Volunteer Opportunities


Awards Committee
Marie Queen, chair
DeAnna Dillard, MSNPA, IOM
David Foley, CAE
Tenley Haack

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Candace Joy, chair
Tim Atkinson
Mia Cary, DVM
Susie Crocket, CVPM
Jamie Falzone
Melody Martinez, CVT
Evymarie Miró
John Tramontana, CAE

Governance Committee
Randy Wheeler, DVM, chair
Tim Atkinson
Debra Hamelback
Candace Joy
Diane Matt, CAE
Tamara Spooner

Power of 10 Committee
Cristina Keef, chair
Staci Corder
Ashley Larson
Maggie Milligan
Ashley Morgan, DVM, CAE
Angela Russell, CMP, CAE
Randy Wheeler, DVM

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

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
Christine Gacono
Chris Gray, VetMB, MA, MBA, MRCVS
Heidi Hulon, DVM
James Penrod, CAE, FASLA
Pamela Stevenson

Task Forces

Appointed Liaisons

AVMA Animal Welfare Committee
Marie Queen – 8/2021 – 7/2024
Megan Kilgore, alternate – 8/2020 – 7/2023

AVMA Early Career Development Committee
Debbie Lakamp, CAE
8/2022 – 7/2025

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

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.