Membership Committee


The Membership Committee has responsibility for the following membership areas in the FDP:

  • Receiving, evaluating and recommending requests for additional affiliate membership
  • Encouraging increased federal participation and membership
  • Facilitating the transition process for new FDP phases
  • Updating and overseeing Executive Committee nomination/election procedures
  • Supporting Emerging Research Institution (ERI) full participation in FDP activities
  • Monitoring attendance and participation
  • Assuring vendor participation complies with FDP policy

Current Activities & Initiatives

  • On-Site Meeting Registration
  • Member Onboarding
  • Member Information Compilation/Database Update

Recent Accomplishments

  • Creation of Federal Engagement Initiatives
  • Creation of Onboarding Materials/webinars

Membership Committee Chairs

Jeanne Hermann-Petrin, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 Subcommittees and Working Groups

Federal engagement is essential to achieve the FDP mission. Enhancing engagement with current federal reps and illuminating potential new partners is key to achieving that aim. To that end, developing coordinated, strategic guidance and processes will ensure a focused and organizationally mature effort.

Phase 1 Goals (Complete)

  • Develop guidance to identify appropriate and effective engagement for individuals within an agency 
  • Develop guidance for strategic federal recruitment
  • Develop process to on-board federal participants

Phase 2 Goals

  • Create and implement a liaison program
  • Invite new agencies to engage with the FDP
  • Provide materials and guidance for the federal agency updates


  • Jim Luther, Yale University
  • Maria Koszalka, Federal Demonstration Partnership
  • Lisa Nicholls, University of Michigan

Committee Resources & Tools

FDP Meeting Session Slides & Meeting Summaries

All meeting presentations and summaries can be located at the Meetings & Listening Sessions webpage.

Contact Information

Please contact the Membership Committee at with any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns.