EMDR International Association

EMDRIA Staff

Mark G. Doherty, CAE  |  Executive Director

512.451.5200  ext. 202

Mark Doherty has been involved in running professional associations for almost 30 years. He has strong background in the administration, operations, and finances of non-profits. Mark spent 12 years as Executive Director of INFORMS before coming to EMDRIA. He has BS and MS degrees from Xavier University in Cincinnati and an MBA from Virginia Tech. He has the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives.

Gayla Turner, CAE  |  Deputy Executive Director

512.451.5200  ext. 204

Gayla Turner first began working for EMDRIA in 1997, as Conference Coordinator.  In 2001, she took over as Associate Director of EMDRIA, supervising the daily operations of the Association under the direction of the Executive Director.  In 2012, she was appointed as Deputy Executive Director.  Gayla has a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives.  With more than 10 years of experience at EMDRIA, Gayla is responsible for financial operations. She is a member of the Texas and American Society of Association Executives.

 

Nicole Evans  |  Communications Specialist

512.451.5200  ext. 201

Nicole joined the EMDRIA team in February 2010 after serving as Marketing Coordinator for Lantana Communications in Arlington, Texas.  At Lantana she planned and directed marketing activities for four regional offices and also was responsible for website content, search engine optimization and sales and marketing materials. Prior to time at Lantana, she was a Web Producer at Veria-Natural Wellness USA, Inc., also in Arlington. Nicole majored in marketing at Winona State University in Winona, MN.  Nicole is an active member of the Junior League of Austin and is also a member of the Texas Society of Association Executives.

 

Bergen Villegas  |  Administrative Coordinator

512.451.5200  ext. 203

Bergan Villegas joined the EMDRIA staff in March 2014 as an Administrative Coordinator.  At EMDRIA, Bergen is the first point of contact.  She also handles product orders, payment processing and general inquiries.  Bergen majored in Social Work at Eastern Michigan University.  In her time off, she is an avid baker and enjoys walking her dogs.

 

 

Christal Rosa  |  Membership Development Coordinator

512.451.5200  ext. 205

Christal joined the EMDRIA staff in June 2013 after serving as the Field Experiences Program Coordinator for Education Services at The University of Texas at Austin.  As the Membership Development Coordinator for EMDRIA, she looks forward to getting to know the members and helping to grow the membership.  Christal earned a BA in English at Oklahoma State University, and in her off-hours enjoys volunteering and playing with her beloved doggie.

 

Sarah Tolino  |  Education & Training Coordinator

512.451.5200  ext. 207

Sarah took over as the Education & Training Coordinator for EMDRIA in June 2011 after serving as Program Coordinator for The University of Texas at Austin College of Education Career Services Center. Sarah received her BA in Communication from St . Edward’s University in Austin, TX.

 

 

 

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