Beth Slater


What do you really do at work?

As the Partnership Engagement & Operations Manager for the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), I work with a fantastic executive team dedicated to upholding the organization’s mission, furthering its strategic plans and supporting their members. I am also fortunate in that I get to connect vendors and industry product specialists with our members, building connections that will help our members maintain their place at the forefront of this scientific field of study.

Describe your Perfect Day.

Sleeping in until whenever, followed by a large cup of coffee is always a great start. After coffee (or, more realistically, with cup #2 in hand), a family adventure – going to the zoo, wandering around our favorite downtown shops, attending a local festival – whatever we can find. Post-adventure would find us enjoying a dinner I don’t cook (key detail there) with dessert from a local chocolatier.

What’s your Superpower?

Making life easier for others with my organizational skills and hard work. Also, I make a mean chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. It’s a toss-up, really.

What’s your life motto?

Never stop learning.

What inspires you?

My family. They are simply amazing and I strive every day to be worthy of their presence in my life.

Her Story:

Beth is an extremely organized professional capable of handling multiple demands on her time and attention. She thrives on the challenge of improving efficiency and problem solving in all areas of her work and life.


Beth graduated from DePauw University with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesology: Emphasis in Athletic Training. She later graduated from Central Michigan University with a Master of Arts degree in Physical Education: Exercise Science. After college, Beth spent many years in the field as a Certified Athletic Trainer, working with athletes ranging from high school up through semi-professional designations, before transitioning into the business aspect of her career by managing a surgeon’s office within a larger orthopedic practice. Through this varied medical background, Beth gained several important skills such as project management, communication and adaptability, all of which she is eager to use building relationships as the newest member of OHBM!