Elected Officers:

President | President Elect | Immediate Past President | Secretary | Treasurer

Elected Governors:

Chair | Vice Chair | Past Chair, Ex-Officio | Governors

Carolyn Holmes | President

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Carolyn Holmes 2155 Marion Dr
Athens, GA 30606
Work: 706.354.0505

Carolyn R. Holmes is a Certified Medical Illustrator with a M.S. in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia and a B.A. in Biology from Providence College. For 26 years she has focused on creating medical illustrations to support testimony and educate juries in medical malpractice and medical personal injury litigation. Carolyn has been sole proprietor of her own medical legal illustration firm for fifteen years.

Carolyn has been volunteering in the AMI since 1990, serving on numerous committees and at regional and national meetings. She is a Fellow of the AMI, and is currently active on the Continuing Professional Education committee. Carolyn served as Secretary to the Board of Governors, was Program Chair of the 1999 AMI annual meeting, and has been a regular salon exhibitor and judge. She is past-Chair of the Continuing Ed committee, and also past-Chair of the Membership committee. She is an adjunct professor at Augusta University (the Georgia program) Department of Medical Illustration. Carolyn deeply appreciates the honor and opportunity to serve the AMI as President-elect.

Kathleen Jung | President Elect

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Kathleen Jung Photo 60Pepper Pike, OH 44124
Work: 216.595.9363

Kathleen Jung is the owner and Principal at KIJung Illustration in Cleveland, OH. Her company has produced medical and dental images for print or projection and instructive courtroom illustrations as well as fine art oil and WC paintings.

Kathleen graduated from the University of Illinois Medical Art program in 1971 and received an M.S. in Health Science Communications from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in 1980. She has been employed by Loyola University School of Medicine and Dentistry in Maywood, Illinois and by the Cleveland Clinic as their medical illustrator. In addition, Kathleen taught in the CWRU/Cleveland Institute of Art program, served as an interim chair of the program and most recently as the Course Director for the Forensic Sculpture course at CWRU.

Kathleen became an Active Professional AMI member in 1973, gained Certification (CMI) in 1993, and became a Fellow (FAMI) in 2005. She served on several committees, most notably on the Accreditation committee since 2001. Kathleen chaired the ARC-MI (a committee on Accreditation for CAAHEP and a standing committee for the AMI) since 2003. Additionally she has served two terms on the AMI Board of Governors from1999-2003, and as Director on the CAAHEP Board from 2006-2012. Kathleen is still serving as a non-board Liaison to the Committee on Perfusion.

Wendy Hiller Gee | Immediate Past President

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Krames StayWell
280 Utah Avenue, Suite 150
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Work: 650.244.4320

Wendy holds an M.A. in Medical Illustration from the University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School and a B.A. in Fine Art from San Jose State University. Her career began as a medical illustrator at Biomed Arts Associates working with Laurel Schaubert. Wendy co-owned a freelance business before joining Krames StayWell, where for the last 17 years she has been happily producing content for patient education. Currently, she is Director of Medical Illustration and Design, providing creative direction and managing a brilliant staff of medical illustrators and designers. Wendy is a Certified Medical Illustrator, a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators, and was the 2008-2009 Chair of the AMI Board of Governors. She was the recipient of the 2010 AMI Outstanding Service Award for her work in sourcing and ultimately hiring our management firm, AMR. Wendy has served in many capacities in the AMI, including Meeting Chair for the 2013 Salt Lake City meeting – but she values her for many years on the Scholarship committee and in the Mentor Program because she finds a deep well of inspiration in the talent and accomplishments of the AMI’s newer members. She is honored to serve as President.

Joan Tycko | Secretary

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Joan Tycko Photo 60Bethesda, MD
Work: 301.320.6330

Joan Tycko is a Certified Medical Illustrator and Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators.

Prior to receiving her Master of Arts in medical and biological illustration from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she received a Bachelor of Arts in molecular and cellular biology from The Johns Hopkins University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

She was named the 2004 Inez Demonet Scholar for "outstanding merit and potential in the field of medical illustration" by the Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences. She is currently the owner of two scientific illustration businesses in the Washington, D.C. area.

Scott Weldon | Treasurer

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Scott Weldon3818 Appalachian Trail
Kingwood, TX 77345
Work: 832.355.9941

Scott Weldon is a board certified medical illustrator and has been the Supervisor of Medical Illustration in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas since 2001. Beyond his specialty in cardiothoracic surgical illustration, he works with a diverse medical and scientific freelance clientele utilizing a variety of media and also enjoys creating sporting/wildlife art. Over his term on the Board, he hopes to strengthen existing and establish new relationships with other members of the AMI and the association’s strategic partners. He also looks forward to becoming engaged with an even broader cross section of the membership and learning from the diverse employment arrangements and fields of interest. As Treasurer, he is interested to learn what makes the association tick from a financial standpoint, and how that may be improved to further the Strategic Plan and solidify the association’s fiscal future.

Scott received his BFA in Graphic Design from Lamar University and his MA in Biomedical Communications from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. As an AMI member since 1999, he has won multiple awards and served in various capacities within the AMI, including: Member and then Chair of the Salon Hanging Committee, Co-Chair of an AMI Regional Event for the BodyWorlds exhibit, Co-Chair of the AMI Ethics Committee, Salon Judge, and as a Vice-Chair of the Program Committee for the Salt Lake City meeting.

Kevin Millar | Chair of the Board

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kevin millar

Kevin Millar is the Vice President of Production at INVIVO Communications Inc., a Toronto-based interactive medical agency that specializes in custom solutions for healthcare professionals, patients and sales teams. During the past 14 years at INVIVO, Kevin has been involved in the development and direction of multiple animations, patient videos, interactive modules, medical games and mobile applications.

Kevin graduated with a Master of Science in Biomedical Communications from the University of Toronto in 1999. He decided to continue his work at the university by becoming the primary medical illustrator and animator for the development of a comprehensive interactive program on functional neuroanatomy. Kevin became a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) in 2002, and gained Certification as a Medical Illustrator in 2007. He has remained active within the AMI through his participation at all but one AMI meeting in the last 8 years, his presentations, and by acting as the co-chair for the most recent annual meeting in Toronto.

Jason Sharpe | Vice Chair of the Board

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Jason SharpeI’ve enjoyed membership in the AMI since 2002 when I was BMC student at the University of Toronto. The sense of community and support I felt at those first AMI meetings helped confirm the choice I’d made to enter this unique line of work. In the years since, I’ve seen the Association and the profession evolve, adapting to changes in the industries in which we work and to technologies we use. As co-founder and President of AXS Studio, I get to experience the creative, technical and business challenges of biomedical communications up close on a daily basis. I joined the Board of Governors to add my voice and experience to help the AMI adapt to changing conditions, meet its challenges and continually improve its service to members. I’m proud to be an AMI member and to serve on the Board.

Lydia Gregg | Past Chair, Ex-Officio

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Lydia BOGLydia Gregg is an Assistant Professor and Certified Medical Illustrator in The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Division of Interventional Neuroradiology with a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. She and her husband, Fabian de Kok-Mercado, also own and operate ProAtlantal Studio, a medical illustration business. Lydia received her Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine after studying biology, scientific illustration, and figurative sculpture at the University of Michigan.

Volunteering within the AMI has been a priority throughout Lydia’s career. She has been Co-Editor in Chief, Editor in Chief, and a Column Editor for the AMI newsletter, and has been a member of multiple additional committees and task forces. She has judged the salon, presented multiple papers and organized sessions at annual meetings, co-authored a Bylaws Amendment, and was inducted as a Fellow of the AMI in 2013. Lydia is honored to serve on the AMI Board of Governors and hopes to assist our many talented leaders in keeping this association strong and adaptive to change.

Karen Bucher | Governor

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Karen Bucher is a Certified Medical Illustrator and the Senior Medical Illustrator for the weekly peer-reviewed publication Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the specialty publications of The JAMA Network. Karen is also a faculty member in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Biomedical Visualization (BVIS) graduate program and owns her own business, Bucher Illustration. She earned her BA in studio art from Indiana University and graduated from John Hopkins University’s Art as Applied to Medicine graduate program.

She is a Fellow of the AMI and has been a member or chair of numerous AMI committees including Council on Graduate Education, PR Committee, Meeting Planning Committee, and Awards Committee. She has mentored new professional members, presented at multiple meetings, contributed to the AMI’s social media plan, helped to develop the AMI's strategic goals, and even performed twice at AMI annual meetings in the AMI band. Her volunteer activities within the AMI have been extremely rewarding, and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the membership as a Governor.

Nobles Green II | Governor

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Nobles Green PhotoNobles Green II is the Library Animation Director for Nucleus Medical Media. He helps coordinate the production and quality assurance of the Nucleus Animation Library (NAL), a licensable collection of patient friendly animations that cover a multitude of medical conditions and procedures. In addition, he creates animations for a variety of healthcare advertising markets, including pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device.

Prior to joining Nucleus, Nobles earned his Masters of Science degree at Augusta University in 2005 and a Bachelors of Art at Oglethorpe University in 2003. He lives in Canton, GA with his wife and two sons.

Anneliese Lilienthal | Governor

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Anneliese LilienthalMy past volunteer activities with the AMI have been fantastic experiences and now I am excited to be serving on the board. In serving this role, I find myself especially interested in new member retention and volunteerism, in growth through increased internationalisation, in strengthening continuing education opportunities, in validating our work through empirical research and in fostering an innovative approach to business skill development. As for my background, I am a certified medical illustrator and currently working at Karolinska Institutet (KI), in Sweden, on research and communication projects related to e-learning for health professionals, within the Department for Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME). I hold master’s degrees in global health from Karolinska Institutet and medical illustration from Georgia Regents University. In Stockholm, I have been active in the innovation and entrepreneur community focusing on e-health innovation for the elderly. From 2008 to 2012, I was a producer for 3D medical animations at XVIVO Scientific Animation, where I helped develop animations, interactive programs, presentations, and static images for pharmaceuticals, medical device companies, and the general public. Through my service, I hope to become a better ambassador for our profession and capable of speaking on the breadth of value and expertise medical illustrators offer.

Betsy Weissbrod | Governor

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Weissbrod PhotoElizabeth “Betsy” Weissbrod is a certified medical illustrator for the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, at the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center of the Uniformed Services University. There she creates content for military medical education curriculum ranging from 3D animation, traditional illustration, digital 2D artwork, medical moulage, and prototyping simulators.

Betsy received her MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine in 2010. That same year, she founded Weissbrod Studios. In 2012 she completed her service as a multi-media illustrator in the United States Army Reserves. She currently serves as chair of the Artists’ Rights Committee, is a member of the Professional Guidelines Committee, and has served on several other committees since joining the AMI. In addition to art, she looks for ways to serve those around her through international and local community volunteer opportunities.