AAI Offices and Staff

Office of the Chief Executive

Loretta L. Doan, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer; 301-634-7178, envelope

Gwen V. Fortune-Blakely, M.B.A., CAE, Chief Membership & Engagement Officer; 301-634-7812, envelope

Lauren G. Gross, J.D., Chief Program & Policy Officer; 301-634-7743, envelope

Susan W. Medick, CPA, CAE, Chief Finance & Operations Officer; 301-634-7818, envelope

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

Michael W. Cuddy, M.A., Manager, Executive Office; 301-634-7779, envelope

Wendy Kelley, Office Administrator; 301-634-7178, envelope


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


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

Education, Career Development, and Awards

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

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

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

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


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

Charles Richter, Ph.D., Historian / Communications Specialist; 301-634-7832, envelope

Content Licensing and Subscriptions

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


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

Rachel Ryan, Manager, Meetings; 301-634-7920, envelope

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

Public Policy and Government Affairs

Jacob Schumacher, Director, Government Affairs; 301-634-7744, envelope

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

Information Technology

Dale Bengston, Director, IT; 301-634-7891, envelope

John Emrich, Ph.D., Operations Manager; 301-634-7941, 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:  

Catherine Wattenberg, Director of Publications
Ellen C. Fox, Ph.D., Managing Editor
Nicole Beauchamp, Ph.D., Associate Managing Editor
Adriana D. Benavides, Ph.D., Associate Managing Editor
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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