Development Council


The Development Council supports the development and implementation of fundraising initiatives with a focus on cultivating new donors while engaging existing donors to increase giving.

GOALS for 2024-2025

  1. Support the development and implementation of new initiatives to increase giving from members and other groups.
  2. Educate current and prospective donors about the AASM Foundation’s accomplishments and acknowledge contributions.
  3. Review nominations for the Sleep Champion Award and Sleep Team Travel Grant (if offered) and make recommendations for recipients to the Executive Committee.
  4. Provide recommendations to the Executive Committee about how the Sleep Champion Award should expand to recognize individual honorees.
  5. Support the AASM Foundation’s Corporate Support Program and provide guidance on new companies to solicit.


Chair: Jeffrey Durmer, MD, PhD
Kori Ascher, DO
Deborah Burnett
Oleg Chernyshev, MD, PhD
Pamela Hamilton-Stubbs, MD
Harish Rao, MD, MRCPCH
Subhendu Rath, MD
Ivy Wei, DDS, MS, PhD
Board Liaison: Stephen Sheldon, DO
Staff: Joe Donohue