Chapter Responsibilities

The Southeast Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) serves the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The Chapter’s objectives are to raise the standards of practice and achievement in medical communication by:

  • Bringing together those persons within the area of the Chapter who are involved in the communication of medical information so that they may share views, experiences, and goals. Such persons include writers, editors, illustrators, publishers, and those active in research, documentation, audiovisual techniques, public relations, and advertising related to the subject of medicine and the life sciences.
  • Furthering the professional development of Chapter members through educational programs and certification.
  • Promoting high levels of communication by making the Chapter’s educational programs available to all AMWA members and nonmembers.
  • Encouraging nonmembers to become members of AMWA and to participate in Chapter activities.



Chapter Board Members

Eva, a German medical and marketing translator, is owner and founder of Wordplay Translations, LLC, where she focuses on helping businesses in the US and Germany communicate across the language and cultural divide. Having joined AMWA years ago for the educational offerings, she is now looking forward to taking a more active role and building on the work of previous boards to bring out the vibrant and active potential of the Southeast chapter.

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Rebekah is a Registered Nurse who works as an Editor in Post-Acute Care for MCG Health in the Nashville, TN area. She served as the Southeast Chapter Secretary in 2017. As President-Elect in 2018, Rebekah will work to engage current members through boosting networking activities and encourage chapter growth by promoting AMWA benefits to prospective members.

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Callie writes technical, instructional, and marketing documents for Data Concepts, Inc. in Nashville, TN. A recent AMWA member, she serves as Committee Chair for the Southeast Medical Writers Book Club. Callie welcomes the opportunity to manage chapter finances and work with the board to grow and support chapter membership.

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JoAnna is founder and owner of JPen Communications, LLC, a freelance medical writing business. She also serves as newsletter editor for one of Georgia’s major life sciences organizations. JoAnna looks forward to serving as secretary of AMWA’s Southeast Chapter and ensuring all Chapter-related correspondence is managed promptly and effectively.

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Kimberly is a medical writer in the Clinical Services Group of HCA Healthcare where she produces scientific publications related to the large scale health-services research and quality improvement activities conducted by HCA facilities. She received her doctorate in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University in 2009 and has been a member of AMWA since 2010.

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The Membership Chair is responsible for facilitating communication among and between chapter members and board members.

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Committee Chairs and Volunteers

  • Book Club Committee Chair
  • Marilyn Holt
  • Book Club Committee Chair
  • Callie Compton
  • Chapter Advisory Council Representative
  • Kimberly Korwek
  • Local Networking Coordinator (Mid-TN)
  • Rod Moore
  • Local Networking Coordinator (MS)
  • Vikas Kumar
  • Website Coordinator
  • Kimberly Korwek