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NAVTA’s 2023 Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs

NAVTA is pleased to announce our 2023 Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs. As a member-driven association, we are grateful for these volunteers who dedicate their time to help NAVTA achieve our mission and fulfill our strategic plan. All of the committee chairs were approved by the NAVTA Board of Directors. Furthermore, each committee has a dedicated Board liaison to help facilitate open lines of communication between the committees and the BOD.

Approved Veterinary Assistants (AVA): Dennis Lopez, M.Ed., B.SCI, LVT
Continuing Education: Vicky Ograin, MBA, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Committee of Veterinary Technician Specialists (CVTS): Vicky Ograin, MBA, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB): Christina Loftin, MS, LVT
Editorial Board: Erin Spencer, M.Ed., CVT, VTS (ECC)
Government Relations: Sam Geiling, RVT and Mandy Zachgo, LVT
Membership: Scott Steele, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Student Chapters of NAVTA (SCNAVTA): Tammy Ege, MS, CVT
Veterinary Nurse Initiative: Kathy Koar, M.Ed., CVT and Ken Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC) (SAIM)

To learn more about each of the committees, please visit