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Overview

The standing committees shall be: AAD Liaison, Awards, Bylaws, CME, Editorial/Public Relations, Education Evaluating, Ethics, Fellow of Distinction, Finance, Historical, Internet, In-Training Examination, Meeting Site Selection, Membership, Nominating and Program Directors. Unless indicated otherwise in the committee descriptions, all committee members shall be appointed annually by the President and ratified by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees. All standing committees shall report to the Board of Trustees.

American Academy of Dermatology Liaison

This committee shall consist of a Chairperson and members appointed by the president. These members will serve to present the issues of the AOCD which are important to our college to the appropriate members of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and to bring issues from the AAD appropriate to the AOCD back to our college president and Board of Trustees.

Michael Scott, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
Bradley Glick, D.O., FAOCD
Joseph Laskas, D.O., FAOCD
Jenifer Lloyd, D.O., FAOCD
Christopher Messana, D.O., FAOCD
Albert Rivera, D.O., FAOCD
Peter Saitta, D.O., FAOCD
Dawn Sammons, D.O., FAOCD
Pezhman Shoureshi, D.O.
Suzanne Sirota Rozenberg, D.O., FAOCD
Shannon Trotter, D.O., FAOCD
Brooke Walls, D.O.
Edward Yob, D.O., FAOCD

Awards

This committee shall consist of a chairperson and additional members appointed by the president. This committee shall review and assess various awards.

Michael Scott, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
Ben Adams, D.O., FAOCD
James Bernard, D.O., FAOCD
Roger Byrd, D.O., FAOCD
Eugene Conte, D.O., FAOCD
Shelly Friedman, D.O., FAOCD
Daniel Hurd, D.O., FAOCD
Susan Kelly, D.O., FAOCD
Stephen Purcell, D.O., FAOCD
Shari Sperling, D.O., FAOCD

Bylaws

This committee shall consist of a chairperson and members appointed by the president plus the Secretary-Treasurer. This committee shall recommend appropriate changes to the Constitution and Bylaws which shall be presented to the Board of Trustees for review and submission to the general membership for approval.

James Young, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
Michelle Bruner, D.O., FAOCD
Steven Grekin, D.O., FAOCD
David Grice, D.O., FAOCD

CME Committee

The committee shall consist of a chairperson, the Third Vice President, the Second Vice President, the First Vice President, The President-Elect, and two members appointed by the President. The committee is charged with planning the educational events. They will follow the CME criteria set by the AOA, including needs assessments, outcome evaluation forms, long-range course curricula, and inclusion of osteopathic content. The BOT may assign other related tasks as needs arise. Program chairs shall plan and develop the didactic sessions for each meeting and be responsible for presenting the educational program.

John Minni, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
Dwayne Montie, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
Karthik Krishnamurthy, D.O., FAOCD (2017 Spring Meeting)
Reagan Anderson, D.O., FAOCD (2016 Fall Meeting)
Daniel Ladd, D.O., FAOCD (2018 Spring Meeting)
Danica Alexander, D.O., FAOCD
Laura DeStefano, D.O., FAOCD

Editorial/Public Relations

This committee shall oversee the content and publication of AOCD written communications including (DermLine) as well as oversee the public relations of the College. The committee shall have responsibility for content on the AOCD website including the Dermatologic Disease Database, and special tasks as assigned by the BOT.

David Cleaver, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
Danica Alexander, D.O., FAOCD (Editor)
Marsha Wise (Associate Editor)
Jason Green, D.O., FAOCD
Susun Kim, D.O., FAOCD
Albert Rivera, D.O., FAOCD
Lawrence Schiffman, D.O., FAOCD
Dustin Wilkes, D.O.

Education Evaluating

The Committee shall consist of a minimum of seven (7) members appointed for three (3) year terms on a staggered basis, including the representative to the American Osteopathic Association Council on Postdoctoral Training, at least one (1) member of the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, with the remaining positions appointed from the eligible fellow membership. The chairperson shall be chosen by a majority vote of the members of the Education Evaluating Committee. The Education Evaluating Committee shall review all osteopathic postdoctoral training programs in dermatology for recommendation to the American Osteopathic Association Council on Postdoctoral Training.

James Bernard, D.O., FAOCD (2016-2019) (Chair)
Michael Scott, D.O., FAOCD (2014-2017) (Chair)

Lloyd Cleaver, D.O., FAOCD (2014-2017) (Vice Chair)
Jonathan Cleaver, D.O., FAOCD (2015-2018)
Jonathan Crane, D.O., FAOCD (2014-2017)
Alpesh Desai, D.O., FAOCD (2014-2017)
Tejas Desai, D.O., FAOCD (2015-2018)
Marcus Goodman, D.O., FAOCD (2015-2018)
Steven Grekin, D.O., FAOCD (2016-2019)
David Grice, D.O., FAOCD (2016-2019)
Cindy Hoffman, D.O., FAOCD (2016-2019)
Boris Ioffe, D.O., FAOCD (2015-2018)
Stephen Kessler, D.O., FAOCD (2015-2018)
Karthik Krishnamurthy, D.O., FAOCD (2014-2017)
Mark Kuriata, D.O., FAOCD (2016-2019)
Rick Lin, D.O., FAOCD (2015-2018)
John Minni, D.O., FAOCD (2015-2018)
Suzanne Sirota Rozenberg, D.O., FAOCD (2014-2017)
Robert Schwarze, D.O., FAOCD (2015-2018)
Stanley Skopit, D.O., FAOCD (2014-2017)
Schield Wikas, D.O., FAOCD (2016-2019)

Ethics

The committee shall consist of the three (3) most recent Past Presidents with the Immediate Past President as chairperson and additional members appointed by the President. This committee shall review all matters of an ethical nature regarding any member or resident/trainee referred to them.

Rick Lin, D.O., FAOCD (2015-2018) (Chair)
Suzanne Sirota Rozenberg, D.O., FAOCD (2014-2017)
David Grice, D.O., FAOCD (2013-2016)
James Young, D.O., FAOCD

Fellow of Distinction

The committee shall consist of a Chairperson and members of Fellow of Distinction status appointed by the President This committee shall establish the criteria for Fellow of Distinction and will submit it to the Board of Trustees for approval by three-fourths (3/4) of the voting members of the Board of Trustees. The Fellow of Distinction Committee shall evaluate candidates’ applications based upon their criteria and report their recommendations to the Board of Trustees. The Board shall forward their recommendations to the general membership for ratification at the annual business meeting.

Stanley Skopit, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
Jere Mammino, D.O., FAOCD
Richard Miller, D.O., FAOCD
Lynn Sikorski, D.O., FAOCD
Bill Way, D.O., FAOCD

Finance

The committee shall consist of a chairperson appointed by the President, the Immediate Past President, the President Elect, the Third Vice President, and additional members appointed by the Chair with the Executive Director, Secretary/Treasurer and CPA serving as consultants. The Finance Committee is responsible for generating the annual budget, reporting any financial issues of concern to the BOT, investigating ways to invest a percentage of AOCD revenue, generating ways to create additional revenue, assisting in generating corporate funding, overseeing the compensation policy and will have oversight on all funds received from all sources.

Donald Tillman, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
Reagan Anderson, D.O., FAOCD
Michelle Foley, D.O., FAOCD
Karthik Krishnamurthy, D.O., FAOCD
Rick Lin, D.O., FAOCD
Steven Grekin, D.O., FAOCD (Consultant)
Marsha Wise (Consultant)

Grants

The Committee shall consist of a Chair, Vice Chair, and a minimum of three (3) members. The Grants Committee is charged with coordinating the procurement of grant funding to further the interests and goals of the AOCD and its members by obtaining grants to cover costs at AOCD Meetings. The Committee shall review and recommend criteria for grant applications and awards according to contemporary funding circumstances.

Historical

The committee shall consist of a Chairperson and additional members as appointed by the President. This committee shall oversee the archives of the College and maintain and update a general history of the College annually.

Shelly Friedman, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
James Bernard, D.O., FAOCD
Marc Epstein, D.O., FAOCD
Dudley Goetz, D.O., FAOCD
David Horowitz, D.O., FAOCD
Michael Scott, D.O., FAOCD
David Walker, D.O., FAOCD

In-Training Examination

The committee shall consist of a chairperson and a minimum of three (3) members appointed by the President, with at least one member being from the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. This committee shall develop, administer and evaluate mock boards for candidates (residents/trainees).

Ryan Carlson, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
Shaheen Oshtory, D.O., FAOCD (Vice Chair)
Danica Alexander, D.O., FAOCD
Angela Bookout, D.O.
James Briley, D.O., FAOCD
Francisca Kartono, D.O., FAOCD
Jonathan Keeling, D.O., FAOCD
Michelle Legacy, D.O., FAOCD
Angela Leo, D.O., FAOCD
Kate Marks, D.O., FAOCD
John Minni, D.O., FAOCD
Dwayne Montie, D.O., FAOCD
Zaina Rashid, D.O., FAOCD
Peter Saitta, D.O., FAOCD
Matthew Smetanick, D.O., FAOCD
Shari Sperling, D.O., FAOCD
Alison Tam, D.O., FAOCD

Meetings Site Selection

This committee shall consisted of a chairperson, the six (6) trustees of the AOCD and two (2) additional members appointed by the president. These members are charged with polling our college members for particular locations of interest, and then to investigate these sites to determine which ones will present the very best opportunities for our college meetings. The members of this committee will look for the correct combination of prime meeting space and cost effectiveness which will ensure the meeting site draws the optimum attendance and the best educational experience.

Matthew Elias, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
Danica Alexander, D.O., FAOCD
David Cleaver, D.O., FAOCD
Tracy Favreau, D.O. FAOCD
Peter Saitta, D.O., FAOCD
Robert Schwarze, D.O., FAOCD
Amy Spizuoco, D.O., FAOCD
Michael Whitworth, D.O., FAOCD

Membership

The committee shall consist of a chairperson and additional members appointed by the president. Appointments are for a three (3) year term. One member shall be appointed each year at the annual meeting. The Membership Committee shall review and submit written recommendations of applicants for membership to be acted upon by the Board of Trustees.

TBA (Chair)
Patrick Keehan, D.O., FAOCD (2013-2015)
Brent Loftis, D.O., FAOCD (2013-2015)

Nominating

The Nominating Committee shall consist of the three (3) most recent past presidents, the President-Elect, a representative from the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology and a representative from the general membership. The Chairperson shall be the most immediate Past President. The Nominating Committee shall present a slate of officers to the Board of Trustees at least three (3) months prior to the annual meeting.

Rick Lin, D.O., FAOCD (2015-2018) (Chair)
David Grice, D.O., FAOCD (2013-2016)
Cindy Hoffman, D.O., FAOCD
Karthik Krishnamurthy, D.O., FAOCD (2015-2016)
Suzanne Sirota Rozenberg, D.O., FAOCD (2014-2017)
Bill Way, D.O., FAOCD

Program Directors

The Program Directors Committee shall consist of the Chairperson or vice chairperson of each residency training program. This committee shall select a chairperson from among their ranks. This chairperson will report to the Board of Trustees. This committee shall be charged with monitoring issues of importance in the training of our resident members, overseeing the In-training Examination, monitoring new trends and be proactive in addressing these issues, as well as any other tasks the Board of Trustees charges them with.

Lloyd Cleaver, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
Reagan Anderson, D.O., FAOCD
Jason Barr, D.O., FACOD
David Cleaver, D.O., FAOCD
Jonathan Crane, D.O., FAOCD
Alpesh Desai, D.O., FAOCD
Bradley Glick, D.O., FAOCD
Marcus Goodman, D.O., FAOCD
Steven Grekin, D.O., FAOCD
Cindy Hoffman, D.O., FAOCD
Daniel Hurd, D.O., FAOCD
Stephen Kessler, D.O., FAOCD
Karthik Krishnamurthy, D.O., FAOCD
Mark Kuriata, D.O., FAOCD
Annette LaCasse, D.O., FAOCD
Matt Leavitt, D.O., FAOCD
Rick Lin, D.O., FAOCD
Jenifer Lloyd, D.O., FAOCD
Vernon Mackey, D.O., FAOCD
Peter Malouf, D.O., FAOCD
Richard Miller, D.O., FAOCD
Navid Nami, D.O., FAOCD
Carlos Nousari, M.D.
Warren Peterson, D.O., FAOCD
Stephen Purcell, D.O., FAOCD
Adriana Ros, D.O., FAOCD
Dawn Sammons, D.O., FAOCD
Robin Shecter, D.O., FAOCD
Suzanne Sirota-Rozenberg, D.O., FAOCD
Stanley Skopit, D.O., FAOCD
Daniel Stewart, D.O., FAOCD
Schield Wikas, D.O., FAOCD
John Young III, M.D.

Resident Liaison

A delegate from the resident body shall be elected by majority vote of their peers at their annual meeting following the in-training examination. This delegate shall attend the fall and annual meeting Board of Trustees meetings as a non-voting member to represent the residents.

Lacey Elwyn, D.O.

Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (JAOCD)

This committee shall consist of the journal editor, and a minimum of (4) additional members. This committee shall oversee the content and publication of the JAOCD.

Karthik Krishnamurthy, D.O., FAOCD (Chair)
Aaron Bruce, D.O., FAOCD
Laura DeStefano, D.O., FAOCD
Michelle Foley, D.O., FAOCD
Joseph Laskas, D.O., FAOCD
Kate Marks, D.O., FAOCD
Brandon Miner, D.O., FAOCD
Peter Saitta, D.O., FAOCD
Amara Sayed, D.O., FAOCD
Michael Scott, D.O., FAOCD
Alison Tam, D.O., FAOCD
Shannon Trotter, D.O., FAOCD
Brooke Walls, D.O.
Scott Wickless, D.O., FAOCD


The AOCD also has representation at the AOA level for the following:

Bureau of Osteopathic Specialty Societies

Bradley Glick, D.O., FAOCD (2013-2016)

Program and Trainee Review Council

Suzanne Sirota Rozenberg, D.O., FAOCD (2015-2018)

2016 House of Delegates

David Grice, D.O., FAOCD, Delegate
Alpesh Desai, D.O., FAOCD, Alternate

 
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