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Susan Cantrell, MHL, RPh, CAE, AMCP CEO

Susan A. Cantrell, MHL, RPh, CAE

Chief Executive Officer More information

Contact Susan:

703.684.2656

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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.   

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Tom Casey

Tom Casey

Manager, Government Affairs More information

Contact Tom:

703.684.2634

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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. Chan

Lauren W. Chan

Manager, Projects & Development More information

Contact Lauren:

703.684.2613

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

Ebony Clay, PMP

Assistant Director, Programs & Development More information

Contact Ebony:

703.684.2623

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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.   

Adam Colborn

Adam Colborn

Director, Government Affairs More information

Contact Adam:

703.684.2627

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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 Cooney

Jim Cooney

Director, Marketing Operations & Growth More information

Contact Jim :

703.684.2652

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 Craddock

Andrea Craddock

Senior Manager, Education More information

Contact Andrea:

703.684.2611

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.

Patrice Dickens

Patrice Dickens

Director, Membership Operations & Data Analytics More information

Contact Patrice:

703.684.2628

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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! 

Jennifer Evans

Jennifer Evans

Director, Educational Programs/Grants More information

Contact Jennifer:

703.864.2636

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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. 

Sanchita

Sanchita Galgalikar

Executive Fellow More information

Contact Sanchita:

571.858.5325

Connect online:

LinkedIn

Favorite quote: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” 

Contact me for: Executive office inquiries. 

Bio: Sanchita was born in Michigan and grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and Seattle before earning her Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Washington. During pharmacy school, she was heavily involved with her AMCP chapter, serving as secretary on the board for a year, participating in three P&T competitions, and attending national and NW AMCP meetings. Sanchita’s experience with managed care pharmacy formed a passion for improving patient access to care, and she is excited to work towards her professional goals as the Executive Fellow for AMCP this year.  

Thomas Gigure

Thomas Gigure

Senior Accountant More information

Contact Thomas:

703.684.2625

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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. 

Julian Greer, CMP

Julian Greer, CMP

Senior Manager, Meetings & Forums More information

Contact Julian:

703.684.2642

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. 

Brittany Henry, PharmD, MBA

Brittany Henry, PharmD, MBA

Director, Education Programs More information

Contact Brittany:

703.684.2617

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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.  

Evonne Jackson

Evonne Jackson

Senior Manager, Executive Office More information

Contact Evonne:

703.684.2658

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.

Bio: As the Senior Manager for the Executive Office, Evonne provides executive-level support for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 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 Johnson

Mason Johnson

Manager, Professional Affairs More information

Contact Mason:

703.684.2603

Connect online:

LinkedIn

Favorite quote: “Dedication makes dreams come true.” 

Contact me for: Please contact me for health disparities, digital therapeutics, and managed care pharmacy questions.

Bio: Mason joined AMCP in July 2022 as the second executive fellow in healthcare association leadership and managed care pharmacy. After completing his fellowship, Mason joined the AMCP team as the manager of professional affairs who serves on health disparities and digital therapeutics advisory groups. He also serves as a staff liaison for the professional practice committee at AMCP. Mason continues to strive for innovation and help underserved communities gain access to care within the United States. He is motivated to make a positive change in managed care pharmacy and give back to those in need.

Vicky Jucelin

Wybieralska "Vicky" Jucelin

Manager, Regulatory Affairs More information

Contact Wybieralska:

571.858.5320

Favorite quote: “Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy.” — St. Francis of Assisi 

Contact me for: Any regulatory-related inquiries. 

Bio: Originally from Connecticut, Vicky earned a bachelor’s degree in legal studies and worked as a paralegal for 6 years. Wanting to join the healthcare field with the possibility of utilizing her legal knowledge, Vicky earned her master’s degree in health administration and worked in the Compliance Team of Anthem. She is currently working on earning her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. On her time off, you may find her at the gym, hiking at Belle Isle, or Sleeping Giant when she returns home. Some of her favorite activities include salsa dancing, cooking, traveling, seeing a play, or going to the movies, bonus if she gets to do these with her family or nieces and nephews. She also loves a good horror movie or crime show. 

Steve Kheloussi

Steve Kheloussi, PharmD, MBA, FAMCP

Director, Professional Affairs More information

Contact Steve :

703-684-2647

Connect online:

LinkedIn

Favorite quote: “The only thing that needs to change is that we all change for the better” – Vinnie Caruana

Contact me for: Professional Affairs-related inquiries

Bio: Steve has over 10 years of managed care experience within health plan and academic settings. He has served various roles, including managing the formulary management team at one of the largest Blues plans in the U.S. and serving as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, where he coordinated all managed care education within the curriculum. He's always happy to talk about music, technology, and sports, particularly football, basketball, and Ultimate Frisbee.

Michael Kinyanjui

Michael Kinyanjui

Systems Administrator More information

Contact Michael:

703.684.2607

Best advice: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks likes work" — Thomas Edison 

Contact me for: Technology-related questions. I keep the technology lights on to limit your work disruptions.

Bio: Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and started working in the hospitality industry before relocating to the Washington, DC metro area. Before Joining AMCP, Michael worked in leading technology consulting firms and most recently in healthcare at the Retina Group of Washington. Michael holds technology certifications in various domains (Virtualization, Cloud computing, Networking, and Security). When not working, Michael enjoys his time with family and participating in volunteer activities. 

Eric Klinger

Erica Klinger, M.Ed.

Vice President, Marketing More information

Contact Erica:

703.684.2656

Best advice: "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing" — Mary Grace Roske 

Contact me for: When you want to brainstorm about emerging digital and brand ideas and ways to engage external audiences.

Bio: Erica joined AMCP in 2023 after working on Capitol Hill leading brand awareness and digital advocacy for another association in the pharmacy and healthcare space. Her career has been marked by diverse roles, including Director of Interactive Promotion and Strategy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Director of Marketing at Seattle Foundation, she also currently serves of the Board of the DC Tech & Venture Coalistion. Before venturing into the nonprofit sector, Erica excelled in the digital realm, where she served as a VP of channel strategy, creative director, senior digital strategist, and web developer, crafting innovative marketing and brand solutions for Fortune 500 titans like Hilton Worldwide and FedEx. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Erica is a loving mother of three and a dedicated outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys quality time with her family and her Red Fox Lab, Gleyber, and has a passion for hiking, skiing and outrigger canoe racing.

Cate Lockhart

Cate Lockhart, PharmD, PhD

Chief Science Officer, AMCP & Executive Director, BBCIC More information

Contact Cate:

703.684.2646

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, AMCP Research Institute

Bio: Cate is a proven scientist and executive leader overseeing all major research activities conducted at AMCP through the AMCP Research Institute and the Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC).  She has broad experience in managed care, in the biopharmaceutical industry, and as a multifaceted consultant. She has a PharmD 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  or www.amcp.org/Research-Institute.    

Matt Lowe

Matt Lowe, MSHCA

Chief Business Officer More information

Contact Matt:

703.684.2610

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.   

Jean Marchant

Jean Marchant

Associate Director, Administration More information

Contact Jean:

703.684.2629

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 Veeder

Julia Marsh

Director, Projects & Operations More information

Contact Julia:

703.684.2604

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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. 

Rebecca Mercado

Rebecca Mercado

Senior Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorships More information

Contact Rebecca:

703.684.2643

Favorite Quote: “We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing -- an actor, a writer -- I am a person who does things -- I write, I act -- and I never know what I'm going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.” ― Stephen Fry 
 
Contact me for: Stellar exhibitor service, event operations, creative sponsorship opportunities.    

Bio: Rebecca joined the AMCP Meetings team in 2022. Before moving to the association world, she served as Show Director of the Buyers Market of American Craft, a wholesale gift show of American handmade merchandise ― she has many harrowing tales about working with artists! Rebecca holds a degree in English Literature from UMBC and is in the process of renewing her Certification in Exhibition Management after taking a break from professional life to raise her two daughters.

Mark Milligan

Mark J. Milligan, CAE, CPSP™

Chief Financial Officer More information

Contact Mark:

703.684.2624

Connect online:

LinkedIn

Favorite quote: “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t." Thomas Edison

Contact me for: Financial & accounting inquiries.  

Bio: Mark J. Milligan serves as the Chief Financial Officer at AMCP and has over 30 years of experience in the non-profit industry. He is the head financial staff for AMCP and liaison for the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee. He oversees and leads all financial management; contract management; retirement management; accounting; technology; and administrative and operational functions for AMCP, AMCP Foundation, and BBCIC LLC. He possesses extensive experience and transformative leadership skills from his years working for charities, hospitals, professional membership associations, trade associations, and foundations.

A native of the Washington, DC, area, Mark grew up in Derwood, Maryland. He graduated from The Catholic University of America, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Strayer University. He is also an active member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), where he earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, and the Plan Sponsor Council of America where he earned is his Certified Plan Sponsor Professional (CPSP) credential. He earned the award for Top Nonprofit CFO from DC Live in 2019.

Mark’s central mission is to help those in need, decrease administrative burden, and make finance and technology fun!

Grace Mutchler

Grace Mutchler

Coordinator, Exhibits & Meetings More information

Contact Grace:

703.684.2619

Favorite quote: “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” — Aristotle

Contact me for: Corporate memberships, sponsorship opportunities, and invoicing.

Bio: Grace graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She started her career in retail e-commerce which led her to events and conferences within the bioscience industry. With the skills she gained, she brings a unique perspective to any challenge and is always determined to find a solution. When Grace is not on the clock, you can find her enjoying the city of Richmond and her cat, Jax.

Doug Njoroge

Doug Njoroge

Coordinator, Business Strategies More information

Contact Doug:

571.858.5326

Favorite Quote: “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – John Keating (Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society)

Contact Me For: Sponsorship Contracting, PIE Webinar Support, Invoicing Processing

Bio: A graduate of the University of Maryland, Doug joined AMCP in 2023 following his past 5 years supporting various business institutions in size across the Mid-Atlantic region. Having supported teams ranging from 12-100 individuals, Doug brings the ability to cross-collaborate with various parties into the association world with AMCP. In his free time, Doug enjoys movies, sports, and trivia. 

Susan Noell

Susan E. Noell

Director, Member Engagement & Affiliates More information

Contact Susan:

703.684.2618

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, DES

Beth O'Brien, CMP, DES

Senior Director, Meetings & Conventions More information

Contact Beth:

703.684.2622

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 Owens

Stacey Owens

Salesforce Administrator More information

Contact Stacey:

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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 Pascalis, MSW

Kristine Paschalis, MSW

Director, Education More information

Contact Kristine:

703.684.2638

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. 

Michelle Perkins

Michelle Perkins

Senior Coordinator, Education More information

Contact Michelle:

703.684.2612

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. 

Patrick

Patrick O Pithua

Principal Research Scientist More information

Contact Patrick:

703.684.2608

Favorite quote: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi 

Contact me for: Any questions or advice related to healthcare research, study design, epidemiology, or data analysis. I am always happy to share my expertise and guide those who need it. 

Bio: Let me introduce you to Patrick, a nice guy! He's an epidemiologist, health services researcher, and the Principal Research Scientist at the BBCIC. Patrick has over 15 years of experience as a Professor of Epidemiology at Virginia Tech and The University of Missouri. He brings expertise in designing and conducting observational studies, analyzing complex data, and communicating research findings effectively. Patrick is super dedicated to scientific integrity, collaboration, and mentoring aspiring researchers – he hopes to continue advancing scientific knowledge and improve health outcomes a ton!

Zack Riley

Zack Riley

Manager, Student Pharmacist & New Practitioner Programs More information

Contact Zack:

703.684.2653

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.

Julie Ruminski

Julie Ruminski, SPHR, SHRM-CP

Director, HR Operations & Workforce Development More information

Contact Julie:

703.684.2635

Connect online:

LinkedIn

Favorite quote: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Contact me for: Anything Human Resources related. 

Bio: With extensive HR generalist experience, Julie joined AMCP in 2023. Throughout her career, she has worked alongside executives, attorneys, and medical professionals. Julie’s strongpoints of human resources include talent acquisition, program development, and employee engagement initiatives. Julie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Psychology from Albright College and earned her SPHR, Senior Professional in Human Resources, and SHRM-CP, Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional.

Robert Shimer, CPA

Accounting Manager More information

Contact Robert:

703.684.2649

Connect online:

LinkedIn

Favorite quote: “The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” -Warren Buffett

Contact me for: Anything accounting or finance related. 

Bio: Rob joined AMCP in 2024 after 3 years in accounting management at other non-profit organizations. Prior to that, he spent 9 years in public accounting with a focus on nonprofit clients. Rob received his Accounting degree from Radford University.

Jay Silver Specialists, Marketing Content

Jay Silver

Specialist, Marketing Content More information

Connect online:

LinkedIn

Favorite quote: “To the world we dream about and the one we live in now.” — Anais Mitchell - Hadestown

Contact me for: Content collaboration, social media related questions and multimedia creation

Bio: Jay Silver joined AMCP in 2024 as a Content Specialist after spending time covering Capitol Hill as a reporter, creating Congressional transcripts for high-profile clients and traveling the world covering global esports (competitive video game playing.) With a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Marist College in NY and Master's in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago, Jay is poised to engage AMCP audiences with his storytelling skills and passion for content creation.

Sonny Singh

Sonny Singh

Senior Director, Technology More information

Contact Sonny:

703.684.2621

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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

Ruby Singh, PharmD, BCPS

Senior Vice President, Education & Publications More information

Contact Ruby:

703.684.2640

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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 events, grant funding opportunities, continuing pharmacy education accreditation, and the Journal of Managed Care + Specialty Pharmacy

Bio: Ruby joined AMCP in 2014 with experience in both managed care pharmacy and association management, with a focus on professional education for pharmacists. Her passion lies in educating pharmacists to improve patient care and address health disparities. Ruby has a BS in Pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Rutgers University. She also 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 Smith

LaChelle Smith

Senior Coordinator, Database & Member Relations More information

Contact LaChelle:

703.684.2626

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-SCP

Jayne Somes-Schloesser, CAE, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Human Resource Consultant More information

Contact Jayne:

703.684.2631

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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. 

Kim Spear

Kim Spear

Senior Director, Business Strategies More information

Contact Kim:

703.684.2601

Favorite quote: “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” — Deepak Chopra

Contact me for:  Forging strategic partnerships and opportunities to engage with AMCP.

Bio:  Kim brings over 20 years of strategic sales experience with a focus on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical area to her role at AMCP.  Before joining the team, Kim was with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization responsible for managing several corporate sponsorships as well as 50+ International and State Bioscience associations.  Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending time with her "puppy" Gracie.

Rachel Starling

Rachel Starling

Senior Coordinator, Education More information

Contact Rachel:

703.684.2644

Favorite quote: "And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." — John Steinbeck 

Contact me for: AMCP Learn and CPE questions 

Bio: Rachel has a bachelor's in communications from Ohio University. She previously worked with associations such as the Financial Planning Association and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, where she gained experience in CE accreditation and LMS administration. In her free time, she likes to explore Old Town with her dog, Lovey.  

Beth Stewart

Beth Stewart

Director, Marketing More information

Contact Beth:

703.684.2641

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 Thorne

Tyler Thorne

Senior Coordinator, Government Affairs More information

Contact Tyler:

703.684.2630

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. 

Geni Tunstall

Geni Tunstall

Director, Regulatory Affairs More information

Contact Geni:

703.705.9358

Connect online:

LinkedIn

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

Betty Whitaker, MBA, CMP, CAE

Vice President, Membership & Volunteer Experience More information

Contact Betty:

703.684.2602

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.

Brooke Whittington

Brooke Whittington

Manager, Education Programs More information

Contact Brooke:

703.684.2632

Connect online:

LinkedIn

Favorite quote: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt 

Contact me for: Educational programming at AMCP’s national meetings and grant-related projects. 

Bio: Brooke is a life-long learner with a passion for education and a love for association management. After graduating with her PharmD from the University of Arizona, Brooke completed an executive residency in education at the American Pharmacists Association. She is ecstatic to be able to continue her career in developing impactful, high-quality education initiatives at AMCP.

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