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AWS Council


Clinical Practice Chair:
Sasha Danielle Adams, MD
Grants and Fellowships Chair:
Marybeth Hughes, MD, FACS
Member Services Chair:
Simone Betchen, MD, FACS
Communications Co-Chair:
Stephanie Bonne, MD
Communications Co-Chair:
Heather Yeo, MD, MHS
AJS Editor Chair:
Catherine Chia-Chi Chen, MD, MPH
Resident and Fellow Representative:
Andrea Merrill, MD
Student Representative:
Shree Agrawal, BS
ACS Advisory Council Liaison:
Marilyn Marx, MD, MBA, FACS
Women in Surgery Committee Liaison:
Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS
Resident & Associate Society Liaison:
Madeline Torres, MD
Association for Academic Surgery Liaison:
Heena Santry, MD, MS
Publications Chair
Katie S. Nason, MD, MPH

AWS-AJS Editors

Katie S. Nason, MD, MPH
Catherine Chen, MD, MPH
Kandace Peterson McGuire, MD

AWS Staff

Administration & Operations

Executive Director:  Michelle Goldberg
Senior Account Coordinator: Margaret Bengtson
Fundraising Advisor: Daniel Garrett, CAE


Director of Membership:  Jim Weinland
Account Associate: Spenser Davis

Marketing & Communications

Director of Marketing:  Jean Bean
Digital Marketing Manager: Tom Radde
Marketing Coordinator: Joy Merten

Meetings & Education

Senior Director of Meetings & Education:  Rachel Dillion, CMP
Director of Education: Moira Twitty
Meetings Manager: Michelle Suarez, CMP
Education Coordinator: Emma Day
Meetings Coordinator: Bree Angelo