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AAMSE Fundamentals: Advocacy

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Ms. Kelsey McQuaid-Craig MPA CAE |  April Troutman Donahue |  Kathleen Z. Shanley
37 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Mar 14, 2022
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To provide an introduction to the role of advocacy in advancing the strategic priorities of a medical society and its members, and to provide an overview of specific advocacy strategies and techniques for effectively engaging members



Ms. Kelsey McQuaid-Craig MPA CAE's Profile

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Director of Policy and Programs

American College of Emergency Physicians, California Chapter

Kelsey McQuaid-Craig joined California ACEP in 2012 after working on the boards of local and statewide political organizations. Kelsey served as an intern to Congressman Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) in his Yolo County district office. Prior to becoming the Director of Policy and Programs, she worked as Program Associate and Government Affairs Associate for California ACEP, maintaining the California ACEP website and social media pages, analyzing healthcare legislation, and organizing California ACEP’s annual Legislative Leadership Conference. Kelsey is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the American Association of Medical Society Executives. She is a past Chair of the CalSAE Legislative Committee. She was the Co-Chair of the AAMSE 360 Program and a member of the AAMSE Leadership Committee, Trends Task Force, and 2020 and 2021 Annual Conference Planning Committee. She is the Immediate Past President of the USC Alumni Club of Sacramento. She is a Certified Association Executive through ASAE and participated in the NextGen Association Summit in 2021. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Davis and her M.P.A. from the University of Southern California. In her "spare" time she enjoys photography, spending time with her husband and two dogs, and rooting on the 2020 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. 

April Troutman Donahue's Profile

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Executive Director

Collier County Medical Society

Kathleen Z. Shanley's Profile

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Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy