Committees

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2019-2020 BOARD OF GOVERNORS

E-mail
Judy Davis, DO President jldavis3d@gmail.com
Carl Shermetaro, DO President Elect cbsdrdad@gmail.com
Donald Morris, DO Vice President donshea@verison.net
Ankur Patel, DO Secretary / Treasurer ampatel254@gmail.com
Dennis Kitsko, DO Immediate Past President dennis.kitsko@chp.edu
Carissa Wentland, DO BOG member-at-large 1 carissa.wentland@gmail.com
Lyndsay Madden, DO BOG member-at-large 2 lyndsaymadden@gmail.com
Leslie Norris, DO BOG member-at-large 3 leslie@norris.net
Douglas Kubek, DO BOG member-at-large 4 dkubek1@hfhs.org
Robert Peets, DO BOG member-at-large 5 goummsu@yahoo.com
Timothy Winter, DO BOG member-at-large 6 timothywwinter@gmail.com

Farzan Gorgani, DO CRF Ophthalmology Chair farzan.gorgani@gmail.com
Mehgan Skotnicki, DO CRF Otolaryngology Chair mskotni2@gmail.com

Ralph McClish Executive Director ralph@aocoohns.org

AD HOC COMMITTEE-ACGME

Sidney Simonian - Co-Chair sksimonian@gmail.com
Paul Imber, DO Co-Chair  docimber@aol.com
Leslie Norris, DO leslie@norris.net
Larry McIntire, DO ldmcintire@gmail.com
Mark Van Ess., DO drmjve@yahoo.com
Ralph McClish, DO ralph@aocoohns.org

FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Judy Davis, DO President jldavis3d@gmail.com
Carl Shermetaro, DO Vice President cbsdrdad@gmail.com
Donald Morris, DO Treasurer donshea@verison.net
Ankur Patel, DO Secretary ampatel254@gmail.com
Dennis Kitsko, DO Member dennis.kitsko@chp.edu
Alvin Dubin, DO  Advisor addubin@gmail.com
Josh Prober, JD
Roger Morris, JD
Member
Non-Voting Member
jprober@osteopathic.org


AOCOO BOARD

President/Chair Judy Davis, DO jldavis3d@gmail.com
Vice President/Vice Chair Don Morris, DO donshea@verison.net
BOG member-at-large Leslie Norris, DO leslie@norris.net
CRR Robert Peets, DO goummsu@yahoo.com

AOCOO-HNS BOARD

President/Chair Carl Shermetaro, DO cbsdrdad@gmail.com
Vice President/Vice Chair Ankur Patel, DO ampatel254@gmail.com
Member-at-large Doug Kubek, DO dkubek1@hfhs.org
CRR Carrisa Wentland, DO carissa.wentland@gmail.com

STANDING COMMITTEES

EXECUTIVE & FINANCE
AUDIT (Subcommittee of the EFC)
Kristin Reidy, DO
ADVOCACY DIVISION
Lyndsay Madden, DO kereidy@eyenm.com


Committees reporting to the Advocacy Division Chair
BUREAU OF FEDERAL HEALTH
Paul Imber, DO docimber@aol.com
David Gossage, DO, Alt eyegoose@yahoo.com
AOA DELEGATE
Dennis Kitsko, DO dennis.kitsko@chp.edu
Kristin Reidy,  DO kereidy@eyenm.com
Mr. Ralph McClish, Exec. Director ralph@aocoohns.org

AAO COUNCILLOR
Donald Morris, DO donshea@verison.net
Ralph Lanciano, DO, Alt rclanciano@comcast.net

AAO-HNS REPRESENTATIVES
Dennis Kitsko, DO dennis.kitsko@chp.edu
Paul Imber, DO docimber@aol.com
GOVERNANCE DIVISION
Carrisa Wentland DO, Chair carissa.wentland@gmail.com


Committees reporting to the Governance Division Chair
 BYLAWS
Carl Shermetaro, DO, Chair cbsdrdad@gmail.com
Judy Davis, DO jldavis3d@gmail.com
Don Morris, DO donshea@verizon.net
Ralph McClish ralph@aocoohns.org
NOMINATING
Carl Shermetaro, DO, Co-Chair cbsdrdad@gmail.com
Donald Morris, DO, Co-Chair donshea@verison.net
Judy Davis, DO jdavis3d@gmail.com
Dennis Kitsko, DO dennis.kitsko@chp.edu
Kristin Reidy, DO kereidy@eyenm.com
Sidney Simonian, DO sksimonian@gmail.com
Ralph McClish, Advisor ralph@aocoohns.org
BUDGET REVIEW & ADJUSTMENT (EFC)
Judy Davis, DO - Chair jldavis3d@gmail.com
Carl Shermetaro, DO cbsdrdad@gmail.com
Donald Morris, DO donshea@verison.net
Ankur Patel, DO ampatel254@gmail.com
Dennis Kitsko, DO dennis.kitsko@chp.edu
Ralph McClish, Advisor ralph@aocoohns.org
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) DIVISION
Timothy Winter, DO timothywwinter@gmail.com


Committees reporting to the IT Division Chair
COMMUNICATIONS/PRACTICE  E-mail
OPHTH Members:
Judy Davis, DO jldavis3d@gmail.com

ENT Members:
Ankur Patel, DO ampatel254@gmail.com
MEMBERSHIP DIVISION


Committees reporting to the Membership Division Chair
AWARDS
Paul Imber, DO, Co-Chair docimber@aol.com
Robert Peets, DO, Co-Chair goummsu@yahoo.com
David Gossage, DO eyegoose@yahoo.com
John Alway, DO, Advisor thaidog@fuse.net
ETHICS
Richard Multack, DO - Chair eyewolf357@aol.com
Karen Briggs, DO

COUNCIL OF REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
Ophthalmology
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING DIVISION


Committees reporting to the Postgraduate Training Division Chair
COUNCIL OF MEDICAL EDUCATION
Sidney Simonian, DO, Chair sksimonian@comcast.net
Nicholas Sala, DO (AOBOO Chair) nasala@rrbiznet.com
Jeffrey Hutchison, DO hutcheye@gmail.com
David Gossage, DO eyegoose@yahoo.com
Larry McIntire, DO ldmcintire@gmail.com
Robert Peets, DO goummsu@yahoo.com
Edward Scheiner, DO e.scheiner@comcast.net
Steven Sherman, DO djz2@juno.com
Carl Shermetaro, DO cbsdrdad@gmail.com
Ralph McClish, Advisor ralph@aocoohns.org
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Judy Davis, DO jldavis3d@gmail.com
Carl Shermetaro, DO cbsdrdad@gmail.com
Donald Morris, DO donshea@verison.net
Ankur Patel, DO ampatel254@gmail.com
Dennis Kitsko, DO dennis.kitsko@chp.edu
EDITORIAL SUBCOMMITTEE
Sidney Simonian, DO sksimonian@comcast.net
Edward Scheiner, DO, Chair e.scheiner@comcast.net
COUNCIL OF RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS
Ophthalmology 
     Chairman  Farzan Gorgani, DO farzan.gorgani@gmail.com
Otolaryngology
     Chairman Meghan Skotnicki, DO mskotni2@gmail.com
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS - Lyndsay Madden, DO lyndsaymadden@gmail.com
PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS DIVISION - Lyndsay Madden, DO lyndsaymadden@gmail.com
E-mail
EDUCATION COMMITTEE Lyndsay Madden, DO lyndsaymadden@gmail.com
 AOCOO EDUCATION
Cornea
Glaucoma
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Oculoplastics
Pediatrics
Refractive Surgery
Retina

AOCOO-HNS EDUCATION
Libby Smith, DO smithlj2@upmc.edu
Rhinology & Otolaryngic Allergy
Head and Neck
Otology
Laryngology
Facial Plastic
Pediatrics
Sleep Medicine
Otolaryngic Allergy

EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS E-mail

2021 ANNUAL CLINICAL ASSEMBLY Robert Peets, DO (OPHTH) goummsu@yahoo.com

2020 ANNUAL CLINICAL ASSEMBLY Timothy Winter, DO (Ophth) timothywwinter@gmail.com

2019 ANNUAL CLINICAL ASSEMBLY Austin Coleman, DO (OPHTH) austin.colemam@comcast.net
Ryan Leonard, DO (ENT/FPS) rwleonard09@gmail.com
2019 MID-YEAR SEMINAR Leslie Norris, DO (OPHTH) leslie@norris.net
Matthew Farrugia, DO (ENT/FPS) farrugi5@msu.edu
2018 ANNUAL CLINICAL ASSEMBLY Julia Agapov, DO (OPHTH) yuliba@gmail.com
Lyndsey Madden, DO (ENT/FPS) lyndsaymadden@gmail.com
2017 ANNUAL CLINICAL ASSEMBLY Leslie Norris, DO (OPHTH) leslie@norris.net
Matthew Farrugia, DO (ENT/FPS) farrugi5@msu.edu
2016 ANNUAL CLINICAL ASSEMBLY Lee Shettle, DO (OPHTH) lshettle@yahoo.com
Mark Van Ess, DO (ENT/FPS) drmjve@yahoo.com
2016 MID-YEAR SEMINAR Julia Agapov, DO (OPHTH) yuliba@gmail.com
Lyndsey Madden, DO (ENT/FPS) lyndsaymadden@gmail.com

FOUNDATION COMMITTEES
AUDIT (same as AOCOO-HNS Executive Finance Committee above)
Judy Davis, DO jldavis3d@gmail.com
Carl Shermetaro, DO cbsdrdad@gmail.com
Donald Morris, DO donshea@verison.net
Ankur Patel, DO ampatel254@gmail.com
Dennis Kitsko, DO dennis.kitsko@chp.edu

FUNDRAISING
Donald Morris, DO donshea@verison.net
Troy Creamean, DO

FOUNDATION ADVISORY
Sirtaz Sibia, DO, Chair sirtazsibia@hotmail.com
Robert Franchi, DO Otolaryngology rjfranchi@hotmail.com
Paul Imber, DO Otolaryngology docimber@aol.com
Alvin Dubin, DO, EVP/CEO, Advisor addubin@gmail.com
A. Douglas Stevens - Financial Advisor A.Douglas.Stevens@morganstanley.com
Roger Morris, JD roger.morris@quorles.com
Jack Alway, DO thaidog@fuse.net
Kristin Reidy, DO kereidy@eyenm.com
Edward Scheiner, DO e.scheiner@comcast.net

Committee Responsibilities

“COMMITTEES ARE THE BACKBONE OF THE AOCOO-HNS”

General Information

In accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the AOCOO-HNS, the President makes committee appointments.  The President may also create special committees to accomplish specific goals of the Colleges.  The three types of committees within the AOCOO-HNS are standing, appointed and special committees.  The President is an ex-officio member of all committees and is informed of the activities of the committees on a regular basis.  Each committee meets at least one time per year, filing written minutes and a written report to the Board of Governors and/or Board and membership of the Colleges.

Most committees of the Colleges meet  before the spring and fall meetings, filing reports that are duplicated and distributed to the Board of Governors at that time.

Notification of membership meetings are sent out a minimum of 60 days prior to the meeting.  Some committees may provide members with the opportunity to participate in meetings via teleconference; however, this is not always an option.  Committee minutes are finalized within 30 days of the meeting and forwarded to all committee members shortly thereafter.    Minutes of committee meetings are maintained at the AOCOO-HNS Office for use by committee chairs or members seeking information on committee actions.

Committee Goals and Objectives

Goals and objectives were formulated for each committee of the Colleges.  The goals and objectives are distributed to each committee member upon appointment to a committee and to the chair.  Each committee is asked to review its goals and objectives on a regular basis with the advice of the Division Chair.  Committees may make recommendations for changes, additions or deletions in goals and objectives to the AOCOO-HNS Executive Committee.

Budgetary Responsibilities

Special projects being considered by a committee and the proposed budget must be returned to the AOCOO-HNS Office within 30 days of the Mid-Winter Meeting of the Finance Committee (deadline, January 1st).

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