MSDC Staff

  • Robert Hay Jr., CAE

    Executive Vice President

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    Robert Hay began his association career lobbying for animal doctors, and continues it today advocating for human ones. Serving as the EVP since August 2018, Robert brings a wealth of varied association experiences to his position. He is a native Washingtonian, born at Providence Hospital and raised in Ward 7 before his parents moved to Prince George’s County, MD. Among other activities, Hay is an Alumni Governor of the Catholic University of America and volunteer coach for his children’s sports teams.

  • Pia Duryea

    Director of Engagement

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    Pia grew up in Connecticut but adopted the Washington area as her home after she graduated from Oberlin College.  She is a 10-plus year association professional, having worked for agricultural, utility and cooperative associations before coming to MSDC in 2012. She is active in her community, serving at the Arlington County elections office, on her condo association board, and in Toastmasters, a public speaking organization, in which she has held multiple leadership positions and led communications workshops.  She is an avid runner and Caps fan.

  • Rose Smith


    R SmithRose Smith grew up in a small suburb of Pittsburgh, PA.   She continues to be an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers.   Rose worked in the accounting office of the local telephone company before moving to DC in 1976 when she married her husband, a middle school teacher in Brandywine, MD.  She has two children, a daughter and son.  Working part-time will give her time to spend with her grandson, read, and pursue volunteer opportunities in her community and church.  And “maybe” join the gym for that needed exercise class. 


Steve Carreras, PhD, MSW

Clinical Case Manager

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Steve Carreras, PhD., MSW, is a mental health professional with more than 25 years’ experience helping and advocating for people, including healthcare professionals living with addictions and brings his passion to the MSDC Physician Health Program serving as their Clinical Case Manager.  Steve is an avid outdoorsman and cyclist who can be found spinning or on the road raising money for various charities.


Sean J. Handerhan


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Sean Handerhan brings over 30 years of proven partnership development and marketing, working with Fortune 500 organizations and technology startups.  His focus at the Medical Society of the District of Columbia is creating mutually beneficial partnerships that result in mutually beneficial bottom lines.  His approach is to understand the business goals of each potential partner and craft a customized program that meets their needs within the construct of MSDC’s overall charter.