Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Upcoming Events

2023 MARC ACSM Annual Meeting
November 3-4, 2023
Location: Lancaster Marriott
10 CECs will be offered for this program

Registration site is live!
Click Here to register
(Early bird registration ends October 13th)

Abstract submission site is now open! Please check annual meeting page for more information (Abstract submission due date: 11:59PM on Friday, September 8, 2023)

Hotel Reservation (Book early to get the group rate!):
2023 MARC ACSM Annual Meeting
Start Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
End Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Last Day to Book: Friday, October 13, 2023
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square for 155 USD - 999 USD per night

Book your group rate for 2023 MARC ACSM Annual Meeting

The 2023 MARC EXPO and Grad Fair will be Friday November 3rd from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during the Annual MARC meeting November 3rd and 4th at the Lancaster Convention Center. 
To register, please use the link shown below:
Expo and Grad Fair Link
For questions about the EXPO of Graduate Fair, please reach out to Deborah King (dking@ithaca.edu) or Brian Larouere (blarouere@setonhill.edu).

Mark your calendar!
MARC ACSM Annual Meeting
November 3-4, 2023
Lancaster, PA
The 2023 MARC EXPO and Grad Fair will be Friday November 3rd from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during the Annual MARC meeting November 3rd and 4th at the Lancaster Convention Center.  For questions about the EXPO of Graduate Fair, please reach out to Deborah King (dking@ithaca.edu) or Brian Larouere (blarouere@setonhill.edu).

Trending News

Mid-September Newsletter
Election and Other Important Updates

ACSM American Fitness Index (2023 Summary Report)

Congratulations to the new ACSM fellows in the region!:
Michael Bruneau, Jr., Ph.D. (Drexel University)
Nancy Glynn, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
Stephen Ives, Ph.D. (Skidmore College)
Anthony Kontos, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
Cayce Onks, D.O. (Penn State Health)
Tim Werner, Ph.D. (Salisbury University)

service award
2022 H. Scott Kieffer Service Award recipient - Dr. Sara Campbell

President award
President's Cup Award Winner: 
Candance Longoria - Rutgers University

Check out the Annual Meeting page for all the winners from 2022 MARC ACSM Annual Meeting

MARC ACSM would like to recognize and congratulate our new fellows in the region
Peter Hosick, Ph.D. (Montclair State U)
Evan Matthews, Ph.D. (Montclair State U)
Brittany Overstreet, Ph.D. (U of Delaware)
Melissa Reed, Ph.D. (West Chester U)
Emily Sauers (East Stroudsburg U)
Adam Susmarski, D.O. (US Naval Academy)
Sharon Taverno Ross, Ph.D. (U of Pittsburgh)

Request for ACSM Fellowship Mentors:
ACSM SHI-Women is seeking mentors within the regional chapter in order to assist the SHI Women in building its mentoring program. Click Women to Fellowship Program Pathway infographic PP5 for more information.

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Stephen LoRusso, PhD
Executive Director

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We aim to foster the professional and educational development of students and to promote the dissemination of health and exercise related information from ACSM National through the scientific resources within MARC.


Joining the Mid-Atlantic ACSM Chapter ensures easy access and close-to-home educational, professional, and networking opportunities. Members gain access to programs and opportunities in a smaller and more personal environment. Whether it's building knowledge, building networks or building careers, MARC-ACSM can you get there! 

Make the most of your chapter membership-
  • Share your research & present at meetings
  • Connect with like-minded professionals & students
  • Access funding opportunities 
  • Advance your education through first-rate educational offerings
  • Volunteer & serve to get connected and give back
  • Gain exposure to a variety of sports medicine & exercise science professions

Chapter Leaders

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Stephen LoRusso, PhD

Executive Director

Joohee Sanders, PhD

Associate Executive Director

Michael Bruneau, Jr., PhD, ACSM EP-C, NASM CPT

Past President

Emily Sauers, PhD, FACSM


Rian Q. Landers-Ramos, PhD, CSCS


Peter Hosick, PhD, FACSM

Vice President

Brian Larouere, PhD

Member at Large

Deb King, PhD

Member at Large

Christopher Harnish, PhD

Member at Large
Jessica Butts

Jessica Butts, MD

Physician at Large

Joseph Andrie, MD

Physician at Large
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Sara Campbell, PhD, FACSM

ACSM Regional Representative

Racine R. Emmons, PhD


Jay Garrels, PhD

New Jersey State Representative

Jason Metz, PhD

West Virginia State Representative

Justin Faller, PhD

New York State Representative

Jim Roberts, PhD

Pennsylvania State Representative

Stephen Ives, PhD

New York State Representative

Melissa Witman, PhD

Delaware State Representative
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Timothy Werner

Maryland State Representative
Kyle Pietro

Kyle Pietro

Student Representative

Cynthia Weiner

Student Representative