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Our 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 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 Chair: 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.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Committee Chair:Yasemin Turkman, PhD, MPH, PMHNP-BC

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

DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS COMMITTEE

Committee Chair: Tammy Schuler, PhD

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

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Committee Chair: 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.

RESEARCH COMMITTEE

Committee Chair: Lynne Padgett, PhD

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

MENTORING COMMITTEE

Committee Chair: Giselle Perez, PhD

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

2019 Committee Chair: Lora Thompson, PhD

Purpose: Plan and implement annual conference.

AWARDS COMMITTEE

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.