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, Director of Government Relations
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, Director of Member Services and Strategic Partnerships
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, Member Services and Events Coordinator
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.