Council on External Relations and Communications

Reports To Board of Directors
Member Composition

7-10 physician members at large, 1 associate member at large (PA, NP), 1 resident member, and 1 student member

Committee Size Limit 12-15
2021-2023 Chair Denece Kesler, MD, MPH, FACOEM
2022-2023 Vice Chair Michele Kowalksi-McGraw, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Committee Charges

  1. Supports the College's Strategic plan, mission, vision, and budgetary plan.
  2. Develops strategic communication processes to external audiences. Monitors media to maintain mutually supportive relationships.
  3. Responds to relevant / emerging current events that are opportunities for increasing ACOEM visibility. 
  4. Builds and maintains external relationships in order to enhance OEM visibility and promote the value of OEM.
  5. Promotes member engagement in increasing OEM visibility through developing media training materials, guidelines, and programs. Grows and develops media ambassadors within ACOEM.
  6. Oversees a new Occupational and Environmental Medicine Media Excellence Award program.
  7. Communicates to the public on behalf of ACOEM Councils, Committees, and Members. 
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Committee Vacancies

New Council approved by ACOEM Board of Directors, February 2021.
Composition and Charges last updated February 2021.