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Leader Spotlight 

Christine Judnic, CMA (AAMA)

2020–2021 Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants (WSMA) President

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What is one characteristic you believe all leaders should possess?

I believe that all leaders should possess the ability to be organized and to be team players.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of your AAMA volunteer leadership experience?

Getting to know the ladies that I work with at the WSMA and being a friend to all of them.

What advice would you give to a new leader?

Aim your goals high and reach for them no matter how long it takes to achieve them. There is no dream that you cannot achieve.


Lisa Sailor, MS, CMA (AAMA) 

2020–2021 Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants (MSMA) President and 2019–2021 Central Lakes Chapter President

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What has been the most rewarding aspect of your AAMA volunteer leadership experience?

Great question! So many to pick from, but I believe that the most rewarding aspect is [that] I was given the opportunity to meet and network with medical assistants [with different certifications and education backgrounds] … from Minnesota and from all over the United States. Meeting so many people has assisted me in educating others about being a great Certified Medical Assistant® (AAMA).

What is one thing you’ve done as a leader that you would do differently?

2020 [for me] has been [about] … patience and learning new things. Learning how to conduct a CEU [event] on Zoom for the first time, I wish I would of practice tested it before we conducted our first CEU [event]. But we did it—with many bumps … but we did it!

How have the people in your life helped you become the leader you are today?

I must give the credit to my medical assistant program director/instructor. My instructor is the person who made me the person I am today. I only want to give back what she gave to me. She gave me the knowledge and the passion to be a great medical assistant. I had the determination and drive, and I was willing to go that extra mile to become a great medical assistant.


Angela Belnap, CMA (AAMA), DHPE

2020–2021 Utah State Society of Medical Assistants (USSMA) President

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What has been the most rewarding aspect of your AAMA volunteer leadership experience?

By far the most rewarding thing is connecting with others. I love the opportunities I get as a leader to help other medical assistants. Be it providing job options, helping with recertification, or answering a question regarding scope of practice: I love being able to help!

How do you encourage and inspire others to take active roles?

The leader is not the person who does everything. People want to be helpful, to be involved, to be responsible. Let them. Often the best inspiration is support in their actions and recognition for a job well done.

What is one thing you’ve done as a leader that you would do differently?

Provide praise and recognition more! There cannot be enough said on the wonders praise and recognition can do for [others’] motivation and willingness to step in and do more. Do not get caught up in what needs to be done and forget to recognize what people have accomplished.


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