2023-2024 Board of Directors & Committees

President – Curt Gomulinski (Tau Beta Pi)
Vice President – Lara Noah (Alpha Chi)
Secretary –  Burrell Montz (Gamma Theta Upsilon)
Terry Howard (Alpha Iota Delta)
Kevin Howell (Epsilon Pi Tau)

Beverly Horvit (Kappa Tau Alpha)
Maureen Scott (Beta Kappa Chi)

National Office
2840 West Bay Dr #141
Belleair Bluffs, FL 33785
Office: (727) 940-2658 x 2005
[email protected]
Executive Director - Ginger Phillips
[email protected]

ACHS Committees and their Functions


Beverly Horvit (Chair)
Christina Allrich
Olga Amarie
Melinda DelMastro
Dennis McSeveney
Greg Ulferts

The Bylaws Committee shall study issues referred to it by the Council or the Board of Directors and amendments submitted by individual members or committees and prepare appropriate amendments for consideration by the Board of Directors and the Council.

Conference Program

Lara Noah (Chair)
Loria Brown Gordon
Kirsten Fox
Suh Chen Hsiao
Steve Loflin
Melissa Martin
Jessica Murphy
Farhang Niroomand
Kim Switzer

The Program Committee shall prepare the Annual Conference agenda and program in consultation with and with the approval of the Board of Directors.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Trish Maxwell (Chair)
Vinnie Birkenmeyer
Jay Gabbard
Beverly Horvit
Terry Howard
Christi Luks
Melinda Messineo
Katrese Phelps
Suzanne Rupp

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee seeks to improve the understanding and consideration of diversity for ACHS leadership, committees, and member societies; encourage the recruitment of a wide diversity of honor societies; create educational opportunities for member society leaders; and develop best practices for honor societies.

Eligibility and Admissions

Brad Conrad (Chair)
Clara Dwyer
Tricia Gomulinski
Adriana Jansen
Christi Luks
Orlando Madrigal
Holly Roseski

The Committee on Eligibility and Admissions shall correspond with organizations in order to determine their interest in affiliation with the Association and shall assist in the development of petitions for membership. It shall review objectives, governance, and activities of student organizations to determine the eligibility of such societies for admission into the Association and shall make recommendations to the Board of Directors and the Council.

Eligibility Appeals

Curt Gomulinski (Chair)
Paul Bagget
Brad Conrad
Lara Noah
The Eligibility Appeals Committee shall develop processes and procedures for member societies to use when requesting approval to use a grade point lower than that specified in the Bylaws, collaborate with the national office staff to develop any required electronic resources and forms, disseminate information to member societies, receive and review requests to use a lower grade points, and recommend action on requests to the Board.

Foundations for Honor Society Leaders

Eileen Merberg (Chair)
Kate Gaertner
Curt Gomulinski
Jane Hamblin
Martha Zlokovich

The Foundations for Honor Society Leaders Committee shall determine the feasibility of offering optional board member and Executive Director/CEO training prior to the 2024 ACHS conference, develop a program of training to offer, identify instructors for the training, determine a cost of the training, collaborate with the Conference Program Committee, and report back to the Board at regular intervals.


Lara Noah (Chair)
Vinnie Birkenmeyer
Melissa Martin
Holly Moorhead

The Management Committee shall identify the key needs and requirements ACHS needs from an Association Management Company (AMC), develop an Request for Proposal (RFP) for association management services for review and approval by the Board, distribute the RFP to potential AMCs, assist the board in reviewing proposals, and recommend two to three finalists for the board to consider.


Kimberly Switzer (Chair)
Holly Moorhead
Farhang Niroomand
Tanya Schwarz
Bethany Titus
The Nominating Committee of five members shall be elected by the Council, two in even years and three in odd years. Candidates for the Nominating Committee shall reflect the diversity of the membership. It shall be the responsibility of this Committee to nominate candidates for directors and for the Nominating Committee to be filled at the Council Meeting. The Committee chair shall be elected annually by the Committee from among the five members. A member of the Nominating Committee may not be nominated for any vacancy without resigning as a member of the Nominating Committee. Before the election, additional nominations from the floor shall be permitted.

Public Information

Katie Holmes (Chair)
Kirsten Fox
Marianne Fallon
Steve Loflin
Maureen Scott

The Public Information Committee shall brand and publicize the Association and its Annual Conference. The primary goals of the committee are: to create and maintain brand consistency; to promote the value of ACHS membership to other organizations and the public; to help keep the website updated and relevant; to assist member societies with social media and marketing of the benefits of ACHS membership to their members; and to improve communication between member societies.

Standards and Definitions

Eileen Merberg (Chair)
Donna Cherry
Jane Hamblin
Lara Noah
Cindy Stanfield
Lisa Stewart
The Committee on Standards and Definitions shall study issues related to standards and definitions of honor societies and recommend principles to guide the Council in its work, and shall examine compliance of constitutions and/or bylaws of member societies with respect to Association standards and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and the Council.