The American Orthopaedic Association

9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 205
Rosemont , IL 60018-4975
Phone: (847) 318-7330
Fax: (847) 318-7339
E-mail: info@aoassn.org

Staff Listing

Executive Team


Kristin Olds Glavin, Esq.
Executive Director
Responsible for overall management, strategic planning and tactical operations of organization.
e. glavin@aoassn.org

Deb Osinski 
Executive Assistant
Provides support to Executive Director; responsible for the coordination of general office duties. 
e. osinski@aoassn.org

Lexine Cramm
Executive Assistant, Finance
Handles accounting and record-keeping functions. 
e. cramm@aoassn.org

Jodene M. Brown
Deputy Executive Director
Responsible for strategic initiatives; develops marketing and communication plans to support AOA activities.
e. brown@aoassn.org


Educational Programming


Jodi Essey-Stapleton
Associate Education Manager
Responsible for the AOA's Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) program, CORD/Academic Committee, and affiliated initiatives.
e. stapleton@aoassn.org 
e. cord@aoassn.org
e. education@aoassn.org

Stephani Wiertel
Project Coordinator
Works with the Associate Education Manager and Deputy Executive Director
e. wiertel@aoassn.org

Katherine A. Yanney
Associate Manager, Educational Programs
Coordinates communication plans and the development production of AOA leadership programs: Emerging Leaders Program and Resident Leadership Forum.
e. yanney@aoassn.org
e. ylc@aoassn.org

Kathy Sinnen, CMP 
Manager, Meetings & Fellowships
Coordinates logistics for the AOA Annual Meeting and all other ancillary AOA meetings, as well as the AOA fellowships.
e. sinnen@aoassn.org
e. meetings@aoassn.org
e. fellowships@aoassn.org

Kristi Halpin
Meetings, Education & Fellowship Specialist
Supports Associate Manager of Educational Programs and Manager of Meetings & Fellowships
e. halpin@aoassn.org

Own the Bone Team


Sarah Murphy, MIPP
Program Director, Own the Bone program
Responsible for the planning and execution of the AOA's Own the Bone program.
e. murphy@aoassn.org

Megha Mathur
Program Coordinator, Own the Bone program
Assists institutions with program implementation of the AOA's Own the Bone program.
e. mathur@aoassn.org
e. ownthebone@aoassn.org

Benjamin Grace, MPH
Associate Program Manager 
e. Grace@aoassn.org


Membership Team 


Sonia Armendariz
Manager, Membership and Operations
Responsible for member services and headquarter operations.
e. armendariz@aoassn.org
e. membership@aoassn.org

Lauren Bailey
Coordinator, Membership and Operations
Assists with member services and headquarter operations, including AOA Awards.
e. lbailey@aoassn.org
e. membership@aoassn.org

Development Team

Vanessa Lewin, MBA 
Manager, Development & Marketing 
Manages and direct the corporate support and foundation development function and serves as the marketing lead in support of all development activities and special projects.
e. lewin@aoassn.org

Ann O'Neill
Manager, Development & Projects  
Manage and oversee the AOA development efforts for the Campaign for Tomorrow and individual giving.  Specific responsibility for successful solicitation and stewardship of annual and major gifts.
e. o'neill@aoassn.org

Caitlin Rinard 
Development Coordinator
Coordinates and supports the individual giving/Campaign for Tomorrow and corporate support development functions and activities.
e. rinard@aoassn.org

Marketing & Communications

Dan Kotheimer
Manager, Marketing & Communication Strategies
Responsible for AOA communication tools; provides support for strategic initiatives and communications.
e. kotheimer@aoassn.org