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SGIM Staff

 
 

 

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Kay Ovington
Interim Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Directs the Society's operations and acts as a liaison to other professional organizations. Works with the Society's leaders, staff and others to implement the Society's policies and achieve its objectives. . Works with the Society's leaders, staff and others to implement the Society's policies and achieve its objectives. Directs day-to-day operations of the society including staff oversight, annual planning, benefits management, vendor selection and management.

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Sarajane Garten, MA
Director of Meetings

Coordinates all aspects of the Society's continuing medical education program, collaboration with the University of Alabama, SGIM’s accredited CME provider. Serves as staff liaison to the Annual Meeting Program committee. Works with leaders, staff, and vendors to provide continuing educational opportunities for members and their colleagues. 

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Leslie Dunne, MA
Director of Development and Project Management

Coordinates development  and grants management activities for SGIM and ACLGIM, including identification, processing and implementation of federal, foundation and private grants, funded projects and committees.

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Francine Jetton, MA
Director of Communications & Publications

Plans, coordinates, and implements products and publications to facilitate multidirectional communications among members, leaders, staff, the public, decision-makers, and other professional organizations. Directs the SGIM website efforts and all internal publications including eNews, Quick Hits. Provides staff support for JGIM and Forum as well as for the Health Policy Committee and all SGIM advocacy efforts. Acts as a liaison to outside organizations, works with Council to evaluate, answer, and fulfill requests for SGIM's support of, or participation in, non-Society projects.

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Jillian Gann
Director of Membership

Manages or assists with all aspects of membership; writing and producing marketing materials; contacting prospective members in person, by mail/email or by phone; orchestrating membership campaigns; strengthening communication with members and increasing member involvement in the association; conducting surveys and orchestrating focus groups to determine member needs.  Serves as lead staff member to the Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine

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Julie Machulsky
Social Media Community Manager
 

Engages members with interior and exterior networks of influencers through various social media channels.  Collaborates with a variety of multi-disciplined cross-functional teams within the organization as well as outside partners to drive interest, conversation, and collaboration among SGIM members and staff.  Promotes the SGIM brand.

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Shelly Woolsey
Marketing Manager

Based on SGIM strategic objectives and goals - identifies, develops, and evaluates annual marketing plans for SGIM programs and products.

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Muna Futur, MBA
Member Relations Manager

Works closely with the Director of Membership to manage all activities regarding membership, specifically with maintenance of the membership database. Provides support to the Director of Communications and Publications with website updates and communications-related committees and task forces. Responsible for facilitating advertising opportunities with outside vendors in the SGIM Forum and in the SGIM Career Center. Serves as the staff contact for the 70+ Interest Groups.

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Allison Bell Barrett
Regional Meetings Manager

Works with regional leaders in Midwest, New England, and Northwest regions and the Board of Regional Leaders to strengthen SGIM at the all-important grass-roots level, including helping regional leaders with meetings, web sites, finances, membership development, elections, and CME. Works closely with Board of Regional Leaders and Council in regional program development. 

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Gina Spear
Regional Meetings Manager

Works with regional leaders in California-Hawaii, Southern, Mid-Atlantic, Mountain West regions to strengthen SGIM at the all-important grass-roots level, including helping regional leaders with meetings, web sites, finances, membership development, elections, and CME. Works closely with Board of Regional Leaders and Council in regional program development. 

 

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Shana Donchatz
Committee and Initiatives Coordinator

Responsible for coordinating and implementing administrative tasks and projects for SGIM committee and task forces which include volunteer recruitment/retention and monthly meetings support. Provide day-to-day oversight of committee activities and programs, working with volunteer leaders and governing council in support of society mission and goals. Lead planning and facilitation of annual volunteer call.  Work closely with Marketing Manager on planning and executing activities for national awards.

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Linda Woodland
Office Manager

Responsible for performing the daily accounting and finance activities of the Society.  Manages the purchase and inventory of supplies, vendor relations, event logistics and staffing.

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Erika Baker
Committee and Initiatives Coordinator

Responsible for coordinating and implementing administrative tasks and projects for SGIM committees and task forces which includes volunteer recruitment/retention, marketing and data entry. Assist with submissions for committee, task force, and volunteer information in SGIM publications. Coordinates committee conference calls, retreat, generating minutes, day-to-day oversight of committee activities and programs, working with volunteer leaders and governing council in support of society mission and goals.  Works with staff to implement committee action plans while developing systems for committee member management.

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Lisa Le
Meetings Assistant

Assists in the management of a variety of meetings from committee and board meetings, ACLGIM summit and retreats to the SGIM annual meeting.  Serves as the Registrar for the SGIM National meeting.  Works closely with the Director of Meetings in organizing and executing the details of both large and small meetings.

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Finnegan Scout
Chief Happiness Officer

Spreads joy to staff and visitors with an overall "Life is Good" attitude.  Promotes harmony and well-being through a variety of measures including play therapy (fetch), "pet me now" breaks, and frequent opportunities for long, stress relieving walks.  Answers the doorbell and keeps staff apprised of postal deliveries, paper orders, visitors and empty water bowls.

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