UOAA’s Board Of Directors
President: James Murray, Florida
President Elect: Cheryl Ory, Louisiana
Treasurer: Diana Kasza, A.B.A., Michigan
Immediate Past President: Susan Burns, Missouri
Director at Large: LTC(R) Justin F. Blum, South Carolina
Director at Large: Rev. Anthony Giordano, New York
Director at Large: Dr. Edward Loftspring, Ohio
Director of Affiliated Support Group Affairs: Brenda Elsagher, Minnesota
Director of Young Adult Outreach: Molly Atwater, Virginia
Executive Director: Christine Ryan, Maine
ASG & Program Coordinator: Jennifer Polisner, Maine
Office Coordinator: Belinda Hayden, Maine
Office Assistant: Jocelyn Lacey, Maine
Communications & Outreach Manager: Ed Pfueller, Maine
Advocacy Manager: Jeanine Gleba, New Jersey
UOAA Co-Founder: Ken Aukett, Florida
Webmaster: Bob Baumel, Oklahoma
UOAA’s Medical Advisory Board
Richard P. Rood, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FASGE, Chairperson
Linda Coulter, MS, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Margaret Goldberg, CWOCN, Past President WOCN Society
Neilanjan Nandi, MD, FACP
Jenny Speranza, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Paula Erwin Toth, RN, MSN, FAAN
Kelly M. Tyler, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Non-Discrimination Policy: UOAA is committed to equal employment and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.
This policy applies to all areas of employment and volunteer participation, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
United Ostomy Associations of America
P.O. Box 525
Kennebunk, ME 04043-0525
Call us toll-free at: 1-800-826-0826.
Our Information Line hours are Monday-Friday, 9am to 3pm (Wednesday until 2pm) EST. If you have an emergency, please dial 911 or contact your local medical professional.
UOAA does not provide Medical, Mental Health, Insurance or Legal Advice.
UOAA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
Would you like to share your personal patient story with us, write a blog of interest to the ostomy community, or share the trusted educational resources of UOAA on your social media channels and encourage ostomates in need to reach out to local UOAA Affiliated Support Groups? If so, consider becoming a UOAA Social Media Ambassador. For more information please contact UOAA’s Communications and Outreach Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
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