Leadership and Mentoring Award:
Mary Gambrell, CMA (AAMA)
The Leadership and Mentoring Award goes to a medical assistant who promotes the professional identity and stature of AAMA members and the medical assisting profession by having displayed outstanding leadership and mentoring abilities on the national level.
Known for her dedication, experience, and professionalism, Gambrell not only demonstrates amazing leadership skills but also inspires others to become involved leaders. She has held many leadership positions at the local chapter, state, and national levels and champions medical assistants by sharing information about the profession and the CMA (AAMA)® credential.
Always willing to lend a helping hand, Gambrell applies her kindness and mentoring skills by providing encouragement to future and current medical assistants. Moreover, she demonstrates her leadership qualities at work, where she is referred to as “the backbone of [the] practice.” A member of her state society writes that “she has been a true cheerleader for the AAMA, always promoting the AAMA … and supporting the officers and trustees.”