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

Tiffany Williams
Administrative Coordinator

Domonique Porter

Jakub Konysz, MA, CAE
Senior Manager, International Programs

Michelle Lara
International Programs Manager

Tracy Igberaese
International Programs Manager

Erin Sheek
International Programs Coordinator

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Information Technology

Karina Fernandez, MS
Chief Information Officer

Kevin Parker
Senior Manager, Information Technology

Shell Walser
Senior Manager, Information Technology Projects

Joann Devito
Manager of Data Operations

Stephanie Franklin
Data Integrity Specialist

Alexandra Steinheimer
Manager, Information Technology

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
Senior Manager, Marketing

Juana Llorens
Managing Editor

Alice Stankovich
Content Marketing Specialist

David Willard, MPP
Digital Content Specialist

Leah Enser
Communications Specialist

Laura Santini
Editorial Specialist

Akaliza Shalita
Web Coordinator

Sara Khalaf
Communications Coordinator

Josi Suslov
Marketing Coordinator

Luis Vargas
Marketing Associate

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ASH Foundation

Stephen Tanne
Director of ASH Foundation

Caitlynn McGuin
ASH Foundation Coordinator

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Professional Development and Diversity

Charles Clayton
Chief Professional Development & Diversity Officer


Carrie Smith, CAE
Director of Education

Ana Velarde
Senior Manager, Education Programs

Michelle Thurston, MA
Education Programs Manager

Maya Sanford
Education Programs Coordinator


Robby Reynolds, MPA
Director of Training

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

Morgan Homer
Training and Evaluation Programs Specialist

Awards and Diversity Programs

Patricia Frustace
Senior Director, Awards and Diversity Programs

Lisa Fanning, MA
Senior Manager, Diversity Programs

Jeremiah Worrell
Awards and Diversity Programs Coordinator

Vonnie Calemine
Awards Programs Specialist

Allison Samis
Awards Programs Specialist

Cole Thompson
Program Evaluation Specialist

Afiya Bey
Diversity Programs Specialist

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Finance and Administration

Tiffany Ake, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Tamiko White

Milen Yordanov
Assistant Controller

Charles Oboh
Financial Reporting Manager

Gladys Ogoe
Accounting Coordinator

Milen Yordanov
Assistant Controller

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
Deputy Director, Government Relations and Public Health

Tracy Roades
Senior Manager, Legislative Advocacy

Leslie Brady
Policy and Practice Manager

Shantá Robertson, MA
Sickle Cell Disease Programs Manager

Karina Ngaiza, MA
Sickle Cell Disease Programs Specialist

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

Julia Gaudet
Meetings Specialist

Nneka Iwuchukwu, MS
Meetings Manager

Brandi Suttles
Corporate Support Manager

Jacqueline Wright
Meetings Coordinator

Lori Beaston
Administrative Coordinator, Meetings

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Nina Hoffman
Chief Publications Officer

Glenn Landis
Senior Director, Publications

Patrick Baggott
Senior Manager, Publications

Ken April
Senior Manager, Production

Keith Gigliello, MS
Senior Manager, Digital Publications

Joanna Robertson
Senior Manager, Data Integrity - Publications

Dax Blemberg
Senior Manager Editor, Blood Advances

Naddia Wiklund
Journal Business and Subscription Manager

Gwen Travis
Digital Specialist

Brian Cannon
Editorial and Graphics Specialist

Helen Okeke
Peer Review Specialist

Mark Paglia
Editorial Specialist

Daniel B. Lambert, MA
Production Manager

Kiya Myers
Publications Coordinator, Blood

Michelle Lee
Annual Meeting Publications Coordinator

Kyle Nguyen
Institutional Licensing Coordinator

Beah Thompson
Marketing and Operations Coordinator

Sydney Cough
Editorial Coordinator, Blood

Tiffany Clark
Editorial Coordinator, Blood Advances

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Quality Improvement Programs

Robert Plovnick, MD, MS
Chief Medical Quality Officer

Rob Kunkle, MA
Deputy Director, Quality Improvement Programs

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

Jenny Castano
Manager, Practice Guidelines

Vonda Howard
Quality Coordinator

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ASH Registry

Uchenna Onyeachom
Senior Manager, ASH Registry Informatics

Latoya Scales
ASH Registry Coordinator

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Scientific Affairs

Gabriella Ryan, PhD, PMP
Senior Manager, Precision Medicine

Alice Kuaban, MS
Senior Manager, Scientific Affairs

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Human Resources

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

Julie Gallion
Senior Human Resources Consultant

Jessica Ashburn
Senior Human Resources Consultant

Shaunna McElveen
Human Resources Consultant

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Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Trials Network

Charles Chesson, PhD
Director, Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Trials Network

LaTasha Lee, PhD, MPH
Senior Manager, Partnership Engagement

Shauna Whisenton
Manager, Patient Engagement

Kamille Turner
Administrative Coordinator, Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Trials Network

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