Committees

If you are a TSID member and are interested in serving on a committee, contact the TSID President at president@tsid.org. Below are standing committees

Standing Committees

Conference Committee (conferencechair@tsid.org)

Led by Toni Padilla, Mari Rivera, Jaime Lugo

This committee, which may have sub-committees as appointed by the chairperson, shall oversee Conference activities, shall recommend a slate of Presenters and draft a budget for Conference for approval by the TSID Board, and shall submit an Annual Conference final report.

Communications Committee (communicationschair@tsid.org)

Led by LaToria Tinsley

This committee, under the direction of the chairperson, shall oversee organizational communications, including, but not limited to, publications, TSID website, TSID electronic mail list, and other means of disseminating information about TSID.

Forums Committee (forumschair@tsid.org)

Vacant

This committee, under the direction of the chairperson, shall establish and monitor forums for the exchange of ideas, opinions and information concerning interpreting, submit recommendations to the TSID Board related to concerns of the membership, and draft position papers for submission to TSID membership as appropriate. Committee members shall serve as liaisons to Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Legislative Committee (legislativechair@tsid.org)

Led by Mark Seeger

This committee, under the direction of the chairperson, serves as a resource for the membership on legislative issues. The committee shall communicate legislative issues regarding the interpreting profession to the membership and shall convey the wishes of the membership to state legislative representatives and/or their aides.

Mentorship Committee (mentorshipchair@tsid.org)

Led by Barbara Johnson

https://www.tsid.org/mentoring-program/

This committee, which may have sub-committees as appointed by the Chair, shall oversee the Fran Herington-Borre Mentorship Program, draft a budget and policies for the program for approval by the TSID Board, and shall submit an annual report. This committee is charged with providing mentoring opportunities for the membership of TSID through the Fran Herrington-Borre Mentorship Program, including selection of mentors, mentees, venues and methods.

Scholarship and Awards Committee (scholarshipschair@tsid.org)

Led by Peggy Cobb

This committee, under the direction of the chairperson, shall be responsible for:

promoting scholarships and awards, establishing scholarship and award criteria, processing and granting scholarships and awards, and coordinating recognition activities.

Annual Nominations Committee (nominationschair@tsid.org)

Led by Cody Francisco, Austin Bily, Shawn Whitney

This committee shall be composed of five (5) persons, at least one of whom shall be a past President. The Chairperson and members of the committee shall be elected by the membership of TSID at the Annual Meeting. The Nominations Committee shall submit nominations for elective positions for the next year. Names may also be placed in nomination from the floor at the Annual Conference.

Audit Committee (auditchair@tsid.org)

Led by Don England

This committee shall be composed of three (3) persons, none of whom shall be current officers of TSID. The Chairperson and members of this committee shall be elected by the membership of TSID at the Annual Meeting. This committee will perform an audit of the financial records of TSID for the previous fiscal year.

Motions and Resolutions Committee (motionschair@tsid.org)

Led by Whitney Gissell

This committee shall be chaired by the President-elect and shall meet at the Annual Conference. Any voting member of TSID who wishes to attend the meeting(s) may serve on this committee. This committee will receive motions and resolutions for the Annual Meeting from the TSID Board, Local Chapters, Special Interest Groups, and individual members, and shall ensure that motions are in the proper format for presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Trust Funds Trustees (trustfundchair@tsid.org)

Led by Rob Granberry, Amber Farrelly, Angela Franklin, Kristina Rodriguez

https://www.tsid.org/scholarship-awards/

The Trustees shall be charged with the responsibility and authority to:

Raise money to be added to Fund principles. Determine investment strategies. Establish and modify fund policies and procedures as required. Submit regular reports for each board meeting and an annual report to the membership.