President Roles & Responsibilities

  • Presides over association meetings
  • Presents, at annual meeting, a report on the condition of the association
  • Enforces bylaws and assumes all the duties which are required by the position

Lucine Torosian

Lucine Torosian serves as the Fellowship Programs Manager in the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Council Member for Communications and Marketing for the Association of Anesthesiology Program Administrators and Educators (AAPAE), President-Elect of the UCLA Staff Assembly Executive Board, and Member of the inaugural UCLA Graduate Medical Education Core Program Coordinator Leadership Committee. She has more than fourteen years of experience in graduate medical education at UCLA. She joined UCLA as an undergraduate student and worked in medical and graduate medical education while completing her studies. After earning her degree, she partnered with program leadership to enhance medical and graduate medical education programs, develop new curricula, and offer the multitude of world-class fellowship programs available today. She enjoys problem solving and continuous process improvement as well as using social media as a tool for staying connected, building a sense of community and camaraderie, and promoting a healthy, safe, inclusive, and supportive culture.

President-Elect Roles & Responsibilities

  • Serves as an advisor to the President and presides in his/her absence
  • Performs functions of the President when necessary
  • Performs function of President when necessary

Erin M. Wood, MS

Erin M Wood is a Program Coordinator with the Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. During her time at WashU, Erin has been privileged to work with the Academic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP) and support to the department's NIH T32 appointees, thriving on the goal of building more robust pathways for future physician-scientists to achieve their goals. In her off hours, Erin can be found cycling nearby trails or tending the garden with her flock of chickens in downtown St. Louis, MO.

Secretary Roles & Responsibilities

  • Keeps the minutes of association minutes
  • Acts as custodian of all records, reports and statements
  • Gives, serves notices of the association

Megan Souter, C-TAGME

Megan Souter is the senior program coordinator for the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Anesthesiology Residency Program. Megan received her Bachelor of Arts from Tabor College followed by almost 10 years of early childhood education experience as a former preschool and Pre-K teacher. Currently, she is responsible for the oversight of a 20-resident program and is C-TAGME certified. During her 4 years as program coordinator, she has worked to streamline processes and revamp various areas of the program. Her current project is a 3-year resident wellness curriculum. When Megan is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Lilli, and playing board games with friends and family.

Past President Roles & Responsibilities

  • Serves as an advisor to the AAPAE Council

Faye Haggar, EdD, MEd

Faye Haggar, EdD, is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Education Development & Academic Technology for the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She has her doctorate degree in education and is a self-proclaimed technology nerd with a passion for improving teaching and learning in graduate medical education. Her position allows for work in the areas of instructional design, education innovation, faculty development, assessment, and research initiatives.

Dr. Haggar embraces her ENFJ personality, is a firm believer in people, and takes great pride in working with others to improve themselves, their community...or to just solve wicked problems. Her work has been presented at a number of national and international conferences such as Society for Education in Anesthesia Conference (SEA), AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), The Generalist in Medical Education, the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (NRMERA)...and don't forget right here for the Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (SAAAPM-AAPAE). Before joining the UNMC, she worked at the University of South Dakota and taught in the K-12 setting.

Councilor – Assessment Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all association assessments such as creating surveys and evaluations for the program.
  • Drive association scholarship such as development of abstracts, manuscripts or other scholarly activity.

Rachel Moquin, EdD, MA

Rachel Moquin, EdD, MA, is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Learning and Development in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Moquin received her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi and her Doctoral degree in Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University. In previous roles, she has served as a professor in graduate teacher training programs and has provided professional development and mentoring for faculty in the areas of quality instructional practices, integration of adult learning theory into educator practice, and curriculum design and assessment. Dr. Moquin currently works as an education specialist, primarily focused on enhancing the teaching skills of clinician educators, as well as supporting faculty in educational scholarship and research, curriculum and assessment design, and mentorship of residents. Her key areas of interest are qualitative research methods, effective feedback practices, active learning and learner engagement, and learner remediation.

Councilor – Communications & Marketing Roles & Responsibilities

  • Write and submit monthly newsletter
  • Continually update all social media accounts in order to drive strategic direction of AAPAE social media/marketing
  • Compose annual report association report for distribution to SAAAPM
  • Maintain content on AAPAE website, in conjunction with Council and SAAAPM executive team


Council Member – Membership Roles & Responsibilities

  • Communicate with SAAAPM executive staff about membership
  • Maintain all membership rosters with SAAAPM executive staff assistance
  • Approve any new, off-cycle (transitions of positions) membership applications

Jillian Powell, BS, C-TAGME

Jillian Powell is a Program Manager at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After earning her Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Southern Illinois University, she entered the GME world. Jillian started out at Vanderbilt as a program coordinator for the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship. In addition to the ACTA fellowship, Jillian became the Program Coordinator for the Pediatric Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Medicine fellowship programs. After a few years, Jillian then became the Anesthesia fellowship manager who oversees the fellowship coordinators along with coordinating Vanderbilt's Neuroanesthesia, Global Anesthesia and Clinical Informatics fellowships.

Council Member – Mentorship Program Roles & Responsibilities

  • Administer the mentorship program including notifying mentor/mentees of pairings
  • In conjunction with assessment council member, assess the program on a yearly basis
  • Communicate quarterly with mentors/mentees  to provide support and assistance
  • Coordinate mentor/mentee meet-up at annual meeting

Theresa Orozco

My career in the healthcare industry began over 30 years ago. While in high school, my part-time job consisted of delivering labs within Rush University. Eighteen years ago, my journey working with residents and fellows began when I joined the GME department. Six years later I transferred to the Department of Anesthesiology Residency/Fellowship program where I hold my current position now for twelve years. I serve as a member of the GME Advisors Committee and a mentor within GME.