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National Officers 2021-2022

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


Charles “Chip” Roberts
Assistant Vice President for Development
University of Central Florida College of Medicine


Vincent A. Rhodes, PhD, APR
Assistant Vice President Marketing & Communications
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Immediate Past Chair

Lisa Worley
Associate Vice President, Medical Communications and Media Relations
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
UHealth, the University of Miami Health System

Vice Chair, Alumni Relations, and Development

Amanda J. Bassett
Director of Alumni Relations
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Vice Chair, Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

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

2021-2022 Awards for Excellence Chair

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

Awards Chair

Sharon White
Director, Leadership Annual Giving
Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs

2021-2022 Discipline Chairs

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

Alumni Relations Chair

Sarah Rothschild
Assistant Dean for Alumni/External Relations
Executive Director, Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association

Communications and Public Affairs Chair

Geri A. Kelley
Communications Director
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Development Chair

Heather Renshaw Vučetin
Vice President, Development
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Marketing Chair

Michael Buller
Senior Director, Content & Creative Services
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

2022-2021 Discipline Representatives

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

Alumni Relations Representative

Catherine Mello
Director, Alumni Relations
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Communications Representative

Wal Ozello, MS
Director of Marketing and Communications
College of Medicine | The Ohio State University

Development Representatives

Thomas F. White
Executive Director, The Fund for Penn Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Michelle Oster
Managing Senior Director of Development
Medical Advancement Group
UW Department of Surgery
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

Marketing Representative

Cynthia Floyd Manley
Interim Director, Digital Engagement
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Discipline Advisory Groups

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