Our Staff

The team at AASLD is committed to bringing our members the best experiences an association can offer. We strive to make sure that every educational opportunity keeps our members on the forefront of scientific achievements.

Leadership Team

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Matthew R. D’Uva, FASAE, CAE

Chief Executive Officer

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

AASLD Foundation and Patient Engagement

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Julie Deal

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

AASLD Foundation

Team Members

Julia Merrill, CAE - Director, Grants and Programs

Michael Providence, CAE - Senior Manager, Patient Engagement

Rayanna Roxas - Coordinator, Development

Victoria Wyma - Manager, Grant Programs and Research Awards

Education and Professional Development

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Colin Syphax

Vice President

Team Members

Jake Alexander - Digital Coordinator

Sue Alexander - Project & Educational Conference Management

Kelly Marks - Educational Program Management

Arielle McDonald - Education Manager

Tami Rollins - TLMdX Educational and Meeting Program Management

Finance and Administration

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Mukarab Islam, CPA

Vice President

Team Members

Luz Agustin - Assistant Controller

Aaron Batla, CPA - Senior Staff Accountant

Charnese Bethea - Junior Accountant

Haroon Farooq - Administrative and Facilities Coordinator

Marketing and Communications

Caroline Laurin

Vice President

Team Members

Elise Bender - Senior Manager, Marketing

Joseph Ersek - Director, Digital Operations

Ravenn Mathis - Coordinator, Marketing

Camille Sanders, CAE, PCM - Director, Membership and Marketing

Tazeen Shirazi - Manager, Data Integrity and Analysis

Noor Varjabedian - Manager, Social Media and Marketing

Megan Watson - Manager, Membership

Meetings and Corporate Sponsorship

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Jessica Curtis, CMP

Vice President

Team Members

Katharine Araniz - Coordinator, Exhibits and Sponsorship

Heather Cooney, CMP, CEM - Senior Manager, Exhibits and Sponsorships

Melissa Morrison, CMP, DES - Director, Meetings and Sponsorship

Lisa Patterson - Manager, Registration

Lynn Tangorra - Manager, Meetings

People and Strategy

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Marjorie Bynum, CAE

Chief of Staff

Team Members

Akuender Dot - Director, Member Communities

Andrea Giovannucci - Director, Engagement

Tracie Irvan - Executive Assistant

Crystal Jones - Director, Human Resources

Patricia Marshall - Coordinator, Member Communities

Publications and Practice Resources

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Elizabeth Durzy

Vice President

Team Members

Audrey Davis-Owino - Senior Director, Clinical Guidelines and Quality

Ann Haran - Director, Publications

Bianca Hughes - Editorial Assistant

Kristen Johnson - Medical Illustrator

Erica Lowe - Editorial Assistant

Emili Malatesta - Manager, Publications

Kareytis Martinez - Senior Manager, Publications

Lynee Sanders - Manager, Practice Guidelines

Cherelle Wells - Editorial Assistant