NCMS Committees

Much of the work of the North Carolina Medical Society is accomplished through its committees. NCMS committees discuss and recommend official policies and actions for adoption by the Board of Directors. The committees meet two to three times a year.

Download the complete NCMS Committee Roster for 2019-2021 (PDF)

In addition to the professional satisfaction that results from participating in committee work, many NCMS members enjoy the excellent opportunity committees give them to become acquainted with and work with colleagues throughout the state. Questions regarding NCMS Committees should be directed to Evan Simmons, 919-833-3836, esimmons@ncmedsoc.org.

Communications Committee

Reviews all endorsed programs offered to NCMS members and provides direction on marketing the image and identity of the NCMS to members, prospective members, and the general public.

Staffed by Elaine Ellis.

Members:

Arthur E. Apolinario, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CH – Board Liaison

Sandra B. Buchanan – Consultant

Austin Lucke (UNC medical student)

Daniel McKearney, PA-C

Gaurang M. Palikh, MD, FAAN

Katherine J. Pierce, MD

Jeremy W. Pyle, MD, FACS

Amy H. Singleton, MD

John M. Woodyear, Jr., MD

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Keeps NCMS governing documents updated and in conformity with the Society’s current needs and activities.

Staffed by Steve Keene and Melanie Phelps.

Members:

John J. Meier, IV, MD MBA, FAAP, FACP, CPE – Chair

Holly R. Biola, MD, MPH, FAAFP – Board Liaison

Palmer Edwards, MD, DFAPA – Board Liaison

John A. Fagg, MD

Eileen M. Raynor, MD, FACS, FAAP – Board Liaison

Timothy J. Reeder, MD, MPH, FACEP – Board Liaison

Michael J. Utecht, MD, FACEP – Board Liaison

Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee

Interprets the principles of medical ethics and investigates general ethical conditions.

Staffed by Melanie Phelps and Ashley Rodriguez

Members:

Anthony J. Caprio, MD – Chair

Kenneth L. Burgess, JD – Consultant

Palmer Edwards, MD, DFAPA – Board Liaison

Charles W. Henrichs, III, MD, FACEP, FACOEM

Venkata R. Jonnalagadda, MD, FAPA

Brian S. Kuszyk, MD, FACR

Deborah Love, JD – Consultant

Gerri L. Mattson, MD, MSPH, FAAP

John C. Moskop, PhD – Consultant

Michael E. Norins, MD

Philip M. Rosoff, MD, MA

Catherine Sevier, DrPH, RN, AOCN – Consultant

David Sevier – Consultant

John R. Smith, Jr., MD

Lance K. Stell, PhD  – Consultant

F. Keith Stirewalt IV, PA-C, MDiv, MBA – Consultant

Charlotte Sweeney, MD, FACOG

John G. Wagnitz, MD

Edwards W. Whitesides, MD – Board Liaison

Louise M. Winstanly, LLB, MS – Consultant

Finance Committee

Advises the NCMS on all financial, personnel, and audit issues.

Staffed by Shawn Scott and Riaz Mullick.

Members:

John J. Meier, IV, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACP, CPE –  Chair

Jennie Byrne, MD, PhD

G. Hadley Callaway, MD

Palmer Edwards, MD, DFAPA – Board Liaison

Tracy L. Eskra, MD, MBA

Byron J. Hoffman, Jr., MD, MACP

John R. Mangum, MD

Timothy J. Reeder, MD, MPH, FACEP – Board Liaison

Merritt Seshul, MD, FACS, FAAOA – Board Liaison

Legislative Cabinet

Directs and implements the Society’s legislative program and facilitates individual physician involvement in legislative advocacy efforts.

Staffed by Chip Baggett and Sue Ann Forrest.

Members:

William G. Ferrell, MD – Chair

Costa Andreou, MD, FACC

Lynn Bowlby, MD

Derek Clar (Campbell medical student)

Kristen Dorsey, MD

Palmer Edwards, MD, DFAPA – Board Liaison

Cynthia Gary, PA-C, MPH

Obi Ikwechegh, MD

Lyndon K. Jordan, III, MD, FACR

Rachel D. Keever, MD, CPE, FACC – Board Liaison

Eugenie (Genie) M. Komives, MD, FAAFP

Satish Mathan, MD

Robert W. Monteiro, MD

Eileen M. Raynor, MD, FACS, FAAP – Board Liaison

Timothy Reeder, MD, MPH, FACEP – Board Liaison

Hannah Smith, PA-C

Carl Westcott, MD – Board Liaison

Medical Education Committee

Studies issues pertinent to medical education, including continuing education and programs for accreditation of providers of intrastate continuing medical education.

Staffed by Shawn Scott.

Members:

Tracy L. Bell, PA-C

George Y. Bousaba, MD

Paul R. G. Cunningham, MD

Harry A. Gallis, MD – Consultant

James C. Leist, Ed.D – Consultant

Danielle Mahaffey, MD, MMM – Board Liaison

Gerri L. Mattson, MD, MSPH, FAAP

Varnell D. McDonald-Fletcher, PA-C, EdD

Darlyne Menscer, MD

John E. R. Perry, III, MD, MS

Liana Puscas, MD, MHS

Eileen M. Raynor, MD, FACS, FAAP – Board Liaison

Rhonda Stahl, MD

Lindsay Strowd, MD

Lawrence R. Wu, MD

Medical Team Task Force

Staffed by Steve Keene and Melanie Phelps.

Members:

Robert W. Monteiro, MD – Chair

Emily Adams, MPA – Consultant

Katie Calvillo, CNM, MSN

Mary Ann Contogiannis, MD

George P. Corvin, MD

Frank DeMarco, RN

Mayisha W. Dunham, MD

Zachary W. Feldman, MD, DFAPA

Amy G. Fitzhugh, JD

Robert C. Frere, MD, FAAN

Julia George, MSW, LCSW-A – Consultant

Tina Gordon, MPA, CAE, FACHE – Consultant

Gregory K. Griggs, MPA, CAE – Consultant

R. David Henderson, JD, CMBE – Consultant

Davis Horne, JD – Consultant

Elizabeth Hudgins, MPP – Consultant

Robin B. Huffman – Consultant

Edward O. Janosko, II, MD, FACS

Marc S. Katz, PA-C

Thomas Mansfield, JD – Consultant

Darlyne Menscer, MD

Timothy J. Reeder, MD, MPH, FACEP – Board Liaison

David A. Rinehart, MD

John W. Rusher, MD, FAAP

H. Truett Smith, Jr., PA-C, MPAS

Linda Stone, DNP, CRNA

April L. Stouder, MHS, PA-C

Dennis Taylor, DNP, ACNP-BC

Crystal L. Tillman, PMHNP

Pascal O. Udekwu, MD

Michael Urton, CNS

Membership Committee

Staffed by Ashley Newton

Members:

Dana L. Chambers, MD – Chair

Sandra B. Buchanan – Consultant

H. Christopher Coley, MD

E. Rebecca Hayes, MD, FAAFP

Katherine J. Pierce, MD

Alexandra N. Powell, MD

Michael J. Utecht, MD, FACEP – Board Liaison

Nominating and Leadership Development Committee

Recommends nominations for elective positions in accordance with the NCMS Constitution and Bylaws.

Staffed by Evan Simmons.

Members:

Timothy J. Reeder, MD, MPH, FACEP – Chair

Edward J. Ricciardelli, MD, Region 1

Michael P. Moulton, MD, Region 1

Scott R. Avery, MD, Region 1

Justin B. Hurie, MD, Region 2

Ronnie Laney, Jr., MD, Region 2

Vipul S. Shah, MD, Region 2

Docia E. Hickey, MD, Region 3

Jim Hill, Jr., PA-C, MEd, Region 3

Janice Huff, MD, Region 3

Gregory F. F. Evans, MD, Region 4

Frank M. Melvin, MD, Region 4

Scott M. Paviol, MD, Region 4

Board Liaison

Philip M. Brown, Jr., MD, President-Elect

Palmer Edwards, MD, DFAPA, President

Eileen M. Raynor, MD, FACS, FAAP, BOD Rep

Edwards W. Whitesides, MD, BOD Rep

Opioid Task Force

Staffed by Kristen Spaduzzi and Franklin Walker.

Members:

John L. Reynolds, MD – Chair

Brian J. Caveney, MD, JD, MPH

Alan Dellapenna, Jr. – Consultant

Palmer Edwards, MD, DFAPA – Board Liaison

Blake Fagan, MD – Consultant

Lawrence H. Greenblatt, MD, FACP

Gregory K. Griggs, MPA, CAE – Consultant

Shauna Guthrie, MD, MPH

R. David Henderson, JD, CMBE – Consultant

Robin Huffman – Consultant

Joseph Jordan, PhD – Consultant

Robyn Jordan, MD, PhD – Consultant

Amanda Khalil, PhD – Consultant

Gandhari Loomis, DO

Daniel McKearney, PA-C

Elyse Powell, PhD – Consultant

Karen L. Smith, MD, FAAFP

Edwards W. Whitesides, MD – Board Liaison

Policy Committee

Staffed by Ashley Rodriguez and Kristen Spaduzzi

Members:

Laura I. Gerald, MD, MPH – Co-Chair

Lisa P. Shock, DrPH, PA-C, MHS – Co-Chair

Holly R. Biola, MD, MPH, FAAFP – Board Liaison

Philip M. Brown, Jr., MD – Board Liaison

Labron Chambers, Jr., MD

Claudia H. Daly, MD

Palmer Edwards, MD, DFAPA – Board Liaison

Gregory F.F. Evans, MD

Lynne C. Fiscus, MD, MPH

Elizabeth L. Golding , DO

Christopher T. Grubb, MD

Jeffrey C. Hatcher, MD, FACP

Mitchell T. Heflin, MD

Justin B. Hurie, MD

C. Richard Kirsch, MD

Eugenie (Genie) M. Komives, MD, FAAFP

William W. Lawrence, Jr., MD

John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH

Danielle Mahaffey, MD, MMM – Board Liaison

Matthew B. Martin, MD, FACS

Peter J. Morris, MD, MPH, MDiv

William G. Pittman, III, MD

Kelley Singer, MD

Adam J. Zolotor, DrPH, MD

Transactions Committee

Staffed by Steve Keene and Robert Seligson

Members:

John J. Meier, IV, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACP, CPE – Chair

Eileen M. Raynor, MD, FACS, FAAP – Board Liaison

Timothy J. Reeder, MD, MPH, FACEP – Board Liaison

Merritt J. Seshul, MD, FACS, FAAOA – Board Liaison

 
 
 
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