The CSTE Executive Board includes three Standing Committees comprised of both Executive Board representatives and active CSTE members. More information on the history of CSTE standing committees. Click each box below for a standing committee description.
Finance and Audit Committee

Finance and Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit (F&A) Standing Committee oversees the financial activities of CSTE, including engaging an independent, certified public accounting firm and ensures that internal controls are in place to protect assets. Membership of the F&A Committee is comprised of at least three Executive Board members and an independent consultant.

 

Chair: Kathryn Turner, PhD, MPH; CSTE Secretary-Treasurer; Deputy State Epidemiologist and Chief, Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention, Idaho

Program and Policy (P&P) Committee

Program and Policy (P&P) Committee

The Program and Policy (P&P) Committee oversees and advises on the various programmatic and policy development activities of the organization. The P&P Committee ensures coordination and communication across P&P Steering, Ad Hoc, and Subcommittees and adjudicates priority and emerging issues of importance to the Executive Board in a timely manner. The P&P Committee also guides CSTE consensus development processes, including position statements, briefs, letters, public comments, etc. The P&P Committee, in coordination with the Executive Board, establishes and/or abolishes Steering, Ad Hoc, and Subcommittees. Membership consists of 3-5 Executive Board members, Steering Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs, and Ad Hoc Committee Chairs. All P&P Committee members are active CSTE members, working at a state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) health agency with current membership status. In September 2022, the CSTE Executive Board approved a revised interim Steering Committee Structure, which includes six Steering Committees and many Subcommittees. The P&P Committee may add additional Steering Committees to support other priority programmatic areas in the future.

The following subcommittees – Health Equity, Tribal Epi, Public Health Law, Border and International Health, and Public Health Emergency Preparedness – are not yet assigned to a Steering Committee and during this interim phase, will report directly to the P&P Chair. Once leadership for the P&P Committee is in place in early 2023, the Committee will address how best to incorporate these subcommittees into the new structure.

Chair: Sherri Davidson, PhD, MPH; EB Member-at-Large; State Epidemiologist, Alabama

Governance and Nominating Committee

Governance and Nominating Committee

The Governance and Nominating (G&N) Standing Committee ensures compliance with CSTE’s Articles of Incorporation and CSTE Bylaws. This committee recruits and presents candidates for election or replacement to the Executive Board. Membership of G&N Committee is comprised of at least four Executive Board members and active members. The Governance and Nominating Committee shall have a nominating subcommittee comprising two Executive Board members from the Governance and Nominating Committee and four non-Executive Board members selected from the active members.

Chair: Sarah Lyon-Callo, MA, MS, PhD; CSTE President-Elect; State Epidemiologist, Michigan

Under the P&P Standing Committee, the bylaws support the formation of Ad Hoc Committees, which include Steering Committees. Subcommittees are formed under each Steering Committee. The image below highlights how CSTE’s standing committees will function in the updated governance structure.