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NAAHP Committees

NAAHP relies on the work of many member volunteers who staff numerous committees within the association. Each committee has its own charge. While three are composed of officers of NAAHP, most draw members from each of the four regions. NAAHP welcomes participation of all members and you are encouraged to contact a committee chair, or Julie Chanatry, NAAHP Past President, if you are interested in becoming involved.

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Awards and Recognition Committee

The Awards and Recognitions Committee is charged with overseeing NAAHP awards and recognitions—in particular the Carol Baffi-Dugan Service Awards, which are presented at each NAAHP National Meeting.

Members Association School
Chuck Hauck (Chair) CAAHP University of Iowa
Cassandra Flambouras CAAHP University of Chicago
Tammy Welchert CAAHP University of Missouri - Kansas City
Julie Chanatry
NEAAHP Colgate University
Carmen Rexach
WAAHP Mount San Antonio College

Contact the Chair

Communications

The Communications Committee oversees all print and electronic communications of the corporation. The members serve as the Editorial Review Board of the quarterly journal, participate in writing and editing of the various print publications, contribute to the website and determines policy regarding materials produced by the corporation.

Section Members Association School
Editorial Review Board Kate Fukawa-Connelly
(Director)
NEAAHP Princeton University
  Carol Baffi-Dugan (Chair)
(Assistant Director,
Editor "The Advisor")
NEAAHP Tufts University
  Glenn Cummings
(Assistant Director)
NEAAHP Bryn Mawr College
  Karen deOlivares
(Assistant Director)
SAAHP University of Texas at Dallas
Committee Members Paul Crosby CAAHP University of Kansas
  Candice Eisenhauer CAAHP Wheaton College
  Misty Hauacuja-LaPointe CAAHP University of Illinois - Chicago
  Ann Trail NEAAHP Villanova University
  Alex Tan NEAAHP Johns Hopkins University
  Tyra Hessel SAAHP University of Houston
  Jessica Bowers SAAHP University of Virginia
  Robert Cannon
(Assistant Director)
Find An Advisor Coordinator
SAAHP Emeritus
  Eileen Tom WAAHP Orange Coast College
  Malinda Byrne NAAHP Media Specialist, NAAHP

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Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is charged with providing the Board of Directors with timely and pertinent advice on policy, recruitment strategies and programmatic themes that lead to enhanced participation of minority advisors and their students.

Members Association School Term Ends
Francisco Castelan (Co-Chair) SAAHP Georgia Institute of Technology 2018
Max Hunter (Co-Chair) WAAHP Seattle Pacific University  2018
Susan Giesert CAAHP University of Missouri 2018
David Owen CAAHP Indiana University Purdue University 2018
Michelle Klein NEAAHP Prince George's Community College 2019
Lolita Wood-Hill NEAAHP Yeshiva University 2018
Roberta Knickerbocker SAAHP University of Florida 2018
Naila Mamoon SAAHP Davidson College 2018
Joon Kim WAAHP Keck Graduate Institute 2018
Tesha White NAAHP Membership Coordinator, NAAHP  

Contact the Co-Chairs

Community College Committee

The Community College Committee was charged with providing the Board with information on issues related to the community college advisors who advise for the health professions along with recruitment and membership support of community college advisors.

Name Association School
Michelle Klein (Chair) NEAAHP Prince George’s Community College
Paul Crosby CAAHP University of Kansas
Harolynn Williams CAAHP Wright State University
Tracy Wright CAAHP Triton College
Paul Assanah NEAAHP Prince George's Community College
Tyra Hessel SAAHP University of Houston
Chris Klinger SAAHP Valencia College
Carmen Rexach WAAHP Mt. San Antonio College
Eileen Tom WAAHP Orange Coast College

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Executive

The Executive Committee shall exercise all the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Directors between meetings of the Board of Directors.

Name Association School
Cassandra Flambouras 
(President)
CAAHP University of Chicago
Julie Chanatry (Past President) NEAAHP Colgate University
Francie Cuffney (President-Elect) SAAHP Meredith College
Rhona Beaton (Secretary) NEAAHP Union College
Michael Deibel (Treasurer) CAAHP Earlham College
Joon Kim (Assistant Treasurer) WAAHP Keck Graduate Institute
Susan Maxwell NAAHP Executive Director, NAAHP

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Finance

The Finance Committee shall recommend a budget for the corporation. The Finance Committee is a committee of directors.

Members Association School
Cassandra Flambouras (President) CAAHP University of Chicago
Francie Cuffney (President-Elect) SAAHP Meredith College
Michael Deibel (Treasurer) CAAHP Earlham University
Joon Kim (Assistant Treasurer) WAAHP Keck Graduate Institute
Susan Maxwell NAAHP Executive Director, NAAHP
Pamela Smith NAAHP Bookkeeper, NAAHP

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Governance

The governance committee is commissioned by and responsible to the NAAHP board to ensure board effectiveness and maximum participation and performance; to ensure board policies are being observed; to maintain board and national office governing documents; to implement board development and growth opportunities throughout the year; and to ensure all board members receive orientation.

Members Association School
Julie Chanatry (Chair) NEAAHP Colgate University
Michael Deibel CAAHP Earlham College
Cassandra Flambouras CAAHP University of Chicago
Tammy Welchert CAAHP University of Missouri - Kansas City
Carol Baffi-Dugan NEAAHP Tufts University
Deb Beck SAAHP University of North Texas
Francie Cuffney SAAHP Meredith College
Craig Vaske WAAHP University of Wyoming

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Grants

The Grants Committee is charged with researching foundations, private companies, government agencies or other entities that provide grants or other funding on topics or activities that are relevant to the NAAHP mission. The committee will bring ideas to the NAAHP Board of Directors for possible action, and participate in collecting information and actual writing of the grant proposals.

Members Association School
William Harvey (Co-Chair) CAAHP Earlham College
Mary Jane Shroyer CAAHP Knox College
Jackie McLaughlin NEAAHP University of Pennsylvania
Francisco Castelan SAAHP Georgia Tech
Naila Mamoon SAAHP Davidson College
Jane Byrnes WAAHP Colorado College
Susan Maxwell NAAHP Executive Director, NAAHP

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Membership

The Membership Committee is charged with:

    1. Identifying ways to promote NAAHP to potential advisor and patron members
    2. Developing and updating membership brochures and recruiting materials
    3. Reviewing membership categories for accuracy and usefulness
    4. Reviewing NAAHP dues structure and recommending changes to the Board of Directors.
Members Association School
Erin Sayer (Co-Chair) CAAHP University of Nebraska Lincoln
Marilyn Banta (Co-Chair) SAAHP Texas State University
David Owen CAAHP Indiana University - Purdue University
Rachel Tolen CAAHP Indiana University - Bloomington
Tracy Wright CAAHP Triton College
Joy Swanson NEAAHP Cornell University
Debi Swarner NEAAHP Dickenson College
Doyen Rainey SAAHP University of Texas - Dallas
Dana Warner SAAHP University of Alabama in Huntsville
Meghan Farrier-Nolan WAAHP California Polytechnic
Patti Lee-Robinson WAAHP Chaminade University of Honolulu
Tesha White NAAHP Membership Coordinator, NAAHP

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Mentoring Task Force

The Advisor Mentoring Task Force is charged with developing, promoting and operating the NAAHP Advisor Mentoring Program. The Task Force will recruit veteran advisors, who will be paired with newer advisors to offer expertise and insight in pre-health professions advising. The Task Force will report its activities to the NAAHP Board of Directors.

Member Association School Term Ends
Stephanie Ripley (Chair) NEAAHP Tufts University 2018
Kristina Wright CAAHP University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2018
Christine Richmond SAAHP University of Florida 2019
Joon Kim WAAHP Keck Graduate Institute 2018

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National Meeting Planning - 2018

The National Program Committee is charged with planning, developing, coordinating and helping to implement the National NAAHP Meeting. The national meeting must have a program that involves a wide variety of health professions careers of interest to the constituency. These careers may include but are not limited to allied health, allopathic medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, public health and veterinary medicine. Due to time and space constraints, it is recognized that some professions might not be on the formal program every meeting. Schools representing all U.S. recognized health professions careers will be invited to participate in the “Health Professions Fair" program.

Members Association School
Celeste Crowe (Co-Chair) SAAHP Appalachian State University
Heidi Lang (Co-Chair) CAAHP Saginaw Valley State University
Cassandra Flambouras  CAAHP University of Chicago
Amy Kerzmann CAAHP William Jewell College
Janae Currington CAAHP Michigan State University
Elizabeth Brookins NEAAHP Siena College
Alexandra Tan NEAAHP Johns Hopkins University
Paula Bailey SAAHP Coker College
Marilyn Banta SAAHP Texas State University
Francisco Castelan SAAHP Georgia Institute of Technology
Francie Cuffney SAAHP Meredith College
Francisco Castelan SAAHP Georgia Tech
Jane Byrnes WAAHP Colorado College
Charlie Scruggs WAAHP UC - Riverside
Susan Maxwell NAAHP Executive Director, NAAHP
Sam Shafer  NAAHP Technology Specialist/Media Specialist Assistant, NAAHP

Contact the Co-Chairs

National Meeting Planning - 2020

The National Program Committee is charged with planning, developing, coordinating and helping to implement the National NAAHP Meeting. The national meeting must have a program that involves a wide variety of health professions careers of interest to the constituency. These careers may include but are not limited to allied health, allopathic medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, public health and veterinary medicine. Due to time and space constraints, it is recognized that some professions might not be on the formal program every meeting. Schools representing all U.S. recognized health professions careers will be invited to participate in the “Health Professions Fair" program.

Members Association School
Elizabeth Brookins (Co-Chair) NEAAHP Siena College
Alex Tan (Co-Chair) NEAAHP Johns Hopkins University
Susan Maxwell NAAHP Executive Director, NAAHP

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Nominating

The Nominating Committee will develop a roster of officer nominees for the Board of Directors’ consideration.

Members Association School Term Ends
Julie Chanatry (Past President/Chair) NEAAHP Colgate University 2018
Cassandra Flabouras (President) CAAHP University of Chicago 2018
Francie Cuffney (President-Elect) SAAHP Meredith College 2018

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Professional Development and Leadership

The Professional Development and Leadership Committee is charged with providing programs and resources to energize NAAHP members. Each national meeting should include a general session addressing this for all members as well as a workshop for regional and national leaders. Resources should be available on the website. Guidelines for an external peer review evaluation of how a health professions advising program should be developed. The possibility of an advising credential/certification program should be explored.

Members Association School
Elizabeth Brookins (Co-Chair) NEAAHP Siena College
Rhona Beaton (Co-Chair) NEAAHP Union College
Katie Spink CAAHP Illinois Institute of Technology
Mary Engel NEAAHP University of Scranton
Rebecca Coulter SAAHP University of Virginia
Marian Denham SAAHP University of Alabama
David Kaiser WAAHP Brigham Young University

Contact the Co-Chairs

Regional Meeting Planning Committee

The Regional Meeting Planning Committee is comprised of Co-Chairs of each region's biennial meeting.

Members Association School
Erin Sayer CAAHP University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Tammy Welchert CAAHP University of Missouri - Kansas City
Alex Tan
NEAAHP Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth Brookins
NEAAHP Siena College
Robby Bowen SAAHP Louisiana State University
Martha Edde
SAAHP East Tennessee State University
Francie Cuffney SAAHP Meredith College
Jane Byrnes WAAHP Colorado College
Doug Watson WAAHP Utah Valley State University
Linda Stoddard WAAHP Colorado State University

 


Research

The Research Committee is charged with investigating, promoting and facilitating research opportunities that will further the body of knowledge related to health professions advising. The committee will bring ideas to the NAAHP Board of Directors for possible action, and participate in promoting the importance of research to our members.

Members Association School Term Began Term Ends
Janet Hart (Co-Chair) NEAAHP MCPHS University 2013 2019
Ginger Fisher (Co-Chair) WAAHP University of Northern Colorado 2014 2019
Valerie Bennett
CAAHP Bradley University
2015 2019
Justin Brown
CAAHP Simpson College 2015 2018
James Johnson CAAHP Loyola University 2015 2019
Julie Chanatry
NEAAHP Colgate University 2014 2018
Kim Sauerwein SAAHP University of Virginia 2016  2018

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Technology

The Technology Committee is charged to work in collaboration with the Communications and Membership Committee Chairs to ensure that NAAHP is technologically up-to-date.

Members Association School
Julie Chanatry
(Interim Committee Chair)
NEAAHP Colgate University
Michael Deibel CAAHP Earlham College
Lisa Kooperman NEAAHP Vassar College
Gail Glicksman NEAAHP Bryn Mawr College
Kate Fukawa-Connelly NEAAHP Princeton
Alexandra Tan NEAAHP Johns Hopkins University
Christine Richmond SAAHP University of Florida
Rachel Kellogg SAAHP East Tennessee Stat University
Phillip Scharf WAAHP Arizona State University
Sam Shafer  NAAHP  

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Travel Grants

The Travel Grants Committee is charged with promoting and administering the NAAHP travel grant program. The tasks of the committee include reviewing travel grant applications and selecting recipients.

Name Association School
Joon Kim (Assistant Treasurer, Chair) WAAHP Keck Graduate Institute
Michael Deibel (Treasurer) CAAHP Earlham College
Robby Bowen SAAHP Louisiana State University
Keat Sanford NEAAHP University of Connecticut
Susan Maxwell  NAAHP Executive Director, NAAHP

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