Ambassador Committee

In alignment with the Strategic Plan, develop and execute outreach initiatives that promote the Association and anatomy. This committee has primary focus on members actively serving as outreach ambassadors to help form and maintain mutually-beneficial partnerships with appropriate entities outside of the Association.

Responsibilities

  • In line with the diversity goals, identify and suggest to the Board appropriate outside groups with whom the Association may partner with on mutually-beneficial projects.
  • Perform annual status review and make suggestions for continuing previously-established partnerships.
  • Identify, attend, and serve as ambassadors for outreach activities designed to interact with appropriate outside groups (e.g., activities to recruit members from underrepresented groups/entities).
  • Represent the Association by serving as ambassadors to guest societies and first-time attendees at all meetings (i.e., annual and regional) and at other partner organization’s events.
  • Work with the Program Committee to execute plans that expand attendance, presentations, and symposia of international associations at the Annual Meeting and Regional Meetings to help advance anatomical sciences research globally.
  • Collaborate with journal editors to showcase the Association (e.g., activities that exhibit and solicit manuscripts from other organizations’ meetings).
  • Solicit diverse volunteer participation for outreach opportunities to non-committee members via Anatomy Connected, newsletter, and social media channels.
  • Develop and implement metrics to measure impact of outreach activities.

Qualifications

  • Be an active member in good standing
  • Ability to travel on behalf of the Association (e.g., domestic and international travel)
  • Active participation is required; must attend and serve as AAA ambassador for outreach activities (meetings, annual/regional/local meetings of other organizations, etc.)
  • Familiarity with membership programs and benefits
  • Willingness to and comfort with engaging with a broad variety of people of differing backgrounds

Roster

Chair

NameCompanyThru Date
Kristjan ThompsonMercer University12/31/2021

Members

NameCompanyThru Date
Andrew CaleIndiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis12/31/2022
Angelique DueñasNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine12/31/2022
Anna EdmondsonAugusta University12/31/2021
Brittany Kenyon-FlattNorth Carolina State University12/31/2023
Kate LesciottoSam Houston State University12/31/2022
Irina NizamutdinovaUniversity of the Incarnate Word12/31/2022
Izuchukwu Okafor 12/31/2023
Amberly ReynoldsSam Houston State University12/31/2022
Alan SakaguchiUniversity of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio12/31/2021
Audra SchaeferUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center12/31/2022
Marc SpencerGeorge Washington University12/31/2022
Carissa VinovskisChildren's Hospital Colorado12/31/2021

Schedule

The committee shall meet during the Annual Meeting and at such other times as the business of the Association may require. Travel (domestic and international) is expected.

Reporting

The Committee Chair makes an annual report to the Board at the spring meeting, an interim report at the fall meeting, and at any other time as requested.

Composition

  • 14 members including 1 chair and a liaison from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
  • Committee members serve 3-year terms and the chair serves a 2-year term.

Appointment Process

  • Appointment of members to fill vacancies on the committee is normally made by the Committee Chair through the call for volunteers’ application process.
  • Approval of new committee members is managed by the Nominating Committee with final approval by the Board of Directors.