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, CO-OP®, 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


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.

Learn More About Conference

More About the Committee

Learn more about this group by reading the Conference Committee Job Description. This document goes through the purpose of the group, how the charge related to the strategic plan, chair appointments and terms, and much more.

To Join the Committee

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