Membership Committee


The IOA Membership Committee serves the membership of IOA by monitoring and evaluating membership applications and renewals in a consistent and efficient manner; by recognizing the interests of the various sectors of the profession; and by seeking to grow the organization worldwide.  



  • Carrie Knell, Kenyon College
  • Amanda Dean, Austin Community College District

Board Liasion

  • Roy Baroff, CO-OP®, North Carolina State University

Committee Members

  • Glenda Dickson, Clemson University
  • Wayne Marriott, Fleetwood Group Limited
  • Erica Peters, Central Michigan University
  • Judith Brunet, Parks Canada
  • Elisa Enriquez, CO-OP®, Los Alamos National Laboratory


  • Support the development of the IOA Global Marketing Plan
  • Support the implementation of IOA training to international contexts, outside the U.S.A.
  • Support the Regional Advisory Communities work in advancing the profession through contacting recently appointed ombudsman, relevant associations, networks, and organizations in priority countries


  • Created transfer of membership guidelines approved by the IOA Board in 2018.
  • Initiated a re-engagement campaign for lapsed members.
  • Created a “Welcome Wagon” letter and process for new ombuds who are not members of IOA.
  • Created a Decision Tree for IOA Inquiries

To Join the Committee

IOA members interested in joining this committee please send an email to the committee chair Elisa Enriquez.

Membership Committee Job Description

Below are links to important membership information:

IOA Standards of Practice
IOA Code of Ethics
IOA Member Benefits
IOA Membership Information
IOA Membership Renewal Information
Last Updated 15 June 2020