Our Team

Together, we are a force for change. The American College of Lifestyle Medicine and our members represent the future of healthcare. Our members are united in their desire to be the tip of the spear in transforming a system of care delivery through lifestyle medicine. Our staff exists to support and serve them in this mission.

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Susan Benigas

Executive Director
Martin Tull

Martin Tull

Senior Deputy Director Senior Director of Partnerships & Strategy
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Kaitlyn Pauly, MS, RDN, DipACLM

Deputy Director of Practice Advancement & Administration
Julie Holtgrave

Julie Holtgrave, CMP

Deputy Director of Operations Senior Director of Events
Leslie Casey Circle

Leslie Casey

Senior Director of Marketing
Micaela Karlsen

Micaela Karlsen, PhD, MSPH

Senior Director of Research
Jenn Nanni

Jennifer Nanni, MBA, MEd

Senior Director of Membership
Paulina Shetty Circle

Paulina Shetty, MS, RDN, CPT, DipACLM

Senior Director of Education
Jean Tips

Jean Tips

Senior Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Richard M. Rosenfeld

Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, MBA

Director of Guidelines & Quality
Alex Branch

Alex Branch

Director of Communications
Alexis Corrigan

Alexis Corrigan, MBA

Director of Marketing
Janelle Dye

Janelle Dye, MBA

Director of Member Engagement
Kelly Freeman

Kelly Freeman, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, DipACLM

Director of Academic Advancement
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Tyler Hemmingson, MPH

Director of Health Systems Integration
Stacia Johnston

Stacia Johnston

Director of Advocacy & Health Equity
Charlotte Matthews

Charlotte Matthews, CPT, NBC-HWC

Director of Partnerships
Theresa Stephan

Theresa Stephan, EA

Director of Finance & Human Resources
Shannon Worthman Circle

Shannon Worthman, NBC-HWC

Director of Education
Cassie Goodman Circle

Cassie Diestel, MSK, MHL, CES

Associate Director of Health Systems Integration
Kara Staffier, Mph

Kara Staffier, MPH

Associate Director of Research
Dasha Ross

Dasha Ross, MCHC

Associate Director of Events & Customer Support
Katie Edmiston

Katie Edmiston

Senior Project Manager of Education
Alexandra Kees, Mph

Alexandra Kees, MPH

Senior Project Manager of Education
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Jennifer West, MS, ACSM-EP, DipACLM

Partnerships Manager
Lauree Gallion

Lauree Gallion

Special Projects Manager
Samantha Gallion

Samantha Gallion

Grants Development Manager
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Grace Gama, MS, NBC-HWC

Education Program Manager
Heather Klein

Heather Klein

Instructional Design Manager
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Shanna Mello, MS

Program Manager
Brittany Shroyer

Brittany Shroyer, MS, ACSM-EP

Social Media Manager
Monica O’neill, Ms, Nasm Cnc

Monica O’Neill, MS, NASM-CNC

Membership Support Manager
Kathy Pollard

Kathy Pollard

Research Projects Manager
Caia Ross

Caia Ross

Education Support Manager
Andrea Westmoreland

Andrea Westmoreland, MEd

Education Project Manager & CME Coordinator
Kathy Mcdarby

Kathleen McDarby

Partnerships Coordinator

Ayesha Tyagi

Marketing Coordinator
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Together, we are a force for change.

ACLM is the only medical society in the United States that offers quality education and certification to individuals dedicated to clinical and worksite practice of lifestyle medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable health care system. As a result, we are eradicating the root cause of disease by using lifestyle as a therapeutic intervention to prevent, treat, and often reverse lifestyle-related diseases. When you join ACLM, your membership delivers an exceptional return on investment:

  • Support our network of members dedicated to advancing the field of lifestyle medicine.
  • Unlimited access to clinical practice resources.
  • Annual subscription to the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
  • Scholarships, grants, and research presentations.

As a member, you are a part of the galvanized force for change. ACLM is committed to tirelessly advancing lifestyle medicine – for your benefit, our medical profession colleagues, and those we serve.

Join our network of certified clinicians.

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October 27 – 30, 2024 | Orlando & Online

Celebrating 20 years of Lifestyle Medicine

Every Fall, ACLM hosts the premier continuing education event focused on lifestyle medicine – the therapeutic dose of proper nutrition, regular physical activity, social connection, restorative sleep, stress management, and avoidance of risky substances.