AMCHP’s Communications and Membership Team
Patrick Boyle is the associate director for communications and membership. Patrick received his bachelor’s in communication arts from the University of Dayton and his master’s in journalism from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Patrick was editor of Youth Today for 13 years and has served as a reporter at The Watertown Daily Times, The Washington Times and Law360, and as a communications director at the Forum for Youth Investment and the Automobile Club of New York.
Karissa Charles is our meetings and membership associate, focusing on member services (including Member Briefs) and AMCHP’s Annual Conference. Karissa has worked with several nonprofits, including HCM Strategists, where she tracked congressional action on health issues, and as an intern at NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, where she researched policies on the reproductive health care of incarcerated women and girls. Karissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Howard University and is pursuing her master’s of science in health promotion management at American University.
Kristen Taylor is the team’s communications associate, focusing on external communications, including Pulse. Kristen has worked at a variety of media outlets, including the Dallas National Public Radio member station, an arts and entertainment magazine and a digital marketing agency. Kristen is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Emerging Media and Communications with a specialization in global communications.
Elise Aliotti joins the policy team. Elise received her bachelor’s degree in political economy last month from the University of California at Berkeley. She comes to AMCHP through the Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows program at Berkeley’s School of Public Health. Elise hails from Monterey, California, and most recently worked as a research assistant at the School of Public Health, investigating the cost-effectiveness of DNA sequencing.
Lauren Barrison joins the epidemiology and evaluation team. She earned her bachelor’s in international health from Georgetown University in 2014. She is now a second-year medical student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and comes to AMCHP through the school’s Population Health Scholar Track. Lauren most recently worked as a medical assistant supporting practitioners during in-office procedures such as colposcopies, IUD insertion/removals and endometrial biopsies.