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Below are the description of the currently active AAFS Standards Board Consensus Bodies.

Anthropology Consensus Body
The Anthropology Consensus Body will focus on standards and guidelines related to application of anthropological methods and theory, particularly those relating to the recovery and analysis of human remains.
Current Members:  Nicholas Passalacqua (Chair), Bradley Adams, Bridget Algee-Hewitt, William Belcher, Matteo Borrini, Donna Boyd, Steven Byers, Angel DesMarais, Laurel Farrell, Michael Finnegan, Julie Fleischman, Diane L France, Timothy Gocha, Kristen Hartnett-McCann, Cris Hughes, Mark Ingraham, Carolyn Isaac, Diana Messer, Marin Pilloud, Sarah Richer, Ann Ross, Maureen Schaefer, Sean Tallman, Allysha Winburn, Carlos Zambrano.

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Consensus Body
The Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to the scientific detection and analysis of bloodstain patterns present at crime scenes and on associated evidence.
Current Members: Jeff Gurvis (Chair), Peter deForest, Alison Gingras, Rebecca Hooks, James R “Jim" Huggins, Paul Kish, Holly Latham, Kenneth F Martin, John Paolucci, Jennifer Preisig, Casson Reynolds, Ralph Ristenbatt III, Donald R Schuessler, Jason Simser, Karen Smith, Peter Valentin, Amy Watroba, Toby Wolson.

Disaster Victim Identification Consensus Body
The Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to fatality management of a mass fatality incident that involves the scientific identification of human remains.
Current Members: John A Williams (Chair), Kenneth W Aschheim, Gary Berman, Jason Byrd, Giancarlo Di Vella, Taylor Dickerson III, Anthony Falsetti, Cynthia Gavin, Bryan Johnson, John Kenney, Jason Kolowski, Elias Kontanis, Richard Marx, Catherine Miller, Raymond Miller, Marzena Mulawka, Megan Quinn, Paul Stein, Diane Stephens, Suzanne Utley, Victor Weedn, MD, JD, Jason Wiersema, Tiffany Williams.

DNA Consensus Body
The DNA Consensus Body focuses upon the standards and guidelines related to the use of DNA in legal proceedings. It includes the development of pedigree charts as well as sample collection, preparation, analyses, and interpretation of DNA.
Current Members: Kris Cano (Chair), Bicka Barlow, Howard Baum, Kareem Belt, Ryan Buchanan, John Butler, James Curran, Tracey Dawson Cruz, Marsha Deitz (Garcia), Julie Demarest, Seth A Faith, Julie French, Jessica Goldthwaite, Brian Higgins, Rebekah Kay, Amy Lee, Steven Lee, Kimberly Murga, Robyn Ragsdale, Melissa Schwandt, Melisa Staples, Jane Taupin, Charlotte J Word, Ph.D., Timothy Zolandz, Candy Zuleger.

Dogs and Sensors Consensus Body
Dogs and Sensors Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to performance of deployed dog/handler teams and optimization of their combination with electronic detection devices.
Current Members: Kenneth Furton (Chair), Joelle Alcaidinho, Tawni Crippen, Mark Ertler, Robin Greubel, Deana Hudgins, David Kontny, Mark Lancaster, William MacCrehan, Paul Martin, Cynthia Otto, Sara Suzanne Perry, Paola Prada, Katylynn Sloan, Matthew Staymates, Erica Vieira, Patti Williams.

Firearms and Toolmarks Consensus Body
The Firearms and Toolmarks Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to the examination of firearm and toolmark evidence. This includes the comparison of microscopic toolmarks on bullets, cartridge cases, and other ammunition components and may also include firearm function testing, serial number restoration, muzzle-to-object distance determination, tools, and toolmarks.
Current Members: Jennifer Floyd (Co-Chair), Robert Sanger (Co-Chair), Aaron Brudenell, Joseph Cassilly, Heather Dover, Jill Dupre, Cole Goater, Adam Grooms, Chris Gunsolley, Richard Gutierrez, Richard Hitchcox, Serge Labrecque, Gregory Laskowski, Nat Pearlson, Nicholas Petraco, Kate Philpott, Srinivasan Rathinam, Douglas Scott, Ronald Scott, Eliot Springer, Richard Vickers, John Wang, Kent Weber.

Footwear and Tire Consensus Body
The Footwear and Tire Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to the detection, documentation, recovery, examination, and comparison of footwear and tire evidence.
Current Members: Stephen Greene (Chair), Jason Bond, Kevin J Farrugia, Susan Gross, Dwane Hilderbrand, Jeff Jagmin, Monica Kupsco, Nadav Levin, Michael Smith, Christine Snyder, Jacqueline Speir, James Streeter, Alicia Wilcox.

Forensic Document Examination Consensus Body
The Forensic Document Examination Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to the forensic analysis, comparison, and evaluation of documents.
Current Members: Sandra Miller Raudabaugh (Chair), Jannie Bester, Ted Burkes, Timothy Campbell, Khody Detwiler, Marie Durina, Roy Fenoff, Mark Goff, Derek L Hammond, Lisa Hanson, Patrick Juola, Diane Kruger, Kevin P Kulbacki, F.L."Jim" Lee, Jr., Carl McClary, Michelle Novotny, Jan Seaman Kelly, Mylene A Signori, Janis Tweedy, Peter Tytell, Rigo Vargas, Thomas Vastrick, Kesha T White, Vickie Willard.

Friction Ridge Consensus Body
The Friction Ridge Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to the forensic examination of friction ridge detail from the hands and feet.
Current Members: John Splain (Chair), Meghan Blackburn, Steven Brock, Simon Cole, Heidi Eldridge, Robert Epstein, Michael French, Melissa Gische, Mandi Hornickel, Cindy Hull, Aldo Mattei, Brendan Max, Marzena Mulawka, Lisa O’Daniel, Sarah Olson, Peter Peterson, Stephanie Potter, Alison Rees, William H Schade, Matthew Schwarz, James Snaidauf, Henry Swofford, Michele Triplett, Alice White, Lisa M Zinn.

Medicolegal Death Investigation Consensus Body
The Medicolegal Death Investigation Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to sudden, unnatural, unexplained or suspicious deaths, including homicides, suicides, unintentional fatal injuries, drug-related deaths and other deaths that are sudden or unexpected, including determination of the cause and manner of death.
Current Members: Mary Ann Sens (Chair), Andrew M Baker, Ryan Brokaw, Steven Clark, Tracey Corey, George Cronin, Stacy Drake, Laurel Farrell, Keith Findley, Michael Freeman, Michael Graham, Amy C Gruszecki, Mary Beth Hauptle, Lurena Huffman, Kelly Keyes, Kimberley Molina, Daniel Morgan, Dotti Owens, Paul Parker, John Philipsborn, James K Poorman, Mary Ann Sens (Chair), Ronald Thrasher, Vincent Tranchida, Tabitha Viner, Dwayne Wolf .

Toxicology Consensus Body
The Toxicology Subcommittee will focus on standards and guidelines related to the analysis of biological samples for alcohol, drugs, or poisons, and the interpretation of these results.
Current Members: Marc LeBeau (Chair), Wendy Adams, Randall Beaty, Sabra Botch-Jones, Dennis Canfield, Fiona Couper, David Eagerton, Kenneth E Ferslew, Dean Fritch, Shannon George, Michele Glinn, Tom Gluodonis, Matthew Juhascik, Melissa Kennedy, Sean Kocur, Adam Negrusz, Darcy Richardson, Douglas Rohde, Robert Sears, Brian Shaffer, Michael Stypa, Frank Wallace, Jeff Walterscheid, Ruth Winecker, Dustin Yeatman.

Wildlife Forensics Consensus Body
The Wildlife Forensics Consensus Body focuses on standards and guidelines related to taxonomic identification, individualization, and geographic origin of non-human biological evidence based on morphological and genetic analyses.
Current Members: Jason Byrd (Chair), Jason Brooks, Adrienne Brundage, Mary Burnham Curtis, Seth A Faith, Kimberly Frazier, irah leonetti, Beverly McEwen, R Christopher O’Brien, Lauren Schumacher, Silvana Tridico, Susan Underkoffler, Patti Williams.