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.


2019 AMWA-MAC 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. Learn more about us.

Vita Washington, MS


Judith Orvos, ELS


Colleen Walacavage


Rebecca Nelson


Tom Drake, MA, CMPP

Conference Planner

Heather Gorby, PhD

Membership & Volunteer Coordinator

Vicki VanArsdale, MS

Webmaster & Email Coordinator

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.

Open Position

Regional Coordinator – Baltimore

Archana Monie

Regional Coordinator – Bethesda

Open Position

Regional Coordinator – Central Virginia

Malaika Hill

Regional Coordinator – Northern Virginia

Brittanie Smith

Regional Coordinator – Southeast 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.

2020 AMWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Spring Conference, Bethesda Marriott, Friday, March 6, 2020, Save the date!

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