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Quality Infrastructure Committee


The Quality Infrastructure Committee will assemble and update a Forensic Science Code of Practice, provide guidance on quality issues, and provide impact statements that inform agency management about how specific standards may affect laboratory operations. It will also work with outside standards development organizations and accrediting bodies as needed.

Quality Infrastructure Committee roles and responsibilities
July 16, 2014 -- NIST Names Members of Forensic Science Resource Committees

Committee Members

 members of the OSAC Quality Infrastructure Resource committee
 Norman, Okla., January 2015 – Members of the Quality Infrastructure Resource Committee and invited guests at their first Organization of Scientific Area Committees meeting. Credit: NIST

  • Karen Reczek, Program Manager, NIST Standards Coordination Office, Committee Chair
  • Karin Athanas, Program Manager, American Association For Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
  • Sally S. Aiken, Medical Examiner, Spokane County, Washington
  • Barbara E. Andree, Forensic Chemist, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Jason Bond, Quality Assurance Coordinator, Indiana State Police Laboratory Division
  • Kris Cano, Forensic Laboratory Manager, Scottsdale Police Department Crime Laboratory
  • Matthew Gamette, Laboratory System Director, Idaho State Police Forensic Services
  • Arlene Hall, Commander, Illinois State Police, Division of Forensic Services
  • Erin Henry, Criminalistics Administrator, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
  • Bruce Houlihan, Director, Orange County Crime Laboratory/Orange County Sheriff-Coroner
  • Alice R. Isenberg, Ph.D., Section Chief, FBI Laboratory
  • Christopher Krug, Quality Assurance Manager, Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory
  • Timothy Kupferschmid, Chief of Laboratories, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner
  • Frances E. Schrotter, Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, American National Standards Institute
  • Shannan Williams, Forensic Science Research Project Manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology