Joanne Davis, PhD is the Executive Director of the Radiosurgery Society (RSS). Dr. Davis joined the RSS in 2012 as the Director of Clinical Programs helping to build the RSSearch Patient Registry into the largest SRS/SBRT patient registry managed by a professional society. Her background in cancer biology and translational research have supported the RSS in expanding its focus on research issues and scientific efforts. Dr. Davis was appointed Executive Director in 2017 and continues to build resources for the SRS/SBRT community while broadening the RSS’s efforts in advancing therapies globally. Prior to joining the RSS, Dr. Davis held Clinical and Medical Affairs positions in the SRS/SBRT industry, developing and overseeing multi-institutional SBRT clinical studies. She received her PhD in Cancer Biology from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Wendy BurmanMedical Physics Project Manager
Wendy Burman is our Medical Physics Project Manager. Her responsibilities include overseeing the GRID, Lattice, Microbeam & Flash Working Groups and the RSS Physics Committees. Wendy has a very diverse business background. She is a co-founder in an award-winning winery in Livermore California, has 15 years of experience at a leading Pharmaceutical Company as a Regional Sales Trainer and Divisional Sales Manager. Wendy is experienced in business development with healthcare professionals to provide a platform to increase patient wellness outcomes through prevention. Wendy is also the Vice President of a non-profit organization helping impoverished women and children all over the world.
Kristine GagliardiFounding Partner of the RSS
Kristine Gagliardi is a Founding Partner of the Radiosurgery Society (RSS), the world's largest non - profit organization dedicated to advancing the clinical practice and science of SRS / SBRT to ensure the most innovative and optimal treatment options for patients . She is Former Vice President of Clinical Development at Accuray Incorporated . Kristine has passionately devoted ~20 years in the field of SRS / SBRT and the people we serve .
Denise HitzmanMembership & Administration Manager
Jill is an Account Manager working closely with our Institutional Partners. She has been in the Medical Device industry for 20 years and has prior experience working for Accuray. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities.
Jan Jenkins, RNClinical Program Manager
Jan Jenkins has been with the RSS since 2016 as our Clinical Program Manager. Involved in clinical research for more than 30 years, he has been involved in nearly every aspect of clinical research. Since coming to the Radiosurgery Society, he has overseen the transfer of the RSSearch database data from Advertek to Vision Tree, and serves as our point person for the sites that participate in the RSSearch Patient Registry, works with new sites that are interested in participating in the RSSearch Patient Registry, and assists with aggregate data collection for the purpose of publication by our Registry users.
Dawn Nawrocki has been consulting for the RSS since 2017 managing the Annual Scientific Meeting before transitioning her focus to webinars. With over 20 years of corporate event planning experience, she lends her expertise in reigning in all the details relating to events, whether virtual or in person.
Joyce Novicky Martinez has over 30 years of experience in the field of Event Planning and Marketing Communications. Joyce has worked with many large and small companies/associations assisting them with all aspects of their trade show and event planning requirements.
Robyn Thornburgh is a seasoned healthcare sales executive with 25+ years of medical sales and marketing experience with 18 years focused in Oncology (Radiation, Surgical and Medical Oncology.) Robyn’s role with the RSS is Business Development and Vendor Relations. Robyn also serves on the Board of Directors of Be Aware Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that educates the community on breast cancer related issues.
Stephanie brings more than 15 years of marketing communications and public relations experience to the Radiosurgery Society, having worked in both agency and corporate settings. She’s spent her entire career supporting companies and non-profit organizations in the health, medical device and biotech space, with a particular focus on oncology and medical imaging. A savvy media strategist, a grammar guru and a skilled writer, Stephanie has won numerous awards for both her clients and her own work. Stephanie graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with dual degrees in Public Relations/Advertising & International Studies, along with a Spanish minor, which included a semester at the University of Salamanca in Spain. Stephanie presently serves as the Co-President of the Board of Trustees of her local library.
Amélie VanierAccount Manager, Corporate Partners
Amélie joined the RSS in August 2021, as an Account Manager working with our Corporate Partners. She worked for 12 years in the chemical industry starting her career in Toronto before moving to New Jersey. Amélie earned her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Sociology and History from Concordia University in Montréal. For 12 years Amelie worked in the chemical industry where she held various roles in logistics, supply chain and customer relations. In 2013, her partner had the opportunity to relocate to Brussels. Both avid travelers, they jumped on the opportunity and lived in Europe for over 3-years before relocating to Michigan. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband and 2 kids, play tennis and travel.