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....



Get to Know Us – Melinda Watman

10 Questions with Melinda J. Watman, BSN, MSN, CNM, MBA, OAC Board Member 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I learned of the OAC at a TOS Annual Meeting and subsequently attended the first OAC Annual Conference. I met Ted Kyle and the rest is history! 2....



Get to Know Us – Dr. Jacques

10 Questions with Jacqueline Jacques, ND, OAC Board Member 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I think it’s been so long that it’s not fair for me to have to remember this! Actually, I started out on the advisory board and writing for the newsletter before there...



Get to Know Us – James Zervios

10 Questions with James Zervios, OAC Director of Communications 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I became involved with the OAC when Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO, offered me the position of Director of Communications in 2005. I previously worked with Joe and Kristy Kuna...



Get to Know Us – Kim Zahradnik

10 Questions with Kim Zahradnik, OAC Office Assistant 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I became involved with the OAC through Joe. He trains with my boyfriend John for the last several years. About a year and a half ago he asked if I would be interested...



Get to Know Us – Georgeann Mallory, RD

10 Questions with Georgeann Mallory, RD, OAC Board Member 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and Ethicon were working together on a project to start a patient advocacy organization.  A professor from the Kellogg School of Management...



Get to Know Us – Kristy Kuna

10 Questions with Kristy Kuna, OAC Director of Programs and Membership 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I have spent the past 12 years working in the non-profit world, previously serving as Program Manager with a non-profit patient advocacy organization in kidney disease. I worked under...



Get to Know Us – Pam Davis, RN, BSN

10 Questions with Pam Davis, RN, BSN, CBN, OAC Board Member 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I began my career in bariatrics in 2004 and a friend of mine mentioned an organization she had heard was being developed to assist individuals affected by obesity. She...



Get to Know Us – Robert Kushner, MD

10 Questions with Robert Kushner, MD, OAC Board Member 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I was invited to join the board by the current chair, Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA. I jumped at the chance. By working with the OAC, it gave me the opportunity to...



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