Susan A. Cantrell, MHL, RPh, CAEChief Executive Officer More information
Favorite quote: “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” — Peter Drucker
Bio: Susan Cantrell joined AMCP as Chief Executive Officer in 2016. In this role, she leads the organization in fulfilling its mission to improve patient health by ensuring access to high-quality, cost-effective medications and other therapies. She works to advance AMCP’s policies to address rising health care costs and facilitates work to shift toward paying for value in health care. In 2019, she oversaw the award-winning AMCP rebranding effort.View Full Bio
Tom CaseyManager, Policy & Government Relations More information
Favorite advice: “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” — G.K. Chesterton
Contact me for: Questions about AMCP’s advocacy and thought leadership activities.
Bio: Tom joined AMCP in 2020 after working for three years as a government affairs assistant at Seaboard Corporation and interning in the Office of Congressman John Sarbanes. Tom received his B.A. in government and politics from the University of Maryland. Tom grew up in Boston and is an avid Celtics fan.
Lauren W. ChanSenior Development Coordinator, Business Strategies More information
Favorite quote: “If you're not confused, you’re not paying attention.” — Tom Peters
Contact me for: Sponsorship and partnership program fulfillment, process streamlining.
Bio: Prior to AMCP, Lauren coordinated corporate sponsorship activities and fundraising at the Maryland State Dental Association Foundation. She holds a degree in Community Health with a focus on Minority Health. Lauren joined AMCP in 2021, bringing with her a knowledge and passion for the public health system as it relates to the non-profit world.
Ebony Clay, PMPSenior Manager, Programs & Development (AMCP Foundation) More information
Favorite quote: “Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” — Michelle Obama
Contact me for: AMCP Foundation-related sponsorship opportunities, internships, and donor relations.
Bio: Ebony is an association management professional with 15 years of experience in program and project management, development, and fundraising. She holds a certification in project management professional (PMP). When she’s not working, you can find Ebony enjoying piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Liz ColangeloDirector, Business Strategies More information
Favorite quote: “Authenticity is a practice, and you choose it every day.” — Brené Brown
Contact me for: Corporate engagement opportunities, brand & product awareness programs, and advertising.
Bio: Liz has more than 10 years of experience in driving strategic engagement for large health care and pharmaceutical brands. Her role at AMCP combines her sales and marketing expertise with her appreciation for cutting-edge science and positive patient outcomes.
A graduate of the University at Buffalo, Liz began her career with a professional sports team. Liz has worked at the American Diabetes Association and Biotechnology Innovation Organization in strategic alliances. Liz is a lifelong LA Lakers fan and loves anything chocolate.
Adam ColbornDirector, Policy & Government Relations More information
Favorite advice: Become an expert on a niche subject.
Contact me for: Information regarding grassroots advocacy or state and federal legislative issues.
Bio: Adam is an attorney and graduate of the Washington College of Law at American University. Before joining AMCP, he worked in the public policy division of the Alzheimer's Association. Adam is an avid reader, and his favorite authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen King, Ron Chernow, and John Steinbeck.
Jim CooneyDirector, Integrated Marketing Communications More information
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Favorite quote: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” — Albert Einstein
Contact me for: All things related to marketing and media relations.
Bio: Jim joins AMCP with more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications, most notably managing the brand strategy for the American Nurses Association. Throughout his career, Jim has managed integrated marketing campaigns featuring health care CEOs, titans of the tech industry, heroes from the non-profit sector, and Kardashians. A native of New Jersey, Jim will vehemently argue with anyone who dares to root against his beloved Chelsea FC.
Andrea CraddockManager, Education Programs More information
Favorite quote: “Be who you are and be that well.” — St. Francis de Sales
Contact me for: Educational and sponsored webinars.
Bio: Andrea joined AMCP with over 10 years of experience in continuing adult education. She has managed diverse portfolios of educational programs at medical associations and government agencies, focusing on implementing innovative learning concepts and educational technologies. Andrea is passionate about designing engaging educational activities that enable medical professionals to enhance their careers while improving patient outcomes.
Vyishali Dharbhamalla, PharmDSenior Manager, Professional Affairs More information
Favorite quote: “Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.” — George Lucas
Contact me for: Partnership Forum, health disparities, Joint Research Committee, and Professional Practice Committee.
Bio: Prior to joining AMCP in 2020, Vyishali completed an Executive Fellowship in Leadership and Association Management at the Ohio Pharmacists Association. Additionally she has experience working as a community pharmacist. Vyishali earned her Bachelor's of Science in pharmaceutic sciences, Bachelor's of Arts in women's, gender and sexuality studies, and PharmD from The Ohio State University.
Patrice DickensDirector, Membership Operations & Data Analytics More information
Favorite quote: “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
Contact me for: Membership and national meeting registration.
Bio: Patrice joined AMCP in 2007 and has over 15 years association experience. A graduate of Bowie State University, Patrice takes a uniquely creative, solutions-oriented, and business-minded approach to membership and meetings. She is known for being resourceful, detail-oriented, cool under pressure, and loving her work. Talk to Patrice for 10 minutes, and you will know all about and tennis and the Washington Football Team!
Paula EichenbrennerExecutive Director, AMCP Foundation More information
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Jennifer EvansAssistant Director, Educational Programs — Grants More information
Favorite quote: “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; Working hard for something we love is called passion.” — Simon Sinek
Contact me for: Education grants, pharmacy clinical and scope of practice topics.
Bio: As a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Jennifer joined AMCP with 20 years of clinical pharmacy and formulary management experience in managed care and federal sectors. Early on, she discovered the unique possibilities of managed care pharmacy as a founding member of an AMCP student chapter and a managed care pharmacy resident. Jennifer discovered a passion for pharmacy education while serving as Director of the Army Clinical Pharmacy Course.
Thomas GigureStaff Accountant More information
Favorite quote: “You didn’t grow up driving... you figured it out.” — Gary Vaynerchuk
Contact me for: Invoicing, Concur, accounting-related inquiries
Bio: Thomas joined AMCP in 2021 after three years as an accountant at the Association of American Universities (AAU) and Kastle Systems. Thomas graduated from Virginia Tech in 2017 with a dual degree in Economics and Biochemistry. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, traveling internationally, and playing fetch with his dog.
Jennifer Graff, PharmDSenior Director, Professional Affairs More information
Favorite quote: “Health Care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public [population] health is vital to all of us all of the time.” — C. Everett Koop
Contact me for: Professional affairs, value assessment and models, access, and health disparities, Cornhusker football.
Bio: Jen joined AMCP in 2021, after more than 20 years of experience in managed care leadership and policy and research at the National Pharmaceutical Council, MedImmune, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. She holds a PharmD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed a Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics fellowship at the University of Michigan. An avid horse-back rider, this is also not Jen’s first rodeo with AMCP. She’s a long-time AMCP member, partner, and volunteer and is excited to be on staff with the people who were instrumental throughout her career.
Julian Greer, CMPSenior Manager, Meetings & Forums More information
Favorite quote: “Quiet people have the loudest minds." — Stephen Hawking
Contact me for: Logistical information for national meetings and Partnership Forums.
Bio: Julian has over 25 years of professional experience ranging from running an IT service desk for an internet company to planning conferences and meetings for large HR associations. Her expertise includes building commitment within a team, project management, negotiating contracts, cost management, diagnostic and analytical skills, vendor management, technology logistics, conference and meeting planning, and programming strategy. Her superpowers are organizational awareness, including the ability to manage time and prioritize tasks, interpersonal and communication skills, and problem-solving.
Bryant HarvinSenior Coordinator, Education More information
Favorite quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
Contact me for: AMCP Learn support, webinars, and education support. (Also, anything related to cooking!)
Bio: Bryant joined AMCP in 2021 after spending the last 5 years of his career focusing on counselor education and early childhood education at other DC area non-profit organizations. Clearly, it seems that education is his thing! Bryant is finishing up his Associates of Science degree in Political Science at Northern Virginia Community College. From there, he plans to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree from Drexel University. Bryant looks forward to using his skills and experience to assist AMCP in helping pharmacists to meet their educational needs.
Taru M. Helne, MBA, PMP, CUA, UXCDirector, Digital Strategy More information
Best advice: “You should look into this internet thing.” — My dad, circa 1998
Contact me for: All things digital.
Bio: Taru brings over 22 years of experience in the digital space to her role at AMCP. Having worked in the association world since 2000, Taru joined AMCP in 2018, managing projects and strategy for AMCP’s websites, social media, and other digital channels. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned her MBA in marketing and global emerging markets from American University’s Kogod School of Business. Born in D.C. and raised in Rome, Italy, and the D.C. area, Taru is proud to call the District home. A marathon-running music nerd, she also enjoys hiking and skiing, and once spent a (freezing!) night at Mt. Everest base camp.
Brittany Henry, PharmD, MBAAssistant Director, Educational Programs More information
Favorite quote: “Just do it.” — Nike
Contact me for: Educational programming at AMCP’s national meetings and call for session proposals.
Bio: Brittany received her PharmD, MBA from Shenandoah University where she discovered her passion for managed care pharmacy. Prior to joining AMCP in 2017, she completed a managed care residency with Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States. Brittany used to be a rocket propellant chemist but traded in her hazard gear for a mortar and pestle to become a pharmacist! Now she loves her role on the education team working with faculty on their course descriptions and PowerPoint slide decks.
Reid HerndonCoordinator, Business Strategies More information
Favorite quote: “You don’t get what you don’t ask for.”
Contact me for: eNL, Resource Center, and conference coverage coordination
Bio: Upon graduating from George Washington University in 2021 and prior to joining AMCP, Reid was hired at a trade association as a membership coordinator. In this role, he facilitated member organizations’ renewals and monitored reporting on members’ revenue. Reid is passionate about helping life science associations maintain and grow their corporate membership programs.
Joni HetfieldCoordinator, Media and Content More information
Favorite quote: “Your greatest challenges are often your greatest opportunities for growth.”
Contact me for: Content writing, editing, translating health care or science jargon.
Bio: Joni, a Tulane University School of Public Health graduate, joined AMCP excited to combine her interests in marketing, writing, and health care. She studied in New Zealand for 15 months during her time in undergrad to hone her skills in writing and health communication. Following her graduation, Joni began her marketing journey in the start-up capital of the world, Tel Aviv, as she led social media campaigns for an autism start-up.
Elizabeth HillDirector, Professional Affairs More information
Favorite quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Contact me for: Professional Affairs topics
Bio: Elizabeth joined AMCP after over 20 years of pharmacy experience in various settings, including PBM, health plan, and integrated delivery systems. She has degrees in pharmacy and business. Her role at AMCP allows her to leverage her managed care pharmacy practice perspective to be an agent for positive change in US and global health care systems.
Jodi HoltzmanExecutive Assistant More information
Favorite quote: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
Contact me for: All matters pertaining to the Chief Operating Officer.
Bio: Having worked primarily with non-profit organizations, Jodi brings a strong background in association administration, corporate governance, content creation, editing, and project management. Jodi’s research skills and dedication to client success have seen her participate in many projects supporting C-suite-level executives.
Margie HunterGraphic Designer, JMCP More information
Favorite quote: “The noblest of art is that of making others happy” — PT Barnum
Contact me for: Advertising specs and deadlines in JMCP
Bio: Margie has more than 35 years of experience in the graphic design and print industry, and got her start by graduating first in her class at art school in Southern California. She has both design and production experience, having run her own independent design business as well as working for a short-run magazine printing facility. Margie currently manages production, layout and ad coordination for JMCP. She was recently named one of three #LeesburgLegends, an “elite group of folks who are doing what they love in hopes of making the world a better place,” for her #KindnessRocksProject.
Evonne JacksonSr. Manager, Executive Office More information
Favorite quote: “As long as I have breath, I have options.” — Imani Cohen
Contact me for: Questions about the Executive Office or to schedule time with Susan Cantrell, CEO, or Cindy Reilly, COO.
Bio: As Senior Executive Assistant, Evonne provides executive-level support for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Operations Officer (COO). She works closely with all AMCP teams, members, and external partners to support the mission, business objectives, and strategic priorities of the organization in management of the executive office. Evonne joined AMCP in 2021, is a graduate of UMUC, and has over 25 years of experience supporting association executives.
Mason JohnsonExecutive Fellow More information
Favorite quote: “Live your best, and act your best, and think your best each day, for there may be no tomorrows.” — Harriet Martineau
Contact me for: Executive office inquiries.
Bio: A pharmacy school graduate from Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University, Mason joined AMCP to obtain post-graduate training in healthcare association leadership and managed care pharmacy and to help others receive optimal care as a new healthcare practitioner. While at AMCP, Mason hopes to help evolve and streamline this fellowship position while completing daily tasks as the Fellow. He is motivated to make a positive change in the field and give back to those in need.
Lida KhodabakhshiController More information
Favorite Quote: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle
Contact me for: Budgeting, and all day-to-day accounting functions including invoicing and expenses.
Bio: Lida brings 15 years of accounting experience to her role at AMCP. Before joining the team, Lida started her career in her home country of Iran where she obtained a bachelor’s in accounting and finance. She also held a lead finance position at the Society for Technical Communication and worked at the BDO CPA firm before joining AMCP in 2017. She now serves as Controller for AMCP where she puts her international finance expertise to practical and meaningful use. Outside of work, Lida enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and spending time with family.
Cate Lockhart, PharmD, PhDExecutive Director, Biologics & Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC) More information
Favorite quote: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” — Marie Curie
Contact me for: Research, BBCIC.
Bio: Cate took over the helm of the AMCP Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC) in 2018, coming from prior roles at biopharmaceutical companies and in scientific consulting. She has a PharmD degree and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Washington, along with a MS in Health Economics and Outcomes Research. A proud nerd, it took six degrees and finally landing at the AMCP Mothership, but Cate is now living her dream. Visit www.bbcic.org.
Matt Lowe, MSHCAChief Business Officer More information
Favorite quote: “There’s a way to do it better — find it.” — Thomas Edison
Contact me for: Strategic partnerships, ways to engage with AMCP, or to debate anything and everything related to sports!
Bio: Matt is a senior association executive with more than 20 years of operations and business development experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, association, and health care service industries. He graduated from James Madison University with a degree in business administration and a Master of Science in health care administration from the University of Maryland. He is also a proud husband and father of three.
Julie MacDonaldCreative Director, Brand & Marketing Communications More information
Favorite quote: “Be who you are and be that well.” — Saint Francis de Sales
Contact me for: Brand standards and guidance, visual identity, graphic design
Bio: Julie came to AMCP more than 25 years ago by way of Maine and the University of New Hampshire. She began her tenure with AMCP when there were just eight employees, starting as Graphic Design and Production Manager before transitioning to Creative Director. Julie was part of the award-winning team involved in the recent rebrand, and her work continues to explore the visual identity to ensure a systematic and unified approach across all mediums.
Jean MarchantAssociate Director, Administration More information
Favorite quote: “Always treat all people as you yourself wish to be treated.” — My mom
Contact me for: Directions to the AMCP office and where to park when you arrive, along with things to do in Old Town Alexandria while you are visiting AMCP.
Bio: With a background in office management and administrative support, Jean serves on AMCP’s operations team and is responsible for daily activities and procedures within the office facility. Jean ensures the daily functions of the office space run efficiently and fluidly. With 21 years on the AMCP team, Jean supports the staff and leadership of the organization. She has a special interest in cultivating and endorsing AMCP’s cultural strength and growth and personally enjoys music, art, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Julia MarshSr. Manager, Projects & Operations More information
Favorite quote: “I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” — Audrey Hepburn
Contact me for: Developing, producing, or sponsoring a webinar.
Bio: Julia joined AMCP in 2012 after starting her association career in the membership department at the Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS. She earned a dual degree in marketing and e-business from Towson University. Her current role at AMCP enables her to utilize her technology and customer service background. Julia lives by the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and enjoys spending time at the beach and eating blue crabs.
Jennifer MathieuVP, Policy & Government Relations More information
Favorite quote: “Proper preparation prevents poor performance.” — James A. Baker III
Contact me for: Federal, state, and local government relations and advocacy needs — or if you want to talk travel, hockey, adventure sports, or dogs!
Bio: Jennifer has spent over 12 years in healthcare-focused government relations, policy, advocacy, and strategy, with more than 14 years of experience in project management, research, communications, and team leadership. She collaborates on AMCP’s policy development, while advancing its legislative and regulatory agenda as the lead Capitol Hill representative, acting as a valuable resource for policymakers.
Trey MelazzoSenior Manager, Business Strategies More information
Favorite Quote: “There’s gonna be a lot of days when you lay your guts on the line and come away empty-handed. Ain’t a thing you can do about it but go out and lay them on the line again… and again… and again.” — Coach Pat Dye
Contact me for: Corporate engagement opportunities, brand & product awareness programs, and advertising.
Bio: Trey received his PharmD from McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University. During pharmacy school, he earned his MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and worked at Children’s of Alabama Hospital as a pharmacy intern. Prior to joining AMCP in 2022, Trey completed an Executive Residency with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). Trey earned a B.S. in biomedical science from Auburn University and is a huge Auburn football and basketball fan.
Mark J. MilliganChief Financial Officer More information
Favorite quote: “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t." — Thomas Edison
Contact me for: Financial & accounting inquiries.
Bio: Mark brings more than 25 years' experience in the nonprofit sector. He heads AMCP’s financial staff and acts as the liaison to the Finance and Audit Committees. He oversees financial, retirement, accounting, technology, and administrative functions for AMCP, AMCP Foundation, and BBCIC.
A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Mark grew up in Derwood, Md. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Strayer University. Mark’s central mission is to help those in need, decrease administrative burden, and to make finance and technology fun!
Susan E. NoellAssistant Director, Membership & Corporate Relations More information
Favorite quote: “Whoever you look up to, or put on a pedestal, know that they have fears too. They just learned how to push past it.” — Leila Ali
Contact me for: Corporate and individual membership information, AMCP affiliate details, and the AMCP Conference Buddy program.
Bio: Susan is a seasoned professional with 30 years of nonprofit experience, previously working for the Federal Government, Xerox, and IBM. She served as Director of Education and Special Programs at another association for 21 years. In 2007, Susan joined the AMCP family. Susan’s main passions are singing gospel and serving as bonus mom to her 49 plus nieces and nephews.
Beth O'Brien, CMP, DESDirector, Meetings & Conventions More information
Favorite quote: “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem
Contact me for: National meeting logistics & strategy.
Bio: A graduate of George Washington University with a Masters of Tourism Administration, Beth joined AMCP in 2017 with 10 years’ experience managing logistics & strategy for association and non-profit events ranging in size from 50-18,000 attendees. Her passion for creating event experiences that provide true connection began as a child watching the positive impact that events and trips her mom planned made on the family’s closeness. She has maintained her certified meeting professional certification since 2011 and earned her digital event strategist certification in 2020.
Stacey OwensSalesforce Administrator More information
Favorite Quote: “My mama always said, life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get” – Forest Gump
Contact Me For: Anything Salesforce, Fonteva or Systems Integrations related
Bio: Stacey is a certified Salesforce Administrator and has over 15 years of experience in operations, sales, and marketing. She has previously worked at other associations including the Consumer Technology Association, Biotechnology Innovation Association and International Legal Technology Association serving various Sales Operations roles. She is a graduate from Miami University with a business degree in Marketing. She is an avid sports fan and loves the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Kristine Paschalis, MSWDirector, Education More information
Favorite quote: “Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.” — Maya Angelou
Contact me for: National meeting education logistics, eLearning activities, continuing pharmacy education (CPE) accreditation, session proposals, satellite symposia, poster abstracts.
Bio: Kristine joined AMCP in October 2019 after a 12-year tenure at the American Diabetes Association. A graduate of NYU and Marywood University, Kristine’s educational background is in social work administration and nutrition. As the daughter of two retired New York City school teachers, education is a strong core value for her. By combining her passion for education, administration, and health care, Kristine is committed to helping others achieve their goal of lifelong learning.
Devika PatelCoordinator, Professional Affairs More information
Favorite quote: “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” — Albert Einstein
Contact me for: General inquiries regarding AMCP’s Professional Affairs committees, Advisory Groups, and Partnership Forums, as well as scheduling and logistics.
Bio: Prior to joining AMCP, Devika was a clinical training coordinator. She has a vast knowledge of the healthcare system and holds a degree in Psychology and Nursing. She is passionate about patient centered care and accessibility. Outside of work, Devika spends time reading, painting, hiking, and honing her skills in archery.
Michelle PerkinsSenior Coordinator, Educational Programs More information
Favorite quote: “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama
Contact me for: General inquiries regarding AMCP’s education programs, AMCP’s Poster Abstract program, and faculty questions.
Bio: Michelle has over 10 years’ experience working with association members. She is responsible for assisting faculty through AMCP’s faculty portal system and the Poster Abstract program. A lot of Michelle’s inspiration comes from her husband and daughter. In her free time, she likes to knit, watch crime shows, and go shopping.
Cynthia Reilly, MS, BS PharmChief Operating Officer and Associate Publisher, JMCP More information
Favorite quote: “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt
Contact me about: AMCP operations, strategic plan implementation, and the Journal of Managed Care + Specialty Pharmacy.
Bio: Cindy joined AMCP in 2018 after leading The Pew Charitable Trusts’ efforts to address the opioid crisis and working at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in various roles aimed at improving the safety and effectiveness of medication use. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Temple University and a Master of Science in global health and medical policy from George Mason University.
Zack RileyManager, Student Pharmacist & New Practitioner Programs More information
Favorite Quote: “Either you run the day, or the day runs you” — Jim Rohn
Contact me for: Inquiries related to the Student Pharmacist and New Practitioner Programs.
Bio: Within days of earning his bachelor’s in information science at the University of South Florida, Zack moved to Washington D.C. to start his career in association management. He gained 5 years of expertise managing the student chapter programs for a construction trade association before transitioning his talents into managed care pharmacy with AMCP.
Roberta RosenbergVP, Brand & Marketing Communications More information
Favorite quote: “Creativity needs discipline and freedom.” — David Ogilvy
Contact me for: Brand and marketing ideas, what’s hot in “martech”, comic relief.
Bio: Roberta joined AMCP in 2022 after 10 years in marketing management at The Fertilizer Institute and the American Council of Engineering Companies. She earned an MBA at the Quantic School of Business & Technology in 2021 and her MS in Strategic Communication from Purdue University in 2018 – officially establishing her credentials as a lifelong learner and chronic overachiever. Roberta is also an Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Maryland Global Campus where she teaches classes in nonprofit organizational management and marketing, e-commerce, and small business management.
Sonny SinghDirector, Technology More information
Favorite advice: “Nobody can read your mind. Express your thoughts.”
Contact me for: Technology strategies and solutions, cybersecurity, fantasy football advice.
Bio: Sonny has been a technology leader in the higher education, nonprofit, and health care industries. He provides strategic direction and leads advanced technology initiatives for AMCP. Previously, he was the Director of Information Technology at the Retina Group of Washington, where he provided technology leadership to the large medical practice and its 18 office locations. Sonny earned a B.S. in Information Systems with a minor in English Literature from the University of Maryland. He’s a huge fan of the NFL, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers!
Ruby Singh, PharmD, BCPSVP, Education & Training More information
Favorite quote: “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” — B.B. King
Contact me for: Educational programming at AMCP’s national meetings, opportunities to fund AMCP programming through grants, and continuing pharmacy education accreditation.
Bio: Ruby joined AMCP in 2014 after eight years at Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States and eight years at the American Pharmacists Association both in pharmacy education positions. Ruby has a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy degree from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Rutgers University, and completed a residency at the University of Maryland in drug information. A native of Philadelphia, Ruby still roots for the Philadelphia Eagles and LOVES a good soft pretzel!
LaChelle SmithSenior Coordinator, Database & Member Relations More information
Favorite quote: “Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know that everything happens for a reason.” — Albert Schweitzer
Contact me for: General inquiries regarding membership, login information, payments, and meeting registration.
Bio: LaChelle has more than 15 years of association experience and over 20 years of customer service experience. At AMCP, she is responsible for all membership inquiries, maintaining profiles in our database, processing payments, and invoicing. In her free time, she enjoys time with her family, handcrafting candles, wax melts, body butters, and watching reality TV shows.
Jayne Somes-Schloesser, CAE, SPHR, SHRM-SCPHuman Resource Consultant More information
Best advice: "Be kind to all." — Me
Contact me for: All things HR and anything association-related.
Bio: Jayne has extensive association management experience. She began providing HR consulting services to AMCP in 2016 and is the founder and principal of SOS Association Solutions, LLC, a strategic operations solutions and association management services company. As a strategic advisor and business partner to senior management and boards, Jayne’s diverse organizational management experience has helped small to mid-sized associations implement strategic solutions for sustained success.
Beth StewartSenior Manager, Digital Communications More information
Favorite quote: “When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example.” — Roxane Gay
Contact me for: Social media.
Bio: Beth Stewart is a writer with a passion for helping organizations convey their message in the most effective way possible through thoughtfully composed copy. Throughout her career, Beth has gained skills in media relations, social media, and online outreach. Her background in journalism has provided her with the writing and research skills needed to make an organization's message topical and newsworthy.
Tyler ThorneCoordinator, Policy & Government Relations More information
Favorite quote: “While you are looking, you might as well also listen, linger, and think about what you see.” — Jane Jacobs
Contact me for: General inquiries regarding AMCP’s state and federal legislative priorities, as well as scheduling and logistics.
Bio: A graduate of George Washington University, Tyler joined AMCP in 2022 following internships with the Office of Congressman Jimmy Gomez and a frontline congressional campaign. Most recently, Tyler interned with the Alliance for Retired Americans’ Government Relations and Communications departments. He enjoys cheering on the Denver Broncos, spending time outdoors, and exploring the vibrant neighborhoods of Washington D.C.
Gloria B. Thornwell, MS, HCSDirector, Human Resources Operations & Workforce Development More information
Favorite Quote: “If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down” — Toni Morrison
Contact me for: Human Resource matters.
Bio: Gloria joined AMCP after 30 years of human resources experience as an administrator, manager, leader, and consultant. Gloria earned a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Maryland University College (now University of Maryland Global Campus) and a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Central University. Her role at AMCP is to provide leadership and management in support of the Academy’s strategic direction and day-to-day HR operational activities.
Geni TunstallDirector, Regulatory Affairs More information
Favorite quote: “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Contact me for: Information about regulatory and policy issues.
Bio: Before joining AMCP in 2022, Geni worked in Regulatory Affairs at CVS Caremark. She previously worked as an attorney and earned her J.D. from Arizona State University. In her free time, Geni loves art and theater.
Betty Whitaker, MBA, CMP, CAEVP, Membership & Meetings More information
Favorite quote: "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." — Henry Ford
Contact me for: Questions about membership, member benefit ideas and partnerships, national meeting strategy.
Bio: Betty has over 25 years in association management, including at the American Nurses Association, in various roles. She joined AMCP in 2011 and loves how smart our members are and the passion they have for their work. A University of Virginia graduate, she loves the challenges and diversity that association work brings. When Betty is out of the office, there is a good chance she is traveling the world with friends.
Glenn WilliamsManager, Multimedia More information
Favorite quote: “Now people are always asking me, ‘What do you want people to say about you 100 years from now?' I always say I want them to say ‘Dang, don't she still look good for her age’.” — Dolly Parton
Contact me for: Video editing, motion graphics, graphic design, and creative strategy.
Bio: Glenn joins AMCP with experience in a myriad of positions in marketing, development, and theatre company management. As a Butler University Arts Administration graduate, he is passionate about the visual and performing arts. Glenn is specifically interested in how art can aid the progression of social change. He strives to use creativity and passion for art to advance people’s access to sufficient health care.
Elene WogedersgneCoordinator, Outreach & Development More information
Favorite quote: "They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for." — Tom Bodett
Contact me for: Fundraising related questions and foundation related outreach.
Bio: As a recent graduate of James Madison University, Elene is originally from Ethiopia and has lived there for 17 years. She loved spending time with family and friends. Elene loves giving back and believes that is the best trait her parents have taught her.
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