Board Members

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Gary Ashwal

Gary Ashwal, MA

Health Communication Specialist
Patient Education Content Producer
Booster Shot Media
Santa Monica, CA


Carolyn Cutilli

Past President
Carolyn Cutilli, PhD, RN-BC

Patient Education Specialist
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Professor, MSN Program
American International College
Maple Glen, PA


Erica Ailes

Erica Ailes, BSN, RN, CPN

Clinical Learning Coordinator, Patient/Family Education Program
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA


Melinda Orebaugh

Melinda Orebaugh, MLS

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



Communications Co-Chair
Dana Abbey, MLS, AHIP

Engagement Coordinator
Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 4
Denver, CO



Beth Hicks

Communications Co-Chair
Beth Hicks MSN, RN, PCNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Oncology and Hematology
Denver, CO


Korinne Callihan

Development, Education, & Networking Chair
Korinne Callihan, MSN, RN

Patient Education Specialist
University of Kentucky Healthcare
Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center
Lexington, Kentucky


Janette Helm

Member at Large
Janette Helm, MA, RN, MCHES

Organizational Development Consultant
Adjunct Faculty Indiana University Indianapolis
School of Public Health; School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indianapolis, IN

Kristin Barton

Member at Large
Kristin Barton, MA, CHES

Program Administration Manager II
Health Literacy | Patient and Family Education | Communications
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA


Haley Fuller

Member at Large
Haley Fuller, BS, CHES

Patient Education Specialist
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
Lancaster, PA 


You can contact the HCEA Board using this form.