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SAMI is a full-service Association Management Company providing specialized management services to medical nonprofits. Because we specialize in small- to medium-size nonprofits, we can offer our clients the highest level of personalized attention while delivering high-quality, cost-effective management services for all or selected aspects of their organizations.

Why Partner with Solutions for Association Management, Inc?

By choosing to partner with SAMI, you would be gaining a partner in association management dedicated to providing the professional resources required to achieve your goals. You will benefit from a team approach, culture of customer service, collaborative work style and a driven, results-oriented staff. Your success is our success!






SAMI was incorporated in 2015 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), with the notion that other organizations will benefit from our staff expertise, successful systems and processes, and economies of scale. We have a year-over-year track record of revenue growth, service expansion and increased member satisfaction. The ASDS and SAMI Boards of Directors are committed to the long-term growth and success of SAMI. SAMI’s business philosophy is to provide its clients with the highest level of professional association management services at a competitive price. We are a proud member of the Association Management Companies Institute.


Highly-Skilled Team




Not only are we driven by achieving results, but we are accountable for the work done on your behalf by regularly measuring and reporting on every activity of importance to  you.


One size does not fit all. By listening and learning, SAMI will manage your programs with the highest level of personalized attention. We provide scalable solutions to best meet your needs and budget.

SAMI approaches its work with energy and enthusiasm. Staff is motivated by making a difference for the organizations we serve.



We will cultivate relationships with stakeholders and leverage these relationships to your advantage.


 Having grown budgets from less than $1 million to over $7 million, we know how to cut costs without cutting quality. Through smart vendor selection, strong negotiations and creativity in the way we approach our work, you can be assured we will maximize your resources.

Highly-Skilled Team

A team of professional staff with decades of collective association management experience will ensure your needs are met and that a depth of knowledge of your programs is maintained.


Tara Azzano
Chief Operating Officer
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Kristin Hellquist, CAE
Director of Advocacy & Practice Affairs
Dawn Herman, RN, BSN, MBA
Director of Education & Meetings
Katherine Duerdoth, CAE
Executive Director
Betty Sarata, MAFM
Director of Finance & Administration
Jaimey Wilman, MBA
Director of Marketing and Communications
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