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President-elect - Election 2015

President-elect



The SWAFS Board of Directors are elected annually and serve for the following terms:

Board of Directors (2 years)
Treasurer (2 years)
Secretary (2 years)
President-elect (1)
President (1)
Chairperson of the Board (1)

Persons elected as President-Elect, in essence serve a three year term because they automatically transition from President-Elect to President, and then from President to Chairperson of the Board.



SWAFS committees are appointed annually by the President.


 


Secretary Photo
 
Kay McClain
 
Drug Chemistry Manager

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Houston, Texas

Kay McClain is the Drug Chemistry Manager in the Drug Chemistry Laboratory at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston, Texas. She has been employed with the HCIFS since 2001. Kay worked in the Toxicology department for 1 year and then she transferred to the Drug Chemistry Laboratory where she has been for the past 13 years. Kay received a Bachelor of Science from Sam Houston State University in 1996. She is certified as a Fellow in Drug Analysis with the American Board of Criminalistics. Kay has been a member of SWAFS since 2005 and serves as the current Secretary of SWAFS.

My name is Kay McClain and I am running for President-Elect of SWAFS. I have served as Secretary of SWAFS for the past 5 years. This has given me the opportunity to learn the By-Laws and responsibilities of each committee. I would like to see members get more involved. I would like to educate the members on the responsibilities of each committee and how they could be involved. Also, I would like to see the committee members be more involved. I have enjoyed working with the other board members to make sure our members are recognized for all that they do to contribute to our organization. As a 14 year forensic chemist and a member of SWAFS since 2005, it would be an honor to serve you again and the organization. Please take the opportunity to cast your vote and include me on your ballot.