About Us

AMWA Southwest Chapter

AMWA Southwest is the regional chapter for the American Medical Writers Association and includes all AMWA members in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Our chapter is one of the largest in AMWA, and we have a proud tradition of leadership and stewardship in the organization. We regularly host events in Houston, Dallas, Austin and Sante Fe, and we are always looking for volunteers!


The Southwest Chapter is dedicated to the education of its members. In-person and online trainings are held throughout the year so that members can continue to grow in their profession.


Communication does not happen in a vacuum. Whether you are just starting out in medical communication or if you have been in the game for forever, AMWA SW can connect you with local and regional members who can help your career. Check out upcoming events or contact your local regional director to find out more.

Please Meet the Officers

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David Stewart


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Damiana Chiavolini

President-Elect and Program Chair

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Erica Goodoff, ELS(D)


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Kim Mankiewicz, PhD

Chapter Advisory Council Representative


Volunteer Today

AMWA is a volunteer organization. We depend on our members to volunteer to lead. Whatever your skillset may be, we can use you! Our chapter welcomes any and all help. Would you like to host a regional meeting, organize a chapter conference or craft the next webinar? Please contact our leadership and learn how you can help AMWA!

AMWA SW's goal is to empower and enable medical writers and editors to pursue a successful, informed, and lifelong career!