AMWA chapters provide local educational events and regional networking opportunities.  


Membership in a regional chapter is included in your AMWA membership. New members can select a chapter during the join process. Current members can select or change chapters in their user profile.


Visit the chapter website to learn more about activities in your area. You can find contact information for your chapter leaders on the website or in the AMWA Member DirectoryIf you are interested in volunteering for your chapter, please complete the AMWA volunteer interest form.


In addition to chapters, local networking coordinators help organize events and activities for medical communicators to network and connect.  Learn more about local networking.


Chapter Leader Resource Center 

Carolinas Chapter

North Carolina and South Carolina
President, Lydia Morris, PhD

President-Elect, Kimberly Jochman, PhD

Secretary, Simone Otto, PhD 

Treasurer, Paula Davis-Searles, PhD

Delaware Valley Chapter
Pennsylvania (eastern), Delaware, and New Jersey (southern)
President, Katherine Molnar-Kimber, PhD

President-Elect, Dan Benau, PhD
Secretary, Deborah Anderson, PhD
Treasurer, Robert Hand, MD

Empire State-Metro New York Chapter
New York, Northern New Jersey (northern), and Connecticut (southern)
President, Qing Zhou, PhD

President-Elect, Kiran Ghouri, PharmD
Secretary, Jennifer Nepo, MS
Treasurer, Lloyd Zimmerman, MD

Florida Chapter

President, Reggie Wilson, MS
President-Elect, Jingle Thomas, MSc

Secretary, Govindi Samaranayake, PhD
Treasurer,  Paul Fletcher, PhD

Greater Chicago Area Chapter
Illinois and Wisconsin (southern)
President, Mia DeFino, MS
President-Elect, Natalie Boone, MS
Secretary, Jim Monti, PhD
Treasurer, Christine Tilles, MA

Indiana Chapter

President, Leslie Hodge, PharmD
President-Elect, Uzma Nisar
Secretary, Denise Viquez, MBA
Treasurer, Nicoletta Bivi, PhD

Mid-America Chapter
Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska 
President, Rebecca Bigelow, PhD
President-Elect, Natalie DeWitt, PhD

Secretary, Raessa Gupte, PhD
Treasurer, Leslie Neistadt

Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia (eastern) 
President, Judith Orvos

President-Elect, Colleen Walacavage, MS
Secretary, Rebecca Nelson, MA
Treasurer,  Rosalind Carney, PhD

New England Chapter

Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Connecticut (northern)
President, Haifa Kassis, MD

President-Elect, Jessical Solodar
Secretary, Ellie Lin, MS
Treasurer, Ana Bozas, PhD

North Central Chapter
Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin (northern)
President, Michele Cleary, PhD

President-Elect, Natalie Reierson
Secretary, Amelia Young
Treasurer, Ellen O'Malley, MS

Northern California Chapter
California (northern), Nevada (northern), and Hawaii
President, Bridget Mazzini, RN, OCN

President-Elect, Sandra Ruhl, RN
Secretary, Barbara Arnoldussen, PhD
Treasurer, Rose Tomey, BA

Ohio Valley Chapter
Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania (western), and West Virginia (western)
President, Ana Madani, MA

President-Elect, Abbie Roth

Secretary,  Madeline Gober, PhD
Treasurer, Debbie Sommerville


Pacific Southwest Chapter
Arizona, California (southern), and Nevada (southern)
President, Kate McKiernan, MA
President-Elect, Andra Steinbergs, MA

Secretary, Molly Powers, MS

Treasurer, Sigrid Nelson, MSc

Rocky Mountain Chapter 

Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming 
President,  Erik MacLaren, PhD

President-Elect, Lindsey Summers, MBA
Secretary,  Tamara Golden, PhD
Treasurer,  Lisa Carricaburu, MBA

Southeast Chapter
Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee 
President, Madison Hedrick, MA

President-Elect, Tara Nelson-Mayfield, MS
Secretary, Rachel Stevens, PhD

Treasurer, Callie Compton, MA

Southwest Chapter
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas 
President, Kelly Byram, MS, MBA

President-Elect, M. David Stewart, PhD
Secretary, LaVonne Carlson
Treasurer, Erica Goodoff

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