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Susan Adamowski, EdD
3140 N. Daniels Court, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Tel: 847-577-5266
Cell: 847-287-6382
E-mail: susan.adamowski@comcast.net
Areas of expertise: Maintenance of Certification (including Board requirements); Core Competencies (including developing a workable core competencies outline and relating it to CME programming); ACCME and ISMS accreditation reviews; needs assessments; evaluation processes, brochure development and marketing strategies.

Sorush Batmangelich, MHPE, EdD, FACEHP
President, BATM Medical Education Consultants, Buffalo Grove, IL
Adjunct Assistant Professor, PM&R, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
88 Manchester Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Tel: 847-808-8182
Cell: 847-337-8182
Fax: 847-808-8376
E-mail: Sorush.Batman@gmail.com
Website: www.batmconsulting.com
Dr. Batmangelich has served as consultant for over 20 years for more than 42 clients nationally, and presented over 300 invited lectures and workshops nationally and internationally.
Areas of expertise: CME/CPD: ACCME accreditation & self-study preparation - attained 6-year with commendation for clients; PI CME development and all other 6 categories of activities; core curriculum development; study-guide development for MOC; self-assessment & evaluation; teaching & instruction; test-item construction & development; strategic planning. MOC: Parts 2 & 4 development; integration with CME/CPD program. GME Residency & Fellowship: ACGME/RRC accreditation, milestones development, Institutional accreditation, faculty development, curriculum development, competency development, teaching & instruction, effective feedback, assessment & evaluation.

Alan Blitz, MA 
Partner
Blitz + Associates, Inc.
710 Bay Hill Court, Riverwoods, IL 60015
Tel: 847-945-0101
Fax: 847-945-0606
Cell: 847-204-0733 
E-mail: alan.blitz@blitzmeded.com
Website: www.blitzmeded.com
Areas of Expertise: Strategic educational planning, management of speakers' bureaus, satellite symposium, advisory panels, joint sponsor for accredited programs (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, laboratory technicians and other disciplines). Development and management of comprehensive Internet platform for hosting Internet based learning activities (print based, web casts, pod casts) as well as fulfillment of accreditation requirements and outcomes reporting.

Barbara B Huffman, MEd, FACEHP 
196 County Road 2300 N, Mahomet, IL 61853
Email: Bahuffman77@gmail.com
Tel: 217-586-3661
Cell: 217-722-8244
Areas of Expertise: Experienced in continuing medical education since 1991 serving at both the hospital program level and national policy level. Retainer or hourly consulting for CME Committee development, advisory services for mission/vision development, leadership retreats, overall program evaluation and long range planning for CME programs; re-accreditation self study and application preparation; short term project management with data analysis of outcomes or grant deliverables; and implementation of non-traditional learning formats such as Internet point of care and performance improvement CME. Ask me about a programmatic assessment for LMS and other technology solutions to everyday office management problems.

Jacqueline Parochka, EdD
Excellence in Continuing Education, Ltd.
700 Rolling Green Street, Gurnee, Illinois 60031
Tel: (847) 680-6419
Cell: (847) 710-9626
E-mail: jacquelineparochka@msn.com; jacquelineparochka@comcast.net
URL: www.excellencece.com
Areas of expertise: Coach clients and their CME committees applying for initial accreditation or re-accreditation review from ACCME, ANCC, ACPE or ISMS including the following areas: determining gap analysis and needs assessment, matching learning objectives to format selection, creating activity evaluation and outcomes assessments and  conducting overall program evaluations; Create draft and final self-study reports; Train staff to interpret accreditation criteria and regulatory guidelines and codes generated by HHS/OIG, FDA, PhRMA and AdvaMed; Critique and improve performance in practice – documentation file review; Conduct simulated (mock surveys); Interpret and implement methods to comply with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support™; Generate policies, procedures and audit mechanisms to maintain ongoing compliance; Review noncompliance issues and generate Progress Reports; and Facilitate process to develop MOC competency statements. 

Debbie Platek, MS
President, Principal Consultant
CME Mentors
8 West Campbell Street, Suite 206, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Tel: 847-602-9923
Email: debbie@cmementors.com
CME Mentors provides training, consulting and short-term staffing to national and state accredited providers of continuing medical education. Areas of expertise include:  training and on-boarding of new hires; interim department management and staffing; initial and reaccreditation consultations; audits of CME programs, processes, forms and activity files; MOC activity management; project management and event services; keynotes, workshops and webinars; assistance with PowerPoint presentations; other services, as requested.

Melissa A. Singleton, M.Ed.
President, MAS Consulting, Inc.
Tel: (815) 861-4498
E-mail: Melissa@MASconsultinginc.com
Web:  http://MASconsultinginc.com
Areas of expertise: Assessment of CME programs and recommendation of policies/procedures to achieve compliance with ACCME Essentials and Standards; Assistance with navigating the ACCME accreditation process; Management of special projects, including individual CME activities, needs assessment, and evaluation processes.