2018-2019 AHEI Board of Trustees


Executive Committee:

Chair – Dinah Goldenberg (ND) 2019
Vice-Chair – Danita Horne (MS) 2020
Secretary— KC Williams (NE) 2020
Treasurer— Kirk Doan (MO) 2019
Advisor— Mary Shuman (MO) 2018
Board of Trustees:

Karen Morris (MS) 2019
Anne Marie Hayes (IL) 2020
Barbara Savage (NC) 2020
Sarah Krolicki (WI),  2021
Lynn Moon (MI), 2021
Julie Newman (MD), 2021
Sue Ann Grecco, AMAA Sec, ex officio

Council of Advisors:

Gay Bowman
Dianne Fenyk
Barb Hanas
Pat Klettke
Jo Terry


Dinah Goldenberg, Chair

Dinah_GoldenbergDinah Goldenberg, Fargo, North Dakota grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. She received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba.  Dinah is a committed volunteer to education and health related issues.

Dinah recently completed her third four year elected term on the Fargo Public Schools Board of Education.  She has served on numerous local and state boards including the Fargo Cass Public Health Board, the North Dakota Task Force on Advanced Care Planning, the Sanford Hospital Ethics Committee, the Dakota Medical Foundation Streets Alive Steering Committee, Imagine Thriving – Mental Wellness Initiative and the Fargo Film Festival Executive Committee.  Dinah is enjoying sharing her experience and skills with the AHEI board.

Since moving to Fargo 21 years ago Dinah has been actively involved with the Alliance.  She served in several roles including District and State president,  and national director for three years. In addition she served on the AMA Foundation Board for three years.  Dinah helped establish the Carol Harding Memorial Scholarship for the North Central Regional Alliance.

Dinah and her husband Jay, a radiologist, have two sons.  In her spare time she enjoys travel, reading, pilates and spending time with family and friends.


Danita Horne, Vice Chair

Danita Horne was born in Virginia, but has spent the last 25 years in her husband’s hometown of Laurel, Mississippi. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee and worked in the field of infection control and infectious disease. After moving to Mississippi she pursued a double master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Public Health from the University of Southern Mississippi and then began a career of coordinating public health initiatives for the local hospital.

Danita devotes her time to many volunteer activities. She has served as the Fund Distribution Chair for the local United Way for 12 years and is currently serving as President. She has been a board member and committee chair for the Kiwanis Club of Laurel for 14 years, and has been involved in the children and youth ministries at her church for 16 years. Danita is a Life Member of the Laurel Junior Auxiliary. Her recent volunteer passions include being a volunteer at the Mission at the Cross, a Christian home in Laurel for men suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, and serving on the Board for Life is Hope, an organization supporting orphanages in the Port au Prince area of Haiti.

Danita has served her local Alliance as President on several different occasions. Nationally, she served on the AMA Alliance Health Promotions Committee for 2 years and has recently completed her second term as Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance President.

Her interests include travel, reading, running and scrapbooking. Danita’s husband Mark is an Internist and is a Board Member of the Mississippi State Medical Association. They have 3 children, 19 year-old twins, Kiser and Sabine who attend Ole Miss, and Fletcher who is 13 years old.

KC Williams, Secretary

KC_WilliamsFor KC Williams, healthy families are the key to thriving communities. KC has been actively involved in the Lancaster County Medical Alliance for almost 30 years. She has served in many roles on her local Alliance board including secretary, treasurer and president. KC currently serves as the Nebraska Medical Association Alliance president.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, KC now calls the capital city, Lincoln, home. She is an active volunteer at church in various capacities, including managing a small gift shop. With Bachelor’s Degree in Math, From University of Nebraska at Omaha, KC believes “better thinking through Math” is a key to problem solving in all aspects of her life. She currently sits on an advisory committee to enhance STEM curriculum at Pius X, the local catholic high school.

KC has been married to her husband Eric for 36 years. Together, they have three grown children and one grandchild. Now retired from active parenting, KC enjoys traveling, knitting, doodling, crossword puzzles and writing poems in her spare time. She is also a published author.


Kirk Doan, Treasurer

kirk_doanKirk Doan is a practicing business lawyer specializing in health law and a partner with Stinson Leonard Street LLP, a national law firm.  He represents physicians, dentists, pharmacists and medical entities around the country in a variety of legal matters, including employment, practice acquisition, physician associations, managed care and hospital contracting, ASC and critical access hospital construction, and regulatory compliance.  He has served as general counsel to the Metropolitan Medical Society of Kansas City, and on the board of the Metropolitan Medical Foundation. He has been a member of the AMA Alliance for over 25 years, and has been previously active with the Alliance on the local and state level.

As an attorney, he has a Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating and received recognition by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers in health care law, Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal, Top Lawyers by Corporate Counsel in its Annual Guide to Health Care Law, and Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Health Care Law. Kirk is a past President of the Greater Kansas City Society of Health Care Attorneys. He is also a Past President of the Lawyer’s Association of Kansas City.

He is a past chairman and board member of his church, board member of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Heart Association, board member of the International Relations Council of Kansas City, and is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor Member, and recipient of the God & Service Award from the Boy Scouts of America. Kirk has served on the staff of several national and world Scout jamborees including England in 2007 and Sweden in 2011. Kirk was the recipient of the 1978 Hammond Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement at the University of Iowa Law School. He was also a National Finalist in the 1977 Rhodes Scholarship Selections to Oxford University, England. He is a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol – U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, and is an instrument rated pilot.

Kirk is married to Laura Brown Doan, M.D., an OB/GYN in private practice in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and they have two sons. Their older son is Kent Doan, M.D., who is a resident in orthopedic surgery at Anschutz Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, and Kent is married to Sarah Doan, D.O., who is a pediatrics resident at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Their younger son, Quint Doan, was a National Merit Scholar and is currently a law student at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. Kirk is passionate about Scouting, fishing and postage stamp collecting.

Mary Shuman, Advisor
mary_shumanMary served as Missouri State Medical Association Alliance President in 2005-06. She was the AMA Alliance Legislation Chairman and AMA Council on Legislation Representative for 2 years, a Director for 2 years and on the Board Development Committee 3 times. She has been the Buchanan County Medical Archivist with Saint Joseph Museum since 2001. She served as AHEI Secretary for 2 years. This is her second year as AHEI Advisor.

She is also involved in the following community services:

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer for 23 years and BOD 10 years
  • Joseph Performing Arts Association President
  • Missouri Western State University Non-Traditional Student Scholarships Chairman
  • Missouri Western Arts Society Membership Chairman
  • Joseph Runcie Club World Affairs Chairman
  • Joseph Allied Arts Council Board of Directors
  • Joseph Women’s Press Club Treasurer

Mary and her husband, Charles Ross Shuman, a Psychiatrist, have a son Charles who also is a Psychiatrist and is married to Kristie also a Psychiatrist- ask me what I think and feel! Son Kelly is an Engineer in Portland, Oregon. Mary received her BSN from Kansas University. She enjoys traveling, reading, and writing. She participates in the U.S. Department’s ‘People to People’ Program. She recently was a delegate to Cuba.



Anne Marie Hayes

Anne Marie Hayes is from Rockford, IL. Married to Richard Hayes, Cardiologist, for nearly 30 years with 2 daughters, Emily and Laura. Her work experience includes managing an employment agency in Chicago, heading a human resources office for a division of Alcoa, and running a Catholic Charities Emergency Services facility.

Her volunteering has involved chairing annual hospital fundraising events, co-chairing a fundraising campaign for the local Catholic high school, running a food pantry, member of a Chicago Food Bank Board, and served on multiple Catholic diocesan committees.

Anne Marie has served as county alliance president, Illinois State President, as well as other county/state alliance positions, and council member for ISMS Medical Services. For the AMA Alliance, she has been on the Annual Meeting Committee, Board Development and Membership Committees.


Sarah Krolicki (WI)
Sarah_KrolickiSarah Krolicki, of Wausau, WI, has been involved with various medical societies and Auxiliaries/Alliances at the local, state and national level since 1990. She served as the Wisconsin Medical Society Alliance President and the WMS Board of Directors for three years and is currently in her second term on the WMS Foundation Board. Previously, Sarah served on the Board Development Committee and Elections Committee of the American Medical Association Alliance.

Since moving to Wausau in 1999, Sarah has served the Marathon County Medical Society Alliance for six years as President, Vice President, Secretary and has chaired and co-chaired many committees and events during her time in Wausau. She began her life of service and volunteerism with the Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary in 1990.

Outside of volunteering at medical organizations, Sarah enjoys being a Personal Sylist for the made-to-measure menswear brand J.Hilburn. Since April 2016, she has helped suit dozens of men to look their best!

She and her husband, Tad Krolicki, a Vitreoretinal Surgeon with the Eye Clinic of Wisconsin, have four children and two sons-in-law. In her free time, Sarah loves to read, travel, visit her children, and golf at her local course, the Wausau Country Club, where she also serves on the Board.


Lynn Moon (MI)

Lynn_MoonLynn has been a Registered Nurse since 1977, with a BSN from Northern Michigan University. She received her JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1991, and practiced law for 17 years, focusing on insurance defense, health provider employment contracts and licensure issues, before “retiring”. For the past 20 years, Lynn has been very involved with non-profit organizations, where she provides pro bono legal assistance. She occasionally speaks at conferences and seminars about legal issues for health care providers and presented at the 2011 AMAA North Central Region Conference. She held an adjunct faculty position at Northern Michigan University 1995 – 2002, in the MBA for Healthcare program.

In addition to offering legal services and volunteering at Girl Scout camp every summer, Lynn has participated in a number of Boards. She is Past President of MSMSA, Marquette-Alger County MSA, Marquette General Hospital Volunteers, and 4C’s of the U.P.. She also served on the Peter White Library Board for 10 years. Lynn has held many leadership positions, including Northwest Regional Director of MSMSA 2008-2010 and 2013-2014, Chair of MSMSA Planning and Development Committee, Health Promotion Co-Chair and Newsletter Chair of Marquette-Alger County MSA, a member of the Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes Board and Board Development Committee and Vice-President of National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation. She was elected to AMAA Board Development Committee for 2011. Lynn belongs to the Michigan Bar Association and GSUSA. She currently serves on the BC/BS Foundation Community Advisory Committee for the U.P.

In her spare time, Lynn participates in three book clubs (including one with Alliance members) enjoys backpacking and camping, kayaking, snow shoeing, mountain biking, and loves to travel. She is married to Donald Snowdon, who retired from the practice of emergency medicine in 2007, and they live in Marquette, Michigan. She has one daughter, Lissa, who lives in Atlanta, and a step-daughter, Vanessa, who lives in Florida with her husband Adam and two adorable grandchildren, Andy and Eric.



Karen Morris


Karen Morris resides in Madison, Mississippi. She is a graduate of Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication.  She is the director of Ideal You at Medical Associates of Vicksburg, an authorized Ideal Protein clinic.

Karen has served as a volunteer in many organizations, including the National Beta Club, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra League, South Mississippi Medical Alliance-Hattiesburg, MS Unit, Central Medical Society Alliance-Jackson, MS, Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance, American Medical Association Alliance, and the Southern Medical Association Alliance. Karen is a Life Member of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. and is currently serving as President of the Jackson Academy Showtime Show Choir.

She has served in several capacities in the Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance, including local President and state President. She continues to serve on the state Alliance board in an advisory role. Karen has served in the American Medical Association Alliance as a member of the Nominating Committee, Election Committee, AMA Foundation Committee, and Membership Committee. Karen served as President of the Southern Medical Association Alliance 2014-2015.  She was awarded Mississippi’s Alliance Member of the Year for 2017.

Karen is a singer and enjoys using her talent for community events, talent coaching, and leading worship at her church, First Baptist Church of Jackson, MS. Karen has been married to Dr. Jeffrey A. Morris since 1994. He is an internist and also serves as Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Mississippi State Medical Association. They have three daughters: Meredith. a senior Graphic Design major at Mississippi State University; Leslie, a sophomore Psychology major at Mississippi State University; and, Gretchen, an 8th grader at Jackson Academy.


Julie Newman (MD)

julie_newmanJulie Newman is a past president (2015-16) of the AMA Alliance. She has served in multiple capacities in the organization over the years, including president of the Prince William County (VA) Medical Society Alliance, the Wake County (NC) Medical Society Alliance, and the North Carolina Medical Society Alliance for 2 years.

After residing in the Raleigh, NC area for 14 years, Julie now lives in Phoenix, MD with her husband Jack, a cardiologist affectionately called Dr. Frankenspine, her beloved Labradoodles Archie and Benji, and sweet cats Corky and Dexter. She’s also mom to Hannah, a super independent 27 year old currently working in Washington DC, and Matthew, a super smart future physician, also residing in Washington DC as he attends George Washington University School of Medicine.


Barbara Savage

BarbSavageBarbara Savage, of Apex, NC received her BS in Medical Technology from SUNY Buffalo. Following graduation she received her certification, MT(ASCP).

She has served on the Alliance Boards of three states, New York, Iowa and North Carolina. She was president of the Iowa Medical Society Alliance (IMSA) in 2001. She then served on the AMA Alliance for seven years. Positions included Health Promotions Chair, Bylaws Chair Director for 3 years and two years on the Board Development Committee.

When the AMA Foundation offered a Train the Trainer(TOT) program in Health Literacy she was accepted into the first training session. Following the TOT she along with other IMSA members, took their Health Literacy program to many Medical Societies and Alliances across the country. She then worked as a consultant to Iowa Health System where she co-authored, Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change.

Barbara is now spearheading the Opioid Epidemic Uncovered: Finding the Prescription for Recovery for the North Carolina Medical Society Alliance and the Wake County Medical Society Alliance in partnership with the Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh.

Barbara is an avid golfer, a member of the Devils Ridge Golf Club Board of Directors and co-chairs the Devils Ridge Pretty in Pink Golf Tournament, raising over $125,000 in the last three years for under and uninsured breast cancer patients needs.

Barbara and her husband, Dick, a retired Pathologist have two daughters and one granddaughter. The older daughter is an engineer, the younger has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and is employed in pharmaceutical advertising.

If Barbara can find some spare time she not only loves golf, but also loves to travel.


Sue Ann Greco, AMA Alliance Representative

Sue Ann Greco currently serves on the AMA Alliance Board of Directors as secretary. She is a former editor of the Alliance in Motion magazine and chaired the Marketing and Membership Committee.

Sue Ann has served as president of the Missouri State Medical Association Alliance and the Saint Louis Metropolitan Medical Society Alliance, where she is again serving as co-president this year.

Sue Ann has been active in the healthcare field for 40 years. She earned both a BSN and MSN and completed several post-graduate courses in Health Care Administration and Legal Studies. She is currently the Practice Manager for her husband, Dr. Thomas J. Greco. Sue Ann and her husband have raised four daughters, Marissa, Lizzie, Tori and Ali, who are all thriving in their chosen fields. None went into the medical fields, but that’s okay. They have all participated in helping Sue Ann raise funds for the Missouri State Medical Foundation and the Missouri Alliance Scholarship Fund.



Executive Director- Patricia H. Troy
PHTPhotoPatricia Troy, CAE, is President of Next Wave Group, LLC, an association management firm, and has more than twenty years of experience as an association executive. Her clients include local, regional, state, national and international organizations. Next Wave Group has operated virtually since 2006.Ms. Troy holds a B.S. and a M.Ed. from Auburn University, a CASE degree from Loyola University in Baltimore, and is a graduate of the Institute of Organization Management. She is the author of Flex: The Virtual Office Advantage. Ms. Troy is also the ASAE Certified Association Executive.The recipient of numerous honors, Pat was named one of the “Top Ten Women in Business” by the American Business Women’s Association and has been one of “Maryland’s Top 100 Women” three times.  In 1980 she and three other educators co-founded an independent elementary school.Pat and her husband, Stephen, live in Arnold, near Annapolis, Maryland.