Celeste Kirschner, CAE, MHSA

Ms. Kirschner joined LUGPA in 2015 as its first CEO.  Under her leadership the organization has launched a new subsidiary, LUGPA Healthcare Consulting Services, has increased membership and has added several new member benefits.

Prior to joining LUGPA, Ms. Kirschner served a variety of senior leadership roles at the American Society of Anesthesiologists, including Perioperative Surgical Home Executive and Director of Membership and Subspecialty Society Services. Ms. Kirschner also served as Executive Director of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association, and led the American Medical Association’s Division that is responsible for Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).

A leader in association management, Ms. Kirschner is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and attained a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis.