Chapters Leaders Council

The purpose of the Council is to address issues of common interest of IAEE leadership and IAEE’s Chapters. IAEE’s policy is to promote the welfare of its Chapters and to encourage cooperation between the international organization and its chapters. The IAEE Board of Directors chairperson will appoint the chairperson and board liaison for the council.

The council is composed of IAEE’s leaders including the chairperson and vice chairperson of each Chapter. The 2024 Chapter Leaders Council is charged with:

  1. Support and implement initiatives from IAEE’s goals and objectives.
  2. Identifying ways in which the relationship between IAEE and its chapters can be materially enhanced.
  3. Identifying and cultivating future leaders for both the chapter and international levels. Communicating to Headquarters the concerns and needs of members at the grassroots level.
  4. Communicating IAEE Headquarter initiatives to local membership. Establishing and sharing “Best Practices” for effective chapter management.
  5. Chapter Leader’s development throughout the year with roundtables and leadership

2024 Chairperson

Sarah Kokernot, CEM, CMP
Director of Meetings and Events
Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society

Board Liaison

2024 IAEE Board Director
Sonia Fong, MBA

Vice President of Sales & Marketing
MDM Hotel Group

Staff Lead

Lisa Buchanan
Senior Vice President of Operations