IOA Board of Directors

The leadership of IOA consists of a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors elected by the membership, Committees and Task Forces composed of volunteer members with chairs appointed by the Board, and other strategic IOA initiatives comprised of member volunteers who have expertise and passion for specific areas of practice.

The intent of IOA's leadership is to ensure integrity and transparency in all facets of leadership and management of the Association, to foster communication and information sharing among all components of the Association's leadership, and to foster and promote opportunities for the membership to be informed and engaged in the work of the Association. 

If you would like to contact a member of the Board of Directors or a committee chair, send an email to IOA Headquarters, who will forward your message. IOA members can use thmember directory to contact leadership directly.

Nominations Alert

We are pleased to invite IOA members to submit nominations for the IOA Board of Directors. This is the first step in kicking off the elections process for the next set of directors. All eligible candidates directors will begin their service following the 2022 IOA Annual Business Meeting in March 2022.

Learn More & Submit a Nomination

The nominating window will close on 16 December 2021.

IOA Officers


Melanie Jagneaux, CO-OP®
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX United States
Officer Term: 2020–2021
Board Term: 2020–2023


Vice President

Steve Prevaux, CO-OP®
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL United States
Officer Term: 2020–2021

Term: 2019-2021


Ronnie Thomson
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM United States
Officer Term: 2019–2021
Board Term: 2020–2023


Lee Twyman
Rochester, NY United States
Officer Term: 2020–2022
Board Term: 2020–2023

Assistant Treasurer

Willem Kweens, CO-OP®
Mars, Inc.
Veghel, Netherlands
Officer Term: 20202021
Board Term: 20192022

Marcia Martinez-Helfman

Immediate Past President

Marcia Martinez Helfman, JD, MSW 
Immediate Past President
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA United States
Board Term: 2017-2020

   IOA Directors 
Roy Baroff, MA, JD, CO-OP®
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Term: 20182021
David Carver, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE United States
Term: 20192022
Suzanne Diviney, CO-OP®
Pfizer Inc.
New York, NY United States
Term: 20192021
Hector Escalante Hector Escalante, EdD, MFA
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA United States
Term: 2020–2023

Marcia Riley Marcia Gee RileyCO-OP®
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA United States
Term: 2020–2023
Sarah Klaper Sarah Klaper, JD
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL United States
Term: 2020–2023
Jessica Kuchta-Miller, JD, CO-OP®
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO United States
Term: 20182021
Bruce MacAllister, JD
International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR)
Santa Fe, NM, United States
Term: 20192022
Sana Manjeshwar, CO-OP®
Houston, TX United States
Term: 20182021
Reese Ramos, CO-OP Mauricio (Reese) Ramos, JD, CO-OP®
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA United States
Term: 20182021
IOA Executive Director
IOA Executive Director Chuck Howard

Charles L. Howard
Began: September 1, 2019

Learn About Chuck