Planning and Awards Review Committee - PARC

Planning and Awards Review Committee (PARC)
While keeping the ultimate fiduciary responsibility of the Awards Program, the Foundation Board has delegated to the Planning and Awards Review Committee (PARC) the responsibility of reviewing the various applications and recommending which are to be funded, as well as making recommendations about any alterations in the Foundation's Awards Program. PARC is composed of nine voting members and one nonvoting member: Voting members of PARC are selected by the AAOF BOD from recommendations originating from the AAO BOT (through both the AAO COE and AAO COSA), PARC and from the AAOF Board itself. Individuals recommended by either council and nominated by the AAO BOT need not be members of either council. Typically, PARC members serve a maximum of two three-year terms. The Chair and Vice Chair of PARC are both determined by the AAOF BOD. The nonvoting member of PARC, who is designated the AAOF Board Liaison to PARC, is selected by the AAOF BOD from among Foundation Directors. PARC membership for 2019-2020 is Laura Iwasaki (PCSO/OR – Chair), Sarandeep S. Huja (SAO/SC – Vice Chair), Veerasathpurush Allareddy (MSO/IL), Peter Buschang (SWSO/TX), Sylvia Frazier-Bowers (SAO/NC), J. Martin Palomo (GLAO/OH), Wellington Rody (NESO/NY), (Eric Kang Ting (PCSO/CA) and Sunil Wadhwa (NESO/NY). Wanda Claro (SAO/TN) serves as Board Liaison to PARC.


Members of the Planning and Awards review Committee (PARC) and staff at the January 2019 Meeting are shown L/R:
Eric Ting (PCSO/CA); Jackie Bode (Executive Director, AAOF); Wanda Claro (SAO/TN – AAOF Board Liaison);
Sylvia Frazier-Bowers (SAO/NC); Carlos Flores-Mir (PCSO/AB); Martin Palomo (GLAO/OH); Sunil Wadhwa (NESO/NY);
Peter Buschang (SWSO/TX); Sarandeep Huja (SAO/SC – Vice Chair); Laura Iwasaki (PCSO/OR – Chair);
Orhan C. Tuncay (MASO – AAOF Board); Mindy Copp (AAOF Staff); Cheryl Young (AAOF Staff Secretary).

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