Meet the AIIP Board of Directors
Janel Kinlaw launched Refining Workflow in March 2019, where she provides project management and business analysis to her clients. She has a BS in Information Systems from Susquehanna University and an MLS from Drexel University. In addition to her leadership role in AIIP, she volunteers on multiple boards for local non-profit organizations.
Immediate Past President
Denise Carter started DCision Consult in January 2013, providing research and competitive intelligence services to the pharma and biotech industries. DCision specialises in current awareness and competitive landscapes. In 2021 Denise will also pivot a little way and explore the world of developing self-learning modules in information management topics.
Denise is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Her career includes phases in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Denise is active in the UK's Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), where she served as Chair of a new special interest group for Knowledge & Information Management. She also helped to develop CILIP’s newest professional registration option - the Chartered Knowledge Manager. Denise has a bachelor’s degree in Librarianship and History from Aberystwyth University and a master’s degree in Information Management from the University of Birmingham.
Kelly Berry has been working with start-ups and small business owners since 2005, as a market researcher, trainer, speaker, consultant, and facilitator. She is a certified Market Research Specialist and a Strategic Research Team Leader for the National Center for Economic Gardening and the Wisconsin Center for Business Intelligence. Kelly is also a trained and licensed CEO Peer Group facilitator, running both in-person and virtual peer groups of small business owners.
After 10 years working as a librarian, information scientist, and competitive intelligence analyst in big pharma, Regina Maxwell launched Maxwell Research Services in 2010 and joined AIIP. ("Best moves I've ever made!") Regina currently serves small to mid-size pharmas as their offsite librarian. She manages their information resources and educates about copyright, but her main service offering is medical literature research in support of clinical development, pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs, and other topics.
Regina holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and an undergraduate degree in Art History with Elementary Certification from Rosemont College.
Roger Magnus Research provides research and analysis for nonprofits to locate donor and foundation funding. In addition, they help businesses and other types of organizations to find information on news, trends, companies, industries and demographics (U.S. Census Bureau). Roger Magnus Research also provides Zoom support for meetings, workshops and events.
Roger has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Tulane University and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of several local and regional nonprofit-related professional groups.
In 2012, after many happy years at the headquarters of HOK, a large international architectural firm, Susan Baerwald decided to start Baerwald Research, LLC.
Director, Professional Development
After more than two decades in academia, government, and business as a research professional and strategic policy analyst, Maureen Shields established The 42nd Street Group, Inc., in 2012.
Margaret Harrison launched Harrison Data and Information Services in 2021, where she uses the whole data process—collection, management, analysis, and reporting—to drive operations and strategy, enabling clients to move their businesses into their next phase of growth.
Margaret began her information career at the Columbia (Missouri) Public Library while earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri. She then joined the risk management department of a national law firm, providing research and analysis for client acquisition. As the firm grew to become international in scope, Margaret grew with the organization, pursuing an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and affiliating with the Special Libraries Association (SLA). She later moved into work with professional associations in the health care field and a focus on the managing and licensing of healthcare data.
Margaret has served on the Board of Directors for the Park Ridge Public Library in Park Ridge, Illinois, where she assisted the library in many areas, including marketing, communications, community relations, and celebrating the library's 100th anniversary. She looks forward to assisting AIIP members in building their businesses.
Page updated May 4, 2023