Board Members

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Erica Ailes

Erica Ailes, BSN, RN, CPN

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


Suzanne (Sue) McWilliams, DNP, MSN, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor
Northern Arizona University
Sedona, AZ


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
Director of Don & Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center

University of Kentucky / UK HealthCare
Lexington, KY


Member Engagement Council Co-Chair
Beth Hicks, MSN, BSN, RN, PCNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Kaiser Permanente
Denver, CO 


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


Member at Large
Jane Sims, BA

Patient Education Manager
Intermountain Health
Salt Lake City, UT


Gary Ashwal

Gary Ashwal, MA

Health Communication Specialist
Booster Shot Media
Los Angeles, CA



You can contact the HCEA Board using this form.