AAAEM Secretary Candidate Statements

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  • MAXWELL_Steve4x5 - Stephen Maxwell
    Stephen Maxwell, MSM


    University of Michigan

    My Emergency Medicine experience includes the last eight years as the Chief Department Administrator for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Emergency Medicine, I was the administrator for General Surgery at the University of Michigan. Before joining General Surgery, I was the Director of Finance for the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan. Other healthcare experiences prior to joining the University of Michigan include the Director of Finance at an integrated system in SE Michigan, and other finance roles at hospitals in San Antonio, Texas and Panama City Florida. I began my career in banking in the early 90’s while living in Washington, DC. My BA is from Michigan State University, and I have a masters in finance from Troy University. My volunteer experience with AAAEM includes the last seven years participating on the Benchmark Committee. I have utilized this opportunity to focus on the research side of the survey and have been fortunate to be able to present some of the research finding on behalf of the committee to the AAAEM conference as well as at SAEM. For the last several years, I have also participated on the strategic planning committee and helped in developing the membership survey and consolidating and reporting results of that survey. This past year, I have been one of the members-at-large of the Executive Committee of AAAEM. I have also provided two lectures per year for the last three years to the SAEM Chair Development program. I have gained much from my participation within AAAEM and have found great value in using the data from our survey to influence decisions at my home institution.

  • Katy Oksuita, MS

    AAAEM Secretary Nominee

    University Wisconsin Madison

    I am interested in this position because I care about the standards of our AAAEM and the power of advocacy we have as a group. Our work benefits the specialty of Emergency Medicine, and we can make a significant impact on people’s lives. I began my career in medicine (surgery) in 2009 and joined the emergency medicine specialty in 2010, first as a Residency Coordinator and then Education Director, culminating in being awarded the EMRA coordinator of the year award in 2014. I then transitioned into leadership administration, first the Assistant Department Administrator and then became the Chief Administrative Officer in 2017. I take pride in my ability to communicate, while remaining open to and respectful of differing viewpoints. The relationships I have formed serve as constant inspiration to continue my service. I have found a family within AAAEM, and I pledge to foster this feeling of belonging within all members. Given my experience and sense of purpose to our specialty, academic medicine, and administration leadership at large, I would be honored to contribute to the improvement of our profession and society. Thank you!