Ambassador Committee

In alignment with the Strategic Plan, develop and execute outreach initiatives that promote the Association and anatomy. This committee has primary focus on members actively serving as outreach ambassadors to help form and maintain mutually-beneficial partnerships with appropriate entities outside of the Association.


  • In line with the diversity goals, identify and suggest to the Board appropriate outside groups with whom the Association may partner with on mutually-beneficial projects.
  • Perform annual status review and make suggestions for continuing previously-established partnerships.
  • Identify, attend, and serve as ambassadors for outreach activities designed to interact with appropriate outside groups (e.g., activities to recruit members from underrepresented groups/entities).
  • Represent the Association by serving as ambassadors to guest societies and first-time attendees at all meetings (i.e., annual and regional) and at other partner organization’s events.
  • Work with the Program Committee to execute plans that expand attendance, presentations, and symposia of international associations at the Annual Meeting and Regional Meetings to help advance anatomical sciences research globally.
  • Collaborate with journal editors to showcase the Association (e.g., activities that exhibit and solicit manuscripts from other organizations’ meetings).
  • Solicit diverse volunteer participation for outreach opportunities to non-committee members via Anatomy Connected, newsletter, and social media channels.
  • Develop and implement metrics to measure impact of outreach activities.
  • The committee consists of 3 subcommittees; Social Media, Support, and Event Planning.
  • Additional tasks or awards review may be added


  • Be an active member in good standing
  • Ability to travel on behalf of the Association (e.g., domestic and international travel)
  • Active participation is required; must attend and serve as AAA ambassador for outreach activities (meetings, annual/regional/local meetings of other organizations, etc.)
  • Familiarity with membership programs and benefits
  • Willingness to and comfort with engaging with a broad variety of people of differing backgrounds



NameCompanyThru Date
Irina NizamutdinovaUniversity of the Incarnate Word12/31/2023


NameCompanyThru Date
Sara AllisonWestern Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine12/31/2025
Lokesh CoomarSaint Louis University12/31/2025
Jodie FosterOhio University12/31/2025
Colleen GarnettUniversity of Alabama - Birmingham12/31/2025
Rekha KarUniversity of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio12/31/2024
Ellis LockeIdaho College of Osteopathic Medicine12/31/2025
Izuchukwu OkaforNnamdi Azikiwe University12/31/2023
Amberly ReynoldsRocky Vista University12/31/2023
Krista RompolskiMoravian College12/31/2025
Emma RudolphUniversity of the Incarnate Word12/31/2025
Marc SpencerGeorge Washington University12/31/2023


The committee shall meet during the Annual Meeting and at such other times as the business of the Association may require. Travel (domestic and international) is expected.


The Committee Chair makes an annual report to the Board at the spring meeting, an interim report at the fall meeting, and at any other time as requested.


  • 14 members including 1 chair and a liaison from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
  • Committee members serve 3-year terms and the chair serves a 2-year term.

Application Process

  • Applications are solicited annually through a Call for Volunteers
  • Applications are reviewed and scored by the committee chairs and members; scores, demographics, needs of the committee, and comments from the reviews are taken into consideration when choosing new members
  • New committee members are chosen, and then reviewed by the Nominating Committee
  • The new committee members are approved by the full Board of Directors
  • After Board approval, notifications are sent out. Feedback is given if requested by the applicant