The ATA Positioned For Continued Growth, Commitment To Telehealth Policy Builds Team To Deliver Member Benefits And Industry Impact

WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 4, 2021 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced several staff additions and changes to best position the organization for continued growth and reaffirm its commitment to telehealth policy.

Paul Samargedlis, a business development executive with proven experience in the information technology and services industries, has been named Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy. For the past 18 months, Paul has been a valued advisor to the ATA, helping drive the organization’s growth during COVID-19. In his new role, he brings a continued focus on relationship management to drive further growth and membership expansion. Paul built his career building collaborative partnerships and longstanding business relationships. Prior to joining the ATA, Paul was a founder and partner of nGage, where he created some of the most respected and attended industry events. Earlier in his career, Paul focused on healthcare technology at Gartner; at Hill Holiday, he oversaw the agency’s relationship with the American Institute of Architects.

Joining Paul on the sales team is Melissa Park, Director, Business Development & Strategy. Melissa has a track record of successful sales development and sales management, most recently at HIMSS Media.

Kyle Zebley, who successfully shepherded the ATA’s state and federal policy work during the pandemic, has been promoted to Vice President, Public Policy. He will continue to lead the ATA’s policy work, representing the ATA in Washington and in state capitals across the country as a clear and resolute industry voice urging common sense changes to eliminate barriers to the expansion of telehealth. Previously, Kyle was the Chief of Staff in the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he worked with senior leadership from HHS, the White House, and other cabinet departments to develop, advise, and promote U.S. global health policy.

“Paul Samargedlis has already made a significant impact at the ATA, building collaborative relationships with our members and expanding the tent to include companies and health systems transforming every aspect of care delivery. He’s driving membership growth, creating new partnerships, and building important relationships with our members,” said Ann Mond Johnson, CEO of the ATA. “Kyle Zebley joined the ATA amidst what will be remembered as the most pivotal time in healthcare, effectively advancing our position and most ably representing our industry in policy circles in order to ensure all people, no matter where they live, have access to quality care when and where they need it.

“I am incredibly proud and grateful to the entire ATA team for their contributions to our organization and to our industry. Together with Paul, Kyle, and Melissa, this mighty team will continue to make a difference, helping to modernize our healthcare system, create equity and inclusion in how care is delivered, and provide high value to our members,” added Mond Johnson.

About The ATA

As the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, the American Telemedicine Association is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling the system to do more good for more people. The ATA represents a broad and inclusive member network of leading healthcare delivery systems, academic institutions, technology solution providers and payers, as well as partner organizations and alliances, working to advance industry adoption of telehealth, promote responsible policy, advocate for government and market normalization, and provide education and resources to help integrate virtual care into emerging value-based delivery models. @americantelemed #telehealthishealth #ATApolicy

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Gina Cella
Cella Communications