Volunteers are at the heart of ASCRS’ existence. Collectively, they accomplish incredible work on behalf of the Society and specialty. ASCRS strives to assure a wide range of committee involvement opportunities for members.

Committee Members and Leadership Policies

On February 21, 2018, the Executive Council approved the Policy for Committee Membership to ensure each committee exemplifies diversity of experiences, competencies and demographics. On February 11, 2019, the Executive Council approved the Policy for the Selection and Responsibility for Committee Leadership within the ASCRS.

Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee's main purpose is to increase public awareness of colon and rectal diseases and the availability of trained specialists in its treatment.

Michael L. Arvanitis - Chair
Yosef Y. Nasseri - Vice Chair
Kirsten B. Wilkins - Council Rep
Ellen H. Bailey - Member
Avinash Bhakta - Member
Tara D. Domash-Martinez - Member
Christine Hsieh - Member
Christina N. Jenkins - Member
Erin M. King-Mullins - Member
Alex J. Ky - Member
Linda L. Lapos - Member
Amanda M. McClure - Member
Cedrek L. McFadden - Member
Margarita M. Murphy - Member
Lynn M. O'Connor - Member
Mary Teresa M. O'Donnell - Member
Joshua D. Parks - Member
Kathryn L. Rutan - Member
Theodore J. Saclarides - Member
Negar M. Salehomoum - Member
Earl V. Thompson - Member
Kelly M. Tyler - Member
Jennifer Y. Wang - Member
Eric G. Weiss - Member
Katerina O. Wells - Member