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Executive Department

 

   

 

Libby McDannell, CAE, Chief Executive Officer

Libby McDannell is an experienced nonprofit leader with an outstanding record of organizational growth and demonstrated ability to energize and positively influence team members and others. Prior to coming to ArMA, Libby served as the CEO & Executive Vice President of the American Society of Transplantation (AST), the largest organization of transplant professionals in North America. She previously served as Executive Director for three other national associations. She has more than 15 years of executive management experience, specifically in the nonprofit, healthcare field. As the Executive Vice President for ArMA, Libby serves as the chief staff executive and oversees all association activities. She works in concert with the board of directors and devotes her time to executive management, advancing ArMA’s advocacy agenda, exploration of partnerships, and new program development.

Contact information:
(602) 347-6920
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Susan Brown, Director of Executive Services

Susan began her career at ArMA as a receptionist in 1986. She then worked with the membership department for 14 years, seeing the department through myriad transitions and database systems. In 1996, Susan became ArMA’s information systems coordinator and still oversees the use and application of ArMA’s technology in operations, communications and membership database management. As Director of Executive Services, Susan works closely with the Executive Vice President to coordinate the Annual meeting of the ArMA House of Delegates, the ArMA Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA), and staffs the ArMA Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Contact information:
(602) 347-6911
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Damien Johnson, Director of Communications

Damien joined ArMA in June of 2018 as Communications Manager with over 4 years of communications experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to transitioning into the communications field, Damien spent 9 years as a paramedic working both within local hospital systems and private ambulance companies. As Director of Communications with ArMA, Damien manages all member and public communications, The Arizona Pulse online digital magazine, and is staff liaison to ArMA's Medical Student Section. Damien holds a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.

Contact Information:
(602) 347-6908
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Mechelle Moore, Director of Finance & Administration

Mechelle is a seasoned accounting professional with experience in multiple industries, including more than a decade in nonprofit financial management. As the Director of Finance and Administration, Mechelle is responsible for overseeing overall organizational operations, including finance, human resources, administration, legal, and information technology. Mechelle is a member of the senior management team and works closely with the leadership team to strengthen overall organizational capacity and impact to achieve ArMA’s goals. She is a proven and awarded leader with a strong background in financial statements, analysis, program management, project implementation and operations management.

Contact Information:
(602) 347-6913
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Blaine King, Development Events Specialist

Blaine joined ArMA in February of 2020 after nearly two decades of event management and fundraising experience. Prior to transitioning to the non-profit sector, Blaine worked in game operations for an NBA and NBA G-League team. In 2008 Blaine began his non-profit career that included national and local organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, and most recently Mission of Mercy Arizona. As Development Event Specialist at ArMA, he oversees all non-dues revenue and events. Blaine is an Oklahoma native and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

Contact Information:
(602) 347-6921
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Juliana Stanley, Director of Practice Support

Juliana Stanley, MBA, CMPE, brings more than 33 years' experience in health care administration to ArMA. She has worked with a variety of specialties as a practice manager and consultant for solo practitioners and small group practices. Her expertise includes new practice setups, business operations, revenue cycle management, process improvement, and staff education and training. She is the author of a number of articles and publications surrounding medical practice management topics, and is looking forward to bringing a depth of knowledge to ArMA members. Ms. Stanley holds a master's degree in business administration with an emphasis in health services management, and is certified as a medical practice executive by the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Contact Information:
(602) 347-6919
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Membership Department

 

Simone Lustig, Associate Vice President of Membership & Development

As VP of Membership and Development, Simone is responsible for much of the membership department’s external workings, including meeting with current member groups and prospective groups as well as individual physicians. Simone is in charge of acquiring member benefits, and her other responsibilities include contacting and developing a relationship with practice managers, obtaining member contact information to ensure they receive all ArMA communications, and fielding membership questions. Simone manages sales of advertising for ArMA’s publications and website, negotiates contracts, and serves as the project manager for the annual President’s Banquet. Simone previously worked as an executive assistant at the Arizona legislature and as a district representative for a Congressman. She has extensive experience in marketing and sales.

Contact information:
(602) 347-6907
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Socorro ‘Socci’ Petty, Membership Coordinator

A detail-oriented professional with extensive experience in finance, donor services management, and systems analysis for the nonprofit sector. Prior to coming to ArMA, Socci’s longtime career was with Valley of the Sun United Way and served in many roles most recently as Business Systems Analyst and Vice President of Donor Services.   As Membership Coordinator, Socci is responsible for supporting the membership department internal procedures including coordination of membership data, dues invoicing, database updates/uploads, thank you letters and data reporting. 

Contact information:
(602) 347-6914
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Advocacy Department

 

 

Jon Amores, Director of Government Relations

Jon Amores comes to ArMA with over 25 years of work in both the legislative and executive branches of government, in addition to extensive private sector experience.  Jon has practiced law, managed and run successful businesses, and served as the Vice-President of Private Banking for JP Morgan Chase Bank.  He is a seven-term member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, where among other leadership positions he served for three terms as the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He was then appointed to serve as Deputy Secretary and General Counsel of the WV Department of Commerce, and later served as director of two state agencies, the WV Racing Commission and the WV Real Estate Division. As ArMA’s Director of Government Relations, Jon is responsible for the overall management of ArMA’s advocacy efforts and directs the activities of the advocacy team.

Contact Information:
(602) 347-6905 
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Meghan McCabe, Deputy Director of Government Relations

Meghan joined the ArMA team in 2019. A native Arizonan, Meghan graduated from Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Society. She earned her Juris Doctor degree at University of Washington. Following law school, Meghan spent several years in Washington, DC, lobbying at a boutique government relations firm on behalf of universities and scientific societies. Following her time in the nation’s capital, Meghan returned to her home state and joined Arizona’s largest government affairs firm, where she spent several years representing a wide array of clients before the state legislature and municipalities.

Contact information:
(602) 347-6918
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Dominic Moreno, Advocacy & Communications Coordinator

Dominic joined ArMA in January 2020. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Dominic graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor in political science in December 2019. Dominic’s previous work includes producing a nightly newscast for Arizona PBS and interning at Maricopa County’s Office of Communications. Dominic hopes to continue working in both advocacy and communications at ArMA to proudly support the Association’s mission for years to come.

Contact information:
(602) 347-6910
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Stephanie Butler, Doctor of the Day Program Manager

Stephanie manages ArMA's flagship "Doctor of the Day" program, hosting ArMA physicians' visits to the Arizona Capitol. She has been the Executive Director of the Arizona College of Emergency Physicians since 1999. She has a B.S. degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Arizona. Stephanie lives in the Phoenix area with her husband Brad, where they raised their two children. During her free time, she enjoys reading, golfing, traveling, and cheering on her UofA Wildcats!

Contact information:
(602) 692-2376
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Society Management Department

 

 

 

Deborah Webber, CAE, Executive Director of the American College of Physicians Arizona Chapter and Manger, Specialty Society Services

Deborah (Debbie) Webber has spent her career in association management. She served over ten years as the COO and CFO of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), an educational association with over 45,000 members and 154 affiliates. While at ISM she held ultimate responsibility for financial strategy, membership, volunteer leadership development and all day-to-day business operations functions. She has provided nonprofit consulting services to various organizations and holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. She has served as Executive Director for the international Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA), and the Arizona Psychological Association (APA), assisting APA with a return to financial stability. Debbie currently serves in ArMA’s specialty association department as the Executive Director of the American College of Physicians, Arizona Chapter, and manages the Specialty Society Department, which administers 13 Arizona medical associations.

Contact information:
(602) 799-0047
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Linda DiBiase, Specialty Society Administrator

Linda oversees the administration of seven specialty societies and is responsible for the administrative work, communications, meetings, and finances of the societies.  Prior to working for ArMA, Linda spent five years in medical association management with an emphasis on membership and publications, as well as assisting with continuing education events.  She began her event planning experience with positions at university anthropology and art museums on the East Coast.

Contact information:
(602) 347-6901
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Joni Bowers, Specialty Society Administrator

Joni joined ArMA on June 2006 as a part-time assistant in the Specialty Society Department and assumed a full-time position of Specialty Society Administrator in November 2007. She manages the Phoenix Society of Gastroenterology and the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and assists other specialty society staff with duties. Before joining ArMA, Joni was the office manager with a commercial painting company that did business around and with the State of Arizona.

Contact information:
(602) 347-6904
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Teri A. Harnisch, Specialty Society Administrator & Executive Assistant - Government Relations, ACCME Accreditor Coordinator

Within the Specialty Society Services Division, Teri works specifically for the Arizona Psychiatric Society as its Executive Director, and as such is responsible for the administrative support duties for that District Branch, including all aspects of administration, membership, financial management, governance, event planning, and serving as administrative liaison to the national organization (American Psychiatric Association). In addition to Teri’s main role as Executive Director of the Arizona Psychiatric Society, she also serves as ACCME Accreditor Coordinator for ArMA, and provides executive assistance to the ArMA Government Relations team.  In our community, Teri has served on the Board of Directors of Volunteer Nonprofit Service Association, Inc. (VNSA) for over fifteen years, having served as three terms as President, and is an active volunteer in several other community programs.  Teri brings to her work at ArMA fifteen years of experience as a legal secretary for the corporate Law Firm of Snell & Wilmer.  

Contact information:
(602) 347-6903
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Donna Lee Seawards, CAE, CNAP

Donna joined ArMA in July 2018 to manage the Arizona Medical Group Management Association. Donna spent 30 years in healthcare with the last 15 years in nonprofit specialty society management. A graduate of Antioch University Santa Barbara, Donna previously served in Physician Relations at Goleta Valley Community Hospital in California. She also worked in the Executive office of the Arizona Medical Board. Donna has extensive experience in board development, leadership development, conference planning, and communications.

Contact information:
(602) 404-8504
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