MTF Staff

Paul Wax, MD, FACMT
Executive Director
American College of Medical Toxicology & Medical Toxicology Foundation

Dr. Wax is the Executive Director of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and the Medical Toxicology Foundation (MTF). He received his BA from Dartmouth College, his MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, his Emergency Medicine training at the UCLA Hospitals, and his Medical Toxicology training at Bellevue Medicine Center/New York University. He is board-certified in both Medical Toxicology and Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the ACMT. Along with his role as the Executive Director of ACMT/MTF, Dr. Wax is a Clinical Professor in Surgery (Emergency Medicine) at the University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine where he is a member of the Section of Medical Toxicology and Director of the Medical Toxicology Clinic. Dr. Wax’s previous faculty appointments include the Departments of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Dr. Wax previously served on the ACMT Board of Directors, serving as ACMT Board President from 2006-2008. During this volunteer tenure he chaired the ACMT Education Committee. Dr. Wax served as the National Director of ACMT's Consultation Network to support the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) Regional Offices and was co-founder of ACMT’s Chemical Agent of Opportunity course. Dr. Wax also served as one of the American Board of Emergency Medicine’s (ABEM) appointees on the Medical Toxicology Subboard. During this time Dr. Wax served as Editor of the Medical Toxicology Board Certification Examination as well as Chairman of the Subboard, and was also the primary author of the 2004 Core Content of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Wax has also served as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control National Center for Environmental Health’s (NCEH) Division of Laboratory Sciences and was a member of NCEH/ATSDR Board of Scientific Counselors.


Tricia Steffey

Executive Assistant
American College of Medical Toxicology & Medical Toxicology Foundation

Tricia Steffey began working with the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) as Executive Assistant in March 2008. Currently, she performs numerous tasks to support the business operations of the ACMT and lends her skills to the Medical Toxicology Foundation (MTF) as needed. Tricia is instrumental in providing support to the Boards of both organizations and to ACMT membership. She is also responsible for ACMT’s financial management, human resources and grant compliance. Tricia has several years of experience working in the nonprofit arena. Prior to joining ACMT/MTF, she worked as Executive Assistant for the Scottsdale Prevention Institute and was the Senior Board Coordinator for the Arizona Medical Board. She holds a certification in Accounting Technology Management from the Arizona Institute of Business and Technology.


Kristen Malecki
Online Communications Manager
American College of Medical Toxicology & Medical Toxicology Foundation

Kristen Malecki joined the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) as Online Communications Manager in March 2017. Her responsibilities include the oversight of ACMT communications and digital content, including ACMT websites, social media and public affairs. Kristen works with the Medical Toxicology Foundation (MTF) on projects including the MTF Annual Report and website management. Kristen’s experience includes marketing and communications in higher education, nonprofit, and agency settings. Kristen has a BA in Anthropology from Oakland University, an MA in Cultural Anthropology from Wayne State University and a graduate certificate in Digital Media & Marketing from Duke University.