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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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.


2020 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.

Judith Orvos, ELS


Vita Washington, MS

Immediate Past President

Colleen Walacavage


Rebecca Nelson


Gelu Dobrescu, MT, MS

Conference Committee Co-Chair

Marielle Fares, PharmD, BCGP

Membership & Volunteer Coordinator, Conference Committee Co-Chair

Vicki VanArsdale, MS

Webmaster & Social Media Specialist

Regional Coordinators

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

Twilla Zirkle

Regional Coordinator – Baltimore

Archana Monie

Regional Coordinator – Bethesda

Antonia C. Perez, PhD

Regional Coordinator – Central Virginia

Malaika Hill

Regional Coordinator – Northern Virginia

Brittanie Smith

Regional Coordinator – Southeast Virginia

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.