Staff

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
241 18th Street South
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Arlington, VA 22202 USA
+1-571-351-5409
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@ASTMH
@AJTMH

  Karen A. Goraleski, CEO
Contact: [email protected]
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.
 
 
  Yvonne Aiken, Executive Assistant
Contact: [email protected]
Yvonne Aiken is the Executive Assistant for Karen Goraleski. Ms. Aiken has been an Administrative Professional for more than 20 years, supporting offices and executives of non-profit and for-profit organizations, including Presbyterian Church USA, the National Press Building for American Form and American Refugee Aid. Her duties have included newsletters, email and general office correspondence, and managing bookkeeping duties. She graduated from The Hill Institute, Denville, NJ, with certification in Legal Secretarial Science. 
 
 
  Stephen M. Croll, Chief Operating Officer
Contact: s[email protected]
Steve Croll’s role as the COO is to oversee the IT, finance/accounting, HR and operational functions of ASTMH, ensuring smooth and efficient operations to support the goals of the members of the association. Prior to ASTMH, Steve spent over 24 years with international development and relief organizations. He has worked with Relief International, Tetra Tech ARD, PATH, Pathfinder and The Futures Group. He has an MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a BA from Occidental College.
 
 

​Judy DeAcetisJudy DeAcetis, Administrator
Contact: [email protected]
In her role as Administrator, Judy DeAcetis manages planning of the Annual Meeting program and supports the Board. 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: [email protected] 
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: [email protected]
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.

Rebecca Hamel, Development Manager 
Contact: [email protected]
Rebecca Hamel serves as the Development Manager for ASTMH. In this role, she leverages ASTMH’s well-regarded reputation and existing foundation to increase sustainable resources to support the mission and goals of the ASTMH membership. Rebecca has 15+ years of resource development and multi-stakeholder engagement experience with health and development nonprofit organizations, including WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, Africare and the Global Health Council. She holds an MA in International Development (concentration: Environment and Development) from American University and a BS in Chinese and an Asian Studies Certificate from Georgetown University, both schools in Washington, DC. 
 
Brenda HoweBrenda Howe, Meetings and Partnerships Manager
Contact: [email protected]
As Meetings and Partnerships Manager, Brenda Howe’s responsibilities include managing pre-registration, maintaining the registration website and leading registration activities onsite for the ASTMH Annual Meeting.  She also is the contact for exhibiting and partnership opportunities at the meeting. Ms. Howe 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. She has an Associate’s Degree in Science from Morton College in Chicago.
 

Lyn MaddoxLyn Maddox, VP Meetings
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Lyn Maddox, VP Meetings, has been with ASTMH for 22 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.

Rhonda Schultz, Coordinator, Awards and Fellowships
Contact: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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.