NGNA partners with SMS

The National Gerontological Nursing Association Partners with Symbiotix Management Strategies: Doty to Serve as Chief Staff Executive

(Lexington, Ky.) Symbiotix Management Strategies (SMS), a highly specialized, full-service association management company is pleased to announce that it has been selected to provide comprehensive operational and executive management services for the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA), a 1,400-member professional society, dedicated to the care of older adults across diverse care settings.

“We are delighted to serve NGNA because the organization and its members embody the passion, vision and commitment to service that is mirrored in our business philosophy,” said Brian Doty, CMP, SMS’ Vice President of Operations. Doty, who was recently appointed to serve as NGNA’s Executive Director added, “Through this partnership we will help NGNA advance its core purpose to improve the quality of nursing care given to older adults, by streamlining operations and delivering exceptional products and services to NGNA members.”

SMS specializes in the management of organizations that represent allied healthcare professionals. Using a specialized pool of experts, SMS brings diverse and widely sought knowledge and skills to clients like NGNA, while implementing across-the-board efficiencies that save them time and money.

“Brian and the SMS team exemplify everything that NGNA is looking for in an association management company,” said NGNA President, Susan Carlson, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, GNP-BC, FNGNA. “Their service offerings are broad and deep, and will allow us to operate in an innovative environment without sacrificing the efficiencies required for cost-conscious stewardship.

Doty carries nearly a decade of national association management experience as a chief staff officer. Additionally, he is a 17-year veteran of the meetings industry with experience in catering, convention services and hotel operations, as well as corporate, association, and international meetings management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Eastern Kentucky University.

About NGNA:
The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) was founded in 1984, and is dedicated to the clinical care of older adults across diverse care settings. Members include clinicians, educators, and researchers with vastly different educational preparation, clinical roles, and interest in practice issues. Visit for more information.

About SMS:
Symbiotix Management Strategies (SMS) is a full-service association management company, dedicated to delivering profession-focused solutions that are innovative and actionable using a continuous-improvement approach that is revolutionizing the association management field. Contact Stephanie Czuhajewski at (859) 977-7444. Visit to find out what the right people, the right skills and the right technologies can do for your association.