ABAM Administrative Staff


Kevin B. Kunz, M.D., M.P.H.

Executive Vice President Executive Office

Bethesda, MD Phone: 301-656-3378 x387  Email:KKunz@abam.net

CASA portraits 2012

Susan E. Foster, MSW

Executive Director National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine

New York, NY Phone: 301-656-3378 x380  Email: SFoster@abamfoundation.org





Catherine Saunders

Chief Operating Officer

Bethesda, MD Phone: 301-656-3378 x379 Email: csaunders@abam.net


ReginaLia Bennett, M.P.H.

Consultant, Maintenance of Certification,  Director Maintenance of Certification Program

Wilmington, DE Phone: 301-656-3378 x106  Email: lbennett@abam.net

Lia Bennett is an independent consultant serving as the Director of Maintenance of Certification for the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  She was a quality improvement program coordinator for the American College of Physicians and brings to ABAM, over six years of experience developing and managing MOC compliant programs. She has worked in the field of internal medicine conducting continuing medical education research in the areas of adult immunization, cardiovascular risk and diabetes. Ms. Bennett is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she received her Masters of Public Health with a graduate certificate in Integrative Health. She strives to provide superior guidance to ABAM Diplomates.


Michelle Lyons, M.S.

Consultant, Maintenance of Certification,  Program Manager Maintenance of Certification Program

Bethesda, MD Phone: 301-656-3378 x376  Email: mlyons@abam.net

Michelle Robinson Lyons is an independent consultant  serving as the Maintenance of Certification Manager for the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  She was an Independent Contractor for the Clinical Center at The National Institutes of Health, providing scientific and health writing, editing, and research services. She worked at The National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine as a Research Associate, providing technical and non-technical writing, editing, and research for the Clinical Research Roundtable. Michelle has extensive experience in marketing, having worked at Shady Grove Fertility as a Marketing Coordinator and co-owning a tutoring business. Ms. Lyons is a graduate of American University where she received her Master of Science degree in Health Promotion Management, and Dickinson College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She strives to provide superior guidance to ABAM Diplomates.

ABAM offers a Maintenance of Certification program for its current diplomates and a public listing of physicians who hold active ABAM certification status. In March, 2016 the American Board of Medical Specialties formally recognized addiction medicine as a multi-specialty subspecialty. Future certification examinations in addiction medicine will be administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.