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Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Welcomes Tracy Petrillo, EdD, RD, CAE, as CEO

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
Posted on: 28 Sep 16

Tracy Petrillo, EdD, RD, CAE, a 15-year veteran of nonprofit management and a thought leader in the areas of education, conferences, credentialing, leadership development and member engagement, will take the reins as Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), effective October 1. Following a national executive search process, Petrillo was unanimously selected by the Academy board of directors and search committee.

“The board of directors agreed that Tracy is uniquely qualified to help the Academy build a strong foundation to position us for alignment and long-term growth,” said AIHM Chair Daniel Friedland, MD, ABIHM. “We look forward to working with her and utilizing her expertise, energy and ideas.”

Dr. Petrillo is a certified association executive (CAE) who was awarded the highest national honor for staff, the 2016 Professional Performance Award, by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Named a 2016 Changemaker by MeetingsNet, Tracy speaks nationally on learning innovations and educational technologies to nonprofit, medical, corporate and higher education audiences.

Petrillo arrives from EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology, after serving as their Chief Learning Officer. She held leadership positions with the League of California Cities and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During her first career as a registered dietitian, Tracy worked in clinical care and as a community wellness educator. She served as adjunct faculty at Marywood University (dietetics) and Kings College (physician assistant). She holds a master’s degree in nutrition and a doctorate in educational leadership and management with a specialization in human resource development.

“AIHM community members work in diverse care and practice settings as they strive to create health. My experience leading associations across a variety of industries and professions will assist me to appreciate their unique needs while catalyzing their common interests,” Petrillo said. “I am thrilled to work with the Academy board, members, Fellows, stakeholders and staff to create and implement educational initiatives as well as design new member communities and benefits.”

AIHM President Mimi Guarneri, MD, ABIHM adds: “We selected Tracy to implement our vision of healthcare transformation through interprofessional education, membership services and advocacy. Our goal is one community of colleagues dedicated to health creation locally and globally.”

About the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)

AIHM is a global, interprofessional, member organization that educates and trains clinicians in integrative health and medicine to assure exemplary health care. AIHM’s training incorporates evidence-based practice, emphasizes person-centered care and embraces global healing traditions. By combining science and compassion, AIHM is transforming health care.

Connect with Tracy at the #AIHM16 Annual Conference in San Diego, Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2016.

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Last updated on: 28/09/2016

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