Please contact respective chairs or board liaisons to join that committee using their contact info below.
Accreditation: Chair: Pam Sullivan. Board Liaison: Kate Newkirk. Purpose: To oversee the inspector accreditation program including to review, adjudicate and propose policy and criteria used to accredit inspectors. To formulate accreditation standards and procedures.
Ethics: Chair: Allen Benjamin. Board Liaison: Janine Gibson. Criteria for membership is past board or alternate service. Purpose: To deal with complaints received by the IOIA office based on the Codes of Ethics and Conduct.
Finance: Chair/Board Liaison: Allan Benjamin. Purpose: Advise board on fiscal matters, combined with fundraising committee.
Nominations: Chair: Eric Feutz. Board Liaison: Beth Dominick. Purpose: Prepare annual ballot for Board of Directors.
Policy Comment Committee: Acting Chair: Rachel Cherry Myers, 716.472.4331. Board Liaison: T Layhew. Purpose: Use IOIA Comment Policy and Decision Tree to determine whether IOIA will submit comments on local, state, national or international issues in the organic industry that would impact inspectors and/or the inspection process; or issues outside of the organic industry which impact independent contractors. Draft and/or review comments as needed.