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Committees

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:

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.

Hear from Dr. Wells-Di Gregorio about the amazing things she and this committee are working on HERE

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Committee Director:  Justin Yopp, PhD

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

Hear from Dr. Yopp about the amazing things she and this committee are working on HERE

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.

Hear from Dr. Dixon about the amazing things she and this committee are working on HERE

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Committee Director: Marie Barnett, PhD

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

Hear from Dr. Barnett about the amazing things she and this committee are working on HERE

RESEARCH COMMITTEE

Committee Director: Jennifer Knight, MD, MS, FACLP

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

Hear from Dr. Knight about the amazing things she and this committee are working on HERE

MENTORING COMMITTEE

Committee Director: Tamryn Gray, PhD

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

Hear from Dr. Gray about the amazing things she and this committee are working on HERE

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

2021 Committee Invited Director: Charles Kamen, PhD

Purpose: Plan and implement annual conference.