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.

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,

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. Danielle Mahaffey, MD – Board Liaison.

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Keeps NCMS governing documents updated and in conformity with the Society’s current needs and activities.
Staffed by Ashley Rodriguez. John J. Meier, IV, MD MBA, FAAP, FACP, CPE – Chair

Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee

Interprets the principles of medical ethics and investigates general ethical conditions.
Staffed by Ashley Rodriguez. Gerri Mattson, MD – Co-Chair and Quincy Jones, PA-C – Co-Chair.

Finance Committee

Advises the NCMS on all financial, personnel, and audit issues.
Staffed by Shawn Scott and Riaz Mullick. John J. Meier, IV, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACP, CPE –  Chair

Legislative Cabinet

Directs and implements the Society’s legislative program and facilitates individual physician involvement in legislative advocacy efforts.
Staffed by Sue Ann Forrest. William G. Ferrell, MD – Chair.

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. John E. R. Perry, III, MD – Chair.

Medical Team Task Force

MTTF is tasked with reviewing the different forms, effectiveness and status of physician supervision of advanced practice nurses and determining whether changes occurring in health care delivery and payment systems warrant a modernization of the current regulatory scheme.
Staffed by Kristen Spaduzzi. Robert W. Monteiro, MD – Chair.

Membership Committee

Reviews strategies for recruiting new NCMS members across the medical career lifecycle and practice and makes recommendations regarding current NCMS membership policies and procedures and current NCMS membership categories and structure.
Staffed by Ashley Newton. Edward Whitesides, MD – Board Liaison.

Nominating and Leadership Development Committee

Recommends nominations for elective positions in accordance with the NCMS Constitution and Bylaws.
Staffed by Evan Simmons. Palmer Edwards, MD – Chair

Opioid Task Force

Reviews any state or national policy regarding opioid dispensing, treatment or policy that will affect NCMS members.
Staffed by Franklin Walker and Kristen Spaduzzi. Ken Dunham, MD – Chair.

Policy Committee

Provides healthy policy direction to the NCMS Board of Directors and Staff consistent with the mission of the NCMS.
Staffed by Kristen Spaduzzi and Ashley Rodriguez. Laura I. Gerald, MD, MPH – Co-Chair and Lisa P. Shock, DrPH, PA-C, MHS – Co-Chair.

Racial Equity Committee


Transactions Committee

The Transactions Committee is tasked with reviewing major business proposals or developments in existing business lines, that are referred to it by the president, chief executive, or Board for reasons related to efficiency, or because there is a conflict of interest applicable to the entire Board or to individual Board members that may undermine Director immunity under the business judgment standard.
Staffed by Chip Baggett. Eileen M. Raynor, MD – Chair.

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