Allegheny County Medical Society Announces New Executive Director

Top Association Executive to Lead County Medical Association


The Board of Directors of the Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara C. Hussey, MBA, CAE as its new Executive Director. The selection marks the first time in ACMS’s 157- year history that a woman will helm the county society.


“The ACMS has a rich history with a mission rooted in supporting the medical profession and the critical importance of public health. As executive director and steward of what is core to the ACMS, I will lead the organization into the future using that mission as our north star, while leading the organization forward. It is an honor to be selected to lead an organization that supports the medical professionals in Allegheny County. I am very much looking forward to this new adventure,” says Ms. Hussey.


According to Dr. Peter Ellis, ACMS’ Board President and Search Committee Chair, “Ms. Hussey was a standout during the entire Executive Director search process, and we are thrilled to begin our work together.”


Ms. Hussey most recently served as the Vice President of Member Experience for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Her experience spans member engagement, volunteer development, continuing education and event planning, board and governance management, strategic partnerships, and advocacy and foundation support.


Ms. Hussey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree and Master of Business Administration degree from Duquesne University. Ms. Hussey is also an active member of the broader professional association community. She received the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2019 and was selected to participate in the ASAE’s Emerging Leaders Program later that year. In October 2021, Ms. Hussey was recognized as one of the Association Forum’s Forty under 40 award winners, a national award recognizing top association professionals from around the country.


Sara Hussey can be reached at shussey@acms.org.