Director Candidate (2023-2026)
Faiyaz A. Bhojani, MD, FACP, DrPH, FACOEM, FACPM
I have cherished my time (2019-2022) as your House of Delegates officer, which offered me a unique lens via a seat on the executive and assigned committees to closely observe the inner workings of ACOEM. The leadership and staff responded energetically to the uncertainty and complexity of the pandemic by making dynamic decisions, such as enhanced member communications, virtual conferences, podcasts, a multimillion-dollar grant, and a highly attended AOHC, which increased member engagement. I have learned from ACOEM and my Texas component colleagues and contributed to the policymaking, decisions, and operational discussions during these unprecedented times.
I am inspired to serve, as I sense an air of positivity and revitalization of ACOEM due to the:
- pandemic highlighting the value of OEM professionals
- future of work and its impact on workers’ health
- focus on the environment including climate
These offer an extraordinary opportunity for ACOEM. I would add a strong voice to the leadership and Board’s growing commitment to enhancing member value proposition, heightened engagement, inclusiveness, transparency, and diversity across the organization.
As a health leader at Shell, I manage a team of 80 and a $20M budget and have adjunct professor appointments at the UT School of Public Health encircling five campuses across Texas, and Baylor College of Medicine. I serve on the Boards of UT Health, BrighterBites, a non-profit, and the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, a NIOSH education and research center.
Through my experiences, I can offer a diversity of thought, experience, and leadership perspectives regarding governance, assurance, systems thinking, and marketing to support ACOEM’s aspirations for growth and diversification.
I am a collaborator, value integrity, advocate accountability, and trust in empowering people for the greater good.
I seek your support and will be honored to represent you on the Board. THANK YOU.