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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) 517-6585
 Let me help you with: overall operations, the SMFM Board of Directors and strategic planning, partnerships, and the development of member programs and services.

 Julie Miller, Chief Relationship Officer
 Phone: + 1 (202) 517-6352
 Let me help you with: in-person educational offerings; member programs, products, and services; member volunteerism; industry relations, including advertising, sponsorship, and exhibits.  

Beth Steele, Chief Publications and Guidelines Officer
Phone: + 1 (202) 517-7029
Let me help you with: publications and guidelines, clinical guidelines development, clinical content, patient education, and online educational offerings.

 Kerri Wade, MPA, Chief Public Affairs Officer
 Phone:  + 1 (202) 517-6121
 Let me help you with: press inquiries, member communications and marketing, social media, advocacy and health policy, and stakeholder coalition building. 


 Rebecca Abbott, Director of Government Relations 
 Phone: +1 (202) 517-6122
 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) 517-7127
 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) 517-6346
Let me help you with: social media, the SMFM member newsletter, administrative support for the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee and Communications Committee.

 Lolita Hampton, Program Manager, SMFM and Foundation for SMFM
 Phone: +1 (202) 517-7121
 Let me help you with: administrative matters for the SMFM Board of Directors, the Foundation's Literature Alert Series, applying for mini-sabbatical grants, Queenan Fellowships, or the Quilligan Scholars Program.

 Tim Heinle, Director of Member Services and Strategic Partnerships

 Phone: + 1 (202) 517-6353
 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) 655-5803 
 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) 517-6343
 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. 

 Michelle Lax, Director of Finance  
 Phone : +1 (202) 517-6626
 Let me help you with: payments, reimbursements, and general accounting issues.

 Kathleen Scogna, Director, Patient Education and Managing Editor
 Phone: + 1 (202) 517-7039
 Let me help you with: editorial support for SMFM publications and online patient education.

 Jessica Sheehan, Membership and Meetings Manager 
 Phone: + 1 (202) 869-5678
 Let me help you with: registration for the Annual Meeting and in-person courses, and other questions regarding our meetings and events.

Nneka St. Gerard, CMP, Senior Director, Meetings
 Phone: + 1 (202) 517-6345
 Let me help you with: the SMFM Annual Meeting, abstract submission, the SMFM Program Committee, and all other in-person events.

Courtney Thompson, Member Services and Events Coordinator
Phone: + 1 (202) 517-6563
Let me help you with: membership renewal, exhibit opportunities, online product orders, and mailing lists. 


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.

 Michelle DiVito, MSN, RN,* Scholars Program Coordinator 
 Phone: + 1 (202) 517-7094
 Let me help you with: applying for the SMFM/AAOGF Scholarship or Bridge Funding Award.

* 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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