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 great impact. 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:
|PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Committee Director: Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio, PhD
Purpose: Develop psycho-social oncology professional development activities e.g., webinar series, APOS Pre-Conference Education Day, and core curriculum.
Learn More HERE from Dr. Wells-Di Gregorio
Committee Director: Justin Yopp, PhD
Purpose: Recruit and retain members and review membership applications and recommend members for Board approval.
Learn More HERE from Dr. Yopp
|DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS COMMITTEE
Committee Director: Beth Dixon, PsyD
Purpose: Identify and develop key relationships, programs and fundraising initiatives to build the financial security of APOS both short and long term.
Learn More HERE from Dr. Dixon
Committee Director: Kelly Irwin, MD
Purpose: Raise the profile of APOS and psychosocial oncology in media, with public, with healthcare professionals. Oversee website, social media, member newsletter content.
Learn More HERE from Dr. Irwin
Committee Director: Jennifer Knight, MD, MS, FACLP
Purpose: Oversee design of any research projects that may affect APOS members.
Learn More HERE from Dr. Knight
Committee Director: Giselle Perez, PhD
Purpose: Increase participation of early career, ethnic minority and other under-represented/ marginalized groups in APOS meetings, mentoring, and other activities.
Learn More HERE from Dr. Perez
2021 Committee Invited Director: Yasmin Asvat, PhD
Purpose: Plan and implement annual conference.
Committee Chair: Selected by President
Purpose: Score nominations and select awardees of the Holland Distinguished Leadership Award, Outstanding Clinical Care Award, New Investigator Award, Outstanding Education and Training Award, and Outstanding Public Service Award.