American Society of Hematology

Staff Directory

Executive Office

Martha Liggett, Esq.
Executive Director

Matthew Gertzog, MBA, CAE
Deputy Executive Director

LaFaundra Neville-Ingram, CAP
Executive Assistant

Anita Braxton, AS
Receptionist and Office Specialist

Tiffany Williams
Administrative Coordinator

Jakub Konysz
Senior Manager, International Programs

Chase Willett, MA
International Programs Consultant

Michelle Lara
International Programs Specialist

Erin Sheek
International Programs Coordinator

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Information Technology

Karina Fernandez, MS
Chief Information Officer

Kevin Parker
Senior Manager, Information Technology

Michael Mersky
Senior Manager, Web and Digital Media

Joann Devito
Manager of Data Operations

Rebecca Deprey
Web Manager

Quintus Greene
Web Specialist

Stephanie Franklin
Data Integrity Specialist

Alexandra Steinheimer
Business Analyst/Trainer

Tom Prosch
Manager of Desktop Operations

Brienne Simien
Desktop Support Specialist

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Jenifer Hamilton, CAE
Chief Communications Officer

Kristin Hubing
Managing Editor, ASH Clinical News

Amanda Szabo
Communications Manager

Alexander Kireyev
Marketing Manager

Juana Llorens
Managing Editor

Stephen Fitzmaurice
Communications Specialist

Amanda Guerrero
Digital Content Specialist

Akaliza Shalita
Web Associate

Luis Vargas
Marketing Associate

Laura Santini
Editorial Coordinator

Sara Khalaf
Communications Associate

Laurie Adamson
Editorial Associate, ASH Clinical News

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Corporate Relations

Jacy Hanson, CAE
Director of Corporate Relations

Brandi Suttles
Corporate Relations Manager

Thelma Barnett
Corporate Relations Coordinator

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ASH Foundation

Susan Sack Norby
Director of ASH Foundation

Caitlin Bethepu
ASH Foundation Specialist

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Professional Development and Diversity

Charles Clayton
Chief Professional Development & Diversity Officer


Julie Orlando-Castro, MA, CAE
Director of Education

Ana Velarde
Senior Manager, Education Programs

Michelle Thurston, MA
Education Programs Specialist

Jessica Lord
Education Coordinator

Maya Sanford
Education Programs Coordinator


Robby Reynolds
Director of Training

Karen Kayoumi
Senior Manager of Training

Josel Fritz, MPH, MCHES
Senior Manager, Training and Evaluation

Morgan Homer
Training and Evaluation Programs Specialist

Johanna Madero
Training Associate

Awards and Diversity Programs

Patricia Frustace
Director of Awards and Diversity Programs

Lisa Fanning, MA
Senior Manager, Diversity Programs

Jeremiah Worrell
Awards and Diversity Programs Coordinator

Stephanie Gargiulo
Diversity Programs Specialist

Vonnie Calemine
Awards Programs Specialist

Allison Samis
Awards Programs Specialist

Cole Thompson
Development Programs Analyst

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Finance and Administration

Tiffany Ake, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Tamiko White

Darryl Worth
Senior Manager, Financial Systems

Charles Oboh
Financial Reporting Manager

Gladys Ogoe
Accounting Associate

Jamiliah Wilkins
Senior Accountant

Rosina Atsu
Accounting Associate

Business Services

Kim Benford
Manager of Business Services

Rodney Hunter
Business Services Specialist

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Government Relations and Practice

Suzanne Leous, MPA
Chief Policy Officer

Stephanie Kaplan
Senior Manager, Government Relations and Public Health

Tracy Roades
Legislative Advocacy Manager

LaTasha Lee, PhD, MPH
Senior Manager, Sickle Cell Disease Policy and Programs

Karina Ngaiza, MA
Sickle Cell Disease Policy and Programs Coordinator

Leslie Brady
Policy and Practice Manager

Foster Curry
Government Relations Coordinator

Katherine Stark
Policy and Practice Coordinator

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Meetings and Community Engagement

William Reed, FASAE, CMP
Chief Event Strategy Officer

Marshall Nayer, MBA
Senior Manager, Meetings

Tammy Huber, CMP
Meetings Specialist

Leona Zahn
Meetings Specialist

Jacqueline Wright
Meetings Coordinator

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Nina Hoffman
Chief Publications Officer

Glenn Landis
Editorial Director, Blood Journals

Patrick Baggott
Senior Manager, Publications

Ken April
Senior Manager, Production

Keith Gigliello, MS
Senior Manager, Digital Publications

Virginia Ramsey
Senior Manager, Peer Review

Joanna Robertson
Senior Manager, Annual Meeting Publications

Naddia Wiklund
Journal Business and Subscription Manager

Gwen Travis
Digital Specialist

Brian Cannon
Editorial and Graphics Specialist

Helen Okeke
Peer Review Specialist

Dax Blemberg
Data Integrity Manager

Eyob Alemu
Blood Marketing and Operations Coordinator

Daniel B. Lambert, MA
Production Specialist

Rosa Warren
Editorial Coordinator

Amanda Pettyjohn
Publications Coordinator

Kiya Myers
Annual Meeting Publications Coordinator

Mark Paglia
Editorial Associate

Lauren Townsend
Annual Meeting Publications Assistant

Sydney Cough
Peer Review Assistant

Tiffany Clark
Peer Review Assistant

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Quality Improvement Programs

Robert Plovnick, MD, MS
Chief Medical Quality Officer

Rob Kunkle, MA
Deputy Director, Quality Improvement Programs

Emily Senerth, MS
Manager, Practice Guidelines

Starr Webb, MPH
Clinical Quality Projects Manager

Patrick C. Irelan, MA, MPM
Manager, Quality Improvement Programs

Kendall Alexander, MPH
Manager, Practice Guidelines

Emily Cahill, MPH
Manager, Quality Improvement Implementation

Jessica Rhau
Quality Improvement Programs Coordinator

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ASH Registry

Melissa Francisco
Director, ASH Registry

Uchenna Onyeachom
Senior Manager, ASH Registry Informatics

Latoya Scales
ASH Registry Coordinator

Alysse Kong
ASH Registry Operations Specialist

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Scientific Affairs

Ulyana Desiderio, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer

Gabriella Ryan, PhD, PMP
Senior Manager, Precision Medicine

Alice Kuaban, MS
Scientific Affairs Manager

Nneka Iwuchukwu
Scientific Programs Specialist

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Human Resources

Dennis Sawyers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources

Tasha Thornton
Human Resources Consultant

Taylor Knight
Human Resources Consultant

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