AIIP 2023-24 Board of Directors

Meet the AIIP Board of Directors

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Janel Kinlaw

Refining Workflow

Janel Kinlaw launched Refining Workflow in March 2019, where she provides project management and business analysis to her clients. She has a BS in Information Systems from Susquehanna University and an MLS from Drexel University. In addition to her leadership role in AIIP, she volunteers on multiple boards for local non-profit organizations.

As a member of AIIP, Janel has served as the Director-at-Large for Outreach and chaired the Email Marketing and Referral committee. She is also a member of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), recently serving on the Annual Conference Advisory Council.

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Immediate Past President

Denise Carter

DCision Consult

Denise Carter started DCision Consult in January 2013, providing research and competitive intelligence services to the pharma and biotech industries. DCision specialises in current awareness and competitive landscapes. In 2021 Denise will also pivot a little way and explore the world of developing self-learning modules in information management topics.

Denise is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Her career includes phases in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Denise is active in the UK's Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), where she served as Chair of a new special interest group for Knowledge & Information Management. She also helped to develop CILIP’s newest professional registration option - the Chartered Knowledge Manager. Denise has a bachelor’s degree in Librarianship and History from Aberystwyth University and a master’s degree in Information Management from the University of Birmingham. 

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President ELECT



Kelly Berry has been working with start-ups and small business owners since 2005, as a market researcher, trainer, speaker, consultant, and facilitator.  She is a certified Market Research Specialist and a Strategic Research Team Leader for the National Center for Economic Gardening and the Wisconsin Center for Business Intelligence. Kelly is also a trained and licensed CEO Peer Group facilitator, running both in-person and virtual peer groups of small business owners.

Kelly holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and a BA from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.  Kelly was the Western Wisconsin Businesswoman of the Year in 2018 and the UW-EC Outstanding MBA Faculty Member in 2014.  She is working to grow her online business Learn Start Grow, with the mission of helping small businesses grow through courses, consulting, and community.

Kelly could never work for a big company again and is passionate about helping small businesses grow through research, futures thinking, workshops, and peer groups. When she’s not working, she is walking her dogs, playing tennis, or curling.

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Regina Maxwell

Maxwell Research Services

After 10 years working as a librarian, information scientist, and competitive intelligence analyst in big pharma, Regina Maxwell launched Maxwell Research Services in 2010 and joined AIIP. ("Best moves I've ever made!") Regina currently serves small to mid-size pharmas as their offsite librarian. She manages their information resources and educates about copyright, but her main service offering is medical literature research in support of clinical development, pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs, and other topics.

Regina holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and an undergraduate degree in Art History with Elementary Certification from Rosemont College.

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Roger magnus research

Roger Magnus provided news, business, and demographics research for several libraries and information centers for nearly 20 years before opening Roger Magnus Research in 2017. 

Roger Magnus Research provides research and analysis for nonprofits to locate donor and foundation funding. In addition, they help businesses and other types of organizations to find information on news, trends, companies, industries and demographics (U.S. Census Bureau). Roger Magnus Research also provides Zoom support for meetings, workshops and events.

Roger has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Tulane University and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of several local and regional nonprofit-related professional groups.
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Director, Membership



In 2012, after many happy years at the headquarters of HOK, a large international architectural firm, Susan Baerwald decided to start Baerwald Research, LLC.

The company specializes in custom research services for professionals who design and plan the built environment. Focused on all facets of the design professions, Susan searches for material that will help architects, designers, and planners understand their clients, design trends, their markets, and the running of an effective practice.

Susan is also a member of the Special Libraries Association (SLA).

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Director, Outreach

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Harrison Data and Information Services

Margaret Harrison launched Harrison Data and Information Services in 2021, where she uses the whole data process—collection, management, analysis, and reporting—to drive operations and strategy, enabling clients to move their businesses into their next phase of growth.

Margaret began her information career at the Columbia (Missouri) Public Library while earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri. She then joined the risk management department of a national law firm, providing research and analysis for client acquisition. As the firm grew to become international in scope, Margaret grew with the organization,  pursuing an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and affiliating with the Special Libraries Association (SLA). She later moved into work with professional associations in the health care field and a focus on the managing and licensing of healthcare data.

Margaret has served on the Board of Directors for the Park Ridge Public Library in Park Ridge, Illinois, where she assisted the library in many areas, including marketing, communications, community relations, and celebrating the library's 100th anniversary. She looks forward to assisting AIIP members in building their businesses.

Page updated December 21, 2023

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