Board Members

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Gary Ashwal

Gary Ashwal, MA

Health Communication Specialist
Booster Shot Media
Los Angeles, CA


Erica Ailes

Erica Ailes, BSN, RN, CPN

Patient Experience Specialist, Patient/Family Education
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA


Jennifer Fonseca, MPH, CHES

Health Education Specialist
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX


Melinda Orebaugh

Melinda Orebaugh, MLS

Director, Library & Patient Education Services
Gundersen Health System
La Crosse, WI


Conference Committee Co-Chair
Wayne Neal, MAT, BSN, NPD-BC

Patient/Family Education Manager
Children’s National Hospital
Washington, DC


Member Engagement Committee Co-Chair
Korinne Callihan, DNP, MSN, RN

Manager, Patient Education
University of Kentucky / UK HealthCare
Lexington, KY


Professional Resources Working Group Chair
Haley Fuller, M.Ed., CHES

Patient Education Specialist
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
Lancaster, PA 


Member at Large
Suzanne (Sue) McWilliams, DNP, MSN, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor
Northern Arizona University
Sedona, AZ


Member at Large
Heather Todd MSN, RNC-MNN

Patient Education Coordinator
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Member at Large
Heather Hofmann, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor
Loma Linda University Health
Loma Linda, CA



You can contact the HCEA Board using this form.