“POMA On The Move!” You may have heard this tag line from colleagues or seen it in print on POMA information being relayed to members over the last years. Indeed, much has been happening with YOUR professional organization, on behalf of its members and our patients.  All of what has been proposed and undertaken by POMA can be categorized under one of our four Strategic Plan Pillars: Communication, Community, Education or Influence. Although the accomplishments that have occurred thanks to the efforts of our members over the last several years is profound within this plan, there is still so much more that we can accomplish. That leads us to YOU!

We need members like YOU to get involved and share YOUR talents, knowledge and passion with POMA.  There are so many committees, task forces, and other areas where YOU could provide invaluable insight and a possible fresh perspective for the benefit of all.  As the old saying goes, “Many Hands Make Light Work.”  Please consider committing just a little of yourself for the future of POMA, our members and the Osteopathic Profession in Pennsylvania, to help preserve and give back to this great profession which has been so wonderful to me, and I would suspect to YOU as well.

Please join us as we continue to look to an amazing future building upon the accomplishments of our predecessors.

Click here for more details and to see what may be of interest to YOUClick here to go directly to the Volunteer Form and sign up today!

We look forward to collaborating with YOU in the year to come!


Committees and Task Forces

POMA recently centralized the majority of its energy into the following committees and task forces:
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Clinical Assembly & Education Committee
  • Committee on Finance
  • Committee on Geriatrics
  • Committee on Legislative and Public Policy
  • Committee on Physician Wellness
  • Committee on Professional Guidance
  • Ethics Committee
  • Foundation  Scholars Work Group
  • Membership Committee
  • Mental Health Task Force
  • Mentor Task Force
  • Opioid Task Force
  • Practice Management Task Force
  • Property Work Group
  • Publications Committee
  • Public Relations Committee
  • Task Force on CME Programs
  • Task Force on Public Policy
  • Technology Work Group

Committee and Task Force Responsibilities

Bylaws Committee


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee advises the POMA president and take actions as appropriate between meetings of the Board of Trustees.

Committee on Finance

The Committee on Finance reviews POMA's fiscal and operational status and ensures that the financial operations are consistent with policy and procedures.

Committee on Membership

The Committee on Membership reviews member benefits, analyzes existing data on member segments and assesses growth potential, provides input in the design and conduct of member surveys and assessment tools, brings forth suggestions on new services, products and membership recruitment campaigns, and makes recommendations for omissions, reduction and life member requests.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee reviews publication and marketing materials, engages in dialogue regarding the direction and information accessing behavior of members, and explores methods to disseminate information to the membership and public.

Education Committee

The Education Committee ensures that the continuing education activities sponsored by POMA meet or exceed requirements established by the AOA and Pa. State Board of Osteopathic Medicine, analyzes data and trends regarding CME programming, makes recommendations on POMA programming, new products and potential collaborations, and identifies information on innovations and educational techniques suited to POMA's membership.

Committee on Legislation and Public Policy

The Committee on Legislation and Public Policy monitors, reviews and provides input on relevant legislation, advises POMA leadership in legislative matters, and participates in legislatively-focused activities.

Committee on Professional Guidance

The Committee on Professional Guidance is a liaison between physicians in practice and those in residency training.  The committee holds regional meetings through the year to help mentor and build the professional network of upcoming osteopathic physicians.

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Mental Health Task Force

The Mental Health Task Force encourages osteopathic family mental health/well-being through focused activities sponsored/supported by POMA and creates opportunities for open dialogue regarding personal well-being in all levels of the osteopathic profession.

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Opioid Task Force

The Opioid Task Force will develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan to reduce opioid dependence among students, physicians and citizens of Pennsylvania.

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