Committees

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2021-2022 AOCOO-HNS Committees


FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ankur Patel, DO President
Robert Peets, DO Vice President
Lyndsay Madden, DO Secretary
Timothy Winter, DO Member
Carl Shermetaro, DO Member
Donald Morris, DO Member
Josh Prober, JD
Roger Morris, JD
Member
Non-Voting Member

AOCOO BOARD

Robert Peets, DO President/Chair
Timothy Winter, DO Vice President/Vice Chair
Leslie Norris, DO BOG Member-at-Large
Julia Agapov, DO BOG Member-at-large
Zachary Pearce, DO BOG Member-at-Large
Jeffrey Bloom, DO CRR

AOCOO-HNS BOARD

Ankur Patel, DO President/Chair
Lyndsay Madden, DO Vice President/Vice Chair
Douglas Kubek, DO Member-at-Large
Cecelia Damask, DO Member-at-large
Carissa Wentland, DO Member-at-Large
Kelle Neal, DO CRR

STANDING COMMITTEES

EXECUTIVE & FINANCE
Ankur Patel, DO (Chair)
Robert Peets, DO
Lyndsay Madden, DO
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS - Lyndsay Madden, DO
Carl Shermetaro,  DO
Donald Morris, DO
AUDIT (Subcommittee of the EFC)
Kristin Reidy, DO
ADVOCACY DIVISION
Cecilia Demask, DO
 
Committees reporting to the Advocacy Division Chair
BUREAU OF FEDERAL HEALTH
David Gossage, DO
AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION DELEGATE
Judy Davis, DO
Mr. Ralph McClish, Exec. Director
 
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY COUNCILLOR
Donald Morris, DO
Ralph Lanciano, DO, Alt
 
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY - HEAD AND NECK SURGERY REPRESENTATIVES
Paul Imber, DO - Governor
Dennis Kitsko, DO - Altenative Governor
Edward Scheiner, DO - Alternate Governor
GOVERNANCE DIVISION
Carrisa Wentland DO, Chair


Committees reporting to the Governance Division Chair
 BYLAWS
Julia Agapov, DO, Chair
Carl Shermetaro, DO
Ralph McClish
NOMINATING
Robert Peets, DO, Co-Chair
Lyndsay Madden, DO Co-Chair
Timothy Winter, DO
Donald Morris, DO
Carl Shermetaro, DO
Ralph McClish, Advisor
BUDGET REVIEW & ADJUSTMENT (EFC)
Donald Morris, DO, Chair
Ankur Patel, DO
Robert Peets, DO
Lyndsay Madden, DO
Carl Shermetaro, DO
Ralph McClish, Advisor
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) DIVISION
Carrisa Wentland, DO
 
Committees reporting to the IT Division Chair
COMMUNICATIONS/PRACTICE 
OPHTH Members:
Robert Peets, DO
 
ENT Members:
Ankur Patel, DO
MEMBERSHIP DIVISION
Leslie Norris, DO, Chair
 
Committees reporting to the Membership Division Chair
AWARDS
Paul Imber, DO, Co-Chair
Robert Peets, DO, Co-Chair
David Gossage, DO
John Alway, DO, Advisor
ETHICS
Douglas Kubek, DO - Chair


COUNCIL OF REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
Jeffrey Bloom, DO (OPH)
Kellee Neal, DO (ENT)

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE

Bo Pang, DO - Co-chair
Akshay Patel, DO - Co-chair

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Ankur Patel, DO - President
Robert Peets, DO - President Elect

Lyndsay Madden, DO - Vice President
Timothy Winter, DO - Secretary/Treasurer
Donald Morris, DO - Immediate Past President
Carl Shermetaro, DO - Past President
COUNCIL OF RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS
Ophthalmology 
Jeffrey Bloom, DO Chairman
Otolaryngology
Kellee Neal, DO  Chairman
EDUCATION COMMITTEE
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS - Lyndsay Madden, DO
Committees reporting to Director of Education Affairs and Professional Programs Division
AOCOO EDUCATION - OPHTHALMOLOGY
Cornea Richard Chu, DO
Glaucoma Austin Taylor, DO
Neuro-Ophthalmology Tim Winter, DO
Oculoplastics Zach Pearce, DO
Pediatrics Christin Sylvester, DO
Refractive Surgery/Cataract Frank Lee, DO
Retina Scott Peterson, DO
Consultant Don Morris, DO
Consultant Leslie Norris, DO
 
AOCOO EDUCATION - OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Rhinology & Otolaryngic Allergy Ian Humphreys, DO
Head and Neck Rizwan Alsam, DO and Shant Korkigian, DO
Otology Cody Buchanan, DO and Michael Foster, DO
Laryngology Lyndsay Madden, DO
Facial Plastic George Miguel, DO and Charlie Guy, DO
Pediatrics Carissa Wentland, DO 
Sleep Medicine
Mary Musso, DO
Consultant Ankur Patel, DO
Consultant Libby Smith, DO
Consultant Mark Van Ess, DO
Consultant Namrata Varma, DO
 
EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

2024 Annual Clinical Assembly

Hilton Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Ophthalmology
TBD

Otolaryngology
TBD

2023 Annual Clinical Assembly

Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad, CA

Ophthalmology
Tim Winter, DO

Otolaryngology
Namrata Varma, DO

2022 Annual Clinical Assembly

Hilton Caribe, Puerto Rico

Ophthalmology
Zachary Pearce, DO

Otolaryngology
Rizwan Aslam, DO

2021 ANNUAL CLINICAL ASSEMBLY

Ophthalmology
Robert Peets, DO

Otolaryngology
Michael Foster, DO

2020 ANNUAL CLINICAL ASSEMBLY

Ophthalmology
Timothy Winter, DO

Otolaryngology
Namrata Varma, DO

2019 ANNUAL CLINICAL ASSEMBLY

Ophthalmology
Leonid Skorin, DO

Otolaryngology
Ryan Leonard, DO

2019 MID-YEAR SEMINAR

Ophthalmology
Leslie Norris, DO

Otolaryngology
Matthew Farrugia, DO

2018 ANNUAL CLINICAL ASSEMBLY

Ophthalmology
Julia Agapov, DO

Otolaryngology
Lyndsay Madden, DO

2017 ANNUAL CLINICAL ASSEMBLY

Ophthalmology
Leslie Norris, DO

Otolaryngology
Matthew Farrugia, DO

2016 ANNUAL CLINICAL ASSEMBLY

Ophthalmology
Lee Shettle, DO

Otolaryngology
Mark Van Ess, DO

2016 MID-YEAR SEMINAR

Ophthalmology
Julia Agapov, DO

Otolaryngology
Lyndsay Madden, DO

 
FOUNDATION COMMITTEES
AUDIT (same as AOCOO-HNS Executive Finance Committee above)
Timothy Winter, DO (Chair)
Donald Morris, DO
Carl Shermetaro, DO
Lyndsay Madden, DO
Ankur Patel, DO
Robert Peets, DO
 
FUNDRAISING
Donald Morris, DO
Douglas Kubek, DO
 
FOUNDATION ADVISORY
Sirtaz Sibia, DO, Chair
Robert Franchi, DO Otolaryngology
Paul Imber, DO Otolaryngology
Alvin Dubin, DO, EVP/CEO, Advisor
A. Douglas Stevens - Financial Advisor
Roger Morris, JD
John Alway, DO
Kristin Reidy, DO
Edward Scheiner, DO

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).

Contact

ralph@aocoohns.org