Communications and Public Relations Committee
Provide communications support for the academy. Maintain and monitor the AVTAA website. Answer all AVTAA questions coming through the website. Working with the Executive Secretary and President, answer communications and disseminate information to the academy and the public. Develop and distribute an AVTAA newsletter. Promote and maintain the academy's public image.
Kristin Cooley - Chair - Newsletter
Lynette DeGouff - Listserv
Sharon Johnston - Website
Develop and produce anesthesia related continuing education programs for the academy. Organize programs for various seminars by contacting and using AVTAA members as speakers. Set up all aspects of IVECCS yearly meeting and other meetings requiring academy presence.
Brenda Feller - Co-Chair
Kristen Cooley - Co-Chair
Constitution & By-Laws Committee
Review and adjust constitution and by-laws as needed.
Darci Palmer - Chair
Provide information to prospective applicants. Evaluate and certify eligibility of applicants requesting examination by the academy. Forward approved applications to the academy regents.
Jessica Konzer - Chair
Credentials Sub-Committee - Lindsey Howard, Becky Vaughan, Darci Palmer.
To obtain and make available to the membership, information concerning new and improved anesthesia and monitoring equipment. To work with the industry to facilitate information dissemination. To provide the membership with standards for care and maintenance of anesthesia and monitoring equipment.
Beverly Smith - Chair
Sharon Fornes Brooker
Development and refinement of a question bank to be used in the certification exam process. Preparation, administration and grading of the exam. Establish the examination pass point. Provide examinees with subject matter that will be covered on the upcoming examination. Monitor the written exam and administer an oral exam if required. Report to the regents the results of the certification exam and make recommendations based on the proposed passing point. Provide written summary of examinees' deficiencies in a letter of clarification through the Regents to individuals requesting that information following a failure to pass the exam.
Susan Burns - Chair
Develop, produce and execute the recertification packet for AVTAA members. Members are required to recertify with a minimum of 50 hours of continuing education each five years.
Jennifer Sager - Chair