Board of Directors

Judy Chang, MD, MPH; VP of Research

 

 

Judy Chang, MD, MPH

University of Pittsburgh
3380 Boulevard of the Allies, Suite 328
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-641-6085
jchang@mail.magee.edu
 

Judy Chang, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences with a secondary appointment in the Division of General Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also an investigator at the Magee-Women’s Research Institute and core faculty member in the Center for Research in Health Care and Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation. She also serves as an Assistant Dean of Medical Student Research. After completing her undergraduate studies in the Plan II Honors Liberal Arts program at the University of Texas in Austin, Judy obtained her medical training at Baylor College of Medicine and completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. She then went on to obtain training in health services research and public health leadership in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Her early research focused primarily on understanding intimate partner violence (IPV) and how health care providers can help women experiencing IPV. Through this qualitative work, she found that women described the potential power of patient-provider communication as a source of support, motivation, empowerment and validation. Judy then expanded her research expertise to focus on patient-provider communication in women’s health, particularly in obstetric care. Her more recent research has examined a variety of topics within obstetric care communication including screening and counseling regarding substance use, addressing mental health concerns, breastfeeding counseling, and examining the impact of electronic medical records on patient-provider communication.

Judy is also a dedicated educator. She co-facilitates communication workshops for obstetrics and gynecology residents that teach skills such as Ask-Tell-Ask, delivering bad news, and dealing with patient emotions; co-facilitates Balint groups for obstetrics and gynecology residents; and leads workshops for medical students focusing on communication strategies to address and respond to intimate partner violence among female patients. Her contributions have been recognized with numerous teaching and mentoring awards.
 

Calvin Chou, MD, PhD, FACH; VP External Education

Calvin Chou, MD, PhD, FACH 
VA Medical Center/UCSF
4150 Clement Street (111)
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 415.221.4810 x2740
calvin.chou@ucsf.edu

Calvin Chou, MD, PhD, FACH is Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF, and staff physician at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco. After undergraduate work at Yale, he received his PhD in microbiology and his MD at Columbia University, and subsequently completed residency training in internal medicine at UCSF. As a faculty member of the Academy of Communication in Healthcare, he is nationally recognized for his efforts in education and research to enhance communication between patients and physicians. Currently he is director of VALOR, an innovative longitudinal program based at the VA that emphasizes humanistic clinical skill development for medical students. He also holds the first endowed Academy Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at UCSF. His research interests include assessment of curricular developments in communication skills and clinical skills remediation, and forces influencing feedback in medical education
 

Nan Cochran, MD, FACH; Member at Large

 

Nan Cochran, MD, FACH 
Director on Doctoring
Dartmouth Medical School
Remsen 304
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 802.299.8378
Alt. Phone: 802-742-0401
nan.cochran@dartmouth.edu

Nan Cochran, MD, FACH is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and an internist and geriatrician at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. After undergraduate work at Harvard, she received her MD at Harvard Medical School, and completed residency training in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of Washington. She designed and directs the clinical skills course, and is co-leading the clinical longitudinal curriculum redesign effort at Geisel. As a faculty member of the Academy of Communication in Healthcare, she does faculty development and training in the areas of conflict management and negotiation, shared decision making and motivational interviewing. She lives in Vermont with her husband, Elliott Fisher and they have 3 wonderful daughters, Allegra, Kate and Josie. She loves to spend her free time in the wilderness with her family and friends and to x-c and telemark ski, bicycle, play ice hockey and tennis, garden and read.

Raymond Curry, MD, FACP; Treasurer

Raymond Curry, MD, FACP 
Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
University of Illinois College of Medicine
1853 W Polk Street (MC 784)
Chicago, IL
Phone: 312-996-1200
curryrh@uic.edu

Raymond H. Curry, MD, FACP is Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and Professor of Clinical Medicine and Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As chief academic officer for one of the nation’s largest medical schools, he oversees educational programs across the school’s four campuses in Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana.

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Curry is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.  He completed internal medicine residency at Northwestern University/McGaw Medical Center in 1985, and then joined the Northwestern faculty. From 1998-2014 he served as vice dean for education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Curry is a charter member of AACH, having first joined as a member of the Task Force on Doctor and Patient of the Society of General Internal Medicine in 1986. He served on the Research Committee from 1998-2000, and as host and planning committee member for regional faculty development courses, the annual research forum, and the 2005 and 2011 International Conferences on Communication in Healthcare. He is also active in the Society of General Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians, and has been a regular accreditation site reviewer for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education for over twenty years. Locally, he serves on two non-profit organization boards, for the Provident Foundation and the Chicago Area Albert Schweitzer Fellowships.  

Dr. Curry is married to Dr. Kristi Kirschner, a physician at the Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Chief Medical Officer for the Community Care Alliance of Illinois. They live with their two sons in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South side of Chicago.



  
 
 

Pamela Duke, MD, FACH; Member at Large

 

Pamela Duke, MD, FACH
Drexel University College of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
2900 West Queen Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone: 215.762.5037
pmd28@drexel.edu 

Pam Duke, MD, FACH is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, and a practicing internist at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia with an interest in geriatrics and urban medicine. She is currently the course director for the first-year integrated yearlong medical student doctoring course teaching: communication skills, bioethics, behavioral health and physical exam skills.  In addition, she is course director for a third-year medical student professionalism course at Drexel University College of Medicine where third year students explore issues of the hidden curriculum in faculty led small groups. She has been involved in teaching medical students and residents since graduating from University Connecticut School of Medicine. She contributed a chapter in the Academy of Communication in Healthcare book, Communication Rx, on the “Communication Skill Set and the Electronic Medical Record” and has co-authored a pathophysiology textbook entitled Med-Maps for Pathophysiology.  She worked with the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely Campaign creating communication videos to help health providers talk about cost of care issues.  She is an active faculty member of the Academy of Communication in Healthcare, doing workshops on use of the electronic medical record in patient-physician communication and improving physician patient engagement. Pam’s research interest has been in integrating the EHR into medical practice and professional formation of medical students. She is presently working on a ACH co-sponsored project creating on line education modules supporting professional growth in healthcare learners.

 

Michael Farrell, MD, FACH; Member at Large

 

Michael Farrell, MD, FACH
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Senior Associate Consultant
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Phone: 507.284.3373
Michaelhfarrell@gmail.com 

Mike Farrell, MD, FACH has been a member of ACH since 2003. He is Associate Research Director for Aurora University of Wisconsin Medical Group, in Milwaukee. After graduating from UW Madison with emphases in psychology and molecular biology, Dr. Farrell attended medical school at St. Louis University and a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (also at Ann Arbor) and the Bioethics certificate program at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Farrell’s main professional focus is the system-scale assessment and improvement of provider communication. He has also had NIH and foundation funding to work on communication processes and outcomes after newborn genetic screening, and prior to adult screening for prostate and breast cancer. He is active in the newborn screening community, and has been an enthusiastic and frequent mentor for scholarly activities by students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. He was on the editorial board for Medical Encounter for several years, and is currently on the boards for Patient Education and Counseling and Aurora’s in-house journal, the Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews. He was active in several ACH meetings, and course-directed the 2010 Forum. Clinically, Dr. Farrell calls himself a “bleeding heart generalist” in primary care, and he also has experience with special-needs adults and young adults with chronic health conditions. He also was a leader in the effort to develop what may have been the world’s first genomic medicine clinic for adults, which was then based at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Farrell lives in the Milwaukee area with his former high school sweetheart (and frequent ACH socialite) Laura Farrell. They have two children in college, and one in high school. He enjoys reading, hiking, architectural photography, living vicariously through his kids, and traveling to profound and/or offbeat destinations.

Auguste H. Fortin VI, MD, MPH, MACP, FACH; Member at Large

 

Dr. Auguste H. Fortin VI, MD, MPH, FACP, FACH
Professor of Medicine 
Yale University School of Medicine 
ESH-D 315
367 Cedar St.
New Haven, CT 06510-3221
Phone: 203 573-6574 
auguste.fortin@yale.edu

Auguste Fortin VI, MD, MPH, FACP, FACH is Director of Psychosocial Curriculum for the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is a Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and is Director of Communication Skills Training there. He received his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Medical Center and obtained his M.P.H. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He was a Fellow in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH). Professional interests include doctor-patient communication, spirituality in medicine and the psychosocial aspects of medical care. He enjoys fatherhood, singing, sailing, and flying, and lives in New Haven, CT with his wife Oi, and daughter, Camille.

Meg Gaines, JD, LLM; Member at Large

 

Meg Gaines, JD, LLM
University of Wisconsin Law School
975 Bascom Mall
4312B Law
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-890-4467
mgaines@wisc.edu

 

Martha E. “Meg” Gaines, JD, LLM founded and directs the interdisciplinary Center for Patient Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin. The Center’s mission is to engender effective partnerships among people seeking health care, people providing health care, and people making policies that guide the health care system. The Center trains future professionals of medicine, nursing, law, health systems, industrial engineering, pharmacy and other disciplines together to provide advocacy services to patients with life-threatening and serious chronic illnesses in a transdisciplinary environment.

Ms. Gaines’ work focuses on consumer engagement and empowerment in health care reform where she has been privileged to collaborate with the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the National Cancer Institute among others.  She serves on the National Cancer Research Advocates of the NCI, recently co-chaired the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation annual conference on engaging patients in linking health care and health professional education reform, and co-authored the conference paper for the joint Arnold P. Gold & Schwartz Foundations conference on advancing compassionate, collaborative care.  Her publications include “Engaging Patients at the Front Lines of Primary Care Redesign: Operational Lessons for an Effective Program,” “Alchemy: Medical Mediation at Its Best,” “A Social Compact For Advancing Team-Based High-Value Health Care,” and “Medical Professionalism from the Patient’s Perspective: Is There an Advocate in the House?”
 

Distinguished Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Ms. Gaines teaches courses related to consumer issues in health care, health care advocacy, health care reform, and patient-centered care to graduate students from law, medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, genetic counseling and others. Ms. Gaines earned her bachelor’s degree at Vassar College and holds Juris Doctorate and Master of Law degrees from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is a long term survivor of metastatic ovarian cancer.

Orit Karnieli-Miller, PhD; Member at Large

Orit Karnieli-Miller, PhD
Tel Aviv University
Haemek 18 a
Kiriat Tivon, Israel 36082P
hone: +972-502060619
oritkm@gmail.com

Orit Karnieli-Miller, PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medical Education at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.  She received a BA, MA, and PhD in Social Work from the University of Haifa in Israel with specialty in communication in healthcare.  Following these studies she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Regenstrief Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine focusing on professionalism and humanism in healthcare.  After completing her post-doctoral training, Dr. Karnieli-Miller returned to Israel to join the Department of Community Mental Health at the University of Haifa, and later joined the Medical School at Tel Aviv University.  She has taught many important courses on communication skills for health professionals and on advanced qualitative research methods.

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Karnieli-Miller has focused on the complex communication challenges of diagnostic disclosure ("breaking bad news”), multi-participant conversations (patient-physician-companion), shared decision-making in medical practice, and professionalism in medical school training.  Her early work included qualitative research studies on adolescents coping with chronic illness, Alzheimer’s disease and mental health.  Within each of these studies she has explored the experiences and perspectives of all participants involved in healthcare interactions and examined the actual communication practices used. These findings have provided unique insights into the dynamics of triadic medical encounters. Her studies with Dr.  Frankel & Dr. Inui from Indiana University about medical students narratives provided in-depth understanding of medical students’ experiences of their "hidden curriculum”.  Dr. Karnieli-Miller has been awarded numerous significant research grants and has published widely in leading peer-reviewed journals within the field of medical education.  Her presentations on these topics have been selected for excellence in the international conferences on communication in healthcare. Dr. Karnieli-Miller lives in Israel with her husband Lior and her three children, Danielle, Ayal and Alon.  

David Kern, MD, MPH, MACP, FACH; Member at Large

 

David E. Kern, MD, MPH, MACP, FACH
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Mason F. Lord Building
Suite 2300
5200 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410.550.1828
dkern1@jhmi.edu

David E. Kern, MD, MPH, MACP, FACH is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his B.A. from Princeton in 1966, his M.D. from Harvard in 1971, and his M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins in 1978. He completed his internal medicine residency, chief residency and RWJ Clinical Scholar fellowship at Baltimore City Hospitals and Johns Hopkins. He served as Co-Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center from 1986-2005 and sole Director from 2005-2011.

Dr. Kern’s career has been devoted to advancements in medical education and faculty development. He was instrumental in developing the Johns Hopkins GIM Residency Program, the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program for Clinician-Educators (FDP), the medical education track of the Johns Hopkins fellowship program in General Internal Medicine, and the Osler Center for Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins. He served as the Director of Curriculum Development Programs in the FDP from 1987- 2013. He has served as a facilitator in the areas of teaching skills, management skills, personal and professional growth, and curriculum development and evaluation for numerous institutions, projects, and professional organizations. His publications focus on medical education, communications skills and psychosocial medicine, and primary care practice. He served as one of two editors for the first Education Issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. He has served as an editor of the clinical text Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, and first editor of the book Curriculum Development for Medical Education: a Six-Step Approach, a standard reference for curriculum development in medical education. He has received numerous educational awards, is a master of the American College of Physicians, and is the 2015 President of the Academy of Communication in Healthcare.  He lives in Baltimore with his wife Susan Gauvey, and has three children, Megan (“G-K”), Kevin and Elizabeth, now all adults.       

Jenni Levy, MD, FACH; Past President

Jenni Levy, MD, FACH 
President-Elect
913 N 30th St
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: 610.997.7120
jayell1727@gmail.com

Jenni Levy, MD, FACH graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English and American Studies, and received her MD from New York Medical College. She completed a residency and fellowship in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara, California, worked as a clinician/educator and practiced primary care internal medicine for 20 years before becoming board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Care in 2008. Jenni has been involved with ACH since 1995, graduating from the Facilitator Training Program in 2004. After working as the co-editor of the AACH website, Jenni served as Winter Course Relationship Coordinator for three years and has been a Guide in the Training Program. Her professional interests include cross-cultural practice, relationship-centered care, and integrating facilitator training into graduate medical education. Jenni lives in Allentown, PA, with her husband and their daughter. The whole family is active in the local Reconstructionist synagogue, and Jenni also enjoys writing, singing and crossword puzzles.

                                              

Kara Myers, CNM, MS, FACH; President-Elect

Kara Myers, CNM, MS, FACH
University of California San Francisco; Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Room 6D-29
San Francisco, CA 94110-3518
Phone: (415) 206-3661
kara.myers@ucsf.edu

Kara Myers, CNM, MS, FACH, has been practicing nurse-midwifery since 2000, when she completed graduate training at UCSF.  She is currently Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of OB, Gyn, and Reproductive Sciences, in clinical practice at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) and Mission Neighborhood Health Center.  She co-directs the Relationship Centered Communication program at ZSFG and also the Relationship Centered Communication Facilitators program for the Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH). Within the UCSF community and nationally, as faculty of ACH, she regularly facilitates workshops in relationship centered communication, conflict, and feedback.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Ross, DPT, MMSc, FACH, VP Membership

Elizabeth Ross, DPT, MMSc, FACH
Vice President, Membership
Associate Consulting Professor Duke University Medical Center
Box 104002
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919.668.5537
Elizabeth.ross@duke.edu

Elizabeth Ross, DPT, MMSc, FACH received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Her clinical practice has included in-patient rehabilitation and pediatrics (in-patient and out-patient) with particular focus on high-risk infants in the NICU.  In her pursuit of being an educator, she earned a Masters of Medical Science in Physical Therapy at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, with emphases in Education and Pediatrics.  During her masters training she was exposed to content related to interpersonal skills in communication, which planted the seeds for her passion in this area.  Through numerous continuing education workshops, including becoming a faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC), formerly the Bayer Institute, she developed her abilities in teaching professional communication skills to healthcare professionals.  Dr. Ross spent the first 5 years of her teaching career in the Physical Therapy Program at Oakland University, in Rochester, Michigan.  She has been teaching in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University for 22 years and has taught communication skills throughout the curriculum in the School of Medicine at Duke University for the past 8 years, including initial development of skills through advanced communication in complex situations.  Additionally, she is the co-director for a biannual continuing education workshop that develops communication skills in practicing physicians.  Dr. Ross earned her DPT degree from Marymount University, in Arlington, Virginia, where she performed a research study to assess the effectiveness of the Psychosocial Aspects of Care course she teaches in the development of patient-centered attitudes in physical therapy students.  She continues to study and pursue educational avenues to improve the communication skills for medical professionals.

Craig Roth, MD, FACP; VP Internal Education

 
 

Craig Roth, MD, FACP
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
1 Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 612-725-2158

craig.roth@va.gov
 
Craig Roth, MD practices general internal medicine and geriatrics at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He teaches clinician-patient communication skills, and interprofessional collaborative practice skills to medical students and residents, and is Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is a faculty member in the Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH), a former director of their faculty training fellowship program, and the Vice President for Internal Education. He has participated in research related to physical diagnosis, outpatient education, teaching communication skills, and health disparities. He is married to a physician, a proud parent, and always grateful for opportunities to experience nature, bike to work, pull weeds in the garden, or spend time with close friends and family. 

Russell L. Rothman, MD, MPP; President

 

Russell Rothman, MD, MPP
Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Suite 6000 MCE  
Vanderbilt Ctr for Health Services Research
Nashville, TN 37232
Phone: 615.936.2149
russell.rothman@vanderbilt.edu

Russell Rothman, MD, MPP is a Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Policy, Ingram Professor of Integrative and Population Health, and the Vice President for Population Health Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He also serves as the Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research and Chief of the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Section. Dr. Rothman's current research focuses on improving care for adult and pediatric patients with diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases. His research has focused on addressing health communication, health literacy/numeracy, and other social and behavior factors to improve health. As Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, Dr. Rothman oversees a Center that engages over 160 faculty across the University engaged in research related to health services research, implementation science, behavioral research, health disparities research, quality improvement research and other areas aimed at improving health outcomes. He has been the Principal Investigator on over $45 million in extramural funding and has authored over 130 manuscripts. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the PCORI funded Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network which engages over 50 hospitals and 1,000’s of ambulatory practices reaching patients across the nation. He is also Principal Investigator of the CMS funded Mid-South Practice Transformation Network which is engaging 4,000 clinicians in quality improvement. Dr. Rothman also serves as Chair of the PCORI PCORnet Executive Steering Committee which oversees the implementation of a national network to support comparative effectiveness research and pragmatic clinical trials, with over $300 million dollars committed from PCORI to date. Dr. Rothman serves as the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the ADAPTABLE study, a pragmatic clinical trial enrolling 15,000 patients to evaluate the optimal dose of aspirin in secondary prevention of heart disease. Dr. Rothman previous served as the Vice President for Research for ACH, and was the Co-Chair of the 2015 International Conference for Communication in Healthcare (ICCH). He is currently  the President-elect of the ACH, and will serve as President in 2018.

Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten, EACH Past President

Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten has been a general practitioner for over 30 years and until a few years ago combined clinical work with teaching and research at the Department of Primary and Community Care at the Radboud university medical center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

She became involved in developing and teaching of communication skills in 1987 and has been the coordinator of the clinical communication skills program at the medical school until her retirement in 2016. The current Nijmegen curriculum, in which she still teaches, contains a longitudinal integrated program in clinical communication that spans over the full 6 years of undergraduate training. It contains many experiential training sessions with simulated patients for which she developed a quality assurance programme.

She started research in 1995 and defended a thesis on the long term follow-up of depression in primary care, acquiring a PhD in 2000 and was appointed associate professor in 2004. She has written many peer reviewed papers, book chapters, training manuals and programs for various health care professionals on depression, problem solving treatment, and a variety of communication skills related topics. After retirement she continues to supervise PhD students and she is a member of rEACH, the research sub-committee of EACH.

She is also still involved in facilitating in tEACH- and other courses. Her focus is currently on developing and facilitating integrated and contextualized courses which are meant to bridge the gap between teaching and clinical practice.

Lauren Waski, RN; Student/Professional Trainee

Yale School of Nursing
400 West Campus Drive
Orange, CT 06477
lauren.waski@yale.edu

Lauren Waski, RN, is an APRN student at Yale University. She works as an RN at Yale Health and co-leads Yale’s chapter of Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health. Prior to her career in nursing, Lauren worked with folks experiencing sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Her professional interests include reproductive justice and enhancing patient-provider communication. Lauren lives in New Haven, CT and enjoys all things outdoors. She will graduate in 2019 as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

 
 

 

Laura Singler, CAE; Executive Director

 

Academy of Communication in Healthcare
AMR Management Services
201 E. Main St., Suite 1405
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859.514.9214
Fax: 859.514.9166 
lsingler@amrms.com

Laura Singler, CAE, joined ACH as Executive Director in August 2014.  Laura has worked with a wide variety of associations in her career including the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Inc. (COSLA), the Bluegrass Hospitality Association (BHA) and the Nursing Organizations Alliance (The Alliance).  She began her career in the non-profit sector as a community director with the March of Dimes.  Prior to her work with the March of Dimes, she worked in the public relations department at the University of Kentucky main campus and Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Integrated Strategic Communication.  In 2012 Laura achieved the foremost certification of the association management industry, earning the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential.

 
 
 
 
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