If you have any questions about th 2019 Annual Meeting, or the various submission and nomination deadlines or procedures, please contact the following: 


Steve Leigh (Vice President and Scientific Program Chair), [email protected]

  • For questions regarding the submission of the symposium or workshop proposals, abstracts, or registration
  • To request meeting room space for an event
  • If you are an international participant requesting a letter of invitation or certificate of participation
  • If you really want to bother someone and can’t figure out who it should be


Lori Strong (Burk and Associates, Logistics), [email protected]

  • For meeting logistical questions, housing questions or if you need a meeting room contact
  • If you are a student member and are interested in volunteering at the meeting


 Mary Lou Scarbrough (Burk and Associates, Registration), [email protected]

  • For Registration questions 


Heide Rohland (Burk and Associates Membership Liaison), [email protected] 

  • If you can’t log in to the AAPA membership page or retrieve your membership credentials


Rachel Caspari (Treasurer), [email protected] 

  • If you require an additional receipt or notification from your registration 

Graciela Cabana (Secretary), [email protected]

  • If you are bringing a child to the meetings and would like a complementary name tag for him/her

Denise Su and Yohannes Haile-Selassie (Local Arrangements Committee co-Chairs),  [email protected], [email protected]  

  • Questions about Cleveland, including the conference hotel and local attractions, including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History


Leslie Aiello (President), [email protected]

  • If you have ideas for programs, panels, or initiatives for AAPA 
  • If you want more information about our student and mentee initiatives 


Anne Grauer (President Elect), [email protected]

  • If you are interested in nominating someone to the Executive Committee 
  • If you are interested in applying to become a Student Liaison to the Executive Committee

Susan Antón (Chair, Committee on Diversity), [email protected]

  • If you are interested in applying for the Committee on Diversity (COD) IDEAS program and have questions regarding your application


Christina Torres-Rouff (Executive Committee Member), [email protected], or Kimberly Congdon (Early Career Liaison to the Executive Committee), [email protected]  

  • If you are interested in applying for the Student Presentation Award Competition
  • If you have questions about the Pollitzer prize
  • If you are interested in information about the position of Early Career Liaison to the Executive Committee


Nate Dominy (Executive Committee Member)[email protected]

  • For questions regarding the Career Development activities at the meeting,
  • If you are interested in applying to become the Early Career Liaison to the Executive Committee,
  • For questions regarding AAPA Professional Development Grants


Robin Nelson (Executive Committee Member), [email protected]   

  • If you are nominating someone for the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award or the Gabriel W. Lasker Service Award


Natalie Laudicina (Student Liaison to the Executive Committee), [email protected]

  • Information on the Student Committee 
  • Information about the position of Student Liaison to the Executive Committee 


The AAPA Auction Committee

  • If you have donations, ideas, or questions regarding the AAPA silent and live Auction 


Briana Pobiner, [email protected]  

  • If you are interested in helping the Education Committee and Teacher Training Workshok


Cara Wall-Scheffler, [email protected] 

  • If you are an undergraduate student who has questions about the Committee on Diversity Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • If you are a graduate student who is interested in abstract review and undergraduate mentoring 

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