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    Leadership - GIA

    National Officers 2024-2025

    Officers are elected each in the spring, typically at the annual AAMC Conference for Institutional Advancement business meeting and serve until the end of the next spring conference.


    Daniel C. Pollay, Jr.
    Executive Director, Government & Community Relations
    Weill Cornell Medicine


    Catherine Mello 
    Alumni Director
    University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Immediate Past Chair

    Amanda J. Bassett
    Director of Development, Alumni Affairs & Giving
    Yale School of Medicine

    Vice Chair, Alumni Relations, and Development

    Michelle Oster
    Associate Vice President and Managing Director
    Wisconsin Medicine Advancement Group 
    Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

    Vice Chair, Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs 

    Patrice Guilfoyle, APR
    Director of Communications, Office of Communications and Marketing 
    University of Mississippi Medical Center

    2024-2025 Awards for Excellence Chair

    The Awards for Excellence (AFE) Chair is an annually appointed position and oversees the GIA AFE Program.

    Awards Chair

    Claire Bassett 
    Chief Communications Officer
    Baylor College of Medicine

    2024-2025 Discipline Chairs

    Four Discipline Chairs are appointed annually and represent the five GIA disciplines:

    Alumni Relations Chair

    Mark Kemball
    Senior Director, Alumni Engagement
    Oregon Health & Science University

    Communications and Public Affairs Chair

    Amy Albo
    Publisher & Director, Marketing and Communications
    University of Utah Health

    Development Chair

    Shashea Adams-Guess
    Associate Vice President, Advancement Strategy and Operations
    Office of Institutional Advancement
    UT Southwestern Medical Center 

    Marketing Chair

    James A. Molnar
    Supervisor, Web and Digital Media
    College of Medicine and Life Sciences
    The University of Toledo

    2024-2025 Discipline Representatives

    Discipline Representatives are appointed annually and represent the five GIA disciplines:

    Alumni Relations Representative

    Alyssa Grovemiller
    Director, Alumni and Constituent Engagement
    The Ohio State University College of Medicine

    Communications Representative

    Joanna Palmer
    Executive Director, Media Relations & Medical Communications
    University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine

    Development Representatives

    Adam Scally
    Director of Major Gifts 
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


    George Rattin
    Executive Director of Development
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

    Marketing Representative

    Kendall Givens-Little
    Director of Strategic Communications
    University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

    Public Affairs Representative 

    Vladimir Oge, MPH
    Director, Strategic Initiatives
    Office of Strategic Initiatives
    University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

    Discipline Advisory Groups