Irina Butler joined Association Management Strategies (AMS) in 2016 as a Senior Associate. Previously, Irina worked at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) as a Project Manager where she developed and implemented the National Institute of Health Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s National Institute of Child and Human Development (NICHD) Newborn Screening Translational Research Network Coordinating Center (NBSTRN-CC). The NBSTRN established a cutting edge resource for research throughout the lifespan while working with key stakeholders including several NIH Institutes (NHLBI, NINDS, NICHD, NHGRI) and the NLM. Through her role, Irina oversaw the development of state of the art Newborn Screening resources, led multi-year educational campaigns that reached all 50 Newborn Screening Programs and federal partners, and oversaw the NBSTRN participation increase by 50%.
Currently, Irina serves as the Plan Development Director for Pharmaceutical Product Stewardship Work Group (PPSWG). Irina is working with the PPSWG staff to develop product stewardship plans in Washington and California. Through coordination with MED-Project County teams, legal counsel, and county governments, Irina creates Plans that ensure compliance and member satisfaction. Irina looks forward to continuing her work with PPSWG and bringing her experiences with Program Management and operational services to AMS.
Irina received a B.S. in History and Political Science with a minor in International Affairs from Western New England College and a Master’s Degree from George Mason University in Public Policy with a concentration in Public Health.
Irina was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to Massachusetts in 1991. After graduating from College, Irina moved to the Washington, D.C. area. Irina currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, Ben, and son, Jay.