Staff

Bruce Hammond, CAE

Executive Director

For 20 years, Bruce Hammond, CAE, has served as a leading association/non-profit strategist for organizations serving a wide variety of constituents. Since 2015, he has worked exclusively with physician membership and certification organizations. Immediately prior to joining ACAAM, Hammond served as the lead governance & operations professional for the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) and as Executive Director of the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board (HMDCB). With a primary background in communications and marketing, Hammond also has significant experience in governance & operations, credentialing, membership, advocacy, constituent relations, and finance from prior roles. He will utilize those experiences in leading ACAAM.

He is an active member and volunteer of several association management and credentialing professional associations, including the Association Forum of Chicagoland, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. He has spoken at numerous professional events and his articles have been featured in leading association trade publications. In September 2014, he was named to the association industry’s Forty Under 40 list, and in January 2016, he earned the prestigious Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential.


Tim Brennan, MD MPH

Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs

Dr. Brennan is the Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs at the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine. He is passionate about expanding high-quality and financially sustainable academic addiction medicine fellowship training around the United States. Dr. Brennan works with emerging and established fellowship programs from inception to accreditation. Additionally, he is the Director of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospitals and the Program Director of the Fellowship in Addiction Medicine Program at the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai in New York City. Dr. Brennan has spoken at state, national and international levels about addiction policy issues, particularly as related to young adults. He is the co-editor of Lippincott’s Essentials of Addiction Medicine and was appointed by Governor Cuomo to serve on the Medical Review Board at the New York State Justice Center.

Dr. Brennan is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and Board Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.


 

Anastasia Fidati

Marketing and Membership Manager

As the Marketing and Membership Manager, Anastasia Fidati works closely with the ACAAM audience to serve as an approachable resource who supports members, volunteers, committees, and leadership. Passionate about the overall member experience, Anastasia encourages open communication between the members and the organization. Over the last 11 years, Anastasia has worked in member-based companies and associations. She previously spent six years at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) as an events manager and the Director of Outreach and Engagement. Here, she ran a successful event series across North America where she managed committees, marketing, and high-profile appearances of speakers and industry members. IIDA provided the opportunity to engage members with pressing topics such as sustainability, trends, and diversity and inclusion. She then joined a fast-paced A+D startup company, Material Bank, as the Director of Member Relations, followed by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as the Assistant Director of Member Engagement. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Anastasia enjoys cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She married her Lyft driver in October 2020 during the pandemic and they live in Chicago, IL.


Dawn Levreau

Director of Operations, Programs, and Products

Dawn Levreau is the Director of Operations, Programs, and Products for the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM). Since 2013, she has served as the Director of Workforce and Career Development for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) responsible for planning, implementation, and evaluation associated with workforce initiatives, HPM career development experiences, and academic resources and initiatives. Levreau has been integral to the success of AAHPM special projects related to career development and workforce issues, as well as development of specialty-specific curricular milestones and entrustable professional activities. Prior to working with AAHPM, Levreau served as the Administrative Director for the Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP), where she provided ongoing leadership, management, and support to AAP volunteer leadership, liaison groups, committees, and caucuses in addition to overseeing all programs and operations. She also spent 14 years in several key leadership positions at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation working closely with the residency and fellowship training programs.


Support Staff

Emi Aprekuma
Grants Manager

Amanda Knowles
IT Innovation Analyst

Natalia Kot
Member Services Representative

Lauren Krauth
Meetings Manager

Julie Nemmer
Sr. Finance Manager