Members

WIO Committees

Name
Position
City
State
Term Expires
Work Phone
Email
FLANARY, VALERIE
Committee Chair
Milwaukee
WI
2014
BLAIR, ELIZABETH
Member
Chicago
IL
2014
DURR, MEGAN
Member
San Francisco
CA
2014
GHOSSAINI, SOHA
Member
Chicago
IL
2014
HUSAIN, INNA
Member
Chicago
IL
2014
ISHMAN, STACEY
Member
Cincinnati
OH
2014
KOKOSKA, MIMI
Member
Indianapolis
IN
2014
MAKISHIMA, TOMOKO
Member
Galveston
TX
2015
RAOL, NIKHILA
Member
Boston
MA
2015
STAPLETON, AMANDA
Member
Pittsburgh
PA
2014
WATTS, TAMMARA
Member
Galveston
TX
2015
CARSON, RICHARD
Staff Liaison
Alexandria
VA
2020
(703) 535-3726
CLIFTON, BETHANY
Staff Liaison
Alexandria
VA
2020
(703) 535-3736


WIO Section Committees

Awards

  • Identifying women otolaryngologists who deserve recognition for their accomplishments.
  • Identifying and recognizing the efforts of individuals who work to promote the efforts of WIO.
  • Identifying and implementing new ways in which to recognize outstanding women in AAO-HNS.
  • The section established the Helen F. Krause, MD Trailblazer Award to recognize an individual who through scholarship, advocacy, leadership and/or mentorship has furthered the interests of women in the field of otolaryngology.

Communications

  • Developing communications to inform AAO-HNS members of WIO activities and initiatives.
  • Ensuring that relevant items of interest are submitted to relevant AAO-HNS publications.

Endowment 

  • Per the AAO-HNSF Women in Otolaryngology Endowment Fund Charter, responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing fundraising strategies and programs to maintain and increase the Endowment.

Leadership Development and Mentorship

  • Actively works towards establishing and maintaining a meaningful and effective mentorship program for women in the AAO-HNS.
  • Identifying and implementing ways in which we can best provide leadership skills training, experience, and opportunities for the ongoing development of outstanding new women otolaryngologist leaders, both at AAO-HNS and in the medical profession at large.

Program 

  • Developing, proposing, and delivering high quality programming with broad appeal for the annual meeting. 
  • In conjunction with the GC, planning and conducting the annual WIO luncheon and Section meeting.

Research and Survey

  • Ongoing evaluation, monitoring, and reporting of priorities and issues identified as important by women AAO-HNS members.
  • Doing more to study the status of women otolaryngologists.


For more information, contact WIO staff at wio@entnet.org