Toma Ossian


What do you really do at work?
The life of the Project and Communications/Outreach Manager is versatile; it enables me to work simultaneously on multiple projects, challenges me to think fast and deliver fruitful results. Diversity is the biggest part of my work and I highly appreciate it.  I’m actively involved with membership initiatives, as well as manage websites, committees, execute meetings, do fundraising and stay tuned with modern marketing strategies and communication campaigns. I’m always searching for new ways to ensure our members feel valued and receive the best services possible.

Describe your Perfect Day.
My family. On a beach. A good book. Cheesecake for my entrée.

What’s your Superpower?
Attention to detail: in order to do my job well, I go above and beyond to notice the immediate needs of our members as well as identify their long-term goals and help achieve them.

What’s your life motto?
“There’s no better day than today”

What inspires you?
I take my inspiration from people I meet, books I read, music I listen to, air I breath. Life is comprised of so many little things that make it vibrant if you choose to notice them. My work is another source of inspiration as I’m surrounded by talented people who help others and know how to do it well.

Her Story:

Toma is goal-oriented, results-driven and keeps an open mind to new ideas, approaches and concepts. She constantly educates herself about the association industry, explores membership, fundraising and marketing strategies, and does her utmost to deliver the best possible solutions to her clients.

Customer satisfaction comes first and lies at the core of her work.  She is resilient and never passes on a good challenge. As the Project and Communications/Outreach Manager for the North American Neuro-Ophthalmic Society and the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, she stays up to date with current tendencies in membership management, streamlines existing processes to maximize their effectiveness and ensures our services stay relevant to our clients.

Coming from an international background, she appreciates diversity, understands the obstacles our International members could face better than anyone else and knows how to create an inclusive environment. Languages have always been her passion, that’s how she ended up having a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature from Minsk State Linguistic University. She also received a TESOL diploma (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the London Trinity College. Her ambitious attitude is what makes her effective.