The Membership Committee is charged with growing the AAAP membership and fostering member involvement, particularly among newer members.  The Committee will consist of members from each of the AAAP Regions and strives for  representation at all levels of member institutions. The Membership Committee will help formulate a AAAP outreach strategy that responds to the needs of our existing and potential membership including from AMSPDC associated institutions.  The Membership Committee meets once per month by teleconference. Additional communication may occur by email or phone. 

If you are interested in participating on this committee and/or would like additional information please contact Michelle DeGuire @ or 858-822-0219.

Membership Committee Members:

  • Michelle DeGuire-UC San Diego
  • Bobby Thomas, Oklahoma University-South Region
  • Suzanne Scott, Medical University of South Carolina- South Region
  • Debbie Corlin, -UC Los Angeles- West Region
  • Monica Seay-UC San Francisco-West Region
  • Tina Tolomeo-Yale-Northeast Region
  • Open-Midwest Region
  • Open-Canada Region 


Eileen Drames, AAAP Treasurer

Alex Chang
Geri McFall
Amelia Randall
Christine Veloso

Ad Hoc:
Mike Corbo (President Elect)

The AAAP Finance Committee was developed in order to begin to develop a long-term strategy for financing the organization’s annual operations in light of changes related to long time sponsors and increasing financial constraints on members and their institutions. In addition to evaluating the long term financial needs and goals, this committee will serve as a vehicle for engagement of the membership broadly.

The Finance Committee will initially focus on the major areas/projects listed below:

  • Review of sponsorship guidelines, levels of financial contribution, and expectations for partnership
  • Formalize job posting criteria and pricing for distribution to various contacts including recruitment firms 
  • Develop budget templates related to regional and annual meetings
    • can be used to evaluate sites and ensure that appropriate allocations and board decisions/recommendations are being made to account for operating expenses as part of the 
  • Evaluate and recommend to board of directors possible revenue generating opportunities that may be implemented as part of a long term plan of action to ensure financial stability and organizational sustainability 

Roles & Responsibilities
The Finance Committee members will actively engage in developing recommendations for consideration by the board of directors and the membership at large (annual business meeting in May). Future members of the committee may need to review existing recommendations and policies for relevance to current situation(s) and revise either practice or process in light of change.

Anticipated time commitment
Given the charter of the committee, the board of directors anticipates participation in a quarterly conference calls (which will be scheduled by Eileen Drames) about an hour in duration. There may be delegated action items in follow up to the calls in order to move the chartered tasks along. In general the time commitment will likely be between 3 and 5 hours bi-monthly.

Work Group Membership Composition
Chair: Treasurer of AAAP, duration of service to Finance Committee consistent with that of the position of treasurer on the board

Ad Hoc: President Elect of AAAP, for one year and with focus primarily on issues related to annual sponsorship which has been part of the President Elect position description.

Members: positions will be held for 12 months and may be recommended for reappointment for up to 24 months.

Advisors/content experts: as appropriate the Finance Committee may request that other members of the AAAP participate in discussion or development of recommendations to the board. Examples of content experts that might be helpful to the committee include, but are not limited to: site hosts for annual meetings, program directors for annual meetings, program directors for regional meetings, past board members.

Charter initiated: February 2015


coming soon!