About

AMWA, Northern California Chapter


The Northern California Chapter is one of twenty regional chapters of the American Medical Writers Association. With almost 250 members in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii, it has been an active and thriving chapter for over twenty years. AMWA members are an integral part of Northern California’s large and dynamic medical products industry, as well as its eminent medical research and medical education communities.

If you live within our geographic area, you are automatically added to our chapter membership when you join the national organization. If you would like to learn more about our chapter or simply to find out about the benefits and opportunities that come with being more involved, please contact our Acting President Nancy Katz.

Site Mission

  • Help Northern California members keep in touch with the chapter and with each other
  • Represent our chapter in the biomedical and communications communities
  • Help writers find the education, tools, and information they need to use the Internet and other publishing media effectively in their professional lives

Chapter History


2016/2017
President: Nancy Katz, PhD
Vice President/President-Elect: Open Position
Secretary: Barbara Arnoldussen, BSN, MBA
Treasurer: Catherine Magill, PhD
Immediate Past President: Caren Rickhoff, BA; Myrna Faulds, BSc

2015/2016
President: Caren Rickhoff, BA
Vice President/President-Elect: Myrna Faulds, BSc
Secretary: Barbara Arnoldussen, BSN, MBA
Treasurer: Catherine Magill, PhD
Immediate Past President: Arushi SInha, PhD

2014/2015
President: Arushi Sinha, PhD
Vice President/President-Elect: Caren Rickhoff, BA
Secretary: Barbara Arnoldussen, BSN, MBA
Treasurers: Kariena Dill, PhD; Catherine Magill, PhD
Immediate Past President: Maggie Norris, BSc, ELS

2013/2014
President: Maggie Norris, BSc, ELS
Vice President/President-Elect: Arushi Sinha, PhD
Secretary: Joan Brodovsky
Treasurer: Kariena Dill, PhD
Immediate Past President: Suzanne Canada, PhD