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Get Involved: Consensus Council

What is CLSI's Consensus Council?

The Consensus Council serves as the consensus body for CLSI. It sets priorities for and manages CLSI standards development and identifies continual improvement opportunities for standards development-related processes. The Consensus Council also votes on Final Draft documents to confirm adherence to process requirements.

What positions are available?

What are my duties as a member of the Consensus Council?

Consensus Council members should have general knowledge of CLSI and the clinical laboratory field and be willing to learn the CLSI Standards Development Policies and Processes, to review and judge materials submitted by peers, and make decisions in alignment with Board-directed goals and objectives. Consensus Council members are expected to actively participate in Consensus Council activities, conference calls, and meetings.

How often does the committee meet?

Quarterly Committees Weeks provide opportunities for volunteers to meet and conduct CLSI business face-to-face. Typically, the Consensus Council meets each Committees Week, and periodically via Web conference. There is no attendance fee for Committees Week meetings, but registration is required.

Meeting dates and locations through the next two years can be found at

How can I become a volunteer?

Calls for Volunteers to fill vacancies on the Consensus Council are issued as needed. Complete your Volunteer Profile to ensure you are notified when the next Consensus Council vacancy is announced.

I’m interested! What are my next steps?

There are not any current volunteer opportunities for Consensus Council. Complete your Volunteer Profile to be notified directly of future volunteer opportunities.

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Who is currently on CLSI's Consensus Council?

Consensus Council

  • Anne Daley, MS, MT(ASCP)DLM, CMQ/OE(ASQ)CSBB / Member / ARUP Laboratories
  • Avis Danishefsky, PhD / Member / FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health
  • Collette Fitzgerald, PhD / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Mary Lou Gantzer, PhD, FACB / Vice-Chairholder
  • Loralie Langman, PhD, DABCC, FACB, F-ABFT / Member / Mayo Clinic
  • Michelle McLean, MS, MT(ASCP), BS / Member / Greiner Bio-One Inc.
  • Tania Motschman, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB / Member / Laboratory Corporation of America
  • M. Laura Parnas, PhD, DABCC / Member / Roche Diagnostics
  • James Petisce, PhD / Chairholder / BD Diagnostic Systems
  • Robert Rej, PhD / Member / New York State Department of Health
  • Matthew Wikler, MD, FIDSA, MBA / Member