Elizabeth-Gemoets.jpg   Elizabeth Gemoets
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

With 25 years of association management experience, Elizabeth Gemoets oversees a number of functions for the Association, including: research, technology, membership, meetings and events, and finance and human resources.
Gemoets joined NAICU in November 2021 after serving as the chief operating officer at the Association of Academic Health Centers, where she was responsible for comprehensive day-to-day management of the organization. She also served as Secretary/Treasurer for AAHC with fiduciary and corporate governance oversight.
Previously, she worked on Capitol Hill as the director of meetings and communications at the National Council of State Housing Agencies, and served for ten years at the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), most recently as the vice president for operations.
Gemoets earned a bachelor’s degree in music and business from Skidmore College (NY) and did graduate work in nonprofit management at American University (DC).

   Vonda Dickson
Director for Finance and Administration 

Vonda Dickson directs fiscal, operational, and personnel matters for NAICU. She joined NAICU in 2015 after sixteen years as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO with the District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA), and five years as Senior School Relations Associate Manager with the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Dickson earned a Bachelor of Arts-Rhetoric and Communication Studies from University of Virginia, and a Master of Public Administration-Finance and Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

  Valencia Stringfellow
Database Coordinator 

Valencia Stringfellow provides staff assistance to the association's administration, and to the Director for Member Relations and Conference Planning.  She attended Howard University.