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Karen A. Goraleski, Executive Director
Contact: kgoraleski@astmh.org
Twitter: @GoraleskiK
Karen Goraleski is Executive Director of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Ms. Goraleski oversees all aspects of the Society’s efforts, including the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; the CTropMed®- Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health; the Annual Meeting, which attracts a global audience and is widely considered the premier meeting in tropical medicine; and a portfolio of activities that includes awards and research opportunities, policy development, advocacy, communications, and membership. Read her complete bio here.
 

Madhuri CarsonMadhuri Carson, Manager, Partnership Opportunities
Contact: mcarson@astmh.org
Madhuri (Madh) Carson is the Manager of Partnership Opportunities. Her responsibilities include managing exhibit and support sales for the Annual Meeting. Ms. Carson began her career in nonprofit association management after graduating from Carleton College with a BA in Russian. Ms. Carson has a proven track record in increasing exhibit and sponsorship sales for several professional societies including the Association of University Technology Managers, Inc., the International Society for Stem Cell Research, the Automatic Meter Reading Association and many others.

​Judy DeAcetisJudy DeAcetis, Administrator
Contact: j.deacetis@astmh.org
In her role as Administrator, Judy DeAcetis manages planning of the Annual Meeting program and supports the Council. Ms. DeAcetis began her career in nonprofit association management after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ms. DeAcetis has served on the staff of professional societies such as the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the International Society for Stem Cell Research and the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Doug Dusik, Senior Communications Executive
Contact: ddusik@astmh.org 
Doug Dusik is Senior Communications Executive. His responsibilities include the day-to-day management and integration of the Society’s communications operations across multiple platforms reaching North American and global audiences. Mr. Dusik has worked in newspaper journalism and in public relations for corporate, non-profit and agency employers. His previous clients include the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
 

Buffy Finn, Member Services Administrator
Contact: bfinn@astmh.org
Buffy Finn is Member Services Administrator, where her responsibilities include managing members' dues and invoicing,  journal subscriptions, the Certificate of Knowledge Examination, society subgroups, the Young Investigator Awards, the Clinical Research Awards, annual meeting logistics and general customer service. Ms. Finn graduated from Illinois State University, and prior to joining ASTMH, she held positions in the sales and customer services arenas.

Brenda HoweBrenda Howe, Meetings Administrator
Contact: bhowe@astmh.org
As Meeting Administrator, Brenda Howe’s responsibilities include managing pre-registration, maintaining the registration website and leading registration activities onsite for the ASTMH Annual Meeting.  She has been in the meeting/trade show industry for more than 20 years, and has helped organize shows for medical, food service, business and consumer electronics associations. Ms. Howe has an Associate’s Degree in Science from Morton College in Chicago.
 

Lyn MaddoxLyn Maddox, Director of Meetings
Contact: lmaddox@astmh.org
Lyn Maddox is Director of Meetings, a position she has held for 14 years. Her responsibilities include planning and executing all of the logistics related to the Annual Meeting, from identifying the location of the meeting to onsite management of the event. She has been in the meetings industry for 25 years, and previously worked for The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and assisted in the launch of a special events company. Ms. Maddox is an active member of the Professional Convention Management Association.

Lynn Pike, Association Controller
Contact: lpike@astmh.org
Lynn Pike prepares the monthly financial statements, works with outside auditors and assists with budget preparation for the Society. She has worked in finance/accounting in the medical/healthcare area for more than 15 years as a Director of Finance for the St. Joseph’s Health Care System in California, where she was directly involved with managing over 60 medical practices, an outpatient surgical and ancillary services center and a home health agency. Her nonprofit experience includes fiscally managing a children’s abuse and neglect center and a performing arts, history and natural sciences facility.
 

Lauren RichLauren Rich, Coordinator, Partnership Opportunities
Contact: lrich@astmh.org
Lauren Rich is the Coordinator of Partnership Opportunities. Her responsibilities include assisting the Manager if Partnership Opportunities with exhibit and support sales for the Annual Meeting. Ms. Rich began her career in nonprofit association management after graduating from University of Iowa with a BA in Communication Studies.

Rhonda Schultz, Coordinator, Awards and Fellowships
Contact: rschultz@astmh.org
Rhonda Schultz is Coordinator, Awards and Fellowships. Her responsibilities include the ASTMH/BMGF Travel Award, Kean, Centennial, Shope, Burroughs Wellcome committees, and additional Annual Meeting planning and support. She has 10 years of combined experience in healthcare and non-profit organizations, including relationship development, volunteer coordination and fundraising, and spent five years with the Academy of General Dentistry as Administrator, Educational Awards. Ms. Schultz has a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Governor’s State University.

Cathi SiegelCathi Siegel, Managing Editor, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Contact: cbs15@case.edu
Cathi Siegel is responsible for the daily operations of the Society's journal. She graduated from the Ohio State University and has an MA in English literature from John Carroll University. Prior to joining ASTMH, she worked as a production editor in the legal publishing field.
 
 
Chris ViglioneChris Viglione, Meetings Manager
Contact:  cviglione@astmh.org 
As Meeting Manager, Chris Viglione’s responsibilities include assisting the Director of Meetings in planning and executing logistics related to the Annual Meeting.  He has more than 7 years’ experience in the meetings industry, planning conferences for associations in the medical, scientific and mental health fields. Chris graduated from Western Illinois University in 2008 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Public Administration.
 

Rita WallaceRita Wallace, Specialist, Order Processing Department
Contact: rwallace@astmh.org
Rita Wallace is responsible for maintaining ASTMH’s membership database. Her responsibilities include bookkeeping, database management, processing all financial transactions and data entry. Ms. Wallace has an Associate's Degree in Science from East-West University in Chicago. Prior to joining ASTMH, Ms. Wallace held positions in banking and customer service.