2019-2020 Committees

OIA Board Chair’s Standing Committee: Dr. William Burke (Chair), Ms. Ana Paula Ferreira (Chair-Elect), Mr. Charles Hunt (Immediate Past Chair), Dr. Boyd Buser (Treasurer)

Purpose: Provide an advisory role to the chair with no decision making power.  The Chair’s Standing Committee oversees the administrative and financial management of the OIA between Board meetings and to ensure implementation of Board directed decisions.  The Committee will also oversee and manage the relationship between the OIA Board and Secretariat. 

Conference Organizing Committee: Ms. Ana Paula Ferreira (Chair), Mr. Antony Nicholas, Mr. Jacson Nesi, Dr. John Gimpel, Dr. Jan Willcox

Purpose: The Conference Organizing Committee coordinates the OIA annual conference and affiliated board meetings, the AGM, and the host conference, together with the Secretariat and member host organization leadership.  The committee will also identify potential member host organizations, oversee the applications and financial pro-formas from interested member organizations, and will work with the member host to produce a successful event. 

Governance Committee: Mr. Antony Nicholas (Chair), Mr. Maurice Cheng, Mr. Stephen Hartshorn, Dr. Barbara Walker

Purpose: The Governance Committee is responsible for periodically reviewing and recommending updates to the OIA Bylaws, Policies and Procedures Manual, and for ensuring adherence to the organization’s foundational documents.

Membership Committee: Ms. Philippe Sterlingot (Chair), Dr. Boyd Buser, Ms. Ana Paula Ferreira, Dr. Jan Willcox, Dr. Frank Mueller

Purpose: The Membership Committee identifies potential new members and oversees the application and approval process.  The Committee will also manage the five-year review process of current OIA member organizations and will recommend membership category revision(s) and new member organization nominations to Board as needed.  

Nominations Committee: Dr. John Gimpel (Chair),  Mr. Charles Hunt, Dr. Jan Willcox, Ms. Nancy Spence, Ms. Hanna Tómasdóttir

Purpose: The purpose of the Nomination Committee is to manage the processes of identifying potential new board members, nominations and elections.

Public and Member Relations Committee:  Dr. Frank Mueller (Chair), Mr. Simon Duncan, Mr. Philippe Sterlingot, Mr. Maurice Cheng, Ms. Marina Fuhrmann, Mr. Clive Standen, Ms. Gail Abernathy, Ms. Irina Egorova, Dr. Med Armin Geilgens, Ms. Nikole Grbin, Ms. Line Rølvaag, Ms. Laura Lee Kamppila, Mr. Raimund Engel

Purpose: The OIA Public and  Member Relations is responsible for providing guidance to staff for initiatives that involve outreach and relations with member organizations and external stakeholders, as it relates to the OIA Website, International Osteopathic Healthcare Week, reporting of research including updates to the Global Report.