Region 8's Trusted Servants

TRADITION 2:  For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.

Board Officers

Chair Susan B. Huntersville, NCThe Chair is responsible for the unity and group conscience of Region 8.  Establishes, maintains, and presides over the agenda for all Board Meetings and Business Sessions.  Attends the World Service Business Conference. The Chair is the deciding vote when there is a tie.  
Vice Chair Lonna C. Deerfield Beach, FLThe Vice Chair assumes all duties of Chairman in his/her absence and coordinates all Business Assemblies by assisting Intergroups bidding for or hosting a business assembly. The Vice-Chair approves fliers/registration forms being posted on the Region 8 website's calendar.
Secretary JC D. Palm Harbor, FLThe Secretary records the minutes of all meetings; creates and distributes the assembly packet; and maintains the tape library of past business assemblies.
Treasurer Tina M. DeQuincy, LAThe Treasurer is responsible for accounts receivable; accounts payable; bank deposits and reconciliations; collecting and distributing mail; filing taxes; and reports Region 8 financial status.
WS Regional Trustee Liaison Laurie O. Portsmouth, VAAssists as needed in the organization and operation of service structures within Region 8 and acts as a liaison between the Board of Trustees and the region wide membership. Each Region Trustee serves a three-year term on the World Service Board of Trustees. Although each Region Trustee represents a specific Region, s(he) serves Overeaters Anonymous as a whole. Trustees meet four times a year to conduct OA business. The Trustee is a non-voting member of the Region 8 Board.
Parliamentarian Ellen F. Germantown, TN The Region 8 Board shall appoint or hire a parliamentarian to assist with the Business Assembly as follows:

a.) The parliamentarian shall advise as to proper parliamentary procedures
for conducting the business of the Assembly.
b.) The parliamentarian shall perform duties as agreed upon and assigned
by the Region 8 Board.
c.) The parliamentarian shall remain neutral and not have a vote.

Committee Chairs

Bylaws ChairBarbara C.Newberry, FLThe purpose of this committee is to carry the message of recovery and facilitate Region 8 business by maintaining internal consistency and congruity with OA Inc. Bylaws, Subpart B in all Region 8 official documents; promoting Lifeline positions; producing the SOAR 8 Newsletter; and participating in the transition to a paperless organization.
IGOR ChairAnnie M.Altamonte Springs, FLWelcomes and offers aid to new unaffiliated Groups. Acts as the liaison between Region 8 and unaffiliated Groups. Helps Groups who wish to affiliate with an Intergroup, or form their own Intergroup. Helps large Intergroups divide into smaller Intergroups, if they desire. Encourages Intergroups to have a Speakers List. Encourages the formation of new Groups. Encourages Groups and Intergroups to send a Rep to Assembly, and a Delegate to WSBC. Encourages the use of Twelve Traditions to promote and protect the growth of members, groups, and Intergroups. IGOR has three sub-committees: Referral, Assistance, and Intergroup Chairs.
International ChairPabloBuenos Aires, ARGInternational Committee Region 8 (ICR8) - The purpose of this committee is to provide a place for non-English speakers to give service, organize recovery and business events, workshops, speaker and sponsor lists in their native languages.
PIPO ChairRobin T.Myrtle Beach, SCPIPO’s responsibility is to coordinate the efforts of OA groups and Intergroups to carry the message of recovery to the public and the professional community; which can include: hospitals, institutions, professionals, and the military (active duty personnel and dependents). PIPO also encourages and assists groups and Intergroups to make the public aware of Overeaters Anonymous through print and broadcast media, participation in community health fairs, and any other public means.
Tech Chair ILinsey "Echo" G.Lexington, SCThe purpose of the Technology Committee is to promote the use of the Region 8 and OA World Service websites for OA members and for all people seeking information about OA, to facilitate the continued development of the Region 8 website, and to provide information technology and support for Region 8.
Tech Chair IIShirley Q.Clearwater, FLSEE ABOVE
TSW ChairTina S.Bradenton, FLThe primary purpose of the Twelfth Step Within (TSW) Committee is to "Carry the Message" to those who still suffer within the OA fellowship. Thus, the Twelfth Step Within Committee deals largely with relapse and issues of membership retention – the message, of course, is hope.
Ways & Means ChairGeorgette P.Gainesville, FLWe are compulsive overeaters in recovery working on raising resources for Region 8, keeping our hearts and minds focused on our primary purpose as a whole: to carry the message to the compulsive overeater who is still suffering inside and outside of our rooms. This is why our efforts are focused on developing appealing products to encourage and support recovery while we raise funds for the Region. As a committee, we also supervise and support the service of the Region’s Treasurer.