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Staff Directory

SMFM members may access a complete staff directory that includes email addresses, here. 
We hope to hear from you.

Senior Executive Team  

 Christina J. Wurster, MBA, CAE, Chief Executive Officer
 Phone: +1 (202) 599-4802
 Let me help you with: overall operations, the SMFM Board of Directors and strategic planning, partnerships, and the development of member programs and services.

Beth Steele, Chief Publications and Guidelines Officer
Phone: + 1 (202) 599-4821
Let me help you with: publications and guidelines, clinical guidelines development, clinical content, patient education, and online educational offerings.

 Nneka St. Gerard, CMP, Chief Strategy Officer
 Phone: + 1 (202) 644-9178
 Let me help you with: the SMFM Annual Meeting, abstract submission, the SMFM Program Committee, and all other in-person events.

 Kerri Wade, MPA, Chief Public Affairs Officer
 Phone:  + 1 (202) 599-8668
 Let me help you with: press inquiries, member communications and marketing, social media, advocacy and health policy, and stakeholder coalition building. 


 Rebecca Abbott, Senior Director of Advocacy
 Phone: +1 (202) 644-9296
 Let me help you with: federal and state government relations, health policy, grassroots advocacy, and the Coalition to Advance Maternal Therapeutics (CAMT).

 Virginia Andrews, MPH, Director, Clinical Guidelines
 Phone: + 1 (202) 644-9771
 Let me help you with: ­­SMFM’s clinical guidelines and publications, the Clinical Informatics Committee, and Presidential  Workshops. 

 Anna Hall, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator 
 Phone: +1 (202) 599-0667
 Let me help you with: social media, the SMFM member newsletter, administrative support for the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee and Communications Committee.

 Tim Heinle, Senior Director of Membership & Marketing

 Phone: + 1 (202) 644-9343
 Let me help you with: member benefits, subscriptions, dues renewals, online accounts, SMFM Communities, and the Fellowship Committee.

 Helena Hernandez, MPA, Program Manager, Reproductive Health Project
 Phone: + 1 (202) 599-4832 
 Let me help you with: policy and advocacy related to contraception and reproductive healthcare services, and the integration of family planning and reproductive healthcare services into the clinical practice of MFM. 

 Alexis Hooper, Education Coordinator 
 Phone: +1 (202) 599-0927
 Let me help you with: the Fellows Lecture Series, the SMFM Podcast Series, and administrative support for the  Education Committee.

 Kelly Hubbard, Program Manager *
 Let me help you with: maternal mortality data and analysis, SMFM's involvement with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM), and patient safety and quality issues. 

 Jasmine Jones, Publications Coordinator
 Phone: + 1 (202) 599-4859
 Let me me help you with: administrative support for the Publications Committee, the Clinical Informatics Committee, President’s Workshops, and the Reproductive Health Project. 

 Michelle Lax, Director of Finance  
 Phone : +1 (202) 599-8775
 Let me help you with: payments, reimbursements, and general accounting issues; and the SMFM Finance Committee and SMFM's annual budget and audit.

 Kasey McNeil, CEM, Director of Meetings and Exhibits
 Phone: + 1 (202) 599-8631
 Let me me help you with: in-person events and event planning; Annual Meeting postgraduate courses; and exhibit and sponsorship opportunities.

 Kathleen Scogna, Senior Director, Education and Managing Editor
 Phone: + 1 (202) 599 - 8667
 Let me help you with: the SMFM Patient Education Committee, editorial support for SMFM publications, and online  education.

 Jessica Sheehan, Meetings and Events Manager 
 Phone: + 1 (202) 599-8465
 Let me help you with: registration for the Annual Meeting and in-person courses, and other questions regarding our meetings and events.

Courtney Thompson, Manager, Member Relations and Events
Phone: + 1 (202) 599-4579
Let me help you with: membership renewal, exhibit opportunities, online product orders, mailing lists, and the SMFM Global Health Committee. 

Allison Wainick, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Phone: + 1 (202) 599-0966
Let me help you with: the Emerging Leaders Program, the SMFM Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, member demographics, transparency in governance, and the member spotlight program.


Foundation for SMFM
The Foundation for SMFM (formerly the Pregnancy Foundation) was created to support the development of research and  educational opportunities in maternal-fetal medicine. The Foundation receives support from SMFM members, Corporate Council members, patients, and the public in order to support fundamental research in maternal-fetal medicine, develop cutting edge clinical skills of MFM specialists, provide a mentoring program to future leaders in MFM, and fund opportunities for global health fellowships among SMFM members.

 Linda D. Wilkinson, Executive Director
 Phone: + 1 (202) 571-7068
Let me help you with: donations and planned giving, Foundation governance, Corporate Council, strategic planning and overall operations.

 Michelle DiVito, MSN, RN,* Scholars Program Coordinator 
 Phone: + 1 (202) 599-8758
 Let me help you with: applying for the Foundation for SMFM and American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation  (SMFM/AAOGF) Scholarship or the Bridge Funding Award.

 Lolita Hampton, Program Manager
  Phone: +1 (202) 599-8754
Let me help you with: the Foundation's Literature Alert Series, applying for mini-sabbatical grants, Queenan Fellowships, or the Resident Scholars Program.

* Please note that this staff member works a reduced number of hours and may not be able to respond to inquiries right away.

We regret that the SMFM Headquarters is not staffed to provide responses to inquiries about specific medical conditions or treatments.

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