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A message from our Executive Director

Georgeann Mallory, RD
ASMBS Executive Director
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The ASMBS’s culture is built on our commitment to our mission to improve public health and well-being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world and guided by our office’s core values (People, Service, and Integrity).


We are steadfast in supporting talented, dedicated staff with a “can-do” attitude and fostering a collaborative and mutually supportive environment. We respect and encourage our staff’s ideas and diversity.


We are devoted to responding to the needs of our leadership, membership and the community while continually seeking better ways to deliver and communicate our services.


We maintain our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all that we do and say.

The ASMBS is comprised of a talented team of individuals that work together with an amazing synergy and we want our membership, patients and colleagues to know that the ASMBS team is working for them! Please read below to learn more about the people working for you.

Our Team

Kristie Kaufman

Director of Operations, ASMBS Education

With ASMBS Since: July 2001

Primary role at ASMBS: Director of Operations & Personnel Management. Kristie has a hands on role in meeting planning, education and communication.

Kristie is an Indiana native who relocated to Florida. She comes to ASMBS with a background in banking, real estate and office management.

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Jennifer Wynn

Deputy Executive Director

With ASMBS Since: February 2009

Primary role at ASMBS: Provides support to the Integrated Health Executive Council.

Jennifer was previously employed as a licensed real estate assistant specializing in new construction. She came to the ASMBS with experience in marketing, customer service and management.

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Kim Carmichael

Financial & Membership Manager

With ASMBS Since: September 2006

Primary role at ASMBS: Financial management for ASMBS.

Kim previously managed the tax and audit filings for a student housing company that owns and manages more than 10,000 apartments in the state of Florida. Prior to that position, Kim worked in the public accounting field for 15 years.

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James Osterhout

Director of Information Technology

With ASMBS Since: February 2011

Primary role at ASMBS: Information technology systems administration and support, web and database project management and software development

Before joining the staff at ASMBS, James worked at the College of Education at the University of Florida and the Clinical Trials Coordination Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His experience includes building an online professional education portal, a structured curriculum builder web application for STEM based subject matter experts, assisted in large scale website content migrations and the analysis of global-scale clinical databases.

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Jillian Tartt

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

With ASMBS Since: February 2019

Primary role at ASMBS: Develop and oversee internal and external Society communications

Jillian is a recent graduate of the University of Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Advertising, with a minor in Leadership. She has previous experience in marketing, public relations, and nonprofit management.

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Vanessa Govindan

Graphic & Web Designer

With ASMBS Since: January 2018

Primary role at ASMBS: Graphic & Web design

Vanessa earned her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from West Liberty University. A West Virginia Native by way of California. Her previous work includes over 8 years of graphic design/ marketing for high end hospitality in Southern California.

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Danielle Marsh

Grants & Sponsorships Manager / CME Coordinator

With ASMBS Since: August 2019

Primary role at ASMBS: CME Coordinator / Grants & Sponsorships Manager & Corporate Council Liaison

Danielle was previously employed with a large scale not for profit in Operations and Human Resources. She comes to ASMBS with experience in Real Estate, Property Management, implementation of large scale budgets and customer service.

Susan Haury

CBN Program Manager

With ASMBS Since: July 2018

Primary role at ASMBS: Provide support to the CBN Certification Committee.
Susan has 14 years of experience working in the healthcare industry. She recently relocated to Florida from Arkansas where she worked as Credentialing Specialist, Medical Staff Coordinator and as an Administrative Assistant. She earned her BSBA degree from the University of Arizona.
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Amie Buehler

Program Manager

Staff liaison to: Program Committee, IH Program Committee and Foregut Committee

With ASMBS Since: May 2016

Primary role at ASMBS: Provide support to the Program Committees and Corporate Council.

Amie earned her Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with specialization in Fitness and Wellness degree from the University of Florida. She has 9 years of various retail and customer service experience.

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Karen Loerzel

Meetings Manager

With ASMBS Since: March 2018

Primary role at ASMBS: Meeting logistics, meeting planning

Karen is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) with previous experience in Corporate Training and Development and Business Development. She earned her master’s degree in Instructional Systems for Distance Learning from Florida State University.

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Leslie Vinson

State Chapters Manager

Liaison to Access To Care, Clinical Issues, Community/Independent Practice, Emerging Technology & Procedures, IH Clinical Issues & Guidelines, IH Multidisciplinary Care, Insurance, Military, Obesity Prevention, Pediatric Surgery, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, Rural, State & Local Chapters Committees, and ObesityPAC

With ASMBS Since: May 2015

Primary role at ASMBS: Management of ASMBS State Chapters

Leslie graduated from Kent State University in Ohio, and then worked for Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta as a Business Analyst, Technical Writer and Support Center Manager. She then spent five years managing an all natural pet shop in Mississippi and a pet boutique in New Orleans, before arriving at ASMBS.

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Jolie Nantz

Front Desk Coordinator

With ASMBS Since: September 2019

Primary role at ASMBS: ASMBS Support.

Jolie comes to us after many years as an Executive Assistant, Office Manager and Receptionist.

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