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Communications Committee

  • Maintains standards, provides guidelines, and assists as necessary with all our publications, including: the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, AIC News, annual meeting abstracts and postprints, and specialty group publications, the wiki, and the our website, and others. 
  • Develops “Best Practices” guidelines for print and on-line publications and submission of abstracts for our publications to AATA. 
  • Facilitates development of Specialty Group and Network web content as incorporated into or supplementing the our website. 
  • Assesses advances in publication technology to enhance the quality and availability of our publications and online resources. 
  • Revises and updates the Communications Committee’s webpage. 
  • Monitors and improves content, alliances, and strategic activities that facilitate outreach, including: Wikipedia articles that relate to our organization and conservation/restoration, Social Media platforms, resources for working with K-12 students and educators, alliances with allied organizations and their communications strategies. 
  • Assists in increasing the quality and number of publications in the field. 

Roster More Information

The Communications Committee replaced the Publications Committee as of February 1, 2020.

The current chair is Luisa Casella. *Login required to search committee rosters.

Sarah Reidell is the current AIC Board Liaison to the Communications Committee and subcommittees/working groups.


Conference Proceedings Subcommittee (incl. General Sessions Postprints team)

  • Jennifer Evers, chair
  • Dawn Mankowski
  • Jennifer Hauck
  • Erik Farrell
  • Emma Kimmel
  • Lisa Goldberg, AIC News editor
  • Bonnie Naugle, staff liaison

Website Subcommittee

  • Bruce Bumbarger, Chair
  • Josie Maldonado
  • Austin Anderson
  • Chloe Castro
  • Lisa Muccigrosso
  • Rachael Arenstein, e-Editor
  • Bonnie Naugle, staff liaison
  • Ryan Winfield, staff liaison

Education (K-12) Outreach Subcommittee

  • Beth Edelstein, chair
  • Ellen Chase
  • Magdalena Solano
  • Joanna Hurd
  • Jessamy Gloor
  • Katelin Lee, staff liaison

Outreach Subcommittee

  • Megan Narvey, Chair
  • Rebecca Rushfield
  • Ellen Chase
  • Katelin Lee, staff liaison
  • Bonnie Naugle, staff liaison

Publications Subcommittee

  • Rebecca Rushfield, Chair
  • Laura Gaylord Resch
  • Rachel Waters
  • Lisa Goldberg, AIC News editor
  • Julio del Hoyo-Meléndez, JAIC editor
  • Rachael Arenstein, e-Editor
  • Bonnie Naugle, staff liaison
  • Carmina Lamare-Bertrand, staff

Wiki Working Group

  • Rachael P. Arenstein
  • Jon W. Sweitzer-Lamme
  • Luisa Casella
  • Liatte Dotan
  • Jen Mikes
  • Teodora Raicu
  • Nancie Ravenel
  • Diane E. Knauf
  • Margalit Schindler
  • Catherine H. Stephens
  • Laura G. Resch
  • Michelle C. Smith
  • Bonnie Naugle, staff liaison