NextGen: ACA's Community of New Graduates

What is NextGen?

Any ACA member who graduated and began practicing within the past five years is automatically included in the NextGen community, in addition to enjoying all other
ACA member benefits.

NextGen Member of the Month


Looking to get more involved with NextGen? Reach out to for more information, to ask questions or to share feedback!

Highlights of NextGen

• Seek advice from 2,500 emerging professionals on the unique issues you face.
• Spark discussion and get real-time guidance on NextGen’s online forum.
•Pursue volunteer and leadership opportunities at the national stage with NextGen’s programmatic committees.
• Take part in regional events with your peers.

NextGen Committees 

• Accountability and Transparency 
• Interests
• Legislative 
• Membership 
• Planning 

MyACA NextGen Community

In the NextGen online community, NextGen members can share knowledge, ask questions and network with peers. Recordings of the monthly NextGen calls are also available on the forum.

NextGen Community


NextGen Leadership

Kaelyn Mead, DC
Maithy Ta, DC
Vice Chair
Michael Solla, DC
Committee Member
Stephen Thomson, DC
Committee Member
James Walters, DC
Committee Member


ACA Staff Liaison: Julie Siegel

NextGen Leadership Committee 

The NextGen Leadership Committee is made up of five NextGen Members. One Chair, One Vice Chair and three additional committee positions. Each position has a one-year appointment, with the possibility of being reappointed. To nominate yourself or someone else, please read through the nomination form listed below. Eligibility requirements and committee responsibilities are included. Click here for the nomination form (PDF)


The transition from SACA to NextGen has never been easier. Here's how it works:

  • When you renew your ACA membership online, select "New Practitioner Prepaid Membership."
  • Pay a one-time fee of $660 or $55 per month for 12 months and in return you will receive up to FIVE YEARS of free membership! 
    • SACA Members receive one free year after graduation OR they can take advantage of the New Practitioner Prepaid Plan and receive FIVE years of ACA membership at a 50% discount!

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