Our Teams Approach

At GMP our staff becomes an extension of your team. Our philosophy is to appoint a group of dedicated professionals to manage each client directly on a day-to-day basis. We understand the importance of personalized service. This approach has proven results in membership satisfaction, growth, and building long-lasting partnerships between the Executive Office and Leadership.


GMP serves as our clients’ association headquarters (the Executive Office). Our fully equipped offices feature amenities to manage administrative needs, including mail services, clerical staff, and meeting rooms. Overhead costs are shared between all of our clients, thereby increasing each association's resources and capabilities without major capital investment.

Leadership & Volunteer Development

GMP works closely with the Board and Committees to plan and execute association goals and initiatives, programs and member services based on the organization's mission, strategy and objectives. GMP takes care of all meeting logistics. It is our responsibility to provide strategic and operational leadership, as well as new and innovative ideas and approaches. Understanding that volunteer engagement is necessary to meet these goals, we also work to secure qualified, passionate volunteers and help them to make the most of time and efforts.

Membership Administration

GMP recognizes that members are the heart and soul of any association. GMP handles all aspects of membership including recruitment and retention, membership benefits, member communications, dues billing and collection, and member directory publication. The Executive Staff works closely with clients to develop and refine marketing initiatives to recruit and retain members. We strive to increase the membership of associations through the development and improvement of programs such as new member mentoring/sponsoring, member benefits and outreach to new members and we have had proven success!

Strategic Planning

A strategic plan is an imperative tool for establishing realistic goals and objectives that are consistent with its mission. It assists the association in allocating precious resources by focusing on priorities that advance their vision. The Executive Office plays an active role in implementing strategic initiatives, working in unison with leadership to review and revise the strategic plan to adapt to the changing environment, while corporate history and culture remains intact.

Meeting & Event Management

From course content development to logistical details, we specialize in managing and executing your meetings and events ranging in attendance from 10 to 3,000 attendees. Our expertise includes domestic and international meetings, honoring the cultures and regulations of each unique destination. We manage a wide variety of recreational activities, intimate and large social events, and other ancillary conference events working within the scope of your needs and budget. We negotiate with national and international hotels chains and vendors bringing those savings to each associations regardless of size.

Grants, Fundraising & Sponsorship Development

GMP assists our clients in raising grant monies to supplement conference revenues. Our experience has indicated that the most effective strategy is to partner with our association leaders to build a campaign that includes a well-defined corporate recognition program that meets corporate objectives and complements the society's mission.

Communications & Marketing Management

You want to get your message out, and we know how to do it! GMP understands that communicating clear consistent messages is vital for every association. GMP works with leadership to craft strategic messaging to receive increased engagement from members. We are able to help develop, enhance or simply maintain a successful social media strategy for your association or society. Our team will partner with you to establish an integrated communication strategy that will offer opportunities for members, advertisers, and other stakeholders in the industry to engage with your organization year-round.

Database & Website Management

Our software, internet4associations (i4a) is an easy to use, web-based software designed by and for associations. The integrated software enables staff to manage our clients’ website content, e-commerce transactions, membership and contacts, activities, meeting, event management, eMarketing, reporting, and much more. I4a also includes an intuitive Membership and Meeting Registration solution allowing members to apply, renew, register, order, and update their profiles online. It’s convenient for them, and saves valuable time and resources.

Financial Management

GMP provides improved financial controls and practices to our associations. Our internal practices ensure the highest levels of integrity and reliability. The internal control system is augmented by an independent annual audit/review cycle. Our staff is experienced in managing budgets from $150,000 to over $11 million. GMP ensures all facets of financial management and fundraising activities are handled effectively and efficiently.

Customized Support & More!

We know every client is unique, and we tailor our services! GMP has extensive knowledge in scientific societies. We provide services in CME/CLE/CEU accreditation, abstract submission and review management, publications and more! If we don’t offer a service your association or society requests, we have a partner that will.

Janel, thanks for all that you do for NANOS. Your attention to detail, reliability, problem solving ability, and timely and efficient service make all of our jobs at NANOS easier. Thanks again for all that you do for us and for our members in NANOS.

-Andrew G. Lee, MD
Former NANOS Treasurer

I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your team, and appreciate the hard work, excellent insights and on-the-mark suggestions. And, believe me, I learned at least as much from working with you as the other way around. The Academy is very, very lucky to have you.

-Dennis R. Suplee, Esq
Former IATL President

Thanks to you and your team for such a well-organized Committee meeting! It went so efficiently that I know we are now ready for our Annual Meeting!

-Peter A. Bandettini, PhD
Former OHBM Meetings Liaison Chair

It was a wonderful meeting and you and Janel have such a pleasant and confident way of dealing with everyone it's such an easy experience. You have been a joy to work with and for me the combination of competence, "can do" initiative and cheerful demeanor adding to the trust that has developed makes being Treasurer easy and painless. Thank you and your team for your great efforts,

-Ralph A. Sawyer, MD
Former NANOS Treasurer

Leslie and staff have been very helpful to me as Chair of Practice Issues. For several years I have been participating with the Coalition for Patient Centered Imaging representing the ASN, which involves conference calls, and drafting of letters to politicians, that are then signed by multiple professional societies. Leslie and her staff have been very helpful supporting me in this and in disseminating the information about issues and making sure the letters are on our website, etc.

-Elizabeth Rowe, PhD
Practice Issues Committee Chair

I can highly recommend Leslie Orvedahl and her group for the quality and timeliness of their management services. For instance, recently, when I needed access to the details of our organization’s relationship to the AMA and our bylaws, and rapid communication with AMA administration, she delivered even after hours and on weekends and despite a personally demanding schedule. This made a tremendous difference for us. When we needed creative solutions to administrative issues, she was always there with great suggestions.

-Vernon Rowe, MD
ASN Board Member

I have had the great pleasure of working with GMP for the past decade as a member of, and leader in, the AUPN. I have worked increasingly closely with JoAnn and GMP and JoAnn and her team have been an integral piece of our operational success. JoAnn has been an asset to the AUPN and to me and has consistently been thoughtful and organized about ensuring success of the organization’s business and logistics, as well as providing thoughtful input on events and content. The GMP team has enhanced our ability to effectively communicate appropriate information to our Neurology chair colleagues as well as our partner Associations around the country. It is a joy to work with JoAnn and her whole team and the AUPN has seen much success related to our side by side leadership structure with JoAnn and GMP.

-Karen C. Johnston, MD, MSc
Harrison Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology Associate Vice President for Clinical & Translational Research, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Virginia

I have been working for the past 3 years with the GMP Executive Office led by JoAnn Taie as Treasurer of OHBM. During that period, the team has been exceptionally helpful in making me comfortable as a non-native speaker and providing me with institutional memory, clarification and all the documents required for my financial analysis within a couple of hours. Together we revisited the past 10 years of OHBM treasury and they assisted me tirelessly in every step of this analysis. The team has always been positive and encouraging with all initiatives I have suggested. I feel that their professionalism, their past accomplishments as well as their very positive personality deserve the trust that will benefit any non-profit organisation. 

-Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, PhD, CR1, CNRS
Institute of Psychiatry, London, England, Hôpital de la Salpêtrière (ICM), Paris, France

I have had the distinct pleasure to work with the Executive Office and their superb Executive Director, Leslie Orvedahl for the past several years. Leslie and her team have been instrumental in guiding many of our key initiatives during a challenging transition period for our society. Our trajectory is positive and we owe much of our recent success to the professional management and collaborative guidance offered by Leslie and her team.

-Carolee Winstein, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FAHA
Professor, Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Director, Motor Behavior and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory Health Sciences Campus