OAC Committees

The OAC has a variety of working committees to assist the Coalition in specific areas, such as membership, revenue generation, weight bias and much more.

How to Apply for a Committee
The OAC welcomes participation from its members on its committees. If you are interested in serving on one of the above committees, please click here (PDF) to complete the committee application.

Below, please find a description of each committee as well as each member of the committee. Please note the following symbols:*Member of the OAC Board of Directors, ¨Member of the OAC Staff

Executive Committee
The responsibilities and operations of the Executive Committee are outlined by the Code of the Regulations of the Association.

Committee Members:
Pam Davis, RN, BSN, CBN, Immediate-Past Chairperson of the OAC*
Jamie Fivecoat, MBA*
Georgeann Mallory, RD*
Joe Nadglowski¨
Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP*

Advocacy Committee
The Advocacy Committee is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s advocacy efforts. The committee will focus on encouraging participation in advocacy, training volunteers to be effective advocates and ensuring the OAC has the necessary infrastructure to be successful engaging in advocacy. In addition, the committee will develop advocacy efforts outside the traditional legislative/regulatory arena. Committee will coordinate closely with the OAC’s CEO and Policy Consultant to assist in efforts in expanding the OAC’s advocacy reach.

Committee Members:
Pam Davis, RN, CBN, Immediate-Past Chairperson of the OAC*
Lynn Frair, RN
Sandi Henderson
Amber Huett-Garcia, BS, MPA*
Julia Karlstad, MEd, CSCS
Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, Chairman of the OAC*
Walter Medlin, MD
Joe Nadglowski¨
Brian Sabowitz, MD
Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS*

Convention Committee
The Convention Committee is responsible for developing the Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention. The committee works to develop the Convention, its theme, program agenda and much more. Within the Convention Committee, are many other committees and sub committees (outlined below) responsible for various aspects of the Convention.

Committee Members:
Amber Huett-Garcia, BS, MPA, Convention Committee Chair*
Michelle Vicari, Convention Committee Co-Chair*
Robert Kushner, MD, Program Co-chair*
Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS, Program Co-chair*
Tammy Beaumont, BSN, RN, CBN*
Pam Davis, RN, BSN, CBN*
Jaime Fivecoat, MBA*
Kristy Kuna¨
Holly F. Lofton, MD*
Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN*
Rob Portinga
Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP

Additional Convention Committees and Sub Committees:

Program Agenda Subcommittee
Robert Kushner, MD, Program Co-Chair*
Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS, Program Co-chair*
Tammy Beaumont, BSN, RN, CBN*
Pam Davis, RN, BSN, CBN*
Amber Huett-Garcia, BS, MPA, Convention Committee Chair*
Kristy Kuna, OAC Staff Member¨
Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN*
Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP

Awards Nomination Subcommittee
Pamela Davis, RN, BSN, CBN*
Jaime Fivecoat, MBA*
Amber Huett-Garcia, MPA, Convention Committee Chair*
Kristy Kuna¨
Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, Chairman of the OAC*
Holly F. Lofton, MD*

Convention Welcoming Committee
Michelle Vicari, Convention Committee Co-Chair*
Tammy Beaumont, BSN, RN, CBN*
Maria Caprigno
Rob Portinga*
Nanette Wilson Adams

Convention Promotions Subcommittee
Michelle Vicari, Promotions Subcommittee Chair*
Tammy Beaumont, BSN, RN, CBN*
Pamela Davis, RN, BSN, CBN*
Lindsay Jones¨

Education Committee
The Education Committee will assist in the development of comprehensive and robust educational resources for our members and constituents. Such materials should reflect the diverse nature of our membership and constituents and be made available in multiple formats to best accommodate the needs of our targeted population. Educational resources should include health information but also expand beyond.

Committee Members:
Holly F. Lofton, MD, Committee Chair*
Traci Baker
Mari Broome, MSW, LCSW
Melissa Davis, RN, MSN, ANP, CNS, CNOR, RNFA
Pamela Davis, RN, BSN, CBN*
Karen Flanders, MSN, CBN, NP-C
Jennifer E. Franceschelli, DO
Eliza Kingsford, MA, LPC
Robert Kushner, MD*
Nadia B. Pietrzykowska, MD, FACP
Mira Rasmussen, BS, ACSM
Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP*
James Zervios¨

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee is responsible for overseeing all aspects of OAC Membership. The committee will focus its efforts on membership structure, cost, recruitment, retention and member engagement. The membership committee also forms relationships with related groups and organizations to communicate OAC membership efforts and ways to engage others in the OAC and its membership. In addition, it will work in conjunction with the OAC’s Director of Membership and serve as a resource to her.

Committee Members:
Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS, Committee Chair*
Colleen Cook
Kristy Kuna¨
Georgeann Mallory, RD*
Michelle Vicari*

Membership Engagement Taskforce
The Membership Engagement Taskforce will evaluate potential ways to activate our membership. Such efforts could span the scope of our operations including education, advocacy, revenue generation, public relations and more. Through increased engagement and activation it Is our hope that we can better achieve our mission and generate long-term support of the organization.

Current Members:
Jamie Fivecoat, Committee Chair*
Kristy Kuna¨
Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, Chairman of the OAC*
Yvonne McCarthy
Walter Medlin, MD*
Gloria Samuels

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee bears two major responsibilities. The first is to prepare a slate of candidates annually for consideration of the Board and Members for the Board of Directors as detailed in the code of regulations. The second is a review of all potential member volunteers that may serve on the OAC’s committees. The Nominating Committee will present such candidates for final approval to the Board of Directors.

Committee Members:
Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, Committee Chair, Chairman of the OAC*
Pam Davis, RN, CBN, Immediate-Past Chairperson of the OAC*
Jamie Fivecoat, MBA*
Jacqueline Jacques, ND*
Holly F. Lofton, MD
Joe Nadglowski¨

Revenue Generation Committee
The purpose of the Revenue Generation Committee is to ensure the OAC has adequate resources to effectively carry out its mission and programs. The Committee will actively evaluate opportunities for fund raising including direct mail, planned giving, special events, grants and more.

Committee Members:
Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN, Committee Chair*
Tammy Beaumont, BSN, RN, CBN*
Kim Cundick
Amber Huett-Garcia, BS, MPA*
Tom Kinder
Georgeann Mallory, RD*
Lindsay Jones¨
Joe Nadglowski¨
Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP*

Weight Bias Committee
The weight bias committee will focus on identifying weight bias in the general public and engaging the OAC constituency in combating bias through various OAC-based tactics. The committee will coordinate closely with the public relations and education committees on developing, producing and distributing resources on weight bias to educate the general public. The committee will work with various partners on furthering the committee’s understanding of weight bias and stigma and how it affects the population at large.

Committee Members:
Melinda J. Watman, BSN, MSN, CNM, MBA, Committee Chair*
Traci Baker
Mari Broome, MSW, LCSW
Pam Davis, RN, CBN, CCM, Immediate-Past Chairperson of the OAC*
Eliza Kingsford, MA, LPC
Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, Chairman of the OAC*
Rob Portinga
James Zervios¨

Questions?
If you have any questions regarding the above committees or would like more information, please email the OAC at info@obesityaction.org.



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