Irina Butler joined Association Management Strategies (AMS) in 2016 as a Senior Associate. Currently, Irina serves as Vice President of Compliance for Pharmaceutical Product Stewardship Work Group (PPSWG). Irina is working with the PPSWG staff to ensure compliance for the PPSWG membership. Additionally, Irina serves as the Managing Director for the Academy of Life Underwriting (ALU).
Prior to AMS, 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%.
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 but immigrated to Massachusetts in 1991 and is an avid New Englander (Patriots, Cape Cod, Friendlys). After graduating from College, Irina moved to the Washington, D.C. area. Irina currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, Ben, son, Jay and daughter, Mila.