Conference Committee


Tammy Harman, 
Benefits Ombudsman
Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Plan 2 Retirement Board


Mark Patterson,
College of William and Mary 

Committee Members

Sana Manjeshwar, CO-OP, Chevron

David Michael, National Institutes of Health

Francisco Espejo, ECLAC

Isabel Calderon, Mars, Inc.

Lawrence Cohen, MD, Yale University School of Medicine

C. Kevin Coonrod, CO-OP, Auburn University

Michelle Fanucchi, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Brooke Goodwin, Children's National Health System

Caitlan Hendrickson, COOP, University of Arizona

Katie Manderson, Office of the Attorney General, Texas

Sana Manjeshwar, CO-OP, Chevron

Lorraine Medal, CO-OP, Mars Inc.

Melinda Miner, Halliburton

Diana Mosonyi,

Gil Naizer, Texas A&M University Commerce

Lisa Neale, CO-OP, University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz

Kristine Paranica, J.D., North Dakota State University

Bina Patel, National Ground Intelligence Center

Wendyi Poitier-Albury, University of the Bahamas

Nicholas Raichart, University of California San Diego

Marcia Riley, MS, CO-OP, University of California, Berkeley

Merle Waxman, Yale University School of Medicine

Stephanie Luckam, The World Bank Group

To Join the Committee

Members who are interested in joining this committee, please send an email to the office at [email protected]


The Conference Committee will organize IOA volunteers and coordinate all necessary preparations to convene an annual event that promotes the organizational ombuds profession, provides relevant educational content, enriches networking experiences for attendees, and allows for the conducting of IOA Annual Meeting business.

The IOA annual conference serves as the premier venue to promote ombuds awareness, increase individual knowledge, and enhance professional skills. The annual conference features keynote and plenary speakers, workshops, presentations, and panel discussions to address a conference theme and provides countless opportunities for connection and engagement.

Join Us in April 2019 for the 14th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA