Our Staff
   

ramzy@avainfo.org 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

RAMZY NASRALLAH

Ramzy joined AVA in 2017 as Chief Executive Officer after 14 years at Johnson & Johnson in both its pharmaceutical and medical device businesses. He has extensive experience and understanding of the critical issues and opportunities surrounding vascular access and healthcare delivery in America and abroad. Ramzy leads the mission and strategic plan for both AVA as well as the AVA Foundation.
   
 

thutchison@avainfo.org 

 

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

TONYA HUTCHISON

Tonya has been with AVA since 1998.  She is a constant support to the Board of Directors as she manages the day to day operations of the association and works closely with AVA’s high-preforming cross-functional team to create operational processes and frameworks that support the accelerated growth of AVA.


canderton@avainfo.org

Director of Affiliates

Cindy Anderton

Cindy has been with AVA since January 2012.  She is responsible for program development of the AVA networks and oversees implementation and development of AVA's Special Interest Groups.   Cindy works with the CEO, COO, Board and committees to ensure our affiliates support AVA’s strategic plan.

Cindy has 20+ years of customer service and project management experience.  She brings experience in customer service, marketing, business management and is known for being a great resource to our volunteer leaders.


 

bgore@avainfo.org  

Director of Outreach

BETH GORE

Beth is a National Patient Advocate with a background in Training, Communications and Business. In her new role, her emphasis will be on providing AVA internal plus external communications by partnering and collaborating with other organizations to help provide safe vascular access. Beth is heading up the Patient Education and Advocacy Committee. 

She is a sought after Keynote speaker throughout the healthcare continuum. Beth came to AVA initially because of her youngest son, Manny, who lives with a central line. Her personal mission statement is, "Speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves."


 

eseger@avainfo.org  

 

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS / JAVA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

ERIC SEGER

Joining the team in 2017, Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Association for Vascular Access and Director of Communications for AVA. He oversees content for JAVA and E-VAN, recruits researchers and reviews their submissions for publication and also manages the AVA social media strategy. Contact Eric with inquiries about publishing your work in JAVA or E-VAN.
 
Eric received his BS in Journalism from Ohio State University. An editor by trade, he brings experience in online and newspaper publishing, copy editing and writing.
 

 

ktornow@avainfo.org  

DIRECTOR OF Finance

Katie Tornow

Katie joined AVA in early 2018 as the Director of Finance. She brings 10 years of non-profit accounting and management experience from an association and member focus lens. Katie handles many aspects of AVA’s finances such as budget preparation, forecasting, audit management, financial and cost analysis and many other areas in order to support the mission and strategic direction of AVA.
 

 

lschantz@avainfo.org  

FINANCIAL SPECIALIST

LORY SCHANTZ

Lory assists the Financial Director with all aspects of AVA's financial processes including: budget preparation and analysis, audit and tax functions,investments, depreciation, payroll, A/P, A/R, etc.


 

jlivsey@avainfo.org 

Member Services Coordinator

Jennifer Livsey

Jennifer joined the AVA team in 2014. She is the database administrator and manages the online store.  Feel free to contact her if you are interested in joining AVA, purchasing a product, or want more information about member benefits. Jennifer also provides administrative support to all AVA staff members and serves as staff liaison to the Membership Committee.  

Jennifer received her BS degrees in Sociology and Public Relations from Utah State University.  She brings experience in journalism, copy editing, desktop publishing, and customer service.