Meet the AIIP Board of Directors
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 Aberyswyth University and a master’s degree in Information Management from the University of Birmingham.
Liz launched Knowsaic in 2018. As an independent, she applies her previous experiences with corporate, legal, executive government, and international development organizations to champion knowledge exchange for collaborative learning and innovation. Liz partners with non-profits, international humanitarian missions, and cultural heritage clients to grow and implement user centered knowledge and information sharing.
IMMEDIATE PAST President
After working in the corporate world for 20 years, Karen Klein launched Fulcrum Information Resources, specializing in business research, project management, writing, and editing. Her clients range from non-profits to Fortune Global 500 companies across numerous industry sectors.
Karen states that AIIP’s values—high ethical standards; a collegial, noncompetitive community of colleagues; diversity of members’ business offerings; and professional development in running a business—mesh with her own sensibilities. She is a long-time AIIP volunteer in conference planning, advertising, and industry relations, and was the liaison to AIIP’s allied organization, the Society for Technical Communication.
Karen serves on the editorial committee and writes for Women2Women, a publication of the Greater Reading (Pennsylvania) Chamber Alliance. She received her B.A. in Journalism and M.S. in Information Science from the Pennsylvania State University.
TROY M. WASON
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.
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.
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.
Page updated May 3, 2022