Meet the AHRA Team

Dan Kelsey, MS, MBA, CAE 
Chief Executive Officer

Dan is an experienced operations professional who brings more than 20 years of strategic planning, business development, and management experience in association and non-profit organizations to AHRA. Dan is responsible for leading AHRA’s dedicated team of professionals while increasing the value of the organization to its members, donors, corporate partners and other key stakeholders. In his spare time, Dan enjoys running, watching various series on Netflix and spending time with his family.

Ryan Ocampo
Director of IT and Web Services
A die hard Celtics fan that hopes to one day shoot hoops with Paul Pierce - Ryan has been with AHRA since 2007 overseeing the web and IT related projects. He is not embarrassed to walk his two small fur babies in public and is addicted to Dunkin Donuts iced coffee. Ryan will eventually run a marathon, flip a house, and take a road trip across the USA.

Jessica Harju
Director of Membership
Jess joined AHRA in 2013. She received a bachelor's degree from Massachusetts College of Art and pursued a graphic design career in educational publishing before changing gears to customer service & accounting. Jess is a Member Services Specialist for AHRA and has been an integral part of the AHRA office backbone for the past three years. Jess is a mom of two, a great home chef and foodie, and loves rescue animals.

Scott Duval
Member Services Specialist
Coming Soon!

Dana Cutter, BA, MBA
Governance and Operations Manager
Dana has over 10 years experience working with non-profit organizations. She holds degree in Communication Arts from Framingham State College. In 2010, she earned a MBA from Framingham State College. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and her Boston Terrier, Rocky.

Nickie Mizell

CRA Administrator and Rapid Review Coordinator
Nickie joined the AHRA Team at the end of March, 2019.  She graduated from Florida State College in Jacksonville and has a long history in medical education and certification.  Her most recent assignment was managing a medical certification program for domestic and international physicians.  In her spare time, she and her husband are very active in their church where she serves on the Women’s Ministry Leadership team.  She is most proud of her daughter who is currently pursuing a Culinary Degree through Johnson & Wales University in Miami, FL.

Elizabeth Pickett
Marketing Director
Beth brings a wealth of marketing experience, including planning and executing award-winning, multi-channel marketing campaigns, building brands, and increasing engagement. She holds a BA, English from Providence College, and still loves to watch Friar’s hockey. Other passions include gardening, trying out new recipes, and having a good Netflix binge-watch with her teenage son, Will.

Mandy Dean, CMP, HMCC
Director of Education
Mandy is an experienced association professional with over a decade of experience working in a variety of roles at non-profit organizations. She earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2019 and enjoys developing strategy for educational events and implementing new plans and programs to meet member’s needs. Mandy currently serves on the Board of her local Meeting Planners International (MPI) North Florida Chapter as the VP of Education which provides the opportunity to learn from peers and continue her ongoing quest for learning. A Starbucks vanilla latte junkie, optimistic Jacksonville Jaguars fan, and mom to Abby and Finn and fur babies Bentley and Luna. Her best weekend is spent relaxing with family or exploring local downtown St. Augustine and perusing historical homes with her realtor hubby.