Awards Committee Members

Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti
Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti
Dr. Albert Scales
Dr. Albert Scales
Dr. Jenna Macfarlane
Dr. Jenna Macfarlane
Dr. Sapna Sriram
Dr. Sapna Sriram
Dr. Katherine Tibor
Dr. Katherine Tibor
Dr. Robert Weinper
Dr. Robert Weinper

Timelines of Important Dates

November 10, 2020         Awards Nominations Opens

December 10, 2020         Award Nomination Submission Deadline

December 17, 2020         Committee Meeting 7 pm – 9 pm (Selection of Awards Recipients)

January 30, 2021            OCA Awards Celebration (virtual)

Aim and Criteria

The committee reviews and evaluates award nominees, and based on a set of criteria, the committee selects the award recipients for the following award categories:

Eligibility for the awards committee requires the following:

Award committee members will be selected and supported by award event designated OCA staff. There is a maximum of seven (7) committee members involved in this program every year.

Committee Member Expectations

  • Committee Member will commit to the program for a minimum two (2) consecutive years.
  • Committee Member is accessible by email and/or phone.
  • Committee Member is prepared for scheduled meetings, having read through materials/evaluation package provided in advance of each scheduled meeting.
  • The evaluation package will be returned to the designated OCA staff at least two (2) days before the committee meeting.
  • Committee Member will be available for the awards committee conference call in December to select the award recipients.
  • Committee Members may be requested for input on modernizing existing and/or developing new award categories.
  • Committee Members may recommend enacting the Awards Revocation Policy.

Conflict of Interest

  • A committee member will be excused from duties for that year if they are nominated for an award category. They will have their term on the Awards Committee extended one additional year.
  • A nominee can decline a nomination.
  • OCA staff will make efforts to replace the excused committee member for the current year’s selection duties.

This is not a paid position. Expenses incurred while fulfilling award committee business will be reimbursed in accordance with the OCA Financial Policy.