The WSOA Board of Directors met in January to discuss the future of the organization. Some options that were discussed are as follows:

  1. The organization continues with our current model including an in-person annual meeting. This would require someone else taking on the role of president and others getting involved in attending board meetings and engaging in the leadership of the organization.
  2. The organization takes a scaled back approach focusing on online and social media presence and possibly some webinars. Dr. MacDonald would consider staying on as president for one more year in this instance.
  3. The organization goes dormant. We would scale down to minimal operations to be reinstated at a later date.

We know our members value the collaboration with peers that involvement in the WSOA fosters. Here is a list of highlights from our past engagement with the AAOC BOC: Highlights of the WSOA

The decision for the future of the WSOA is an existential consideration and we need you with us! Please let us know if you are interested in getting more involved or know someone who would be willing to serve on the WSOA board of directors.

We will be holding a series of video conferences this year at the following dates/times with the goal of increasing engagement in our organization. Please make time to attend these important strategy meetings:

Wednesday, April 10th at 6 pm on Zoom:
Wednesday, July 10th at 6 pm on Zoom:
Wednesday, November 3rd at 6 pm on Zoom:

We hope to see many of you there to discuss the future of the WSOA.

If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director, Susanna Barnett, at or 206-956-3652.

2024 Update on WSOA