie Mercier
  • Mara Merlino
  • Sandra Miller Raudabaugh
  • Kathleen Nicolaides
  • Mylene A Signori
  • Andrew Sulner
  • David Tobin
  • Rigo Vargas
  • Thomas Vastrick
  • Kesha T White
  • Vickie Willard
  • David Zweig

Friction Ridge Consensus Body

The Friction Ridge Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to the forensic examination of friction ridge detail from the hands and feet.

Current members
  • Steven Brock
  • Simon Cole
  • Heidi Eldridge
  • Melissa Gische
  • Samantha Heise
  • Mandi Hornickel
  • Cindy Hull
  • Steven Johnson
  • Aldo Mattei
  • J. Christopher McKee
  • Elizabeth Molina
  • Kenneth Moses
  • Peter Peterson
  • Alison Rees
  • John Splain
  • David Stoney
  • Henry Swofford
  • Michele Triplett
  • Raymond Valerio
  • Amy Watroba

Mass Fatality Management and Disaster Victim Identification (MFM-DVI)

The Mass Fatality Management and Disaster Victim Identification (MFM-DVI) Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to fatality management of a mass fatality incident that involves the scientific identification of human remains.

Current members
  • Gary Berman
  • Tracey Bloomfield-McTavish
  • Jason Byrd
  • Giancarlo Di Vella
  • Taylor Dickerson III
  • Anthony Falsetti
  • Cynthia Gavin
  • Bryan Johnson
  • Richard Marx
  • Raymond Miller
  • Daniel Morgan
  • Paul Stein
  • Diane Stephens
  • Victor Weedn, MD, JD
  • John A Williams
  • Tiffany Williams
  • Sara Zapico

Medicolegal Death Investigation Consensus Body

The Medicolegal Death Investigation Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to sudden, unnatural, unexplained or suspicious deaths, including homicides, suicides, unintentional fatal injuries, drug-related deaths and other deaths that are sudden or unexpected; determination of the cause and manner of death.

Current members
  • Jenny Cheung
  • Steven Clark
  • George Cronin
  • Stacy Drake
  • Keith Findley
  • Michael Freeman
  • John Fudenberg
  • Jeff Gilleran
  • Lurena Huffman
  • Charles Hunter
  • Karen Kelly
  • Kelly Keyes
  • Allison Lewis
  • Philip Miller
  • Lara Newell
  • Kelly Nicholson
  • Elizabeth Ortiz
  • Dotti Owens
  • John Philipsborn
  • Mary Ann Sens
  • Tabitha Viner

Toxicology Consensus Body

The Toxicology Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to the analysis of biological samples for alcohol, drugs, or poisons, and the interpretation of these results.

Current members
  • Wendy Adams
  • Randall Beaty
  • Nita Boltz
  • Sabra Botch-Jones
  • Fiona Couper
  • David Eagerton
  • Kenneth E Ferslew
  • Michele Glinn
  • Matthew Juhascik
  • Melissa Kennedy
  • Sean Kocur
  • Elzbieta (Ella) Kubicz
  • Marc LeBeau
  • Rachel Lieberman
  • Jennifer Limoges
  • Matthew Myers
  • Adam Negrusz
  • Darcy Richardson
  • Robert Sears
  • Brian Shaffer
  • Jennifer Sommers
  • Michael Stypa
  • Jeff Walterscheid
  • Dustin Yeatman

Wildlife Forensics Consensus Body

The Wildlife Forensics Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to taxonomic identification, individualization, and geographic origin of non-human biological evidence based on morphological and genetic analyses.

Current members
  • Jason Brooks
  • Mary Burnham Curtis
  • Jason Byrd
  • Kimberly Frazier
  • Adrienne Kelley
  • Sandra Koch
  • Stephan Krejci
  • Beverly McEwen
  • Katherine (Kathy) Moore
  • Megan Stolen
  • Susan Underkoffler