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Pennsylvania Chapter

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Chapter of the IMIA. The IMIA's goal is for all IMIA Chapters to flourish to meet all the needs of the members of each region. While the IMIA is international it believes in the 'Think Global, Act Local' motto. We will have periodic conference calls to allow members in this region to network and find ways to advance the profession together in the region. Please email your representative with ideas, issues, and topics that you think should be discussed. The IMIA believes that organizing an IMIA Symposium each year in each state should be a key goal of the Chapter. If you are willing to volunteer to assist, please let your representative know.
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The IMIA is pleased to announce that Gerardo Lazaro is the IMIA State Chapter Chair for Pennsylvania. To contact him please email

Gerardo Lazaro, IMIA PA RepresentativeGerardo Lazaro, Bachelor in Science (Biology) and in Education, completed Master's of Education (Peru), and currently a Ph.D. Student in Public Health (USA). He started working in Human Assisted Reproduction in Peru (3 years) and in the US (4 more years). A career change led him to work as a Master Medical Interpreter in the major hospitals of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Region where he co-developed training programs for Coordinated Healthcare, Cultural Competency and related healthcare topics. As a Ph.D. student in Public Health, he has found the niche to improving health care primarily for low-income, immigrants, and limited-English proficient people.


Vice Chair Position Vacant

To Apply Please See Requirements for IMIA Representation:

Please Note:
Only one letter of recommendation is required for vice-chairs, not two.

Former Pennsylvania State Chairs
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Kathryn Hiester, CMI


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