The following committees are comprised of NYAAC members who volunteer their time and expertise with the goal of providing the general membership with effective networking opportunities, educational programs and valuable resources. Committee meetings are often conducted telephonically or via the web. All members are invited to join one or more committees.

Membership | Communication | ProgramCelebration | Nominating

Membership Committee

The purpose of the Membership Committee is to develop strategies to recruit new members to NYAAC and to retain current members. The committee meets periodically throughout the year, and members are assigned tasks that accomplish specific objectives. To join the Membership Committee, or for more information, click here. To join the Communication Committee, or for more information, click here. For more information contact committee chair, Philip Vasquez at .

Communication Committee

The Communication Committee is responsible for the transmission of timely information and educational content to both the membership and the general public via NYAAC’s website and other current communications technology. Meetings are held telephonically or via the Web. Committee members are actively involved in the development, preparation and editing of material as well as administration of the website, depending upon their interests. NYAAC members are encouraged to join the committee, regardless of their level of technical expertise. For more information, contact Karen Pleines at

Please contact committee chair Karen M. Pleines, .

Program Committee

The Program Committee is charged with planning and conducting educational programs on topics of import and interest to NYAAC’s members and other ambulatory care professionals. Members of the committee serve as coordinators for specific programs and are responsible for securing speakers, writing announcement descriptions for the program and introducing the speakers at the event. Support is provided by the committee co-chairs and NYAAC’s Executive Director for these events and program. Meetings of the committee are held regularly throughout the year

To join the Program Committee, or for more information, click here.

For more information, contact co-chair Marjorie Stuckle at or Irene Kaufmann at .

Celebration Committee

Since its inception, NYAAC has been a strong advocate for quality ambulatory health care services and has served as a resource for professionals in the industry. In 1986, in recognition of the valuable achievements of leaders in the field, NYAAC instituted an award commemorating “significant contributions and commitment to ambulatory care.” This award is given annually to an individual or organization that exemplifies dedication to the field and to the health care of all New Yorkers. Members of this committee review nominations for the award and submit their recommendations to the Board of Directors. Following the announcement of the recipient, committee members assist NYAAC’s Executive Director in the preparations for the celebration.(Add information re: Lifetime Achievement Award)

To see a list of past honorees, click here.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is charged with identifying potential candidates for Board vacancies. The committee consists of seven members who are designated by the Board. Four of the members are Directors and three are non-Director NYAAC members. This committee meets annually, usually telephonically, to prepare the slate of nominations to be voted on by the general membership at NYAAC’s Annual Meeting.