Some of NCCAOM’s committee members have served the organization for many years in varying capacities, on various committees, taskforces or panels or as an NCCAOM Board Commissioner. Their work often goes unseen by the public, but they are an integral part of our organization. In this newsletter we are featuring one of these deciated and valued volunteers, Dr. Maryanne Travaglione, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®.
Travaglione has been one of our longest serving volunteers for the NCCAOM,
beginning her service in 2003, at total to date of eighteen years. She became a Commissioner on the NCCAOM Board from 2004-2006 and has served on
several different committees since then, including the Bylaws Committee, CNT
Taskforce, External Relations Committee, Eligibility Committee, PEDC, PDA
Advisory Panel, Recertification Committee, for a number of years, and the
Foundations of Oriental Medicine Module which soon became the FOM Exam
Development Committee. Maryanne helped create the FOM EDC which she now Chairs,
in addition to Chairing the Council of Examination Development Committees
Travaglione received her DOM in 2009 preceded by her Masters in OM in 1993 from
PCOM, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She has been an Associate Professor at both
Mercy and Touro Colleges in New York City as well as a Department Chair,
Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine for a
span of twenty-two years. More recently, Maryanne has been a lecturer in
virtual learning environments for various Doctoral programs and has been a
contributing author to various publications.
NCCAOM Board Certified in Oriental Medicine and holds licenses in New York and
NCCAOM is grateful for her faithful years of volunteer service to our
organization. Her dedication to the work of the NCCAOM and the profession are
outstanding examples of excellence in healthcare and volunteer work.
NCCAOM: What motivated you to apply as
a volunteer for the NCCAOM all those years ago?
Maryanne Travaglione: I
was teaching at Pacific College of Oriental medicine and was asked to participate
in an item writing weekend. Dr. Christina Herlihy was the NCCAOM CEO at
the time, and I was so impressed by her leadership skills that I thought I
could learn a great deal from being around her and decided to then to
participate. Unfortunately, Christina died within the year, so I didn’t
get enough time to learn her leadership secrets but did remain with the team
she had in place which included the present CEO Mina Larson and the leadership
of exam development, Pam Frommelt and Yvonne Sanders.
To read the full Volunteer Spotlight please click here.
To visit the new Volunteer Spotlight web page please click here.
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