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The Alliance empowers academic internal medicine professionals and enhances health care through professional development, research, and advocacy.

Current Staff

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
330 John Carlyle Street
Suite 610
Alexandria, VA  22314
Telephone:  (703) 341-4540
Fax:             (703) 519-1893
Email:          AAIM@im.org

 View the AAIM Staff Organizational Matrix (PDF)

AAIM President D. Craig Brater, MD

D. Craig Brater, MD
President and CEO
AAIM@im.org


Dr. Brater has served as president of the alliance as a part-time effort since 2007. Dr. Brater is past Dean and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.  He earned his undergraduate degree and MD from Duke University.  Dr. Brater completed his residency training as well as fellowship training in clinical pharmacology at University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.  Dr. Brater is a former APM President.

AAIM Deputy CEO and EVP Bergitta E. Cotroneo

Bergitta E. Cotroneo, FACMPE
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President
bcotroneo@im.org


Bergitta has overall responsibility for alliance operations and service lines that support its member associations. Prior to joining the staff in June 2008, she served as chief operating officer at the National Patient Safety Foundation. Bergitta has a bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is also a fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

AAIM Assistant Director of Member Services Talia D. Austin

Talia D. Austin
Director of Member Services
taustin@im.org


Talia oversees member engagement and growth for the Alliance. She focuses her efforts on membership engagement and retention and the development of new member benefits. Before joining the staff in June 2009, she worked for YMCA Triangle Area in Raleigh, NC. Talia has a bachelor's degree in economics from University of Pittsburgh.

Committee Responsibilities: AAIM Member Engagement Committee

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Patrick Ballou
Member Services Manager
pballou@im.org


Patrick manages the team responsibile for member services. He focuses his efforts on membership recruitment and retention. Before joining the staff in December 2015, he worked for the American Society of Civil Engineers. Patrick has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Morgan State University.

AAIM Director of Academic Affairs

Margaret A. Breida, MS
Director of Academic Affairs
mbreida@im.org


Margie leads the team responsible for managing advocacy and academic affairs, which includes accreditation, workforce, certification, match, and other education issues.  Before she joined the staff in June 2011, she worked for AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs. Margie has a master’s degree in health physics from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in geography from University of Maryland Baltimore County.


Sheila T. Costa
Director of Special Projects
scosta@im.org


Sheila currently oversees five areas as special projects: communications and branding, governance, publications, surveys and data, and external support. Before joining the staff in June 1997, she worked for PortFolio Magazine and Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. Sheila has a master’s degree in English from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in English from The College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Committee Responsibilities: AAIM Governance Committee, AAIM Publications Oversight Committee, An Administrator's Guide Editorial Board, Insight Editorial Board, TIMEP Editorial Board, TCMR Editorial Board

AAIM Innovations Center Manager Nancy Delanoche

Nancy D. Delanoche, MS 
Innovation Center Manager
ndelanoche@im.org


Nancy manages the operations of the Innovation Center to support the High Value Care initiatives, Innovation Grants, Center for Evidence Based Education, Medical Education Research Community, Innovative Learning Communities, and Faculty Development Center. Prior to joining the staff in February 2015, she worked for the American Psychiatric Association. Nancy has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from De La Salle University and a master of science in project management from George Washington University.

Committee Responsibilities: AAIM Innovations Committee, AAIM Wellness Committee

AAIM Human Resources Manager Nancy Dernelle

Nancy Dernelle, MA
Human Resources Manager
ndernelle@im.org


Nancy manages recruitment, benefits, payroll, oversees performance and compensation, and manages other human resource generalist functions for the alliance. Prior to joining the staff in April 2014, she worked for the American Pharmacists Association. Nancy has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola University of Chicago and a master’s degree in human resources management from George Washington University.

Committee Responsibilities: AAIM Compensation Committee

AAIM Director of Educational Programs Chris Dinegar

Chris Dinegar, CMP
Director of Educational Programs
cdinegar@im.org


Chris leads the team responsible for AAIM’s meetings, conferences, and other member education efforts. Before joining the staff in February 2014, he worked for the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.  Chris has a bachelor's degree in sociology from Catholic University of America and is a Certified Meeting Professional.

Committee Responsibilities: AAIM Education Program Planning Committee

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Curtis Gore
Educational Programs Manager
cgore@im.org


Curtis manages the program planning committees and other issues related to the educational content of AAIM meetings. Prior to joining the staff in February 2016, he worked for the American Telemedicine Association. Curtis has a bachelor’s degree in political science from The College of Wooster.

Committee Responsibilities: AIM Program Planning Committee, APDIM Program Planning Committee, APM Program Planning Committee, ASP Program Planning Committee, CDIM Program Planning Committee, APDIM PA Program Planning Committee.

Deria Hatton
Office Administrator
dhatton@im.org


Deria provides administrative support to the staff teams and manages office-wide functions. Prior to joining the staff in November 2015, she worked for the Children’s National Medical Center.

James F. Helm 
Senior Staff Accountant 
jhelm@im.org


Jim manages accounts payable, accounts receivable, and provides additional support to the finance and administration team. Prior to joining the staff in November 2016, he worked for the International Parking Institute. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech University and an MBA from Indiana University.

AAIM Director of Technology Services Steven M. Humphrey

Steven M. Humphrey
Director of Technology Services
shumphrey@im.org


Steven drives AAIM’s IT strategy, influencing strategy for all departments, analyzing user needs, planning and strategizing on future IT programs, researching and recommending new technology and creating and recommending technical solutions. Before joining the staff in October 2002, he worked for Washington Lists and Land's End Inlet. Steve has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from State University of New York College at Brockport, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Michael R. Kisielewski
Survey and Data Manager
mkisielewski@im.org


Michael manages survey, data analysis, and reporting functions for the Alliance. Prior to joining the staff in October 2016, he worked for the American Sociological Association. Michael has a bachelor’s degree in political science from George Washington University and master’s degree in political science from University of Massachusetts.

Committee Responsibilities: APDIM PA Survey and Scholarship Committee, APDIM Survey Committee, CDIM CA Survey and Scholarship Committee, CDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee

Brian Lyons
Accounting Manager
blyons@im.org


Brian manages financial operations and reporting for the Alliance. Prior to joining the staff in October 2016, he worked for Hire Strategy. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Duquesne University.

Kevin Morse, Website and Social Media Manager

Kevin Morse
Website and Social Media Manager
kmorse@im.org

Kevin manages AAIM's website, online community, and social media content and strategy. Prior to joining staff in November 2016, he worked for the American Dental Education Association. Kevin has a bachelor's degree in English from Macalester College.

AAIM Governance Manager Andrea Ramirez

Andrea Ramirez
Governance Manager
aramirez@im.org


Andrea manages the constituent councils and manages issues related to governance and volunteer administration. Prior to joining the staff in December 2014, she worked for the Solar Electric Power Association. Andrea has a bachelor’s degree in human services from Fitchburg State University and a master's degree in nonprofit and association management from University of Maryland.

Committee Responsibilities: AIM Nominating Committee, APDIM Nominating Committee, APM Nominating Committee, ASP Nominating Committee, CDIM Nominating Committee

AAIM Member Services Associate Regina Smoke

Regina Smoke
Member Services Specialist
rsmoke@im.org


Regina serves on the team responsible for member services. Her work focuses on membership database management and administrative support for the team. Prior to joining the staff in November 2013, she worked for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

AAIM Meetings Specialist Kirsten Treadwell

Kirsten Treadwell, CMP
Educational Programs Manager
ktreadwell@im.org


As part of the meetings team, Kirsten manages logistics, housing, and contracting for AAIM’s meetings, conferences, and other education efforts. Before joining the staff in May 2012, she worked for NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Kirsten has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Creighton University and is a Certified Meeting Professional.

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Christopher M. Williams
Academic Affairs Senior Specialist
cwilliams@im.org


Chris manages academic affairs committees and researches internal medicine education issues. Prior to joining the staff in March 2016, he worked for the Association of American Medical Colleges. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from University of Virginia.

Committee Responsibilities: AAIM Medical Student to Resident Interface Committee, AAIM Resident to Fellow Interface Committee

David L. Wirth
Member Services Associate
dwirth@im.org


David provides administrative support for membership by processing membership applications and renewals and providing customer service to members. Prior to joining the staff in November 2014, he worked for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. David has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Christopher Newport University.

AAIM Academic Affairs Manager Jennifer Witebsky

Jennifer Witebsky
Academic Affairs Manager
jwitebsky@im.org


Jennifer oversees the team that manages academic affairs, including all facets of undergraduate and graduate medical education. Prior to joining the staff in April 2016, she worked for the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in science education from University of Maryland.

Committee Responsibilities: AAIM Education Committee, AAIM Research Committee

AAIM Educational Programs Associate Linda Zeng

Linda K. Zeng
Educational Programs Specialist
lzeng@im.org


Linda provides multi-faceted support to the educational programs team. She manages the registration process, speaker logistics, and small meetings facilitated through the educational programs team. Prior to joining the staff in February 2015, she worked for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Linda has a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from James Madison University.