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Meet the Team

Our highly qualified and dedicated team uses their individual skill-sets to achieve a successful outlook for your association.

Association Matters, Inc. remains on top of its game and keeps informed of the latest trends as a member of the American Society of Association Executives [ASAE].


 

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Peter Constantinou
President & CEO

A specialist in organizational management, Peter works with client Boards as an active participant in the leadership team. His sought after advice and guidance promotes association leaders to set their vision, achieve their potential and engage members in their ecosystem.

An association management professional for over 16 years, Peter uses his contagious enthusiasm to create a renewed sense of purpose and a rejuvenated work spirit for our clients and the AMI Team.

Peter holds a Master in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology. He successfully completed the Organizational Management program from Dale Carnegie in 1984 and the world-renown Customer Service training program offered by the Walt Disney World Company in 1989.

“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.”
Walt Disney

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Aleka
McKenzie-Brown

 
Director of Membership & Certification

Aleka McKenzie-Brown graduated from Frostburg State University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. Aleka has a background in digital marketing and sales, where she began her professional career. In college, Aleka worked full-time between a restaurant and a coaching position where she began to handle social media business accounts. She completed a marketing internship, which led her to a position in website design and social media management.

“Be kind to one another.”
Ellen DeGeneres

Kristin Faure
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

With a passion for understanding her audience and connecting with them, Kristin puts her ad/PR degrees from Towson University to work. Prior to joining the AMI team, Kristin's marketing career began in 2014 with DC's top promotional companies Club Glow, 930 Club/I.M.P Productions, and Nu Androids; During COVID lock down in 2020, Kristin represented music artists as their publicist for Publicity Nation.

 

Kristin's greatest strengths are her enthusiastic, proactive nature, and her organization. She thrives on personal and professional growth and enjoys finding solutions to any obstacle. This fuels her unquenchable love for marketing: the opportunities to learn are never-ending.

 

"Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it" - Andy Rooney

Constantinos Bacas
IT & Network
Administrator
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Constantinos graduated from Drew University with a Bachelors degree in Biology. He has worked as an IT consultant for multiple small businesses and medical practices. He is proud to be a part of the Association Matters, Inc. team and looks forward to supporting their technology needs in the future.

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Erin Baugess-Kimes
Director of Events & Sponsorship

For over seven years, Erin was a member of the executive management team for the Maryland Historical Society where she served as Chief Programming Officer. During her tenure, she was responsible for all education and visitor experiences, cultivated private donors, handled grant writing and targeted event promotion.

Erin spent two years with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as Education Outreach Coordinator where, among other things, she assisted with the development and delivery of arts integrated curriculum with the Baltimore City Public Schools. Recently, Erin served as President of the Youth’s Benefit Elementary School PTA, the largest in Harford County, where she planned and executed fundraising campaigns and advocacy events. Among her volunteer experience was fundraising for the Fallston Rec Sports program through silent auctions, bazaars, and bull roasts.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Helen Keller

Lauren Jeng
Director of Marketing & Communications
Membership & Sponsorship Coordinator

Lauren Jeng graduated from Towson University with a Mass Communications Bachelors degree with a concentration in Advertising. Having earned an associate's degree in Elementary Education before attending Towson, Lauren soon realized that her passion was in mass media and communications having firsthand experience with digital marketing, social media, graphics, and analytical insights. Lauren specializes in graphic work and marketing materials. Being highly motivated, timely, organized, and having a sharp eye for the bigger picture, she uses her strengths to ensure that the company and her clients receive the best services and overall product.

“If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.”
Mindy Kaling

Kayla Walters
 Membership & Certification Coordinator

Kayla Walters graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus with a bachelor’s degree in General studies and a focus in Psychology. After years of working in childcare and education positions, Kayla was excited to utilize her skills in a corporate setting and develop relationships with the wealth of members within our AMI clients.

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”

Tony Robbins

Administrative
Coordinator
Kendal Lee
EPN Program Administrator

As Program Administrator of the EPN, Kendal leads the way in building health resilience among the homebound community in Maryland. She is equip to empower the members of this community to maintain their health and wellness despite emergency conditions through patient-centered education and the provision of appropriate resources.

 

Kendal is a BSN graduate from the University of MD School of Nursing. Her educational background and clinical experience with diverse patient populations have equipped her to provide patient education in health promotion, disease prevention, and emergency preparedness.

 

Her education, skills, and passion make her a natural fit for this position. Kendal believes, "Healthcare begins in the community and wellness starts with WE," and eagerly takes on this new opportunity to lead with this philosophy in service of her community.

“I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one, but I will give myself to it.” Rainer Maria Rilke

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