Phil joined the HCAOA in January of 2014 as the new Executive Director. He serves as the chief staff executive for the HCAOA responsible for the association’s overall operations. In his 20 year career in association management, Phil has represented a number of associations with a concentration on health and disability issues. Phil most recently served as the Director of Government Relations for The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. In his spare time, Phil is a marathon runner and has completed the Marine Corps Marathon 13 times.
Director of Membership
Laura joined the HCAOA in March of 2016 as the Director of Membership. She is responsible for supervising membership operations including membership recruitment and retention efforts. She also helps develop, coordinate, and implement initiatives that attract new members, retain current members, enhance member benefits, and foster member engagement. With a master’s degree in nonprofit management, Laura has worked in the nonprofit field for the past eight years with a focus on healthcare and membership. She most recently served as the Manager of Operations for Membership & Development at the Council on Foundations. In her free time, Laura loves to travel, sing, visit museums, hike, read, and spend time with her fiancé and rescue cat and dog.
Manager, Meetings & Education
Joining the HCAOA in June of 2012, Andrea serves as the Programs and Events Coordinator. Andrea is responsible for managing the Annual Leadership Conference as well as the HCAOA Education Program. During her career as an event planner, Andrea has had the privilege of serving a variety of nonprofit organizations while working for SmithBucklin Corporation in Chicago, IL. In addition, she has also had the opportunity to serve organizations such as Eli Lilly and the NCAA. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, baking and spending time with her family.
Coordinator, Administrative Services
Joining the HCAOA in July 2014, Michelle serves as the Coordinator, Administrative Services. Michelle is responsible for a wide variety of administrative and staff support services to our departmental programs and special projects. Before joining HCAOA, Michelle served as the Office Manager for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network and prior to that she worked for the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners, Inc. In her free time she enjoys going to the dog park.