In Memoriam Kimberly A. Tilley (1953-2013)

Kim award2It is with very deep sorrow and a tremendous sense of loss that we must inform you that Kimberly A. Tilley Associate Executive Director and Director of Communications passed away suddenly Friday evening December 27 2013 at her home in Bethesda Maryland.

Kim was a very critical resource to ASPRS not only to her fellow staff members but to the Society’s leadership and the membership at large.  As a colleague she was an indispensable confidant and advisor to me and I could not imagine how I would have effectively functioned as the Executive Director these past 16 years without her help.  Her contributions to the health of the Society have been numerous.  Kim’s unending commitment and devotion to students in general and specifically to the ASPRS student members are well known.  She was also the Executive Editor of PE&RS where she was very instrumental in making the front part of the Journal of interest to the broadest audience possible.  However many of her other most significant contributions have occurred well below the radar screen and thus were mostly invisible to the membership.  Nevertheless ASPRS would not be where it is without Kim’s untiring devotion; she truly cared for the Society its members and its mission.  

The family has announced the details of her Memorial Service to be held:
Saturday January 18 2014
at 11:00 a.m.
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Avenue NW,
Washington DC  20016
Phone 202-363-4900

 Memorial and online Guest Book are available at  

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the American Heart Association (

The family has graciously opened the Memorial Services to all who would like to attend. If you will attend the Memorial Service and are looking for hotel accommodations close to the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church please see below.

Service taking place at: Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church 3401 Nebraska Avenue NW Washington DC 20016 (the closest metro being the Tenleytown Metro stop 1 mile from Church).

Nearby Hotels Include:

For many ASPRS is as much a family as it is a professional Society.  We clearly have lost one of our most beloved family members.