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MAR Advisors: Incoming and Outgoing

Posted by on September 6th, 2014 Posted in: The MAReport
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Barbara Epstein, Director

Members of MAR advisory groups are an integral part of our operations. We rely on these groups ā€“ the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), and four Special Advisory Groups (SAGs) for hospital libraries, outreach to health professionals and public health workers, consumer health, and resource and academic libraries ā€“ to inform our services and programs.

Each group has a virtual meeting every quarter, where members are updated about our activities and have the opportunity to advise us on program priorities, needs assessment, as well as planning and evaluation of our services. On occasion, we ask SAG members to assist with final review of applications for MAR funding awards. Each group has eight to ten members, who serve for three-year terms, with a MAR staff person providing liaison support for scheduling and reporting. The minutes of all meetings and membership rosters are posted on the MAR website.

We are very grateful to MAR members who volunteer their time and energy on these groups. When we began our fourth contract year in May 2014, several members of each group completed their terms and rotated off, and others stepped up to take their place. Incoming and outgoing members are listed below. If you have an interest in serving on one of the advisory groups, please let us know. This is an opportunity to have a voice in guiding our operations, and we welcome your participation!

Regional Advisory Committee

Outgoing Members

  • Tricia Ulmer, Electronic Systems Management Librarian, Geisinger Health System
  • Marie Ascher, Associate Director, User Support, Education & Research, New York Medical College
  • Micki McIntyre, Information Management Librarian, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Rowan University

Incoming Members

  • Ophelia Morey, Coordinator of Community Outreach Service, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library
  • Cynthia Robinson, Director, George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Jeff Garvey, Director of Library Services, Hunter-Rice Health Sciences Library, Samaritan Medical Center

Consumer Health SAG

Outgoing Members

  • Marilyn Jenkins, Executive Director, Allegheny County Library Association
  • Deborah Magnan, Associate Librarian, Samuel and Sandra Hekemian Medical Library, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Robert Stewart, Director, Asbury Park Public Library, Asbury Park, NJ

Incoming Members

  • Carrie Banks, Supervising Librarian, The Child’s Place for Children (and Teens) with Special Needs/Kidsmobile
  • Karen T. Parry, Manager of Information Services, East Brunswick Public Library
  • Wendy Roberts, Director, Laurel Public Library

Resource and Academic Libraries SAG

Outgoing Members

  • Barbara Cavanaugh, Associate Director of the Health Sciences Libraries and Director of the Biomedical Library, University of Pennsylvania
  • Debra Rand, Associate Dean for Library Services, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University
  • Julia Sollenberger, Associate Vice President and Director, Medical Center Libraries and Technologies, University of Rochester Medical Center

Incoming Members

  • Donna Gibson, Director of Library Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Barbara Kuchan, Interim Director, Health Sciences Libraries, Temple University
  • Sophia Sotilleo, Access Services Librarian and Assistant Professor, Langston Hughes Memorial Library, Lincoln University

Hospital Libraries SAG

Outgoing Members

  • Barbara J. Henry, Director of Medical Libraries, Lewis B. Flinn Medical Library, Christiana Hospital
  • Claire B. Joseph, Director of Medical Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital
  • Angela Thor, Medical Circuit Librarian, Central NY Library Resources Council

Incoming Members

  • William Self, Director of Health Sciences Library, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Donna Z. Soultoukis, Director of Library Services, Lourdes Health System
  • Grace Di Virgilio, Coordinator & Circuit Librarian, Hospital Library Services Program, Western New York Library Resources Council
  • Carol Cave-Davis, Director of Medical Library, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center & Coordinator of Library Services, Medisys Health Network
  • Nadine Pieniaszek, Librarian, Kent General Hospital Library, Bayhealth Medical Center

Outreach to Health Professionals and Public Health Workers SAG

Outgoing Members

  • Traci Bolander, Practice Director, Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health
  • Margaret A. Potter, Professor, Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Heath, University of Pittsburgh
  • Janet Caruso, Director of Community Education, Mental Health America-Dutchess County

Incoming Members

  • Lisa Davis, Director and Outreach Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
  • Rebecca May-Cole, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition
  • Lynne Williams, Co-Founder, Jeremiah’s Place; Executive Director, Southwest PA AHEC; Physician, Hilltop Community Health Center

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