After 27 years leading the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP), stalwart Executive Director, Janice Wachtler, BAE, CBA has announced plans to retire.

Jan will remain on in an advisory capacity through January 2020, as she works with the ACOEP Board of Directors on a succession plan.

A celebration of Jan’s work and accomplishments will be held in conjunction with ACOEP’s 2019 Scientific Assembly in Austin, Texas. Details are forthcoming!

“Jan has served as ACOEP’s vanguard for over two decades,” said ACOEP Board President Christine Giesa, DO, FACOEP-D. “It’s hard to imagine ACOEP without Jan as executive director, however she has assembled an incredible team, and made ACOEP into a cornerstone for emergency medicine. I’m thankful we will be able to rely on her considerable institutional knowledge during this time of transition.”

When Jan’s tenure began in 1992 ACOEP had 365 members and one part-time staffer. Under Jan’s leadership ACOEP has grown to the second largest osteopathic specialty college, with a full staff of experienced professionals, four national conferences, and home to over 5,000 members.

“Jan has accomplished a great deal,” said Giesa, “and we all owe her a debt of gratitude for her zeal, and her ability to create a family from a group of disparate physicians, organizations, and staff.”

Deputy Executive Director Adam Levy will be performing the duties and responsibilities as interim executive director. A graduate of Indiana University, Adam’s experience includes positions at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, Jobs for Youth, agencyEA, and SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management company.

“I am thrilled and humbled to take on this new role,” said Adam Levy. “Our staff is incredible, and I look forward to working more directly with the Board, and our members. I’m thankful to have Jan’s experience and insight to rely on as we all work together to take ACOEP into the next era.”