Professional Education Committee

Co-Chairs: Jessica Goeller, DO, FAOCA and Karen Flotildes Romo, DO, FAOCA

Members: 
Telianne Chon, DO, FAOCA
Dana Darwish, DO
Michelle Daryanani, DO
Jonathan Easterwood, DO, FAOCA
Dale Edwards, DO, FAOCA
Mike Fabbro, DO
Patrick Henson, DO
Kristen Holler, DO
Suzanne Huffnagle, DO, FAOCA
Rafal Kopancyzk, DO
Perin Kothari, DO
Nitesh Mody, DO, FAOCA
Manda Null, DO
Tristan Pham
Delano Proctor, DO
Mike Roberts, DO
Megan Rogers McCormick, DO
Luis Sanchez, DO
Anie Somaiya, DO

Strategy: Educate 
AOCA equips physician anesthesiologists with evidence-based content and professional development tools to grow, enhance, and advance their careers.  

Committee Mission: 

  • Produce Mid-Year/Annual Seminars 
  • Provide a national platform for osteopathic anesthesiologist 
  • Produce online CME Content 
  • Maintain continuous educational engagement (year-round and from meeting to meeting) 
  • Provide content for members with needs for state and board ongoing certification 
  • Consider and be knowledgeable about expenses and revenue 
  • Promote attendance 
  • Maintain the AOCA status as AOA CME providers 

Qualifications 

  • Strong interest in helping to build the educational content of the AOCA 
  • Collaborative approach to ensuring educational offerings are well vetted and meet the ever changing needs of College members 
  • Clear understanding of content and program design 
  • Willingness to recommend speakers and moderators 

Time Commitment 
Committee members serve a three-year term (renewable for an additional second three-year term) and are expected to fully participate in meetings and conference calls as scheduled – generally 6-10 calls per year.  This committee also conducts two in-person meetings (one at the Mid Year Seminar and one at the Annual Convention). Attendance is essential and expected of all committee members.