AAI Offices and Staff

Office of the Executive Director

M. Michele Hogan, Ph.D., CEO; 301-634-7178, envelope

Interim Leadership Team
Bethany Coulter, M.A.
Mary T. Litzinger, Ph.D.
Lauren G. Gross, J.D., Chair
Catherine Wattenberg
Maria Zavarello, CPA, CGMA

Bryna E. Burrell, Ph.D., Senior Scientist; 301-634-7824, envelope

Andrea Thomas, Administrative Manager; 301-634-7230,

Dale Bengston, Webmaster; 301-634-7891,


For financial and accounting matters, please contact:

Maria Zavarello, CPA, CGMA, CFO; 301-634-7818, envelope

Vivian Chin, Senior Accountant; 301-634-7830, envelope

Chhanda Das, Accounting Assistant; 301-634-7784, envelope

History and Archives

For inquiries regarding issues of historic interest about AAI, The Journal of Immunology, AAI members, or the field of immunology, please contact:

John Emrich, Ph.D., Historian/Archivist; 301-634-7941, envelope

Charles Richter, Ph.D., Assistant Historian; 301-634-7832, envelope


For inquiries on becoming a member, renewing a membership, member benefits, or purchasing a mailing list or optional journals, please contact:

Jennifer J. Woods, Membership Manager; 301-634-7195, envelope

Kathy Croft, Membership Services Assistant; 301-634-7822, envelope

Career Development and Awards

For information about AAI courses, awards or travel grants, or other career development programs, please contact:

Mary T. Litzinger, Ph.D., Director of Educational and Career Development; 301-634-7820, envelope

Ericka Ochoa, M.B.A., Manager of Educational and Career Development Programs; 301-634-7826, envelope

Curtis Bengston, Program Assistant and Database Specialist; 301-634-7816, envelope


For newsletter inquiries, newsworthy information for or regarding AAI members, job postings, or media inquiries, please contact:

Bethany Coulter, M.A., Director of Communications; 301-634-7831, envelope

Shelby Giles, Senior Communications Specialist; 301-634-7184, envelope

Michael W. Cuddy, M.A., AAI Executive Assistant/Association Publications; 301-634-7779, envelope

Content Licensing and Subscriptions

For inquiries regarding subscriptions to The Journal of Immunology, please contact:

Caroline Lacey, Manager, Content Licensing and Subscriptions Sales; 301-634-7821, envelope


For inquiries regarding the AAI Annual Meeting or AAI Summer Courses, please contact:

Gale Q. Guerrieri, CMP, Senior Meetings Manager; 301-634-7399, envelope

Trina Eacho, Meetings Coordinator; 301-634-7920, envelope

Caroline Lacey, CEM, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales Manager; 301-634-7821, envelope

Public Policy and Government Affairs

For inquiries about legislative and regulatory issues, position statements, policy reports and the AAI Public Policy Fellows Program, please contact:

Lauren G. Gross, J.D., Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs; 301-634-7743, envelope

Jacob Schumacher, Senior Manager, Science Policy and Legislative Affairs; 301-634-7744, envelope

Emily Kansler, Ph.D., Science Policy Analyst; 301-634-7745, envelope

Editorial Office of The Journal of Immunology and ImmunoHorizons

Please direct all inquiries regarding the submission of a manuscript or the status of a manuscript in process to:  

Executive Management
Catherine Wattenberg, Director of Publications
M. Michele Hogan, Ph.D., Executive Editor

Science Management
Emilia C. Arturo, Ph.D., Senior Science Coordinator
Nicole Beauchamp, Ph.D., Science Associate
Marissa C. Locke, Ph.D., Science Associate

Editorial Assistance
Karen Chung O, Senior Editorial Assistant
Hanh Wong, Senior Editorial Assistant

Editorial Support and Production
Joanne McCulloch, Journal Operations Manager
Kimberly Thorpe, Online Journal Specialist

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Executive Office

The American Association of Immunologists
1451 Rockville Pike, Suite 650
Rockville, MD 20852
301-634-7178 (phone)
301-634-7887 (fax)

Editorial Office

The Journal of Immunology
1451 Rockville Pike, Suite 650
Rockville, MD 20852
301-634-7197 (phone)
301-634-7829 (fax)

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