Our Staff


Chief Executive Officer

Lee Grossman, CAE

Lee is a nationally known patient and disability advocate and serves on numerous government committees and not-for-profit Boards.  He owned his own firm for 25 years in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he served as a consultant to the medical industry. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Advance Enterprises, a global consulting firm in Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Grossman spent 10 years at the Autism Society of America (ASA), where he served as Chair of the Board of Directors and later President and CEO. He also served as Interim CEO of the International Dyslexia Association and has overseen international and national projects to improve service delivery and health care.

Grossman attended college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, completing his senior year at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii, and earning his Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration. He has a Master's in Leadership from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE).


Director of Professional Development & JAVA Editor

Lois Davis RN, MSN, VA-BC™

Lois is employed by the Association for Vascular Access as the Director of Professional Development and Editor of JAVA, AVA's scientific journal. She is also the program director of the Vascular Access Certification Corporation. Lois received her bachelors degree in nursing from Boston University and Masters Degree in Nursing administration from the University of Phoenix. Lois' background includes over 30 years as a registered nurse with more than 20 years involved in vascular access as a clinician, educator, and manager. In addition to her acute care experience she has a strong homecare background. She established 2 homecare agencies, worked as a Director of Nursing for a home infusion pharmacy, and worked as a clinical nurse specialist for several manufacturers of vascular access products. Lois is a recognized speaker and is involved in various local and national professional organizations.


Director of Operations

Tonya Hutchison

Tonya has been with AVA since 1998.  She manages the day to day operations of the association.  She provides support to the D-Team, and the Nominating Committee, as well as she is the direct contact to AVA's Corporate Members.  Tonya provides support to the CEO and Board of Directors to carry out the mission and strategic plan of AVA.


Director of Finance

Lory Schantz

Lory handles all aspects of AVA's financial processes including:  budget preparation and analysis, audit and tax functions, investments, depreciation, payroll, A/P, A/R, etc.  As Director of Finance, it is her responsibility to ensure that AVA is compliant with all issues related to finance.  She consults with executive leadership related to staff adherence to all AVA financial policies, and, as needed, participates in cost analyses with other directors.  In addition, she coordinates, analyzes and reports on financial performance to leadership and to the Board of Directors.  She works closely with the Treasurer.


Membership & Network Program Manager

Cindy Anderton

Cindy has been with AVA since January 2012.  She is responsible for program development of AVA networks while supporting AVA’s strategic plan by working with the CEO, committees and AVA Board.  Cindy is also the staff liaison to the Membership Committee as well as AVA's Special Interest Groups. 

Cindy has 20+ years of business management and customer service experience.  She has served in many capacities including Business Manager, Marketing Coordinator, Customer Service Manager, and Executive Assistant.


Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Livsey

Jennifer is an integral part of the AVA team.  She 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.  Jennifer provides administrative support to all AVA staff members.