Member Relations Committee
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The Member Relations Advisory Committee creates opportunities for a diverse global membership to participate in sharing ideas and innovations in biobanking while providing guidance in recruitment, retention, and engagement activities highlighting the benefits of ISBER membership. 

Committee Achievements:

Conducted a membership campaign that resulted in an increase in membership in 2017 of 5% over 2016
Successfully improved society outreach, resulting in ISBER membership from five new countries: Columbia, Uganda, Philippines, Ukraine, and Iran
Developed a vendor survey

Committee Goals:

Increase global membership from diverse sectors through the creation of a promotional video highlighting the benefits of ISBER membership and targeted recruitment campaigns
Identify potential partnerships and membership with organizations in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia


Committee Membership

Committee Chair                       

Shonali Paul, MBA

Wilmington, United States

Committee Members
Piper Mullins
Smithsonian Institution
United States
Xuexun Zhou

Judith Giri
Independent Consultant
United States

Marianne Henderson
National Cancer Institute
United States

Benjamin Otto
Eppendorf AG

Avashoni Zwane
Agricultural Research Council
South Africa
Judita Kinkorova 
University Hospital Pilsen 
Czech Republic
Rosy Singh
St Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
United States

Rogers Kisuule
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS

Yunice Shao
China National Genebank