American Medical Writers Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter

AMWA's mission is to promote excellence in medical communication
and to provide educational resources in support of that goal.

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Learn about our leadership team.

Regional Groups

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Who We Are

Our members come from varied backgrounds and career levels

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter is one of 15 chapters of the American Medical Writers Association, the leading professional organization for writers, editors, and other communicators of medical information. The AMWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter includes Maryland, Virginia, DC, the southern part of Delaware, and the eastern part of West Virginia.


Leadership Team

Our goal is to provide the information and resources you need to excel in your medical writing career whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional.

Vita Washington, MS


Judith Orvos, ELS


Martin Spiering, PhD


Rebecca Nelson


Heather Gorby, PhD

Membership & Volunteer Coordinator

Vicki VanArsdale, MS


Alexandra Kadner, PhD

Social Media Manager

Regional Coordinators

Our regional coordinators host networking events for AMWA members and prospective members in the Mid-Atlantic region throughout the year.

Yazmin I. Rovira Gonzalez

Regional Coordinator – Baltimore

Debra Evans, PhD

Regional Coordinator – Bethesda

Kristin A. Roynesdal, MS

Regional Coordinator – Central Virginia

Malaika Hill

Regional Coordinator – Northern Virginia

News and Events

AMWA-MAC holds a regional conference each spring and local networking events throughout the year. We also keep you informed about medical communications and related topics.

BELS Exam Information

Are you taking the BELS exam in Durham, NC this summer? Here’s what you need to know: Date: June 15, 2019 Time: 9 am to 12 noon Location: Research Square,[…]

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Lori De Milto and Stephen W. Gutkin to Headline 2019 AMWA-MAC Regional Conference on March 8

Lori De Milto, M.J., has been helping clients attract, engage, and motivate their audiences through targeted medical content since 1997. By tapping into the power of marketing, she has had[…]

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