Work life at the AMA: Employee spotlight


Get to know the interesting and diverse individuals whose dedication, commitment, hard work and energy keep the AMA running. Read about their experiences, get a sense of our culture and get a glimpse of your potential future colleagues, the diverse individuals that make up our AMA.

Leslie Prellwitz—Director of CPT® Content Management and Development, Health Solutions

Q: What’s the most exciting project you’ve worked on at the AMA?

Leslie Prellwitz

A: The CPT activities during the COVID-19 pandemic were some of the most challenging and most rewarding work I’ve ever done in my career. It was a time when the whole health ecosystem had to take care of patients in some of the most trying of conditions; and we all needed to work through our own situations at the same time. And despite those hurdles, our accomplishments in the CPT process to provide codes for testing, vaccines and PPE at an unforeseen pace, new coding structures, and guidance to make them as easy to utilize as possible, will stand as a great testament for me on what can be done when the whole team steps up and steps in.

Q: How do you attend to your own wellness?

A: For all the technology we deal with in day-to-day activities, I’ve found that I attend to my own wellness best when I disconnect from it and reconnect with nature, music (listening and performing) and calming meditation. All are great de-stressors for me.

Q: What inspires you at work and at home?

A: I am inspired by opportunities to educate, and particularly to give kids opportunities to see new opportunities for their lives—you may not see many who look like me in my activities, but don’t let that stop you from pursuing them. And if my story sparks those new ideas in even a few, it is time well spent.