|Board Liaison:||Ralph Stadter|
The purpose of the genetics committee is to advise the board of directors in any matter relating to breeds, breeding, colors, deformities or any other matter in the field of genetics.
|Chair:||Heather E. Lorimer Ph.D.|
|Members:||Adriana Kajon. Ph.D.|
|Dr. Vikki Moran|
|Dr. Dragana Petkovic|
|Board Liaison:||Ellen Crockett|
Feline Welfare Committee
The main purpose of the feline welfare committee (FWC) is to deal with issues and complaints dealing with feline welfare. The FWC has other projects that the members are working on. We are working on a new breeder packet that will be available through the EO for new breeders. We will be starting a series of articles about the different aspects of feline welfare. these articles will possibly be published in the TICA trend or on the TICA website. All the FWC members are promoting the voluntary responsible breeder program/cattery of excellence program. The FWC committee is also working with TICA's rescue committee on several educational items.
|Board Liaison:||Susan Adler|
Household Pet Committee
The primary goal of the household pet committee is to facilitate and advance TICA's outreach to - and ensure the inclusion of - household pets and their owners as equals with pedigreed cats and their owners, both in the show rings, and in levels of respect within the cat fancy. Additionally, our goal is to educate TICA members and the general public that owning a household pet can be as rewarding as owning a pedigreed cat.
|Laura & Ron Heineck|
|Board Liaison:||Francine Hicks|
The mission of the rules committee is to review all proposed amendments to the by-laws, show rules, registration rules and standards of the association, to note other rules affected by the proposed change and to ensure that the proper terms are used to convey the meaning intended and to ensure uniformity of terminology throughout the by-laws, show rules and standards of the association.
|Board Liaison:||Liz Hansen|
International Development Committee
The goal of the international development committee is to promote TICA membership, to encourage judging applicants, to assist regional directors in the development of new areas and to report to the board of directors any problems or issues pertaining to areas not yet organized as TICA regions.
Marketing and Business Development
Let TICA market your business and products. TICA is devoted to building your business right along with growing our own. That makes for a win-win partnership together. Contact our Director of Marketing to find out the specific unique opportunities available to your company/business. We can tailor your advertising/sponsorship package to meet your needs. After all, TICA is worldwide and is the pulse of the 93.2 million owned cats in the U.S. and that says there are sure a great many cat loves to reach.
|Director of Marketing & Business Development||Roeann Fulkerson
|Board Liaison:||Ellen Crockett|
The legal committee advises TICA regarding legal matters and conducts the initial review of complaints and disciplinary matters.
Junior Exhibitor Committee
The TICA junior exhibitor committee was formed to develop, test and refine a TICA junior exhibitor program that will attract, engage and educate youthful exhibitors under the age of 18 by exposing TICA junior exhibitors to both competition and a continuing educational process as they work their way through six levels of achievement.Goals of the TICA JE program:
- Educate and mentor JR exhibitors.
- Inspire and honor JR exhibitors with trophies and awards.
- Grow the number of TICA junior members.
- Create a JR exhibitor community of practice through online discussion groups.
- Make alliances with other animal husbandry-based youth programs.
- Support feline health and care. secure the future of TICA and the cat fancy.
|GL Regional Liaison:||Heather Pedersen|
|MA Regional Liaison:||Megan Gallaher|
|MP Regional Liaison:||Debbie Prince|
|NW Regional Liaison:||Alex Marinets|
|NE Regional Liaison:||Sue Cherau|
|SA Regional Co-Liaison:||Ana Ferreyra|
|SC Regional Co-Liaison:||Lanna Edmonds|
|SE Regional Co-Liaisons:||Bonnie Charvet|
|SW Regional Liaison:||Jen Hardin|
|EW Regional Liaison:||Darren Dono|
The Role of the Judging Committee is to administer non-disciplinary matters related to the Judging Program. This includes, but is not limited to, acceptances into or advancements within the program, continuing education and testing. The Committee may make recommendations to the Board of Directors for changes to the Judging Program.
|Judging Admin & Chair||Marylou Anderson|
|Deputy Judging Admin||Katharina Krenn|
|Board Liaison:||Luiz Paulo Faccioli|