Membership Affairs Committee


Shelby Melton Shelby Melton, MD,  (Chair)
VA North Texas Health Care System

The AMP Membership Affairs Committee (MAC) provides recommendations to Board and assistance to other committees regarding matters of membership and professional development. The committee plays an important role in helping AMP respond to the needs of its members and in facilitating the development of leaders in the field of molecular pathology.

Ongoing Responsibilities Include:

  • Assesses and makes recommendations that will enhance the professional development of AMP members and the benefits of AMP membership
  • Provides regular and timely notification to members about opportunities for special projects within or outside of standing committees and subdivisions
  • Facilitates leadership development for AMP through various initiatives such as the ad hoc and junior member volunteer process
  • Receives requests from Chairs or Board for ad hoc members to work on projects and manages the volunteer application process
  • Surveys member volunteers annually regarding their volunteer service experiences
  • Surveys the membership periodically regarding how well their membership in AMP is meeting their needs and how well AMP is serving the needs of the profession
  • Conducts a member recruitment and retention program


Committee Members - 2022 - 2023

If you are interested in serving on the Membership Affairs Committee, please see the various roles available and the responsibilities of each role by clicking here.

Shelby Melton, MD
VA North Texas Health Care System


Kevin Fisher, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Lisa M. Haley, MS

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Jin-Yeong Han, MD, PhD
Dong-a University College of Medicine

Ying Wang, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Jennifer Morrissette, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Irene Newsham, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Nikoletta Sidiropoulos, MD
University of Vermont Medical Center

Jessica Thomas, MD, PhD
Houston Methodist Hospital

Shi Yang, MD
Boston University School of Medicine

Talent Theparee, MD
NorthShore University HealthSystem

Lisa Lansdon, PhD
Children's Mercy Kansas City

Bijal Parikh, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine

Tejus Bale, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Junior Members

Eitan Halper-Stromberg, MD
Johns Hopkins University


Rami Mahfouz (IAC Liaison)
American University of Beirut Medical Center

Yang Cao, PhD (T&E Liaison)
Washington University School of Medicine


Ex Officio Committee Members

Daniel E. Sabath, MD, PhD
University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Executive Director
Mary Steele Williams, MNA, MT(ASCP)SM



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