IAAP Committees

The board has created the following committees, which are made up of professionals who are also committed to the success of IAAP.


Audit and Finance Committee

Provide oversight to the budget to ensure sound financial practices.

  • Provide review and oversight to the financial reports, investments and records to ensure the organization’s continued viability
  • Provide guidance to the preparation of an annual budget
  • Provide guidance to the preparation and review of an audit
  • Recommend an audit firm to the board every 5 years
  • Audit and Finance Committee:
    • Jay Cardinali (Chair)
    • Drew LaHart
    • Mark McCusker
    • Mary Jean Smith

IAAP Access Marketing Committee

Provide oversight and support for marketing efforts for the IAAP Event.

  • Work with the IAAP Staff team to establish a marketing calendar
  • Assist with recruitment efforts for vendors and attendees
  • Partner with the staff team to identify areas to market and promote the event

IAAP Access Program Planning Committee

Determine the educational content of the IAAP Access Event based upon member/attendee needs and industry technologies and trends.

  • Utilize past conference evaluations and call for abstract submissions to identify conference sessions that meet attendee needs Work with the IAAP Staff Team to schedule the educational program for the event
  • Provide onsite support as session Moderators

Membership Committee

Develop strategy for new and continued membership involvement.
  • Recruitment of new members and retention of current members
  • Student outreach
  • Strategize new member engagement
  • Membership Committee: membercomm@accessibilityassociation.org
    • Mary Smith (Chair)
    • Ty D’Amore
    • Pina D’Intino
    • Sandy Hinebrink
    • Nigel Lewis
    • Rob Sinclair
    • Daniel Sullivan
    • Jeanine Lineback
    • Shawn Warren
    • Melanie Woodson

Certification Committee

Develop certification exam content and logistics for IAAP's certification program.

  • Participate in item-writing for exam development
  • Governing body of the certification program
  • Assure comprehensive level of knowledge through certification in the accessibility profession
  • Responsible for establishing the policies and procedures that guide the professional certification program
  • Certification Committee:
    • Paul Bohman (Chair)
    • Katie Haritos Shea
    • Allen Hoffman
    • Jay Cardinali
    • Ken Nakata
    • Valorie Sundby
    • Nigel Lewis
    • David MacDonald
    • Cristopher Broyles
    • Christian Vinten-Johansen
    • Kevin Prince
    • JoAnne Juett
    • Susan Hewitt
    • Beth Crutchfield 

Nominations Committee

Determine slate of candidates for IAAP Board of Directors annual election.

  • Review applications for IAAP's Board of Directors
  • Interview candidates for Board of Directors
  • Vet candidates for Board of Directors slate

Individual Professional Development Committee

Develop and implement professional development framework for individuals working in accessibility.

  • Determine educational content for IAAP's webinar program
  • Discuss core competencies currently being developed across specific domains
  • Individual Professional Development Committee: ipdc@accessibilityassociation.org 
    • Kathy Wahlbin (Chair)
    • Aaron Bangor
    • Alastair Campbell
    • Jay Cardinali
    • Pina D’Intino
    • Jon Gunderson
    • Katie Haritos-Shea
    • Matt May
    • Chris O’Brien
    • Rich Schwerdtfeger

Organizational Development Committee

Develop resources and programs for organizations, corporations, and government entities to grow accessibility strategy.

  • Share best practices and discuss business case for accessibility
  • Gather, create, and vet documents to curate a resource library housed on IAAP's website
  • Organizational Development Committee: odc@accessibilityassociation.org
    • Pina D’Intino (chair)
    • Rob Barrett
    • Curt Holst
    • Elianna James
    • Chris O’Brien
    • Rob Sinclair
    • Paul Smyth 

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