About Us


AOFAS Staff

 

AOFAS Headquarters Office
9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 220
Rosemont, IL 60018-4975
Phone: 800-235-4855 or +1-847-698-4654 (outside US)
Fax: 847-692-3315

Executive Office

Oversees AOFAS leadership, operations, strategic initiatives, and governance

Elaine Leighton

Elaine Leighton, MPH, CAE
Executive Director

 

Pat Heiberger

Pat Heiberger
Executive Assistant and Governance Coordinator

 

Education

Develops and delivers in-person and virtual continuing education programs, resident/fellow programs, podcasts, and online learning resources, and supports the Fellowship Match

 

Alena Frey

Alena Frey, CMP
Director of Education and Meetings

 

Wendy Carranza

Wendy Carranza, CMP
Meetings Manager

 

Julie Glosson

Julie Glosson
Education Manager

 

William Livingston

William Livingston
Fellowship and Resident Education Manager

 

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore
Digital Education Manager

 

Membership, Marketing, and Communications

Manages membership applications, benefits, dues, and inquiries, FAI subscriptions, member programs, and communication to AOFAS members and the public

 

Jessica Dornfeld

Jessica Dornfeld
Director of Marketing and Membership

 

Krista Stewart

Krista Stewart
Membership Manager

 

Katlyn Froslan

Katlyn Froslan
Program Manager

 

Nathaniel Kier

Nathaniel Kier
Membership Senior Specialist

 

Christie Petrucci

Christie Petrucci
Marketing and Communications Senior Specialist

 

Research and Health Policy

Oversees research grants, evidence-based medicine, position statements, and scientific journals

 

Hazel Oreluk

Hazel Oreluk, MA
Director of Research

 

Shera Palmer Cook

Shera Palmer Cook, MA
FAI/FAO Managing Editor

 

 

Administration

Manages financial operations and technical infrastructure

 

Natasha Roman

Natasha Gonzalez, MA
Finance and IT Senior Manager

 

Development

Leads fundraising and stewardship for the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation

 

Cathy Powers, CAE

Cathy Powers, CAE
Development Senior Manager

 

Contractors

 

Debbie Whalen

Debbie Whalen
Exhibit Services