Managing Partner, Educational Strategy
Linda Gracie-King, is a Managing Partner and co-founder of AXIS Medical Education providing leadership and oversight of the company's educational strategy and product development. Ms. Gracie-King has more than 15 years of experience in oncology-related adult education strategy, planning, and curriculum development. She has held multiple leadership positions in medical education with The Institute for Medical Education and Research, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, the Oncology Nursing Society, Clinical Care Options, and AmeriNet.
Ms. Gracie-King received Bachelor of Science and Master of Health Science degrees in Community Health Education Planning and Evaluation from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, where she received a full academic scholarship for medical education program planning and evaluation.
Marc Viens, CMM
Managing Partner, Operations
Marc Viens is a Managing Partner and co-founder of AXIS Medical Education and oversees all Company operating departments and the execution of all awarded business. Mr. Viens was previously Vice President-Operations with The Institute for Medical Education & Research (IMER,) a continuing medical education company specializing in oncology CME; Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations for Fanizzi Associates, a leading provider of pharmaceutical meeting and event services; and Vice President-Client Services with The Meeting Architects, a meeting and event planning company focused on conference management and high-end incentive programs. Mr. Viens has also held management positions with the Hilton and Ritz-Carlton Hotel companies.
Mr. Viens received his Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Michigan State University.
Dee Morgillo, M.Ed., MT(ASCP)
Senior Director, Accreditation & Compliance
Dee Morgillo, M.Ed., MT(ASCP) is Senior Director, Accreditation & Compliance for AXIS Medical Education. Her responsibilities include the management of CME/CE policies and protocols, applications and processes to ensure accreditation compliance. Ms. Morgillo has more than 17 years of experience in the design and development of continuing education programming for healthcare professionals across the continuum of care. Ms. Morgillo served as the Vice President of Inquisit, a healthcare education unit where she was involved in several educational initiatives including Web-based education services, Webcast services, educational grants, continuing education contact hours for over 25 disciplines, and the enhancement of educational programs for all healthcare professionals. She is a frequent speaker on adult education, continuing education and motivational topics for all healthcare related teams.
Prior to her role as a clinical adult educator, Ms. Morgillo was a laboratory professional at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in such positions as a serologist/immunologist, diagnostic cellular hematologist, pathology education coordinator and education project manager. In these latter roles, Morgillo coordinated all educational programming to meet federal, state, and professional requirements. Ms. Morgillo holds a master’s degree in adult and continuing education from The Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S. degree in medical technology from Gannon University.
Jocelyn Timko, BS
Ms. Timko, has over four years of experience in oncology-related medical education, she has authored multiple grant proposals targeted to pharmaceutical sponsors for oncology CME activities for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Ms. Timko is also responsible for the development of clinical content for CME activities at AXIS in conjunction with oncology experts.
Ms. Timko received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
Educational Services Coordinator
Mr. Ocana oversees and analyzes the metrics obtained from all the live educational activities hosted by AXIS. Additionally, he assists in the development of grants and submits grant applications to pharmaceutical companies for support consideration. Previously, he held a data analyst position at the Institute for Medical Education and Research for almost 2 years.
Mr. Ocana received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry from Florida International University in Miami, where he was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and graduated with honors.
Director of Meeting Operations
Ms. Amos is responsible for the management of meeting operations and logistics for all in-person and web-based live meetings, and industry satellite symposia. She has held multiple meeting planning leadership positions in medical education with The Institute for Medical Education and Research and Fanizzi Associates. Prior to her career in medical education, her meeting planning experience was with H & R Block, Applebee’s International, and Service Corp., Intl.
Ms. Amos studied secondary education at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Director of Project Management
Ms. Beller provides project leadership and oversight of the company's processes, budgets, grant deliverables, and timelines. Ms. Beller brings over ten years of experience in project management for companies such as The Institute for Medical Education and Research, Hanley Center, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and Office Depot. She has a combined 20 years of experience in the corporate world, providing marketing and project management for companies such as Coca-Cola, Infinity Broadcasting, and Twentieth Century Fox Films.
Ms. Beller received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia.
Gladys Perez, MBA
Ms. Perez is responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting, month-end closing, G/L account reconciliations, and final reconciliations submitted to commercial supporters. Ms Perez also provides support for the grant submissions department. Ms. Perez has over 20 years of experience in accounting functions, including general ledger analysis, accounts receivable/payable, financial statement preparation, and budget/forecast.
Ms. Perez received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras and a Master of Business Administration degree from Strayer University in Herndon, Virginia
Mr. Herd is responsible for providing website oversight and maintenance, learning management system integration, social media and UI strategies for the company. With more than 20 years of experience in the IT field, he has held multiple leadership positions with Internet companies, including Verizon and Muze NYC.
Mr. Herd received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Journalism from Baruch College in New York City, where he received the Thomas W. Smith academic scholarship for journalism studies.