Membership Committee

Co-Chairs: Grace Liu, DO, FAOCA and Robert Vandergraaf, DO, FAOCA

Members:
Marvina Amerson, DO, FAOCA
Helen Bean, DO, FAOCA
Irwin Brown, DO, FAOCA
Dana Darwish, DO
Allan Escher, DO, FAOCA
Martin Laskey, DO, FAOCA
David Paul, DO, FAOCA

Strategy: Engage 
AOCA builds dynamic, engaged, and inclusive membership which sustains the growth and reflects the values of the College. 

Committee Mission: Engagement  

  • Advocate for current member needs 
  • Provide feedback to other committee
  • Engage with potential future members 

Committee Mission:  Recruitment/Retention 

  • Recruit potential active members 
  • Reviewing skill sets (CVs and current members) 
  • Monitor the retention of current members 
  • Support the students/residents task force

Qualifications

  • Strong interest to help build membership of AOCA 
  • Collaborative approach to ensuring members are well-vetted 
  • Clear understanding of the value of AOCA membership 
  • Willingness to represent AOCA and its members during interactions with new and prospective members 
  • Ability to make phone calls to members and prospective members 
  • Desire to advance the mission of AOCA 

Time Commitment
Committee members serve a one-year term (renewable for up to three additional one-year terms) and are expected to fully participate in meetings and conference calls as scheduled-generally 4 calls per year.  This committee also conducts one in-person meetings (at the Annual Convention). Attendance is essential and expected of all committee members.  Attendance at the Mid Year Seminar and Annual Conference strongly encouraged.