Get to Know Us – Tammy Beaumont, BSN, RN, CBN

1. How did you become involved with the OAC? In 2005, I was just beginning my professional journey into the world of bariatrics. I was at my first meeting of our professional bariatric society, milling through the vendor expo, collecting information from a zillion resources, including the OAC. I...



Get to Know Us – Joe Nadglowski

1. How did you become involved with the OAC? So I’ve had the privilege of being at the OAC since nearly the very beginning. It was the three people (Robin Blackstone, MD; Chris Still, DO; and Georgeann Mallory, RD) who heard a legislator say that a patient advocacy organization...



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...



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