Our Committees

Get Involved Today - Join a Committee

We truly appreciate our volunteers who are generously lending us their time, talents and expertise to propel the mission of APOS forward. These leaders within APOS and the field of psychosocial oncology are making an incredible impact in the field. Our committees give members the opportunity to serve at a greater level and contribute to the growth and future success of APOS! Opportunities for involvement are as follows:

Communications Committee

Committee Director: Cheryl Krauter, MFT

Purpose: Raise the profile of APOS and psychosocial oncology in media, with public, with healthcare professionals. Oversee website, social media, member newsletter content.

Mentoring Committee

Committee Director: Tim Sannes, PhD

Purpose: Increase participation of early career, ethnic minority and other under-represented/ marginalized groups in APOS meetings, mentoring, and other activities.

Membership Committee

Committee Director: Carlos Fernandez Robles, MD

Purpose: Recruit and retain members and review membership applications and recommend members for Board approval.


Research Committee

Committee Director: Jamie Jacobs, PhD

Purpose: Oversee design of any research projects that may affect APOS members.

Development & Strategic Partnerships Committee

Committee Director: Deborah Snyder, MSW, LCSW-C

Purpose: Identify and develop key relationships, programs and fundraising initiatives to build the financial security of APOS both short and long term.

Professional Education Committee

Committee Director: Jessica Vanderlan, PhD

Purpose: Develop psycho-social oncology professional development activities e.g., webinar series, APOS Pre-Conference Education Day, and core curriculum.