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Call for AVA Leaders

The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) is an organization of healthcare professionals founded in 1985 to support and promote the specialty of vascular access. The mission of AVA is to lead healthcare by protecting patients and providers to improve lives. Today, its multidisciplinary membership advances research, provides professional and public education to shape practice and enhance patient outcomes, and partners with the device manufacturing community to bring about evidence-based innovations in vascular access.


The AVA Foundation was founded to support AVA’s mission: Protect The Patient | Educate the Clinician | Save the Line. We serve clinicians interested in vascular access, students of healthcare professions as well as vascular access patients and their families. The Foundation does this through innovation, research and education.  The AVA Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) educational and research organization.

The Board Development Committee (BDC) is seeking new leaders to be an active part of the Association for Vascular Access and the AVA Foundation!

Are you interested in being part of a growing and progressive multidisciplinary organization that promotes excellence in clinical practice, and provides networking and educational opportunities for health care professionals? Do you have a particular skill that you think could help AVA and/or the AVA Foundation achieve our goals? If so, please consider submitting a leadership application.

We are looking for individuals with a variety of skills to support our mission and drive our strategic plan forward. These skills include organizational or clinical management, finance, marketing, education, clinical practice, research, technology, and grant writing. Or perhaps you have talent in an area we haven’t even thought of!

Please click here to see a list of expectations/responsibilities and qualifications for participation. If you believe you can make a difference, please click here to access and submit your application. Note, you will need to be prepared to upload your CV to your application. If you would like to review the AVA Bylaws and Strategic Plan please go to If you would like to learn more about the AVA Foundation please go to

If you know non-members who you feel might be interested and share your interest in improving vascular access for patients, please pass this application along.

If you would like to speak with one of our committee members, feel free to contact one of us.

Molly Judge, Chair

Andrea Owens, AVA Board Liaison

Beth Gore, AVA Staff Liaison 

Carissa Bouchard

Bryan Davis 

Mark Hunter

Kristin Jacobs

Jim Lacy

Sean Lau