Get to Know Us – Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS

1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I became involved with the OAC through my friend and fellow Board Member Dr. Jacqueline Jacques. Dr. Jacques told me about this “fabulous” group she was involved with that was going to “make a real impact” in the obesity arena....



Get to Know Us – Chris Gallagher

1. How did you become involved with the OAC? As the lobbyist for the ASMBS, I came to know OAC President and CEO Joe Nadglowski and learn about all the passionate people who tirelessly work on a daily basis to speak up for those affected by overweight and obesity....



Get to Know Us – Jaime Fivecoat, MBA

1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I joined the OAC at one of the first public meeting presentations given by Joe. We were both presenters at an event in Celebration, Fla. Prior to the event, I had heard that the OAC was attempting to form and...



Get to Know Us – Lisa Gresco-White

1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I found out about the OAC after finding a job post listed on Craigslist. In August 2007, I interviewed with James Zervios and Kristy Kuna, got the job and the rest is history. 2. Have you personally dealt with obesity,...



Get to Know Us – Walter Medlin, MD, FACS

Get to Know Us – Walter Medlin, MD, FACS 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I became involved through my surgical society, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). We all recognized that all of those with obesity need a common place to have...



Get to Know Us – Eileen Blake

Get to Know Us – Eileen Blake 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? When I began job-searching, I was lucky enough to find a post about the Outreach Coordinator position with the OAC in the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The first...



Get to Know Us – Holly Lofton, MD

10 Questions with Holly Lofton, MD, OAC Board Member 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? During my obesity medicine fellowship at Geisinger Center for Weight Management, I picked up a copy of the OAC’s newsletter and was intrigued by the wealth of information that it provided. Soon...



Get to Know Us – Lindsay Jones

10 Questions with Lindsay Jones, OAC Marketing Manager 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I started working for the OAC in 2007 as their very first intern/admin. At the time, it was just Joe, James and Kristy and they were the ones not only running the...



Get to Know Us – Amber Huett-Garcia

10 Questions with Amber Huett-Garcia, BS, MPA, OAC Board Member 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I joined the OAC in 2009 when I was researching organizations after an infuriating news article online (well, the comments of said article). I joined the advisory board shortly after becoming...



Get to Know Us – Matt Gunther

10 Questions with Matt Gunther, OAC Graphic Designer and Multimedia Coordinator 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I was looking for a job doing media direction and the OAC provided a unique opportunity to work doing what I was looking for, while also helping people. 2....



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