Greetings AMGO Members:
I am honored to serve as your President for the upcoming year. Our AMGO organization provides the opportunity to connect administrators from across the country who are leading the future of Women’s Healthcare with the following objectives:
➢ To promote the concept of professional management
➢ To provide a forum for discussion of management problems
➢ To provide a mechanism for exchange of information
➢ To interact with other academic organizations in accomplishing these goals
As an update, here is the outcome of the officer elections held on Monday April 29th, 2019 at our business meeting as part of the 43rd annual AMGO meeting held in San Antonio, Texas:
President‐Elect: Kara Mulligan, University of Wisconsin
Vice President: Krista Hollinger, University of California-Irvine
Treasurer: Joe English, Duke University
Secretary: Jody Yeh, Medical University of South Carolina
Continuing to Serve (not up for election):
Immediate Past President: Rick Blum, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Director-at-Large: Gail Kelly, University of Minnesota
As usual, we received many accolades from everyone that attended the conference in San Antonio, and we are hopeful that you will be back in 2020! We received a record 38 Survey Monkey responses, and appreciate all of the comments and suggestions. These will assist the
2020 Program Committee with their planning. The meeting will be held in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, at the beautiful Viceroy Hotel, April 26th‐April 29th, 2020.
The Viceroy Hotel, Chicago
I am pleased to announce that Pam Funke, University of Iowa, and Shelley Opilla, University of South Florida, have agreed to Co‐Chair the annual meeting Program Committee. I look forward to working with this distinguished group of AMGO colleagues who will be planning our 2020 conference:
Valerie Brown, Stanford University School of Medicine
I want to send a huge shout out and “Thank You” to all who contributed to the successful meeting in San Antonio, especially to Joe English and Jody Yeh who Co‐Chaired the 2019 conference. Their Program Committee consisted of Rick Blum, Shannon Dreier, Meg Ferris, Pam Funke, Dale Geerdes, Jodi Harris, Erika Lindley, Mike Morales, Angie Rinehart, Kirstin Runa and Melissa Schuermann. We had 50 members attend, 9 of which were first‐time attendees. Wasn’t Heather Woody fabulous? I don’t know about all of you, but I have already used what I learned about effectively confronting conflict, and boy did it feel good!
As a reminder, if you know of a peer who is not a member, please help by encouraging them to reach out to us. They can contact any of our directors, firstname.lastname@example.org, 858‐249‐1201. The more members we have, the better for all of us in order to hear perspectives from around the country. Please be sure to let prospective members know that first year dues are not payable until the next calendar year, a savings of $300.
Lastly, I want to thank Rick Blum for his excellent governance of our association over the past year. Rick always leads with professionalism, and humor-two valuable assets to have in the workplace!
Thank you all!
Director, Clinical Data & Management and Patient Client Services
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
University of California, San Diego
AMGO Board of Directors 2019