Committee, Trust, Liaison Positions Available: April 2017

​Nomination Deadline: February 20, 2017

* = eligible for reappointment

Animal Welfare Committee (AWC)

Entity Description: Animal Welfare Committee

Position: American Animal Hospital Association – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAHA
Term: April 2017 - August 2019
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Vacant
Nominees: Jodi Wiktorowski

Position: American Association of Feline Practitioners – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAFP
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Nancy Suska*
Nominees: Nancy Suska

Position: American Association of Industry Veterinarians – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAIV
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Hilton Klein
Nominees: Whitney Miller

Position: American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by ASLAP
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Leanne Alworth*
Nominees: Leanne Alworth

Position American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners– Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by ASLAP
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: David Schabdach *
Nominees: Philippe Baneux 

Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee (AqVMC)

Entity Description: Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee

Position: Private or Public Practice-Food Animal Production
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Grace Karreman*
Nominees: Jessica Koppien-Fox

Position: Private Clinical Practice-Companion Aquatic Animal
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Brian Palmeiro*
Nominees: Jessie Sanders

Position: Public Health or Epidemiology
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Thomas Waltzek
Nominees: Karen Alroy

AVMA Life

Entity Description: Group Health and Life Insurance Trust

Position: Trustees (2 Positions)
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2021
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: David Koncal*, Renee Schmid*
Nominees: David Koncal, Renee Schmid

Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee (CPAC)

Entity Description: Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee

Position: American Animal Hospital Association – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAHA
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Thomas Cusick
Nominees: Martha DeWees

Position: American Animal Hospital Association – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAHA
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Robert Trupp
Nominees: Laura Niman

Position: American Association of Avian Pathologists – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAAP
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Hector Cervantes*
Nominees: Hector Cervantes

Position: American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASRP
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Vacant
Nominees: Kimberly Brinton

Position: Aquaculture and Seafood Medicine – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be submitted by AVMA constituent organizations
Term: April 2017 - August 2019
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Vacant
Nominees: None to date

Position: Zoo and Wildlife Medicine – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAZV and or AAWV
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Victoria Clyde*
Nominees: Donald Stremme

Position: Zoo and Wildlife Medicine – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAZV and or AAWV
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Mark Drew*
Nominees: None to date 

Committee on Antimicrobials (CoA)

Entity Description: Committee on Antimicrobials

Position: American Animal Hospital Association – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAHA
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Erin Frey*
Nominees: Erin Frey

Position: American Animal Hospital Association – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAHA
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Lindsay Wright*
Nominees: Lindsay Wright

Position: American Association of Equine Practitioners – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAEP
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Steeve Giguere*
Nominees: Mark Papich

Position: American Association of Equine Practitioners – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAEP
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Mark Papich*
Nominees: Lauren Schnabel

Position: American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASRP
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Virginia Fajt*
Nominees: Virginia Fajt

Position: American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners– Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASRP
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Paul Plummer*
Nominees: Paul Plummer

Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues (CDEI)

Entity Description: Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues

Position: Equine Medicine
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Jeanne Rankin*
Nominees: Jeanne Rankin, Karie Vander Werf

Position: Small Animal Practice
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Jay Kerr*
Nominees: None to date

Position: Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Patrice Klein*
Nominees: Patrice Klein

Committee on Environmental Issues

Entity Description: Committee on Environmental Issues

Position: Avian Medicine
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Patrick Redig
Nominees: Marcy Souza

Position: Bovine Practice
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Greg Sykes*
Nominees: Michael Capel

Position: Veterinary Toxicology
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Karyn Bischoff*
Nominees: Karyn Bischoff

Committee on International Veterinary Affairs (CIVA)

Entity Description: Committee on International Veterinary Affairs

Position: Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Details: Must be nominated by AAVMC
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Lee Willingham*
Nominees: Lee Willingham

Position: Recent Graduates or Emerging Leaders
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member Shannon Mesenhowski*
Nominees: Cort Brundage, Shannon Mesenhowski

Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)

Entity Description: Committee on Veterinary Technical Education and Activities

Position: Faculties of Colleges of Veterinary Medicine
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - July 2023
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Regina Brotherton
Nominees: None to date 

Position: Veterinary Technicians (2 Positions)
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - July 2023
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Judy Conley, Debbie Whitten
Nominees: Kate Arnold, Mary Berg, Sandra Foster, Ann Johnson, Laurie Lobdel, Christen Puckett-Smith, Marianne Tear

Council on Education (COE) Selection Committee

Entity Description: Council on Education Selection Committee

Position: At-Large
Details: None of the members of the committee can simultaneously serve on the
committee and either in the House of Delegates or on the Board of Directors or the Council on Education.
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Douglas Aspros*
Nominees: Douglas Aspros

Position: Former COE Member
Details: None of the members of the committee can simultaneously serve on the
committee and either in the House of Delegates or on the Board of Directors or the Council on Education.
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Shannon McGee*
Nominees: None to date

Early Career Development Committee (ECDC)

Entity Description: Early Career Development Committee

Position: Emerging Leader
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Karen Shenoy
Nominees: Rita Akers, Amanda Fiser, Jeremy Keen

Position: Recent Graduates (2 Positions)
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Rita Akers, Robin Hansen*
Nominees: Kristina Baltutis, Emily Tincher

Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)

 
Position: Representing Public Health or Food Security
Details: None
Term: April 2017 - August 2019
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Filling an Unexpired Term
Nominees: None to date 

Food Safety Advisory Committee (FSAC)

Entity Description: Food Safety Advisory Committee

Position: American Association of Extension Veterinarians – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAEV
Term: April 2017 - August 2019
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Vacant
Nominees: None to date

Position: American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians– Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAFSPHV
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Katherine Waters
Nominees: Candace Jacobs

Position: American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians– Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAFSPHV
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Candace Jacobs
Nominees: Nicole Chevalier, Michele Pfannenstiel

Position: American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASRP
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Jason Johnson*
Nominees: Signe Balch

Position: Aquatic Food Animal Medicine Veterinarian – Alternate Representative
Details: None
Term: April 2017- July 2019
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Vacant
Nominees: None to date

Governance Performance Review Committee

Entity Description: Governance Performance Review Committee

Position: At-Large
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2021
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Saundra Willis*
Nominees: Saundra Willis

Position: AVMA Committees
Details: Must be an AVMA Committee member
Term: July 2017 - August 2021
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Leanne Alworth*
Nominees: None to date

Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC)

Entity Description: Legislative Advisory Committee

Position: American Animal Hospital Association – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAHA
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Peter Hellyer*
Nominees: Peter Hellyer

Position: American Animal Hospital Association – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAHA
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: William Fredregill*
Nominees: William Fredregill

Position: American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners– Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASRP
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Seyedmehdi Mobini
Nominees: Kelly Still Brooks

Position: American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASRP
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Kelly Still Brooks
Nominees: Margaret Masterson

Position: House of Delegates – Primary Representative
Details: Must be an AVMA House of Delegates Member
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Vern Otte*
Nominees: Garry Cowan

Position: House of Delegates – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be an AVMA House of Delegates Member
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Cynthia Mackenzie*
Nominees: James Weber

Political Action Committee Board (PAC)

Entity Description: Political Action Committee Board

Position: At-Large (2 Positions)
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2019
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Eva Evans*, Bernadine Cruz*
Nominees: Eva Evans

Position: Area 1 (Eastern States)
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2019
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Ernest Godfrey
Nominees: None to date

Professional Liability Insurance Trust (PLIT)

Entity Description: Professional Liability Insurance Trust

Position: Trustee
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2021
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Kent McClure*
Nominees: Marthina Greer, Kent McClure

State Advocacy Committee (SAC)

Entity Description: State Advocacy Committee

Position: At-Large
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Angela Demaree
Nominees: Dan Segna

Position: House of Delegates
Details: Must be an AVMA House of Delegates Member
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: James Weber
Nominees: None to date

Steering Committee on Human-Animal Interactions

Entity Description: Steering Committee on Human-Animal Interactions

Position: Veterinarian or scientist with expertise in non-domestic human-animal relationships (wildlife, zoos, aquaria)
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Oliver Knesl
Nominees: Steven Feldman

Position: Veterinarian or scientist with expertise in domestic animal relationships (animals used for companionship, research, food, work, recreation)
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Member: Leslie Cooper
Nominees: Zenithson Ng

Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee

Entity Description: Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee

Position: At-Large (3 Positions)
Details: None
Term: July 2017 - August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
Outgoing Members: Dawn Burdette*, Michael Thomas, John Thomson*
Nominees:  Camala Bailey, James Blacka, Dawn Burdette, David Gerber, Melissa Maddux

AVMA Liaison Position- North American Councillor to the WVA

The Councillor represents the North American (US) Region to the WVA, conveying the policies of the WVA to the AVMA and its affiliated organizations, participates in the policymaking process of the WVA, develops relationships with governmental or non-governmental organizations or with veterinary professional or scientific specialization organizations to enhance participation in WVA activities, and serves as a voting member on the AVMA Committee on International Veterinary Affairs.

Term: July 2017- August 2019
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
AVMA Liaison Nomination Form
North American Councillor to the WVA Description
• Please also submit candidate’s one-two page resume with nomination form.

AVMA Liaison Position- One Health Commission Council of Advisors

The One Health Commission Council of Advisors serves in an advisory capacity to the OHC Board of Directors, with respect to policy matters and other activities in support of the educational and scientific purposes of the OHC. 

Term: July 2017- August 2020
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
AVMA Liaison Nomination Form
AVMA Liaison to the One Health Commission Council of Advisors
• Please also submit candidate’s one-two page resume with nomination form.

AVMA Liaison Position- Pan American Association of Veterinary Sciences Directive Council

The AVMA Liaison to the PANVET Directive Council serves as the primary AVMA representative to PANVET, and makes recommendations for AVMA action to the Committee on International Veterinary Affairs on issues identified through membership on the PANVET Directive Council. The liaison also serves as a voting member of the AVMA Committee on International Veterinary Affairs.

Term: July 2017- August 2019
Nominations Due: February 20, 2017
AVMA Liaison Nomination Form
AVMA Liaison to the Panvet Description
• Please also submit candidate’s one-two page resume with nomination form.