Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning Committee's charter is to construct the AAAEM of tomorrow. The committee recommends AAAEM's long and short term strategies for effective operations. 

Kirsten Rounds (Chair)
Andrew Kennedy
Jamie Petrone
Gai Cole
Becky McGowan
Tim Sullivan
Kathleen Aceveo
Michael DeGuzman

3-5 Year Goals and Objectives (as of 2016):

National Recognition

Goal:  AAAEM and its members are nationally recognized through publishing and presentations.


  1. Increase recognition in peer reviewed journals. Delegate to Strategic Planning Committee and the Benchmark Committee (need revised Benchmark publication guidelines).
  2. Increase recognition through presenting research at regional and/or national meetings. Delegate to Benchmark and Strategic Planning Committees
  3. Increase recognition through presenting expert content at regional meetings. Delegate this responsibility to both the Executive and Strategic Planning Committees.

Member Development

Goal:  AAAEM members are regarded as credible counterparts.


  1. Investigate the possibility of creating a certificate program. Kirstin Rounds presented and Strategic Planning Committee has agreed to develop this program. This program will start at the 2017 March AAECM and AAAEM meeting.
  2. Elevate the value of administrators within EM through Society education offerings.

Member Engagement/Greater Integration in SAEM 

Goal:  AAAEM members have greater influence within SAEM.


  1. Increase percentage of AAAEM members actively participating in SAEM committees, as a representative of AAAEM.
    • Define committee membership roles.
    • Enhance committee chair role description.
    • Enhance expectations of committee outcomes.
    • Establish committee size and guidelines.
  2. Improve new member on-boarding process. Delegate to Membership Committee.
  3. Increase AAAEM involvement in SAEM programming. Delegate to Planning Committee and Executive Committee. Consider creating a new committee for this goal/sub goals.
    • Create an administrative track/focus area at SAEM meeting.
    • Appoint an AAAEM group to develop the content to submit for the focus area.
    • Advocate for the development of this new area.
    • Solicit support from AACEM to further this idea.
    • Create a permanent/standing position for an AAAEM member on the SAEM program committee.
    • Advocate for AAAEM participation in the didactic review process for submissions for the focus area.