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.

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.

Membership Committee

Committee Director:  Justin Yopp, PhD

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

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.

Professional Education Committee

Committee Director: Meagan Dwyer, PhD

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

Research Committee

Committee Director: Jamie Jacobs, PhD

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


Back by popular demand, the APOS Communications Committee has scheduled the 2023 Decompression Sessions.  You are welcome to pop in or stay for the while hour and 1/2.  These are FREE but registration is required!

June 8th - Register HERE

“It's very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

The theme of this Decompression Session is rest. In this 90 minute session we’ll explore ways to slow down, take breaks, and relax even during a busy work day. As always, the Decompression Session gives people a space to connect and share personal and professional experiences. You are welcome to drop in as your schedule permits.

October 11th - Register HERE