Membership Committee

The mission of the Membership Committee is to be in touch with the needs of ASPE members, represent the needs of the membership to the Board of Directors, and to help grow the membership of ASPE in order to propel the organization.  The committee also houses the Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and participation in an ASPE SIG is one of the many benefits of membership.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

  • Gynecologic Teaching Associate (GTA)/Male Urogenital Teaching Associate (MUTA). 
    • Hybrid Simulation
    • Inter-Professional Education
    • Social Justice
    • SP’s Beyond Healthcare


Nita Skillman: Elon University

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Kelly Branford: Membership Committee Co-Chair, Duke University

Mary Aiello, SIU School of Medicine

Jan Barber: Robert Morris University

Paula Carson, South Dakota State University

Lorena Dobbie: Social Justice SIG Co-Chair, University of Toronto

Martina Plag: Social Justice SIG, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Diane Ferguson: UT Health SA, Long School of Medicine

Carol Fleishman: Hybrid Simulation SIG Chair, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Gayle Gliva-McConvey, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Marcy Hamburger: McGovern Medical School

Devon Hamlyn, USD Sanford School of Medicine

Carla Kruger: Texas Chiropractic College

Gretchin Lair: SP Resource Community, Portland OR

Ashley Lane, Baylor College of Medicine

Denis LaMarra: SPs Beyond Healthcare SIG Chair, University of Pennsylvania

Deborah Laubscher: Emory University School of Medicine

Audrey Ortega: University of New Mexico

Jen Owens: Membership Committee Immediate Past Chair, George Washington University School of Medicine

Louise Schweickerdt: Interprofessional Education SIG Co-Chair, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Garankuwa South Africa

Tim Webster: GTA/MUTA SIG Chair, University of Manitoba

Jeffrey Weiss: Interprofessional Education SIG Co-Chair, Texas Chiropractic College