ASAE Research Foundation Announces 20 John H. Graham Fund Scholarship Recipients for ReadyMe Program

June 15, 2023

WASHINGTON— The ASAE Research Foundation has announced 20 recipients of John H. Graham Fund scholarships to pursue professional and personal development through ASAE’s ReadyMe Program.

ASAE’s ReadyMe Program is a technology-based essential skills development program designed to meet the needs of association professionals seeking to expand their leadership capacity and develop a more diverse candidate pool for association C-suite positions. The program combines online learning and virtual mentorship with a one-day in person ReadyMe Leadership Academy. The inaugural Leadership Academy was held June 13 at The Madison Hotel in Washington, DC.

The ASAE Research Foundation announced earlier this year the utilization of the John H. Graham Fund to support 20 scholarships for underrepresented association professionals to complete their ReadyMe journey. The John H. Graham Fund was established in 2020 by the ASAE Board of Directors with the support of ASAE Past Chairs and ASAE Fellows, in celebration of the life and legacy of ASAE’s former president and CEO, John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE. The John H. Graham Fund is a restricted fund administered by the ASAE Research Foundation to support the development of research, resources, tools and programs to help associations in their DEI journey.

“ASAE congratulates the 20 John H. Graham Fund ReadyMe scholarship recipients and we look forward to watching them advance their careers in association management,” said ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE. “Cultivating leadership pathways for talented, ambitious, and entrepreneurial-thinking association professionals is a strategic priority for ASAE. We also thank the donors to the John H. Graham Fund who helped make this scholarship opportunity possible.”

The inaugural recipients of these scholarships are:

  • Jessica Bell, CIP, Marketing Manager, Association for Intelligent Information Management
  • Jane Boateng, Financial Services Director, American Association of Endodontists
  • Lynette Bradley Barker, PhD, CAE, R.PH., Senior Vice President, Chief Engagement Officer, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Stephanie Bruno, CAE, Account Executive, Stringfellow Management Group
  • Tiffany Byrd, MBA, Assistant Controller/Assistant Director of Finance, ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
  • Riki Davis, Multimedia Associate, Society for Neuroscience
  • Lindsey Green, CAE, Communications Manager/CCAP Administrator, Texas Physical Therapy Association
  • Michelle Kosobucki, CDEI, Volunteer Engagement Specialist, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Denize Maldonado, Manager of Membership Engagement, California Society of Association Executives
  • Heather Maurer, MA, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, National Association for Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
  • Jennifer Mehltretter, M.Ed, Director of Membership and Constituent Services, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Vanita Murray, MDE, Senior Director, District and Section Activities, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Michelle Navarro, MPH, Membership Programs Associate, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
  • Faith Pack,CDA, Director of Enterprise Analytics, McLeod Software
  • Shelly Strickland, CIP, Marketing Manager, Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM)
  • Latoya Tapscott, Senior Director, Digital Health Communities, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
  • Shonzia Thompson, CAE, CMP, Managing Vice President, Association Partnerships, National Association of Manufacturers
  • Beatrice Turner, Business Development Manager, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • Priscila Weeks, Project Specialist, Member Service, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Kayla Wright, MA, CAPM, Administrative Coordinator, Oregon Academy of Family Physicians


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ASAE is a membership organization of more than 47,000 association executives and industry partners. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the support of the ASAE Research Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. Visit ASAE at