Kimberly A. Hoarle, MBA, CAE

Executive Director
Since: January 2017

Kim has worked in association management for over 20 years including roles with the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management at the American Hospital Association, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Academy of Periodontology. She has extensive experience in membership services, and has also has expertise in education, marketing, international affairs, physician leadership development, strategic planning, governance and financial management.

Roles & Responsibilities

Working with the Board of Directors to operationalize and implement their vision and strategic plan. Overall financial and operational management of the ABA.

Kimberly A. Hoarle, MBA, CAE

Maureen T. Kiley, BS

Senior Program Director
Since: February 2009

Maureen has served in the corporate, financial, and nonprofit business environment for over 25 years, focusing on business relationship management, marketing, project initiatives, professional coaching, revenue growth and operations. Within the ABA, Maureen has collaborated with Committee, Board, Special Interest Groups and partner organizations, membership, exhibitor and meeting planning, quality, international and burn prevention projects, and advocacy and business development. Maureen earned an undergraduate degree at Loyola University of Chicago in Business Administration and Marketing.

Roles & Responsibilities

Maureen is responsible for key programs such as the Burn Registry and overall management of committees and SIGs including the appointment process. She works closely with some of the most active committees to assist with project management, such as Burn Prevention and ODBC. She also provides oversight for verification and ABLS. Maureen plays a key role in helping the ABA develop collaborative relationships with other organizations, government agencies.

Maureen T. Kiley, BS

Janet Turner, MBA

Director of Finance
Since: October 2010

Janet comes to the ABA with 15 years of experience in various accounting and financial planning & analysis roles at companies such as Accenture and Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Janet earned an undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and her MBA from DePaul University.

Roles & Responsibilities

Janet directs all financial operations to ensure appropriate financial management and analysis to support the ABA’s operations and strategic initiatives. She is responsible for establishing and maintaining financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems.

Janet Turner, MBA

Carl Siska, BS

Manager, Membership & Operations
Since: August 2017

Carl comes to the ABA with a background in association membership management, database management, marketing, business development, and banking. With more than 20 years of experience in various management roles, he last served as Membership Director at the Illinois CPA Society.

Roles & Responsibilities

Manages membership and related operations. Carl has a hands-on role in member services, database management, member recruitment, and streamlining operations.

Carl Siska, BS

Jennifer C. Wahl

Education Manager
Since: September 2017

Jennifer comes to ABA with a 13 years of medical education experience. Her experience includes accreditation, speaker management, educational curriculum development, eLearning product development, certification development and project management of live meetings (annual meeting, regional courses and board review).

Roles & Responsibilities

Jennifer works with subject matter experts to develop and deliver educational program across multiple platforms. She is responsible for managing CE applications and ensuring CE accreditation compliance. She is also managing ABA certification programs.

Jennifer C. Wahl

Lori Palfavi, CRA

Research Grants and Contracts Administrator
Since: October 2017

Lori is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) with twenty years of experience in her field. She has worked at various institutions including Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Rush University Medical Center and Shire. She has extensive experience with federal, foundation and industry grants and contracts.

Roles & Responsibilities

Lori is responsible for the managing the administrative activities of the ABA grants including compliance with regulations. She works closely with the BSAP and Research Committees.

Lori Palfavi, CRA

Alice Zemelko, BA

Program Manager
Since: 2006

Alice earned her degree in Music Business Management from Indiana State University. Her background is in program and education management. Past organizations she has worked for are Columbia Artist Management and Carnegie Hall. Alice started with the ABA in 2006 as ABLS Program Assistant. In 2011, she moved into the role of Verification Program Manager, in addition to ABLS Program Assistant. Starting June of 2014 she took over as ABLS Program Manager, managing both the ABLS and Verification Programs.

Roles & Responsibilities

Alice has primary responsibility for the Verification and ABLS programs. She works closely with the Verification Committee and ABLS Advisory Committee on various aspects for both programs, as well as daily management. She also assists with the ABA grant applications and CE accreditation.

Alice Zemelko, BA