Awards Committee

Timelines of Important Dates
July 24, 2018 Application opens
September 14, 2018 Announcement of Awards Committee Members
October 11, 2018 Review of Nomination submission and evaluation
October 24, 2018 Committee meeting from  7:00 – 9:00 PM
Re: Selection of Awards Recipients
December 8, 2018 Awards Gala

Awards Committee Members for 2018-2020

Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti

Dr. Reginald Gates

Dr. Jenna Macfarlane

Dr. Dennis Mizel

Dr. Sapna

Dr. Katherine

Dr. Rober

Aim and Criteria:

The committee reviews and evaluates award nominees, and based on a set of criteria, the committee selects the award recipients for the following award categories:

Eligibility for the awards committee requires the following:

Award committee members will be selected and supported by award event designated OCA staff. There is a maximum of seven (7) committee members involved in this program every year.

Committee Member Expectations:

  • Committee Member will commit to the program for a two (2) consecutive years.
  • Committee Member is accessible by email and/or phone.
  • Committee Member is prepared for scheduled meetings, having read through materials/evaluation package provided in advance of each scheduled meeting.
  • The evaluation package will be returned to the designated OCA staff at least two (2) days before the committee meeting.
  • Committee Member will be available for the awards committee conference call in October to select the award recipients.

Conflict of Interest:

  • A committee member will be excused from duties for that year if they are nominated for an award category. They will have their term on the Awards Committee extended one additional year.
  • A nominee can decline a nomination.
  • OCA staff will make efforts to replace the excused committee member for the current year’s selection duties.

This is not a paid position. Expenses incurred while fulfilling award committee business will be reimbursed in accordance with the OCA Financial Policy.