Staff Profiles

Senior Leadership

Barbara Berci, Founder and ChairmanSallie L. Matthews, President and CEOJason Levine, Vice President Information TechnologyChristina Kasendorf, Vice President, Association ManagementDale Dullabaun, Director of Finance and AccountingCarla Bryant, Director, FundamentalsShelley Ginsberg, Director, DevelopmentYumi Hori, Director, Education
Barbara Berci, Founder and Chairman

Barbara Berci,
Founder and Chairman

Barbara Berci, Founder & Chairman, has been a leader in meeting and event planning, association management and com­munications for almost 30 years. Mrs. Berci is an imaginative thinker, problem solver, and idea person. After 25 years of creative leadership, Barbara stepped down as CEO and President in 2008. She is still an active partner in BSC Management handing business development, new project development and implementation, and serve as an account executive and mentor. She managed the growth of one association from 300 members to more than 6,000, while presiding over an income growth with a factor of 50+. The same client’s first scientific meeting attracted 110 registrants and 9 exhibitors in 1986. It now attracts about 2,500 registrants and 100 + exhibitors annually. She has had oversight of more than 30 major conferences and 50 meetings and courses. She has operated several major community events including one that attracted more than 100,000 attendees.

An open letter to our colleagues in industry….

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Event planning, site selection
  • Marketing strategy and implementation
  • Project conception, development & management
  • Social event creation
  • On site event operations
  • Public information
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Membership recruitment
  • Strategic Planning
Sallie Matthews, President & CEO

Sallie Matthews,
President & CEO

Sallie Matthews, President & CEO, has spent more than 20 years with BSC Management. With two decades of association management, conference and project management experience, she is the quintessential strategic thinker and detail person. A graduate of Indiana University, she serves as Executive Director for BSC’s largest client, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Sallie is a member of the Forbes Non-Profit Council. She has been directly responsible for planning more than a dozen major conferences for several thousand delegates each, and has overseen more than 50 regional meetings or training courses in the US and abroad. Mrs. Matthews’ expertise includes the following:

  • Association and Complex Project Management
  • Conference management and policy
  • Site selection
  • Hotel contracts and negotiations (she’s THE expert)
  • Vendor contracts
  • Budgets and fiduciary oversight; she is innately and uniquely “in the black”
  • Negotiation of vendor contracts;
  • Communications with and advisor to organizational leadership
  • Strategic planning

In addition to BSC, Sallie enjoys singing, serving on the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission Advisory Board, and parenting teenage kids..

Education: BME, Indiana University

(With BSC since 1993)

Jason Levine, Vice President

Jason Levine,
Vice President

Jason Levine has more than 22 years experience in database design and has been a web developer since 1994. He is a strategic thinker and innovative planner. He has kept BSC’s clients on the forefront of the technology wave.
Mr. Levine’s areas of expertise include:

  • Development of online meeting registration systems
  • Business development
  • Strategic planning
  • Web site planning and design
  • Content Management Systems
  • Programming
  • Traditional and Social Media Marketing
  • Mobile web site and app development

Jason holds a Bachelor of the Arts from UCLA.

(With BSC since 1993)

Christina Kasendorf, Vice President

Christina Kasendorf,
Vice President

Christina Kasendorf, Vice President, Association Management has more than ten years of association and conference/meeting planning experience. She has been instrumental in planning more than two dozen conferences in the US and abroad and manages several of BSC’s largest organizations. She is at once a partner, practitioner and advisor to her associations’ leadership.

Christina’s expertise includes the following:

  • Medical association management and organizational expansion
  • Development and operation of learning centers
  • Design strategy and distribution of promo and marketing materials
  • Long-term strategic planning as well as execution of leadership retreats
  • Budget development and oversight
  • Development and operations of hands on courses (animate and inanimate)
  • Surgical education and fellowships
  • Vendor contracts

Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University where she majored in Communication and minored in English.

(With BSC since 2003)

Dale

Dale Dullabaun, CFO

As Director of Finance and Administration, Dale oversees the accounting and other administrative functions of BSC Management and its client organizations, working closely with the executive directors and treasurers of each organization on budget and financial matters. Dale holds a B.S. in Accounting Theory & Practice and an M.S. in Business Administration, Management.

(With BSC since 2001)

Carla Brtant,

Carla Bryant, Director

Carla joined BSC Management in 2007, and in 2012 celebrated her 20th year working in the field of Continuing Education. Since moving to California she managed the training division for a large membership association, and directed certificate programs for the California State University Northridge College of Continuing Education.
In her position as Director of the Fundamentals Programs for a BSC client, she focuses on academic integrity and creatively utilizing adult instructional design theory. She is one of those rare managers that sees and deals with both the forest and the trees. Big picture and details. She is an insightful and perceptive manager. Carla is now an expert in high stakes testing and training. Carla earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.

(With BSC since 2007)

Shelley Ginsberg, Director

Shelley Ginsberg, Director

Shelley Ginsberg has been with BSC Management since 2005. She is responsible for fundraising activities and exhibit sales, marketing and logistics for both domestic and international clients. She oversees one of BSC’s largest departments: development and exhibits.
She is the consummate industry guru. She lives, breathes and actually understands CME, Advamed, Pharma and other regulations that are just initials to the rest of us. She has built a bond of trust between industry and BSC clients because she understands the medical/surgical community. She keeps her word and on behalf of BSC and its clients she makes good on promises. A problem solver and common sense negotiator, Shelley also serves as mentor to new development staff.

She also serves as staff liaison to several client committees.

Shelley’s background prior to arriving at BSC includes meeting and event planning, and CME oversight.

(With BSC since 2005)

Yumi Hori, Director

Yumi Hori, Director

Yumi is a management executive with more than 10 years of nonprofit education planning experience. As a Director at BSC Management, Yumi heads the Education Department and specializes in continuing medical education. In addition to overseeing the Education Department, Yumi serves as Executive Director, Manager, and other staff roles for multiple clients. Her association staffing experience encompasses leading multiple committees including membership, accreditation, education, research, executive committees and Boards. She is the consummate expert in fellowship application and match programs. She has extensive experience with hands-on workshops, courses, and project management. She is a rare combination of leader, listener, and operational professional. Prior to joining BSC Management, Yumi oversaw course development and coordination for Continuing Legal Education at UCLA Extension’s Public Policy Program and public events for the Education Department at the Japanese American National Museum. Yumi holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and is on the Board of the UCLA Alumni-San Fernando Valley Network.

(With BSC since 2007)

Managers

Brenda Castaneda, ManagerMary Cohen, ManagerMarissa DeGuzman, Office ManagerColleen Elkins, Manager Michelle Freeland, Manager JJ Jackman, ManagerStacy Kent, ManagerEvelyn Klass-Rodewald, ManagerPaula Kupiec, ManagerAdriana Michaels, ManagerJessica Mischna, Sr. ManagerWanda Myers, ManagerJacqueline Narvaez, Sr. ManagerJenay Root, ManagerLinda Schultz, ManagerShelby Smith, Manager

 

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Brenda Castaneda, Fundamentals Manager

Brenda Castaneda, Manager

Brenda helps coordinate the development of educational training programs for BSC clients. As a Program Coordinator, Brenda also carries out vendor management, marketing and outreach, and provides support on special projects. She brings intelligence and common sense (yes, both!) to her work as well as imagination.

Brenda has more than 10 years of experience working in the non-profit sector and previously worked in public education reform. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and her passion for advancing education brought her to BSC Management, Inc.
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA

(With BSC since 2012)

Mary Cohen, Marketing Consultant

Mary Cohen, Manager

Mary Cohen has been with BSC Management since early 2013. She serves as Director of Public Information and Marketing for BSC and its clients, providing strategy and day-to-day management of PR, membership recruitment and public awareness campaigns for several associations. She is an imaginative problem solver, strategic thinker and is passionate about her work. She also helps conduct business development for BSC.

Mary has more than 15 years of experience providing strategic public information and outreach services, having spearheaded and implemented successful campaigns for a diverse roster of organizations in the health, environmental, financial and nonprofit sectors. She has previously worked with organizations including Breathe Los Angeles, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Air Quality Management District and First 5 California.

Mary is an active member of her community, serving as Board Member at the Greenway Arts Alliance and past President of the Pressman Academy Early Childhood Center Parent Association. She has been awarded with the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Alumna of the Year Award for excellence in community service, professional achievement, public service and university service. She holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Michigan and a Masters in public policy from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

(With BSC since 2013)

Marissa De Guzman, Manager

Marissa De Guzman, Manager

Marissa DeGuzman has been with BSC since 2000!
She is the office manager and senior bookkeeper. While her bookkeeping responsibilities cover work for every client, it is in her role as office manager that Marissa is an administrative giant. A few years ago there was a fire in the office next to ours. Marissa undertook and oversaw the entire clean up and rebuilding process while continuing to perform her entire work load… on time and absolutely without flaw. Nothing daunts her. She thinks of everything. If you have ever wondered why the BSC staff seems so cheerful and positive when on site for conferences and events, it is at least in part because Marissa ships boxes of snacks for us and makes sure everyone’s favorite is included. If you want to know where anything is, who wrote it, when it was completed or if the delivery receipt was signed, she knows. Every should have a Marissa DeGuzman in their office but you can’t have ours.

Marissa Graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Management from the University of the Phillipines in Manilla.

(With BSC since 2000)

Colleen Elkins, Development Manager

Colleen Elkins, Manager

In 1992 Colleen responded to an ad in the LA Times for a part-time assistant to the founder of BSC, Barbara Berci. Flash forward fifteen years later and was fundraising for BSC largest client. She left BSC for 5 years to pursue other opportunities. In June, 2012 Colleen had the good fortune to return to BSC as a Director of Development.

Colleen serves the following clients as Director of Development:

  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Association for Academic Surgery Foundation (also serve as Executive Director)
  • Foundation for Surgical Fellowships
  • American Head and Neck Society

She is responsible for raising the funds needs to advance the mission of these outstanding organizations. This includes but is not limited to annual meetings, international courses, research and travel awards, hands-on courses, surgical fellowships and special projects. Her work is focused on creating long-term sustainable relationships that fulfill synergistic goals of both the supporting organization and BSC clients. Colleen is deeply interested in the work of BSC client associations and she is grateful to labor alongside the committed volunteers who comprise them.

University of California at Irvine BA in Drama
University of California at Irvine MFA in Dance

(With BSC since 1992)

Michelle Freeland, Sr. Meeting Planner

Michelle Freeland, Manager

Michelle is a versatile results oriented senior meeting planner with more than 20 years of experience managing conferences for corporations, associations and medical clients across various disciplines. She is an articulate communicator with a proven ability to plan and synchronize the essential details of multiple conferences in an efficient and resourceful manner. She has extensive experience in problem-solving, fiscal accountability, strategic planning, marketing and contract negotiations with the ability to balance priorities, meet tight deadlines and produce superior quality conferences from inception to completion.

In addition to her meeting planning experience, Michelle has served as an administrative director for medical associations and understands the structure and complexity of working with medical associations, their Boards, members and volunteer committees.

In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She stays active being a member of a triathlon and running club where she cross trains for various race events. In addition, she volunteers with Voices for Children where she feels she is making her greatest contribution by being a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children making sure they don’t get lost in the legal and social service system.
Travel is one of her passions and every year she likes to slip away and learn about another part of the world, the next destination she has on her mind is Machu Picchu, Peru.

Education:
Bachelor of Science degree in Business/ Marketing – San Diego State University (SDSU)
CMP, Certified Meeting Professional – Convention Industry Council (CIC)

(With BSC since 2014)

JJ Jackman, Sr. Coordinator

JJ Jackman, Manager

JJ Jackman came to BSC in April of 2013, and works closely with 5 clients in a variety of roles including project coordinator, committee liaison, associate executive director and executive director. For the 12 years prior to joining BSC, JJ worked in higher education as Director of Admissions for SCI-Arc (the Southern California Institute of Architecture) and the American Film Institute.

A proud native of North Carolina, JJ earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from Wake Forest University and holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He dabbles in acting and writing for stage and screen, and has two webisode projects in development. He has worked as a stage manager with several theaters in the Los Angeles area. He is also BSC’s “official” birthday cake baker.

(With BSC since 2013)

Stacy Kent, Manager

Stacy Kent, Manager

Stacy has been working with BSC since August 2013. Stacy serves three clients as an Executive Director and brings more than 10 years of experience in Non Profit management to her role. Her ability to understand budget and finances as well as her serious perspective as a unifier has established a quick bond of trust with both clients and staff. An excellent writer and teacher, she is an amazing time manager and finds a way to meet outrageous deadlines. She is calm and thoughtful. Stacy has a bachelors of Arts from Brandeis University in Massachusetts and is originally from Los Angeles.

(With BSC since 2013)

Evelyn has been a member of the BSC staff since 2012. She serves as Executive Director of Development for the SAGES Education & Research Foundation and the Society of University Surgeons Foundation. In addition to these roles, she also serves as Director of Development for the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists and as interim Executive Director of Development for the American Head & Neck Society.

Her responsibilities include the solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of individual donors and corporate and foundation partners, the management of governing boards, and the development and implementation of multi-year funding goals. Evelyn has more than ten years of experience as a fundraiser and holds a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude with honors, from Bryn Mawr College.

(With BSC since 2012)

Paula Kupiec, Development Manager

Paula Kupiec, Manager

Paula Kupiec brings to BSC a unique, combined background of healthcare administration and non-profit fundraising. With over 20 years of experience, she possesses a broad range of skills including project organization and management, team building, donor relations, and strategic planning. She truly loves her work and the opportunity to learn and grow.

Currently, Paula is the Development Manager for International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG), Executive Director of the AAS Foundation, and Dissection Course Meeting Planner for North American Skull Base Society (NASBS).

(With BSC since 2013)

Adriana Michaels, Manager

Adriana Michaels, Manager

Adriana is Senior Meeting Planner with more than 15 years of conference and event management experience. She is self-motivated, well-organized, results-oriented meeting professional with proven management skills. Creative, process-oriented manager, who rapidly identifies problems, formulates tactical plans and implements effective solutions that deliver successful events.
Adriana’s expertise includes:

  • Hotel contracts and negotiations
  • Site selections
  • Vendor contracts and negotiations
  • Conference management
  • Event management
  • On-site conference management
  • Site selections
  • Strategic planning
  • Logistics management
  • Keynote and speaker management

Education: BS, Leisure Studies with a Concentration in Event Planning & Hospitality/Minor Psychology from Montclair State University, Montclair NJ

(With BSC since 2013)

Jessica Mischna, Senior Manager

Jessica Mischna, Sr. Manager

Jessica has been a part of the BSC team since December 2009. She manages the development and operational growth of educational training programs for one of our largest clients. Her major accomplishment is oversight of the FES project, a high stakes exam and skills test. As Program Manager, her key role is to take a client idea, and turn it into a reality. She has done that successfully and earned the respect of both clients and staff.
A LA native since birth, Jessica ventured East for college where she earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from the George Washington University in our nation’s capital. Since then she has amassed more than 10 years experience in the marketing and non-profit sectors.

(With BSC since 2009)

Wanda Myers

Wanda Myers, Manager

Responsible for membership recruitment, and retention, strategic planning and implementation for all clients and serves as staff liaison to all membership and credentials committees. This position is responsible for the supervision of department employees, which includes but is not limited to day-to-day supervision, goal setting, coaching and performance.

(With BSC since 2013)

Jacqueline is a Certified Meeting Planner with over 15 years of conference, event, and project management experience, both U.S. and International. Her experience includes corporate events, entertainment, sports marketing, medical labs, and association management.
She is an active member of Meeting Planners International (MPI) and is fluent in French and Spanish. She has a Vocational from LACC Film & Television.

(With BSC since 2005)

Jenay Root, Manager

Jenay Root, Manager

Jenay Root has been a member of the BSC staff since 2011. In her time at BSC, she has handled exhibits and fundraising for seven BSC clients. Jenay oversees every aspect of the exhibit process including sales, customer service and on-site management. In this capacity, she works with executive directors, board members, meeting planners, convention centers, hotels and decorators. Her drive, exceptional organizational skills and ability to build strong relationships help her to meet and surpass her exhibit and fundraising goals. In addition to exhibit revenue, she obtains funding and support through educational grants, sponsorships, advertising, marketing & visibility opportunities and in-kind equipment donations.

Jenay has over 20 years of experience in trade show and corporate event management. She has a BA in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is an expert on Southern California hiking trails and enjoys traveling the world.

(With BSC since 2011)

Linda Schultz

Linda Schultz, Manager

Linda spent nearly a dozen years in brand marketing with highly-respected agencies BBDO and TBWAChiatDay. As a client manager and later, Vice-President, she led cross-functional teams in creating breakthrough campaigns for clients including Apple Computer, Pioneer Electronics and others. After graduating from UCLA’s Fundraising Program in 2010, Linda began leveraging her experience in the nonprofit world, working with the boards and senior staff of a variety of organizations.

Education:
BS, Boston University
Graduate of Fundraising Program at UCLA

 

(With BSC since 2014)

Shelby is responsible for administering various human resources plans and procedures for all company personnel. She assists in development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures, while participating in developing department goals and objectives and handles employee relations. She is a California native and has over 10 years of Human Resource experience. Shelby holds a BA in Psychology from Cal State Long Beach.

(With BSC since 2014)

BSC’s Amazing Staff

Jodi AdrianoCarrie AhernSandra AlexanderDee BerryInga BrissmanVanessa CheungSarah ColónLoryn DagerViera EwellOchun FarliceMichael FuKelly HoneckerJillian KellyTerri Lin-WhiteTressa MacKelvieChristelle MenetrierDiana MunozVanessa PryorRoland RonquilloAlyson RuppelChristine SassErin SchwarzNicole von Husen

Click the names on left column and you’ll find a picture of each team member and a few details of what they do in our company.

Jodi Adriano, Administrative Assistant

Jodi Adriano

Jodi is a right hand support for administrative tasks of the membership and accounting departments. Her duties include answering phones and processing incoming and outgoing mail. In the office she is known as the “go to person” and lends her unique imagination to internal events. She has over 13 years of experience in Property Management, assisting Managers with all on-site operations. Jodi has a Certificate in Secretarial Science from St. Paul’s College of Manila and before coming to the U.S. over 20 years ago, she worked at a Five Star Hotel in the Philippines, as well as Engineering and Law Firms. She is fluent in both Tagalog and English.

In her free time, she loves to crochet and spend time with her extended US and Philippine family.

(With BSC since 2009)

Carrie provides meeting registration. Because her husband works for the hospitality industry, Carrie has lived in more than six states in the 10 years prior to her BSC career. She has also worked in several industries, including hotel management, retail management, financial administration and hospital administration. Most recently, Carrie served as a supervisor for a national veterinary service. Her professional experience lends itself to organization, professional communication, and multitasking. As a California native, Carrie is happy to be home. When she’s not working hard for SAGES, Carrie enjoys spending time with her dogs.

(With BSC since 2015)

Sandra Alexander

Sandra Alexander

Sandra comes to BSC with more than ten years of administrative and training experience. Sandra possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills and speaks both English and Spanish fluently. She is the Membership Services Coordinator for the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), American Head & Neck Society (AHNS), American Radium Society (ARS) and North American Skull Base Society (NASBS).

Her previous experience includes assisting the Medical Director to a non-profit organization that specializes in Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Sandra resided in Detroit, where she worked in a marketing company whose sole client was General Motors. Some of the projects that she was a part of included The Buick Open, an annual golf tournament held in Grand Blanc, MI. Sandra has also translated technical documents from English to Spanish for Standox and Spies Hecker.

Education: B.A. in Spanish from Madonna University (Livonia, Michigan)

(With BSC since 2014)

Dee Berry, Administrative Assistant

Dee Berry

Dee has been a member of the BSC Management staff since August of 2013, a great addition to the FLS Program, working in the capacity of Administrative Assistant. She handles grading the FLS test. While learning the ropes and lingo of Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, she appreciates the cognitive and manual skills portion of the FLS testing. She understands that surgeons, in being tested, are taking extra precaution in saving lives of their patients.

Dee is the proud mother of one musically multi-talented daughter, and also serves as a Praise & Worship leader at the Community Chapel Church in Southern California. She was previously employed by a Healthcare Publishing company for 20 years. Her greatest aspirations in life, is to be of service to others.

Dee holds an AA from Webster Career College, Business Administration/Computer Science and is currently in progress to acquire a degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. In addition, she is a Licensed Clergy from the MEJ Evangelist Ministerial.

(With BSC since 2013)

Inga Brissman, Fundamentals Coordinator

Inga Brissman

Inga helps run the FLS educational program and manage all of the FLS Test Centers and proctors. She coordinates all of the training courses for FLS proctors and staffs the FLS Test Center Review Committee.

Inga previously worked in hospital administration and coordinated educational courses for the Department of Surgery at the University of Missouri. She has a bachelor’s of science in business administration from the University of Missouri and originally hails from Chicago, IL. GO BEARS!

(With BSC since 2008)

Vanessa Cheung, Administrative Coordinator

Vanessa Cheung

Vanessa is currently the Administrative Coordinator working with two Association Conference Managers. She has strong administrative & multi-tasking skills and great working relationships with 3 BSC major clients. In addition to her assigned administrative tasks, she also handles many of the logistics of the Resident courses, Hands-On courses and various meeting logistics. Before moving to Los Angeles, she worked with one of the largest tour operators in Hong Kong for 10+years. She speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin beside English.

She completed her college degree in Hong Kong and attended a certified meeting planner course organized by the Singapore Tourist Board in Singapore.

(With BSC since 2004)

Sarah Colón, Coordinator

Sarah Colón

Sarah has been a member of the BSC staff since 2007. She assumes the role of Program Coordinator for the Fundamentals Department and its committees for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. She assists SAGES with project coordination for its largest educational project. She organizes and implements educational training for general surgery programs throughout North America. Sarah is dedicated to meeting the needs of her clients and committee members.

Sarah’s background in managed healthcare for skilled nursing facilities as a Human Resources Benefits Coordinator gives her an excellent grasp in Customer Service and Relations. She has also previously worked to provide corporations and their executives with informed solutions for employee benefit needs.

In her free time she enjoys running, music and most importantly family.

(With BSC since 2007)

Loryn Dager

Loryn Dager

The majority of Loryn’s tasks revolve around improving accounts receivable procedures and policies, as well as processing payments for Associations. In addition to her accounting duties, Loryn assists IT department in organizing over a dozen abstract cycles. She also manages the mass email calendar for all clients and develops training in using email marketing services. She works with client databases, edits client web pages, and coordinates changes to payment processing accounts. She has also contributed to the Fundamentals Department administration.

Loryn has a BA in Music Industry Studies, with a minor in Business Law from California State University, Northridge. Before her time began at BSC in 2010, she worked with a retail trainer and consultant to develop marketing plans, manage websites and create training modules.

(With BSC since 2010)

Viera Ewell, Administrative Coordinator

Viera Ewell

Viera’s current responsibility includes meeting planning, projects management, working with faculty/speakers, association committee members, doctors/volunteers and associations’ executive team to help administer daily association functions.

Some of her specific responsibilities include:

  • Faculty/Speaker Coordinator
  • Meeting Logistics Planner for major annual meeting
  • Senior Meeting Manager for one client
  • Committees Coordinator
  • Resident Medical Courses Administrator

Before joining BSC, Viera spent 15+ years working with associations, as Director of Operations for supplier of meeting management functions.

Born and raised in former Czechoslovakia, in her past life she was a professional figure skater and traveled the world for 2 years. In 2005 she earned the designation of Certified Meeting Professional. She describes her professional goals as: Partnering with clients to become extension of their organization. Passion for service, with focus on relationships.

(With BSC since 2011)

Ochun is Membership Services Coordinator.

Ochun Farlice

Ochun Farlice

(With BSC since 2015)

Project management for the Guidelines and TAVAC Committees

Fellowship Council

  • Accreditation and management tasks for the Accreditation Committee
  • Project Management for the Research and By-Laws Committees

AHNS

  • Project Management for the Survivorship, Head Neck Reconstructive, and Publications Committees
  • Coordination for the Awards Committee

(With BSC since 2015)

Part-time:

AHNS

  • AHNS Foundation Executive Director & Fundraiser.
  • Manage all responsibilities for AHNS Foundation.

(With BSC since 2005)

Jillian Kelly

Jillian Kelly

Jillian assists the President and Vice President of BSC, as well as one Executive Director. She also provides Leadership Communications, and Committee & Project support for several clients including: AAS, AHNS, FSA, SAGES and ISUCRS.

Education: California State University, East Bay – Bachelor’s of Science, Health Science

(With BSC since 2014)

Terri Lin-White, Administrative Assistant

Terri Lin-White

Terri provides Committee & Project support for several clients.

(With BSC since 2015)

Tressa MacKelvie, Sr. Coordinator

Tressa MacKelvie

As a Senior Coordinator at BSC Management, Tressa works in Education Department and specializes in continuing medical education. Her association staffing experience encompasses leading multiple committees including membership, accreditation, education. She is the consummate expert in fellowship application and match programs. She has extensive experience with hands-on workshops, courses, and project management.

(With BSC since 2003)

Christelle Menetrier

Christelle Menetrier

Christelle comes to BSC with over 5 years experience in program management coupled with English/Spanish/French fluency. She is highly organized with the ability to analyze and participate in the resolution of problems. As our new Fundamentals Coordinator Christelle will be responsible for managing international test centers, including the application process. As well as, conducting some on-site and web-based training for applicants among other things.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Program management
  • Education and training
  • Research and policy analysis

Education: Master degree from Pantheon Sorbonne, Paris.

(With BSC since 2014)

Diana Munoz, Administrative Assistant

Diana Munoz

Diana provides administrative support to two Executive Directors.

Some of her core responsibilities include:

  • Basic office administration
  • Client coordination assistance
  • Staffing various projects

Education:
Diana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

(With BSC since 2014)

Vanessa has over 7 years of experience guiding the development of web based and client side Association Management software.

Areas of Expertise: Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

(With BSC since 2015)

Roland Ronquillo, Accounting Coordinator

Roland Ronquillo

Roland does accounting and membership work for BSC. He has been in the company for more than 7 years. He has over 15 combined years of work experience in accounting and audit, and 7 years in food industry.

Roland earned his BS in Accountancy and Masters in Business Management degrees from Holy Angel University, Angeles City, Philippines.

Numbers are not only his profound interest; he also loves cooking and doing handyman’s work as well.

(With BSC since 2006)

Since arriving at BSC in January, Alyson has proven to be a creative problem solver with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Her core responsibilities include serving as communications liaison for Executive Council and Committee Members, main contact person for both the website and Scholarship Award applicants, as well as, handling various tasks in preparation of meetings and retreats and coordination of courses.

Alyson comes to BSC with over 15+ years experience providing critical support to Senior Executives in the entertainment industry.

A proud New Yorker, Alyson enjoys travel, yoga, and the ancient art of reading an actual good old fashioned book.

(With BSC since 2014)

Christine Sass

Christine Sass

Christine Sass provides administrative support for two Senior Meeting Planners across several clients (NASBS, ARS, AHNS, AAS, ACS, FSA, and AAES).

Her core responsibilities include:

  • Handling all faculty communications for respective clients
  • Providing annual meeting support
  • CME administration

Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Virginia.

(With BSC since 2014)

Part-time:

  • Under direction of individual client executive directors
  • ACCME accreditation & compliance for SAGES & AHNS
  • Staff AHNS CME Compliance Committee
  • CME Oversight/input as needed for all clients
  • Assist in Fundamentals Department, as assigned
  • Assist in SAGES Meeting Hands On Course, as assigned

(With BSC since 2012)

Nicole assists two executive directors, and is involved with supporting SAGES (Go Global), IPEG, AAS, FSF, and AHNS.
She has 2 years of experience supporting Executives in the entertainment/travel industry, strong administrative skills and precise attention to detail.

Education:
A.A. in Product Development- Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Currently obtaining B.A. in Business Management- Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Fluent in Spanish

(With BSC since 2014)

Information Technology Division / IT

Daniel BerlantVal CatalasanMarina ChkheidzeEd RosadoAnna Wick

 

Click the names on left column and you’ll find a picture of each team member and a few details of what they do in our company.

Dan’s current responsibilities include handling all client Abstract Submissions. This includes creating and updating abstract sites, sending out the call for abstracts and managing the abstract reviews and scoring. Prior to BSC he worked in the music industry, licensing music for film and television. He has also worked in the finance world doing bookkeeping.

Dan holds an Environmental Studies degree and enjoys cycling in his free time.

(With BSC since 2013)

Val Catalasan, Web Developer

Val Catalasan, Web Developer

Insightful, results-driven IT professional with notable success directing and developing a broad range of IT systems and web applications in support of business objectives. Hands-on experience leading all stages of system development efforts, including requirements definition, architecture & design, development, testing, and deployment of web sites and applications. Highly motivated, self-sufficient, goal-oriented IT professional who love learning new technologies and working in a team environment.

Specialties: Web development in PHP, WordPress, javascript, HTML, CSS, and mysql
Education: BS in Computer Science w/ minor in Business Administration, CSUDH. Graduate studies relating to distributed systems and networking.

(With BSC since 2012)

Marina Chkheidze, Web/Graphic Designer

Marina Chkheidze, Web/Graphic Designer

Marina has been with BSC Management since September of 2008. She is a graphic and web designer:

  • A web designer is responsible for the design, layout, and coding of a website.
  • She is involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website – how the site works and how it looks. She is also involved with the maintenance and updates of existing sites for all BSC clients.
  • Marina is responsible for the creation of all online visual design, including typography, visual concept, logo and icon design for Internet and interactive platforms.

Marina is from Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. She graduated from the Academy of Arts University as an architect and received her Master’s degree in architecture and fine arts. She also has BFA in Graphic Design. Marina lives in Los Angeles since 1992.
She enjoys working on a range of projects including with clients and anticipates a busy and creative future.

(With BSC since 2008)

Ed Rosado, Senior Technology Manager

Ed Rosado, Sr. Manager

  • Identify and implement approved new management systems
  • Supervise the following staff and oversee activities
  • Misc Application Development/Project Management as assigned
  • Oversee creation and maintenance of web-enabled testing platforms (WebAssessor) and develop associated user guides
  • Oversee vendor for creation and migration to new CRM e-commerce sites and databases and develop associated user guides
  • Coordinate and facilitate vendor-operated LMS systems and develop associated user guides
  • Backup system design, execution, maintenance
  • On site Meeting Technology
Anna Wick, Database Manager

Anna Wick, Database Manager

Anna has been a member of the BSC staff since 2013. She has overall responsibility for all client databases and the relationships of those databases with other information resources. It is difficult to exaggerate the important of that task in a data driven environment. She has more than 13 years experience in Applications and Database Development, Data Analyzing and Management.
She supports and enhances proprietary tools for associates in applications process, membership management, abstract and meeting related tools for all clients.

While only on staff a short while she has become a “hit” with staff and clients because of her can-do and will-do approach. Anna also holds a Sales degree from Germany.

(With BSC since 2013)