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, BBA

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

Senior Director of Finance and Administration
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

Senior 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

Lori Palfalvi, 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.

Susan Gell-Horton, MAEd

Education Manager
Since: July 2019

Susan comes to the ABA from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). At ACEP, Susan managed their online education offerings including the eCME platform, producing podcasts, managing the LMS, and working with faculty to produce educational activities. She was also the staff liaison for their largest section, the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians (AAWEP). Susan worked closely with the accreditation manager to submit applications for CME, submit pre- and post-activity reporting and maintain records for ACCME compliance.

Roles & Responsibilities

Susan is responsible for directing, managing and providing strategic oversight for all aspects of ABA educational activities including development, execution and evaluation.

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Kristin Hitchcock, MSI

Quality Program Manager
Since: July 2019

Kristin comes to us from the Society for Vascular Surgery where she served as Senior Manager, Clinical Practice Guidelines and Quality.  She has broad experience in research and program management in health care, having held roles in academic, specialty society, consulting and payer settings. She has expertise in development of evidence- and consensus-based recommendations, and has built knowledge infrastructure to support outcomes research, benchmarking and quality improvement initiatives. She is interested in helping organizations build knowledge capabilities that promote continuous learning, innovation, and patient-centered healthcare. Kristin has a Master’s of Science in Information from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is pursuing additional studies in health informatics.

Roles & Responsibilities

Kristin is responsible for ensuring that data-driven, clinical quality improvement programs are designed and implemented in alignment with the ABA’s strategic goals.

Lucy A. Rogan

Marketing and Social Media Specialist
Since: October 2018

Lucy comes to the ABA with a background in publishing, marketing, and social media. She has strong writing, editing and design skills and written and designed content for several publications. She earned an undergraduate degree in Strategic Communications from the University of St. Thomas. She has a minor in Italian Studies and studied abroad in Naples, Rome, and Florence.

Roles & Responsibilities

Lucy develops and implements the ABA’s social media strategy. She executes marketing strategies to promote membership, educational programs, products and services to members, prospects, and stakeholders for the ABA.

Lucy A. Rogan

Daniel Cox, MM

Program Specialist
Since: May 2018

Daniel comes to the ABA new to the world of association management with a background in executive assistance and music production. In his free-time, Daniel is a composer and performer and received his Master’s in Music Composition degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Roles & Responsibilities

Daniel assists and works with the various ABA programs:  ABLS, Quality, Annual Meeting, Virtual Education, Accreditation and other programs, as NLC and the Reconstructive course.

Daniel Cox, MM