The volunteer review system is the key element of COA's accreditation process. By relying on seasoned, skilled professionals to carry out the hands-on task of assessing organization compliance, COA is able to provide volunteers who are not only knowledgeable about current theory and practice, but also who organizational personnel accept as their professional peers. Volunteer reviewers provide each organization with an objective, professional, and quality review of their programs and services.
Audrey Coleman, RN-MSN
Volunteer Roles: Military Reviewer; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader
My first experience with COA was in 1999 with what was a NC Area Program. I started as a peer reviewer in 2005, doing two to four site visits a year. I am also a team leader and have recently been approved to be a military reviewer.