Phil Bongiorno 

Executive Director

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 14 times.





Anita Douglas

Manager, Member Services

Anita joined HCAOA as the Manager of Member Services in July of 2018. She serves as the primary contact to HCAOA members. Anita has had the privilege of serving a variety of nonprofit associations while working as a membership consultant for Sterling, Inc. She also worked for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Anita has fourteen years of association experience. In her free time Anita likes to travel, spend time with family and help homeless individuals and families.





Andrea Liford-Martinez

Manager, Meetings & Education

Joining the HCAOA in June of 2012, Andrea serves as the Programs and Events Manager. 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.





Nataly Schwartz

Manager, Chapter Services

Nataly joined HCAOA in July of 2016 as the Manager of Chapter Services. She serves as the primary liaison to HCAOA state chapters. Nataly oversees all business functions of the chapters including chapter operations, financial management, membership development and advocacy. Nataly has a master’s degree in nonprofit and association management and an MBA. She has worked in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors focusing on committee and chapter management. Most recently, Nataly was the Director Consultant for the DC chapters of Business Networking International. In her spare time Nataly likes to travel, read and spend time with her rescue dog Lucky.