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


Kelly Branford, BA, Duke University School of Medicine Durham, NC, USA


Mary Aiello, SIU School of Medicine

Jan Barber: Robert Morris 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

Marcy Hamburger: McGovern Medical School

Carla Kruger: Texas Chiropractic College

Gretchin Lair: SP Resource Community, Portland OR

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

Deborah Laubscher: Emory University School of Medicine

Audrey Bobick: University of New Mexico

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

Valina Peters: Ross University School of Medicine, Barbados

Mitzi Scotten: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State

Julie Swenson: University of South Dakota

Nita Skillman: Membership Committee Immediate Past Chair, Elon University

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