The American Orthopaedic Association
9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 205
Rosemont , IL 60018-4975
Phone: (847) 318-7330
Fax: (847) 318-7339
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Staff Listing

Kristin Olds Glavin, Esq.
Executive Director
Responsible for overall management, strategic planning and tactical operations of organization.

Heather Klain
Executive Assistant / Assistant Manager, Office Operations
Provides support to Executive Director; responsible for administrative office operations and committee governance.

Kris Kudla
Financial Coordinator
Handles accounting and record-keeping functions.

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

Kara Ferguson, MSHTM, CMP, DES, HMCC
Manager, Meetings & Fellowships
Responsible for the AOA Annual Leadership Meeting content and logistics, the Critical Issues Committee, and all other ancillary AOA meetings, as well as the AOA fellowships.

Jodi Essey-Stapleton
Manager, Academic Education
Responsible for the AOA’s Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) program, CORD/Academic Committee, and affiliated initiatives.

Emily Clark
Associate Manager, Leadership Education
Responsible for Leadership Education initiatives, including AOA | USC APEX Leadership Certificate Program, AOA Regional Leadership Meetings, and Emerging Leaders Program, and affiliated programming.

Veronica Gonzalez
Meetings & Event Coordinator
Responsible for the AOA’s events content and logistics.

Sarah Murphy, MIPP
Senior Director of the Own the Bone Program
Responsible for the planning and execution of the AOA’s Own the Bone program.

Benjamin Grace, MPH
Associate Program Manager
Responsible for managing operations and implementation of the Own the Bone program and developing appropriate educational content.

Stephanie Sofinski, MPH, MBA
Program Coordinator
Leads new site recruitment efforts for Own the Bone and serves as the primary contact for enrolled institutions to help facilitate their success with the program.

Robin Kanemoto
Program Assistant
Provides support for the Own the Bone program.

Brenda Holt
Manager, Membership
Responsible for member services.

Debbi Frigo
Member Services and Project Coordinator
Responsible for member services.

Vanessa Lewin, MBA
Manager, Corporate Relations & Development Marketing
Responsible for corporate support and serves as the marketing lead in support of all development activities and special projects.

Ann O’Neill
Manager, Development & Projects
Oversees the AOA development efforts for the Grow With Us Campaign and individual giving. Specific responsibility for successful solicitation and stewardship of annual and major gifts.

Kerry Lennon
Business Analyst & Technology Manager
Responsible for utilizing knowledge of software programs and business strategies to help AOA maximize productivity and improve business processes.

Michael Kazanow
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications Strategies