Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
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Treasurer - Election 2013

Treasurer

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Sharla McCloskey
 


Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab
 

I received my B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Wayland Baptist University in 2004, followed by a M.S. in Forensic Science from Sam Houston State University in 2007. I have been employed with the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab System since 2007. I started out in the Tyler Regional Crime Lab and have been working in the Corpus Christi Regional Crime Lab since December of 2010. I am qualified in blood alcohol determination and controlled substance analysis, which includes clandestine laboratory investigations. I have been a SWAFS member since 2009. I have served on the Journal Committee in 2010 and 2011, and am currently serving on the Audit Committee. I am also a member of the Clandestine Laboratory Investigating Chemists (CLIC). I look forward to the opportunity, if elected, to serve the SWAFS membership as Treasurer.

 
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Donna Williams [Elected] 
 
Forensic Chemist

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry of Forensic Science from Sam Houston State University in May 2005. Following graduation, I was employed for a year with the Jefferson County Regional Crime Laboratory as a Forensic Analyst in the Controlled Substances section. I have been with the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences as a Forensic Chemist in the Drug Chemistry Laboratory since January 2007. I have been a Fellow in Drug Analysis with the American Board of Criminalistics since 2010. I currently serve on the Case Management Team in our lab to ensure the proper flow of cases, low backlog and low turnaround time of cases submitted for drug analysis. I am also responsible for compiling all statistics associated with our section.

I served as the Registration Chair and Treasurer when the IFS hosted the annual SWAFS conference in 2011. During that time, I was able to create electronic forms to track registration and monetary flow through a ledger format. This forms were passed down to the 2012 conference due to accuracy and the ease they provided to conference organizers. I feel as if I am competent and organized enough to help SWAFS move forward in this digital age. I would love the opportunity to expand on the exceptional work Mr. Valdez has done over the last several years as our Treasurer.