Public Policy Committee

OSA Public Policy Council

OSA Public Policy Council members at the 2019 OSA Spring Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C.


The OSA Public Policy Council focuses its efforts on promoting the importance of basic research and federal R&D funding and raising awareness of optics and photonics among key Congressional offices. Following are the Council's current responsibilities:

  • Oversee OSA's public policy program, including member education, congressional/agency relationships and coalition building
  • Oversee OSA's efforts to educate the public on science and technology policy issues
  • Advise the OSA Board of Directors on public policy positions
  • Advise the OSA Board of Directors on legislative, regulatory and funding areas warranting OSA attention
  • Oversee selection of OSA/MRS and Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellows

OSA 2020 Public Policy Council

Name

 

Carlos López-Mariscal, Chair
Underwater Photonics

 

Marco Arrigoni
Coherent, Inc.

 

Mirvat Abdelhaq
Deloitte Consulting

 

Amy Eskilson
Inrad Optics

 

Gerald Fraser
National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

Gerd Leuchs
Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts

 

Shermineh Rostami Fairchild

University of Central Florida, CREOL

 

Michelle Stock
TOPTICA

 

Donna Strickland

University of Waterloo

 

Diane Wong
Spectra-Physics

 

 

 

OSA Staff Liaisons

  • Elizabeth Rogan, Chief Executive Officer
    Phone: +1 202.416.1467
    oed@osa.org
  • David Lang, Senior Director of Government Relations
    Phone: +1 202.416.1499
  • dlang@osa.org

  • Brandy Dillingham Government Relations Manager
  • Phone: +1 202.416.1409
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