Connecting education to exceptional patient care.



Kimberly Pierce

Kimberly Pierce Burke
Executive Director
Alliance of Independent
Academic Medical Centers

Kristy Stith

Kristy Stith
Administrative Coordinator
Alliance of Independent
Academic Medical Centers


Shelly Monks

Shelly Monks, FACHE
System Vice President, Academic Affairs
Ochsner Health System
New Orleans, LA


Heather Sankey

Heather Sankey, MD, MEd, FACOG, CPE
Chair, Baystate Medical Center Department of Ob/Gyn
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA


Joseph Portoghese

Joseph Portoghese, MD
Chief Academic Officer and DIO
AdventHealth Orlando
Orlando, FL


Rob Dressler

Rob Dressler, MD
Quality and Safety Officer, Academic and Medical Affairs
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE

Hania Janek

Hania Janek, PhD, MSMEL
Vice President, Education
Baylor Scott & White Health
Temple, TX

David Kountz

David Kountz, MD
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Neptune, NJ

Joyce Lammert

Joyce Lammert, MD, PhD
Executive Medical Director, Hospital
DIO/Medical Director GME
Medical Director, Provider Services
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

James Orlando

James Orlando, EdD
Chief Graduate Medical Education Officer
ACGME Designated Institutional Official
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Bethlehem, PA

Reham Shaaban

Reham Shaaban, DO
Program Director, Internal Medicine
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Deborah Simpson

Deborah Simpson, PhD
Director, Medical Education Programs
Aurora Health Care
Milwaukee, WI