Leadership - Board of Directors

DFWAE works in the same way as members of your own association - we accomplish more together than we can separately. Your success benefits all of us.

We are an organization created by association managers to focus on the issues that directly affect them. Those issues are your issues, too, and that makes DFWAE your organization. The leaders in DFWAE are members that volunteer their time to offer a vision and guidance for the direction of DFWAE benefits and offerings.

If you're interested in serving in a leadership capacity, let us know by email, or feel free to contact any of our Board members (listed below) or Committee Chairs for more information.

Please login and use the Member Directory to contact DFWAE Board members.

DFWAE Board of Directors
Executive Committee

Valerie Bakies-Lile, CAE
Student Osteopathic Medical Association

Darrin Scheid, CAE
American College of Emergency Physicians



Shasta Foy, CAE
NABA, Inc.


Beth Roach
American College of Osteopathic OBGYNs

Immediate Past President
Shawna Strickland, PhD, CAE
American Epilepsy Society




Melissa Ball, CAE, CMP
Innovatis Group

Douglas Laher, CAE, CMP
American Association for Respiratory Care


Keith L. Gentry, MS, CAE
American College of Emergency Physicians

  Eme Augustini

Cathey Wise, CAE
Emergency Department Practice Management Association


Greta Zeimetz, PhD, CAE,
American Association of Professional Landmen


Associate Directors

Peggy Brock,
Wiley, Inc

Leslie Shannon,
Advanced Energy United


CVB Director

Amanda Wells, CMP