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MAR Announces Our New Committee Members

MAR is pleased to announce that we have set-up our new advisory structure that will consist of a Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) and four Special Advisory Groups (SAGs).  The committees and their members are listed below:

Regional Advisory Committee (consisting of 4 Special Advisory Group Chairs, 4 MLA Chapter representatives and 2 At-Large representatives)

  • Marie Ascher, Associate Director, User Support, Education & Research, New York Medical College
  • Donna Berryman, Assistant Director, Education and Information, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Aileen McCrillis, Research Librarian, New York University Health Sciences Libraries, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Micki McIntyre, Healthy NJ Coordinator, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Health Science Library
  • Joanne Muellenbach, Director, Medical Library, The Commonwealth Medical College
  • Jenny Pierce, Public Services Librarian, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Health Science Library
  • Neil Rambo, Director, Health Sciences Libraries and Knowledge Informatics; Library Director of the Ehrman Medical Library, New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Melissa Ratajeski, Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
  • Maura Sostack, Manager, Medical Librarian, Virtua Health
  • Patricia Ulmer, Community Health Librarian, Geisinger Health System

Ex Officio

  • Barbara Epstein, Director, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
  • Renae Barger, Executive Director, NN/LM MAR

Special Advisory Groups

Outreach to Health Professionals and Public Health Workers

  • Chair:  Micki McIntyre, Healthy NJ Coordinator, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Health Science Library
  • Traci Bolander, Practice Director, Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health
  • Janet Caruso, Director, Community Education, Mental Health America of Dutchess County, NY
  • Barbara Folb, Public Health Informationist / Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jeff Garvey, Director of Library Services, Hunter-Rice Health Sciences Library, Samaritan Medical Center
  • Maggie Potter, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice; Director, Center for Public Health Practice; and Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
  • Christine Schuyler, Commissioner of Human Services, Chautauqua County, NY
  • Shelly Warwick, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Health Outcomes and Director of Library and Information Services, Touro-Harlem Medical Library

Ex Officio

  • Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Consumer Health

  • Chair:  Patricia Ulmer, Community Health Librarian, Geisinger Health System
  • Bonnie Anton, Project Manager, eRecord/Patient Educator, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)—St. Margaret Hospital
  • Joy Conti, Manager and Parish/Congregational Nurse, UPMC Mercy Hospital and Hill Top Health Ministry Consortium
  • Debby Emerson, Executive Director, Central NY Library Resources Council
  • Marilyn Jenkins, Executive Director, Allegheny County Library Association
  • Deborah Magnan, Associate Librarian, Samuel and Sandra Hekemian Medical Library, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Ophelia Morey, Coordinator of Community Outreach Service, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library
  • Robert Stewart, Director, Asbury Park Public Library, Asbury Park, NJ

Ex Officio

  • Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Hospital Libraries

  • Chair:  Maura Sostack, Manager, Medical Librarian, Virtua Health
  • Helen Ann Brown Epstein, Head, Education and Outreach, Weill Cornell Medical Library Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Tami Hartzell, Clinical and Translational Science Librarian, Rochester General Hospital
  • Barbara Henry, Community Health Librarian, Christiana Care Health System
  • Claire Joseph, Director, Redish Medical Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital
  • Joan Napolitano, Manager, Hospital Library Services Program, Metropolitan New York Library Council
  • Priscilla Stephenson, Chief, Library Service/Medical Media, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
  • Angela Thor, Medical Circuit Librarian, Central New York Library Resources Council

Ex Officio

  • Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Resource and Academic Libraries

  • Chair:  Marie Ascher, Associate Director, User Support, Education & Research, New York Medical College
  • Barbara Cavanaugh, Director, Biomedical Library; Associate Director, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
  • David Nolfi, Health Sciences Librarian, Duquesne University
  • Debra Rand, Assistant Dean and Director for Health Sciences Libraries, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, North Shore-LIJ Health System
  • Cynthia Robinson, Director, George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Neil Romanosky, Assistant Director for Administration, NYU Health Sciences Libraries
  • Julia Sollenberger, Associate Vice President and Director, Medical Center Libraries and Technologies, University of Rochester
  • Gloria Wilson, Reference/Health Sciences Librarian, Library Learning Center, Long Island University—Brooklyn

Ex Officio

  • Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

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