2019/2020 Committees and Chairs

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee defines and communicates benefits of membership, helps to identify areas of growth for AAPL membership, acts as a resource for other committees regarding membership issues or ideas, and makes recommendations for amendments to the AAPL bylaws.

Amy Lynch

Senior Physician Liaison
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

Paula Murphy
Senior Physician Liaison
St. Louis Children's Hospital 

Mentorship Committee / Liaison Connect

The Mentorship Committee / Liaison Connect is aimed at bringing together liaisons from all types of organizations and all levels of experience. It pairs experienced physician liaisons with those new to their role.

Bonnie Little
System Director, Network Development and Physician Relations
UNC Healthcare

Sarah Latorre
Director, Physician Referral Marketing
Worcester, Massachusetts

Program and Regional Meeting Planning Committee

The Program and Regional Meeting Planning Committee is responsible for assisting with and planning for the AAPL annual conference and regional networking meetings and will assist in recruiting speakers.

Lyn Reed 
Manager, Physician Liason Services
Indianapolis, Indiana 

Loren Van Ostrand 
Physician Liaison
Yale Medicine

Social Media / Communications Committee

The purpose of the Social Media Committee is to help serve, maintain, and grow the AAPL social media communities (currently LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) by encouraging participation and sharing of information helpful to physician liaisons. Committee members who are regular users of social media are especially encouraged to serve on this committee. Posting and sharing relevant content is a primary responsibility of members.

Jeremy Holt

Physician Development Consultant
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Trent Hickes
Manager, Physician Liaison Services
Cone Health

Webinar Committee

The Webinar Committee provides leadership for the annual webinar series.  This is accomplished by developing proposed topics, identifying speakers, contacting speakers if needed, and analyzing feedback from webinar surveys. 


Matthew Hughes
Director of Growth and Physician Relations
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Stephanie Niemi
Clinical Physician Liaison
Radnor, Pennsylvania 

Resource Development Committee

The Resource Development Committee creates a library of resource documents for use by physician liaisons at all professional levels and at all types of facilities. These documents will assist in communication with physicians and providers as well as faculty leadership. 

Tom Anderson
Physician Liaison
Boston, Massachusetts

Gail Chellis
Director, Business Development
St. Louis, Missouri

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