Samantha Platania of the AMA Richmond chapter talks about the events and programs offered by the chapter and her role as the Director of Collegiate Relations on the AMA Richmond Board.  In her role, Samantha focuses on student membership in the AMA and how an affiliation with an AMA collegiate chapter offers many benefits to students including career resources, platforms for professional development and experiential learning, participation in chapter events, leadership development, and participation in AMA competitions.

Check out the podcast here!

Congratulations to Heidi Williams on being named the AMA Richmond November “Comcast Spotlight” Volunteer of the Month!

In her day job, Heidi is the Marketing Communications Manager at Dietitians On Demand, the nationwide leader in nutrition staffing! Most of my time is spent on content marketing – we love developing tools and resources for not only our dietitians in the field, but for all registered dietitians! We offer blogs, newsletters, webinars, flexible job opportunities and much more, all with the goal of supporting a dietitian’s career. Our staff are passionate advocates of health and wellness who understand nutrition is key to recovery, reduced length of stay, and overall quality of life.


What She Does for AMA Richmond and Why We Nominated Her:

“After one NEXT Hour, Heidi threw herself into AMA Richmond and we’re all lucky to have her has a member and volunteer. She brings creativity to AMA Richmond’s social platforms and has been a huge support in AMA Richmond’s success.” – Amanda Colocho

Comcast Spotlight combines the power of traditional television and premium digital video advertising to reach audiences through high-quality content at any time, on any device, and we’re ready to prove our impact on your business.


The AMA Richmond chapter has been recognized for “Programming Excellence” and “Membership Special Merit” for the 2017—18 year by AMA international headquarters. The AMA’s annual Chapter Excellence Awards (CEAs) program highlights exceptional performance among the organization’s 70+ professional chapters across the U.S. and Canada.

The CEAs were established in 1974 to recognize local AMA chapters for outstanding achievements in leadership, membership and programming. Entries are judged over a three-day period by a panel of past-presidents of award-winning chapters and members of the AMA Professional Chapters Council.

The AMA Richmond Board is proud to have our chapter recognized on a national level for the hard work and dedication of our board members to make the chapter great for our membership!