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Contact the AMA Foundation

R. Barkley Payne

R. Barkley Payne

Executive Director
Phone: (312) 464-2593
barkley.payne@ama-assn.org

 

AMA Foundation Executive Director, Barkley Payne, has extensive experience in healthcare philanthropy given his leadership roles at several national association foundations. Previously he served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Philanthropy with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and Executive Director of the American Dental Association Foundation.

Barkley's professional distinctions include honorary fellowships awarded by the American College of Dentists and the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics, their highest awards for non-DDS professionals. Earlier in his career, Barkley was named as a young and aspiring association professional by Association Trends Magazine.

An active member of the nonprofit community, Barkley is president of the Association Foundation Group and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Chicago Council of Planned Giving, and the Chicago Health Executives Forum.

Jane Erb, MNA

Jane Erb, MNA

Development and Planned Giving Director
Phone: (312) 464-4701
jane.erb@ama-assn.org

Jane is the development and planned giving director for the AMA Foundation and is responsible for developing and managing the Foundation’s major and planned gift programs. Previously, Jane directed the development strategy and management of the Foundation’s annual fund, along with donor relations and stewardship. Jane’s professional development career spans the arts and education fields, having worked as an advancement officer for the College of Architecture and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater before joining the AMA Foundation. She recently earned a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Administration at North Park University and has a bachelor’s degree in English and Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Hal Hothan

Hal Hothan

Finance Director
Phone:  (312) 464-4543
hal.hothan@ama-assn.org

Hal Hothan joined the AMA Foundation as Finance Director in 2013.   He is responsible for recording, analyzing, and reporting all financial information as well as managing the investment portfolio.  A C.P.A., Hal started his work in non-profits at the Greater Chicago Food Depository over 20 years ago and has stayed in the non-profit world since.  He worked in a variety of for-profit enterprises prior to that.  His interest in accounting developed while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malaysia, working as a business advisor to four farmers’ cooperatives.  Hal earned an M.A. in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.

Amy Jenkins, MSC

Amy Jenkins, MSC

Communications and Events Manager
Phone: (312) 464-5864
amy.jenkins@ama-assn.org

Amy Jenkins joined the AMA Foundation as communications and events manager in January 2013. Previously, Amy owned a communications consulting business that launched the AMA Foundation Quarterly Newsletter and helped the Foundation tell its story. The AMA Foundation was her favorite client and she jumped at the opportunity to join the staff. A former AMA employee, Amy worked in the JAMA press office and ran AMA media briefings.

Amy is an award-winning writer and publicist. Her honors include a Golden Trumpet Award and two Silver Trumpet Awards from the Publicity Club of Chicago, multiple Skyline Awards from the Public Relations Society of America, two Communicator Awards of Excellence and two Communicator Awards of Distinction as well as an APEX Award of Excellence. She earned a Master of Science in Communications from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Iowa. She attended the International Journalism Program at the City University of London.

Isabella (Bell) Lewis

Isabella (Bell) Lewis

Database and Financial Coordinator
Phone:  (312) 464-2440
bell.lewis@ama-assn.org

As the database and financial coordinator to the AMA Foundation, Bell is responsible for managing the Raisers Edge and Financial Edge Databases, keeping current constituent information on gifts, and processing accounts payable. Bell has been employed by the AMA since 1973, where she started as a key punch operator, then advanced to managing a staff of eight operators. In 2000, she started working for the AMA Foundation.

Bernadette Lim

Bernadette Lim

Program Associate
Phone: (312) 464-5019
bernadette.lim@ama-assn.org

As Program Associate, Bernadette is the primary point person to facilitate the scholarship and grant application process. Bernadette joined the AMA Foundation April 2014 and prior to joining the AMA was involved in the implementation of a variety of public health efforts. Bernadette is a recent graduate from Loyola University in Chicago where she obtained her Bachelors in Health Systems Management.

Julie Milner

Julie Milner

Executive Assistant
Phone: (312) 464-4218
julie.milner@ama-assn.org

Originally starting with the AMA Foundation in 2008, Julie Milner has served as the Executive Assistant since January 2014. Prior to that Julie worked as the Program Associate on a part-time basis. Julie is responsible for providing support to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and assisting the Executive Director of the Foundation with development and the overall management of the Foundation including overseeing the internship program. Julie received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2006 from DePaul University.

Judson Wood, III, JD

Judson Wood, III, JD

Corporate Relations Manager
Phone: (312) 464-5354
judson.wood@ama-assn.org

As the Corporate Relations Manager for the AMA Foundation, Judson is the primary contact for the AMA Foundation Corporate Roundtable. He is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships between the AMA Foundation and corporations with aligned interests. Additionally, Judson develops grant proposals for corporations and foundations that are interested in improving public health and decreasing the cost of quality medical education.

Prior to joining the AMA Foundation, Judson worked as an Assistant State's Attorney in Chicago. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and of The University of North Carolina School of Law.