2017-2018 Executive Committee Members
President & APDS Representative for ARAS
S. Darlene Norton, C-TAGME
Greenville Health System
Greenville, South Carolina
Darlene Norton has been the residency coordinator for the Greenville Health System, Ramage Center for Teaching and Learning, Department of Surgery, since 2010. She has over 24 years of experience in graduate medical education. She served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Family Medicine Administration from 2006-2011. In 2009, she served as President. She and husband, Myron, have two children, Michael 28 and Melissa 24. She enjoys reading, music and spending time with family and friends.
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
SuAnn White has been a residency program coordinator at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine since 2009. She started her career on campus in Student Affairs handling medical student scheduling in 2007. She and her husband, Chuck, reside in a historical section of Oklahoma City and spend a lot of free time working to restore their home that was built in 1933. She has many four legged children which bring much love and enjoyment to her life.
Mentor/Mentee Chair and ARAS Liaison Representative to ACS
Lankenau Medical Center
Donna Heyduk has been an employee at Main Line Health System since 2005. Previously, she managed the Continuing Medical Education for the system and in 2012 she joined the General Surgery Residency program. Donna and her husband Bob have 3 grown children and 2 dogs they enjoy spending their time with. When Donna is not sitting by the phone waiting for her oldest son to call (who is serving in the US Navy) she enjoys crocheting, cooking and traveling.
Website & Publications Chair
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
Jessica Roof has worked in medical education for the last 10 years, most currently as the Program Manager for the General Surgery Residency Program at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She and her husband have 2 little boys, Slade and Brooks. Jessica enjoys spending time with her boys, working out, and traveling.
Membership & Certificates Chair & SCORE Representative
Susan Ratliff, a 20-year employee with Emory University in Atlanta, GA, joined the General Surgery Residency program in 2011. She previously managed the Geriatric Medicine and Hospice/Palliative Medicine educational programs of the Emory Department of Medicine and was a program coordinator in the Department of Medicine’s Office of Education. She graduated from Georgia State University with a B.B.A. in Managerial Sciences and has plans to become TAGME certified within the next year. Susan is originally from New Orleans, LA and currently resides in Lithonia, GA. She enjoys traveling, reading, music and spending time with her family and friends.
Immediate Past President
Lillian Badurina, AS
Mount Carmel West Hospital
Lillian has been the Program Administrator for the General Surgery Residency at Mount Carmel Health System since 1997. She has 2 children, Angela and Nikola, and 3 grand children. Outside of work she enjoys walking with friends, traveling and spending time with her family. Lillian is the Administrative Director for a Croatian Group called Selo of Columbus, which performs the songs and dances of Croatia. She loves college football, especially the Ohio State University Buckeyes. She also sells buckeye necklaces at all the home games.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Lisa Olson has been the Program Manager of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s General Surgery Residency program since December of 2013 and an employee of MCW since October of 2007. She began as a Program Coordinator for the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program and more recently was in the position of Program Manager for Community Pediatrics, working with second-year Pediatric Residents. Lisa has a BS in English and Communication and is currently pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management. Lisa is also involved with GME at a local level, serving as the Program Coordinator representative to the Housestaff Health and Welfare Committee at her institution. She and her husband, Ben, have two sons, Jay 24 and Zach 20. Lisa enjoys the Green Bay Packers, training for various community runs, and spending time with her family and friends.
Professional Development, Sunshine & Social Event Chair
University of South Alabama
Dorothy Dickenson began her employment at the University of South Alabama with the Department of Radiology in 2007. In 2012, she managed the surgery clerkship program than became the residency program coordinator in the same year. Prior to joining the University, she was a Senior Researcher with the Proctor and Gamble Company in Bethel Connecticut for 8 years. Dorothy is originally from Brooklyn, New York. She is currently finishing her BA in Organizational Leadership at Columbia Southern University and has plans to pursue her TAGME certification next year. She and her husband, Shun have 3 grown children and 4 adorable grandchildren. They spend a lot of time doing evangelistically work with their church. She enjoys traveling, home remodeling, and reading.
Social Media and Website Co-Chair
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Sarah has been a coordinator for the General Surgery Residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center since 2011. Before this role in the Department of Surgery, she was the clerkship coordinator for two years. She graduated from Towson University with a bachelor degree in Psychology & Biology. Sarah is born and raised in Baltimore and is a dedicated fan of the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles. The other loves in her life are her husband (of 5 years) and her two rescue dogs, Peanut and Hazel. Sarah and her husband enjoy their free time hiking, kayaking, and traveling to the national parks.
At the end of our meeting in San Diego, it was time to say thank you and goodbye to Chi Quach, Dawn Fountain, C- TAGME and Kim Molteg, C-TAGME.
Chi served as our Executive Secretary, President and most recently as Past President of ARCS. She was our computer wizard early on and the reason that ARCS Executive Committee completed their first research project. She has not only been an inspiration and mentor but a truly wonderful friend who has encouraged me to grow to be the professional I am today.
Dawn has pushed ARCS to many different levels and challenged us to do more. She was responsible for Project Bob which this year raised a record amount as well as Chaired the Publication and Professional Development Committee. She worked hours on the manuscript and has been an advocate to most of our after-hour adventures.
Kim Chaired our Sunshine & Social Events and was also our ACS Representative during her time on the committee. Kim was a very caring and dedicated leader in everything she was asked.
In addition to all their assignments these three were asked to stay on an additional year as consultants as we transitioned in replacing some of the vacant positions. Thank you all your hard work, leadership, friendship and dedication to ARAS, not to mention all the laughs we had together!
~ Lillian Badurina