IOA Radio

IOA Radio is a teleconference-based “talk show” in which IOA members are interviewed about their practice, unique expertise and interests, and other topics relevant to practicing ombuds. 

IOA Radio is currently on hiatus, as we develop a new cast of interviewees and interviewers for future programming. If you would like to host a future IOA Radio show, contact Teresa Ralicki at teresa.ralicki@redcross.org.

IOA Radio is intended to:

  • Connect members of the IOA community in a real-time, dialogue-based format
  • Help ombudsmen at all practice levels learn more about the practices and experiences of our IOA colleagues

* Archives are available to members only and can be found in the Resource Library section of the Member's Only area. Please log in and click here for access to IOA Radio recordings. *


Date of Episode


Speaker and Topic

October 29, 2014
Noon EDT
(Last Wednesday in October!)

Wayne Blair, UNC Ombuds, and other presenters TBD

Topic: Issues surrounding Title IX and Ombuds.

September 24, 2014
Noon EDT

Guest host: Andrew Larratt-Smith (He will step in for Teresa Ralicki this month!)

Topic: The Canadian perspective on the Ombuds role and function -- a panel discussion

August 27, 2014
Noon EDT

Carolyn Noorbakhsh, Distinguished Emeritus

Topic: Carolyn will talk about her experiences across sectors

July 23, 2014

Panel: Lisa Witzler, PhD, (NIH),Tyler Smith (NIH), Jessica Kuchta Miller (Univ of Colorado Boulder

Topic: Academic research in the Ombuds field: We'll discuss our panelists' recent and ongoing research, what we need in terms of research, challenges and opportunities. 

June 25, 2014
4 p.m. Eastern

David Miller, past editor of the Journal of the IOA and Ombudsman for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

May 28, 2014

Tom Sebok, Director, Ombuds Office, University of Colorado Boulder

Topic: Our need to clarify ‘advocating for a fair process’ and all things coaching, mediating and advocating

March 26, 2014 

Annamaris Cousins-Price, IOA President and Corporate Ombuds for Latin America and Caribbean at Halliburton 

Topic: An Ombuds' Career Path, Life on the IOA Board, and IOA's 9th Annual Conference in Denver

October 23, 2013

Lanai Greenhalgh, Director of the Office of the Ombuds and Employee Assistance Program at Colorado State University

Topic: Wearing Two Hats within One Organization

September 25, 2013             

Judy Segall, Stony Brook University

Topic: The Dynamic Role of the Ombudsman

July 23, 2013

Reto Meister, International Committee of the Red Cross

Topic:Transferring the Skills Used in POW Negotiations to the Ombuds Role

June 26, 2013

Wilbur Hicks, Distinguished Emeritus Member of IOA

Topic: Because Starting One Ombuds Office Wasn’t Enough

May 22, 2013

Sean Banks, Shell Oil Company

Topic: Telling the Emperor He Has No Clothes: From Philosophy to Practice

March 27, 2013 Nick Diehl, Past-President of IOA and Deputy Ombudsman at the American Red Cross

Please send questions, feedback, or ideas for people to interview to Teresa Ralicki at teresa.ralicki@redcross.org.

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