IPTA Outreach Committee

Function: The Outreach Committee oversees all phases of the Outreach Program. This includes reviewing and evaluating applications, performing onsite needs assessments, and working with selected centers to further develop their programs.

Chair Tom Blydt-Hansen, Vancouver, Canada
Incoming Chair Fiona Mackie, Sydney, Australia
Member Dev Desai, Dallas, USA
Member Saeed Mohammed, Chicago, USA
Member Minnie Sarwal, California, USA
Member Jason Vanatta, Memphis, USA
Council Liaison George Mazariegos, Pittsburgh, USA

2017-2019 Initiatives

  1. Committee review of mission and purpose of the Committee as well as a current overview of current projects and application for a new RFA.
  2. Review the status of the two most recently completed outreach trips to Sri Lanka and South Africa and determine next steps for these program participants.
  3. Provide a plan to IPTA Council for a new call for applications.
  4. Develop partnerships with other societies who may co-sponsor sister-program agreements.
  5. Update outcomes assessment of Outreach program sites.
  6. Update status and activity of all previous Outreach program sites.