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SGIM Staff

  

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 Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH, FACP
 Chief Executive Officer

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Kay Ovington
Deputy Executive 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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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 Leadership and Mentoring Programs

Manages daily operations of the Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine (ACLGIM), including program management, budget oversight, and long-term planning. Works with ACLGIM’s leaders to achieve strategic objectives. Manages ACLGIM and SGIM mentoring programs.

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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
Interim Annual Meeting Manager

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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Curtis Jeney
Operations Specialist

Assists all departments with the updating and implementation of inter-office policies and procedures. Acts as the IT liaison and point of contact for ongoing office improvement projects. Servers as the administrative assistant to the COO / Executive Director..

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Jenni Clarkson
Managing Editor - Journal of General Internal Medicine

Manages the editorial process for the Journal of General Internal Medicine (Official Journal of SGIM). Communicates with authors and reviewers regarding submissions and tracks the manuscript submission and review process. Collaborates with Co-Editors-in-Chief, Deputy Editors, and representatives from our publisher to produce the monthly journal.

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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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