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SGIM Staff


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

Guides the Society in achieving its mission and vision. Responsible for overall management and performance of the Society, encompassing development and execution of its strategic plans. Works with the Society’s leaders and staff to engage members at the regional and national level. Serves as a representative of the Society to external organizations and governmental agencies. Oversees efforts to secure financial support for the Society’s priorities. Committed to nurturing an inclusive organizational environment.

Kay Ovington, CAE
Deputy, CEO

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 and development, budget oversight, annual planning, benefits management, vendor selection and management.


Erika Baker
Project Management, Director

Responsible for coordinating and implementing projects and initiatives for SGIM committees and commissions which includes volunteer recruitment/retention, marketing and data entry. Assist with submissions for committee, commission, 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.

Loubna Bennaoui
Meetings & Events Associate

Works with the Annual and Regional Meetings Managers to plan and execute all national and regional educational events, board meetings and retreats by providing administrative and project management support. 


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.


Judy E. Dalie
Regional Meetings Manager 

Works with regional leaders in Midwest, Mountain West, and Southern, and California/Hawaii regions and the Board of Regional Leaders to strengthen SGIM at the all-important grass-roots level.  Works with regional leaders in the execution and management of regional meetings, web sites, finances, membership development, elections, and CME.

Liz Davey, MBA
Development Officer

Creates development goals and coordinates fundraising efforts for SGIM including prospect development and nurturing a culture of giving within Society membership; staffs Philanthropy Committee.

Marley Dubrow
Membership Engagement Specialist

Works with the Director of Member Relations to execute membership retention, engagement and growth efforts. Assists with creating engagement plans for current and prospective members. Manages incoming email, mail and telephone inquiries for all membership-related issues.


Muna Futur, MBA
Director of Member Relations

Manages all activities regarding membership- specifically focusing on member retention and growth. Creates, updates, and distributes membership-related information to current members as well as prospective members. Facilitates the maintenance of the membership database. Serves as the staff liaison for the Society’s Membership Committee.

Jillian Gann
Director of Leadership & 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.

Valerie Goddard
Committees Associate 

Provides administrative support to the Project Manager Director. Manages incoming email, mail and telephone inquiries for committees and membership related issues. Assist with committee member recruitment and retention administrative duties. Responsible for data entry/maintenance for committee, commission, and workgroup volunteer data. Coordinate committee communications including monthly emails, call reminders, agendas, website updates and survey. Coordinate and order awards for volunteers including committee members and award winners. 



Dawn Haglund, MA, CAE
Director of Education

Guides the development, execution and evaluation of activities that increase SGIM member’s knowledge, skills or career development, and also reflect the mission and strategic objectives of the organization.

Joe Hinkley
Marketing Manager 

Based on SGIM strategic objectives and goals, identifies, develops, executes and evaluates marketing plans for SGIM programs and products. Works with partners and potential partners on co-branded initiatives.

Francine Jetton, MA, CAE
Senior 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 and Health Policy News. 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.



Julie Machulsky
Director of Technology Services

Develops and implements technology strategies and ensures that technological resources are aligned with SGIM’s organizational needs.

Corrine Melissari, CMP
Annual Meeting Manager

Works closely with program committee, SGIM staff, and vendors to direct annual meeting operations through research, design, planning, coordination, evaluation of logistics, education, event technology, and communications. Serves as primary liaison for all things related to the annual meeting.

Shelbi Morris
Regional Meetings Specialist

Works with regional leaders across all regions and the Board of Regional Leaders to strengthen SGIM at the all-important grass-roots level. Works with regional leaders in the execution and management of regional meetings, web sites, finances, membership development, elections, and CME.

Rachel Roberts
JGIM, Assistant Managing Editor

Manages the submission and peer review processes for the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Processes, distributes, and tracks manuscripts; communicates with authors; and works with the Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and Managing Editor to ensure a timely review of submissions.

Taylor Wise
Social Media & Communications Specialist

Plans and implements the Society's use of social media and other online communications networks through creative content and community programs and campaigns.  Measures and reports social media metrics.


Linda Woodland
Office Administrator

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.


Administrative Coordinator

Assists the CEO and other staff with administrative tasks related to leadership meetings, the Annual Meeting, and communications with external organizations.