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

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.

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

Malin Cannon, MEd, C-TAGME 

Malin Cannon is the Program Coordinator for the anesthesia residency program at Riverside University Health System (RUHS), located in Moreno Valley, CA. Malin successfully completed the requirements for Certification of Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education in 2017. She brings to the job a long history of experience in education which began in the K-12 public school system and has culminated in graduate medical education. With the coming of age of the single accreditation system she facilitated the RUHS anesthesia residency program make the transition and become the first Osteopathic anesthesia residency program to acquire ACGME initial accreditation.

While at RUHS, Malin has been involved in several institution-wide GME activities that have facilitated her professional development and commitment to residency education. Most recently she presented her collaborative projects at the Coordinator Forum at the 2019 ACGME Annual Educational Conference. She is now excited at the opportunity to join the AAPAE and share the benefits of membership with her colleagues.

Secretary Roles & Responsibilities

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

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.

Past President Roles & Responsibilities

  • Serves as an advisor to the AAPAE Council

Lara Zisblatt, EdD, MA, PMME

Lara Zisblatt, EdD, MA, PMME is the Education Specialist for the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Health System. As the Education Specialist, Dr. Zisblatt is responsible for the oversight of the assessment and evaluation arm of the Education Division, the implementation and growth of the curricular offerings and faculty development as it relates to teaching, and the development of education research and scholarship. Dr. Zisblatt has her doctorate in medical education and has been working in the field for 14 years. Before joining the University of Michigan, Dr. Zisblatt was the Associate Director for Continuing Medical Education at Boston University School of Medicine. Her research interests include motivating clinicians to implement what they learn into practice.

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.

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

Amy DiLorenzo, PhD, MA

Amy DiLorenzo, PhD, MA has been a member of the University of Kentucky Department of Anesthesiology faculty since 2008 where she serves the department as a Senior Lecturer. In addition, she is the Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Scholarship for UK Graduate Medical Education. Amy is an Education Specialist with experience in assessment, quality improvement, simulation education, curriculum development, and faculty development. Amy has been a co-investigator on grants related to resident knowledge acquisition, educational development, and patient safety. She has been featured for national speaking engagements on learning techniques, and educational methodology, and has co-authored more than 30 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. On a personal note, she is a mom to two sons, a daughter, and an English Bulldog. She enjoys being a band/track/cheer mom, horseback riding, volunteering for the Ronald McDonald House, and anything in the great-outdoors!

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

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.

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.