Volunteer Opportunities


Awards Committee
Marie Queen, chair
David Foley, CAE
Tenley Haack
Dan Tjornehoj, JD

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Candace Joy, chair
Tim Atkinson
Tyra Brown, DVM
Mia Cary, DVM
Susie Crocket, CVPM
Kim D’Abreu
Jamie Falzone
Melody Martinez, CVT
Tierra Price, DVM
John Tramontana, CAE

Governance Committee
Susan Blevins, chair
Candace Joy
Diane Matt, CAE
Tamara Spooner
Randy Wheeler

Power of 10 Committee
Cristina Keef, chair
Staci Corder
Maggie Milligan
Ashley Morgan, DVM, CAE
Randy Wheeler, DVM
Heather Vaughn

Practice Health Committee
Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA, chair
Heather Case, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, CAE
Marisa Francis
Debbie Lakamp, CAE
Diane Matt, CAE
Christine Shupe, CAE
Katherine Soverel
John Stevens
Tina Tran, DVM
Rob Trimble, DVM

Professional Development Committee
Michelle Wagner, chair
Deanna Dillard
David Foley, CAE
Tenley Haack
Emily Kane
Glenn Kolb
Debbie Lakamp, CAE
Heather O’Steen, CAE

ThinkWORKS Subcommittee
Emily Kane, chair
Jen Gazdacko
David Foley, CAE
Candace Joy
Randy Wheeler, DVM

Wellbeing Committee
Mittie Williams, chair
Kelly Andrews, CAE
Jen Brandt, PhD
Chris Gray, VetMB, MA, MBA, MRCVS
Heidi Hulon, DVM
James Penrod, CAE, FASLA
Deb Reeder, RVT, VTS-EVN

Task Forces

Appointed Liaisons

AVMA Animal Welfare Committee
Chris Copeland, JD, CAE – 8/2021 – 7/2024
Megan Kilgore, alternate – 8/2020 – 7/2023

AVMA Early Career Development Committee
Heather Case, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, CAE
8/2019 – 7/2022

AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference Planning Committee
David Foley, CAE – 1/2021 – 1/2024

Commission for a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Veterinary Profession
Adrian Hochstadt. J.D., CAE

CATalyst Council
Adrian Hochstadt, J.D. CAE

Partners for Healthy Pets
Adrian Hochstadt, J.D., CAE

Pet Nutrition Alliance
Heather O’Steen, CAE

* Eligible for another term

Members interested in serving on an VMAE committee should contact us at  admin@vmae.org.