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Executive Committee
Purpose: To act for and on behalf of the Board of Directors in all matters requiring prompt attention between Board meetings, and to select the location for the annual meeting.

Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM, President, Chair
Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM, President-Elect
Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM, Immediate Past President
Heather Wilson, MSW, CFRE, Secretary

Deanne Chapman, PA-C, Treasurer
Alexis Polles, MD Southeast Region Representative

Michael Ramirez, MS, Western Regional Representative 
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director/Staff

Nominating Committee

Purpose: To submit a slate of one or more nominees for each of the Officer/Director positions to be filled by election, and to nominate PHP members to the Board of Directors when terms expire or become vacant, in accordance with FSPHP Policies and Bylaws.

Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM, Immediate Past President, Chair
Amanda Kimmel, MPA - Presidential Appointment
Greg L. Jones, MD, FASAM - Southeast Region Representative 
Eric Lott, MD - Western Region Representative
Kay O'Shea, MA, CADC - Central Region Representative
Ray Truex, MD, FACS, FAANS - Northeast Region Representative
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director, Staff

Bylaws Committee
Purpose: Review of proposed by-laws changes for internal consistency and language; overall review of bylaws as needed.

Jon Shapiro, MD, DABAM, FASAM, MRO, Chair
Sarah Early, PsyD
Debra Grossbaum, Esq.
Kelli C. Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW 
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director/Staff

Program Planning Committee
Purpose: To plan, facilitate and oversee the operation of the Annual Meeting.

Martha Brown, MD, Co-Chair
Doris Gundersen, MD, Co-Chair
Terrance Bedient, FACHE
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM
Mary Ellen Caiati, MD
Dianne Gay
P. Bradley Hall, MD, DFASAM
Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM
Philip Hemphill, PhD
Amanda Kimmel, MPA
Robin F. McCown
Ben Seymour, CADC, CIP
Sara Shelton
Craig Uthe, MD
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director, Staff
Sandra Savage, Meeting & Membership Coordinator, Staff

Publication Committee
Purpose: To publish the FSPHP Newsletter and oversee the FSPHP website and listserv.

Sarah Early, PsyD, Co-chair 
Amanda Kimmel, MPA, Co-Chair 
Mary Ellen Caiati, MD
Joyce Davidson, LCSW
Anne Kelley, LCSW, LCAC
Edwin Kim, MD
Terry Lavery, MA, LCPC

Shea Scheuler, MA, LMFTA, CDP
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director, Staff
Sandra Savage, Meeting & Membership Coordinator, Staff

Public Policy Committee
Purpose: The FSPHP Public Policy Committee is responsible for overseeing the development of FSPHP policy statements, position statements, and joint policy statements with allied organizations for FSPHP Board adoption. It also considers and recommends endorsement decisions to the FSPHP Board for non-FSPHP (external) policy statements.

Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM, Chair 
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM 
James Conway, LMFT
Monica R. Feider, MSW, LICSW
Ruchi Mishra Fitzgerald, MD
Kelli C. Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW

Edwin Kim, MD
Amanda Kimmel, MPA
Alexis Polles, MD
Michael J. Ramirez, MS
Michael Sucher, MD
Linda Bresnahan, MS, Executive Director, Staff


Finance Committee
Purpose: To provide financial oversight and develop budget for FSPHP Board approval.

Deanne Chapman, PA-C, Chair
Terrance Bedient, FACHE
Sarah Early, PsyD
P. Bradley Hall, MD, DFASAM
Kelley Long, MBA
Kirsten Mack
Robin F. McCown
Warren Pendergast, MD

Penelope Ziegler, MD
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director, Staff

SPECIAL FSPHP COMMITTEES (Subcommittees or Task Forces)

Special Committees, subcommittees, or task forces, may be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board providing they are not in conflict with FSPHP Bylaws. The duties and scope of responsibilities of any such body shall be defined in writing by the President with Board approval at the time of appointment.

Membership Committee
Purpose: To nominate members for FSPHP Board approval; recruit new members for individual and especially the organizational membership category. 

Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM, Chair
Latecia Cobbs
Mary Fahey, LCSW

P. Bradley Hall, MD, DFASAM
Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM

John Jackson, MD 
Amy Van Maanen, LBSW

Robin McCown
Shane Moes
Joe Siegler, MD
Craig Uthe, MD
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director, Staff
Sandra Savage, Meeting & Membership Coordinator, Staff 

Ethics Committee
Purpose: To receive, assess and make recommendations to the FSPHP Board of Directors regarding inquiries related to FSPHP Code of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest Policy.   

Michael Baron, MD, MPH, DFASAM, Chair
Candace Backer, LCSW
Bradley Diner, MD
Monica Feider, MSW, LICSW
Sally Garhart, MD
Joe Jordan, PhD
Edwin Kim, MD
Alexis Polles, MD
Herb Rakatansky, MD, FACP, FACG 
Tracy R. Zemansky, PhD
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director, Staff

Past President Committee
Purpose: To provide insight, experience and expertise to the Federation and to collaborate with key stakeholders. To share news of the work of PHPs, and FSPHP progress with regular articles, potentially a FSPHP video, featuring highlights of the work PHPS do, performance enhancement review progress, and outcomes in the field.

Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM
John Fromson, MD
Michael H. Gendel, MD
Doris Gundersen, MD
P. Bradley Hall, MD, DFASAM
Lynn Hankes, MD, FASAM
Warren Pendergast, MD

David Dodd, MD (In Memoriam)
Martin C. Doot, MD (In Memoriam)
Violet Eggert, MD (In Memoriam)
Richard Irons, MD (In Memoriam)
Peter Mansky, MD (In Memoriam)
Gerald L. Summer, MD (In Memoriam)

Medical Student & Resident Committee
Purpose: Define components required to educate medical students and residents regarding physician health and to facilitate implementation.

Martha Brown, MD, Co-Chair
Joyce Davidson, LCSW, Co-Chair
Kathleen Boyd, MSW, LICSW
Michael Ellis, MD
Ruchi Mishra Fitzgerald, MD
P. Bradley Hall, MD, DFASAM
Philip Hemphill PhD
Amanda Kimmel, MPA
Kay O’Shea, MA, CADC 
Ray Truex, MD, FACS, FAANS

Tracy R. Zemansky, PhD

Research Committee
Purpose: Develop, evaluate and pursue research opportunities including partnerships and funding which may be available to the FSPHP and facilitate individual program research and present such opportunities to the FSPHP with recommendations. To have two active accomplishable research projects looking at PHP Model Outcomes and PHP Participant Experience.

Lisa Merlo, PhD, MPE, Co-Chair
Karen Miotto, MD, Co-Chair
Martha Brown, MD
Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM
Dianne Gay 
Michael H. Gendel, MD
Philip Hemphill, PhD
Rosalie Hemphill, MSW

Warren Pendergast, MD
Pamela Rowland, PhD
Penelope Ziegler, MD
Linda Bresnahan, MS, Executive Director, Staff

Funding Development Committee
Purpose: The purpose of the Fund Development Committee is to plan and implement a comprehensive fund development initiative, to recommend fundraising strategies to the Board of Directors, and to support funding initiatives in collaboration with the funding workgroup.

Angela Graham, MPA, Chair
Kelley Long, MBA
Heather Wilson, MSW, CFRE, CAE 

Penny Ziegler, MD
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director/Staff

AMA Official Observer

FSPHP representatives to the AMA, Scott Hambleton, MD, DFASAM & Luis T. Sanchez, MD

Purpose: The purpose of the FSPHP’s AMA Official Observer is to review AMA resolutions in advance of AMA meetings, to communicate resolutions that relate to the mission of PHPs, to members for state level action, and to represent FSPHP’s position on resolutions to address at the AMA meetings.  

MAT Advisory Panel
Purpose: Draft Guidelines for MAT to recommend to the FSPHP Board.

Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM, Chair
Michael Baron, MD, MPH, DFASAM
P. Bradley Hall, MD, DFASAM

Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM

Alexis Polles, MD

Task Force to Support PHPs During COVID-19
Purpose: The goal will be to have the Task Force meet frequently on a re-occurring call, initially weekly to curate information for the FSPHP Membership Page related to COVID-19 and to create some guidelines for PHPs to utilize during this time. 

Doris Gundersen, MD, Chair
Joy Albuquerque, MA, MD, FRCPC
Art Hengerer, MD, FACS
Edwin Kim, MD
Bara Litman-Pike, PsyD
Linda Bresnahan, MS, Executive Director/Staff



• Performance Enhancement and Effectiveness Review (PEER™) Committee (PEERC)
• Evaluation and Treatment Accreditation™ (FSPHP-ETA™) Committee (ETAC)
• Evaluation and Treatment Accreditation Committee Focus Group

The FSPHP Board of Directors has created an oversight committee (the Accreditation and Review Council (ARC)) and two technical committees (the Evaluation and Treatment Accreditation™ (FSPHP-ETA™) Committee (ETAC) and the Performance Enhancement and Effectiveness Review (PEER™) Committee (PEERC)).

The ARC, PEERC, and ETAC are each comprised of a highly diverse group of stakeholders. The ARC includes FSPHP Members and distinguished representatives of the FSMB, AMA, ABMS, APA, AOA, ACP, ACGME,  MPLA, and AOA. The ETAC includes FSPHP Members and providers (potential participants in the FSPHP-ETA™ program).


*Membership of the ARC is determined by the FSPHP Board of Directors; and Membership to the PEER is determined by the FSPHP ARC, and the FSPHP Board of Directors.
*Membership to the ETAC and ETAC Focus Group is by application or review by the FSPHP ARC, and FSPHP Board of Directors.


Accreditation and Review Council (ARC)
Purpose:  The purpose of the ARC is to review the work product of the two technical committees (the ETAC and the PEERC) and provide final recommendations on both committees’ work product to the FSPHP Board.

P. Bradley Hall, MD, DFASAM – ARC Co-Chair
Scott Hambleton, MD, DFASAM – ARC Co-Chair
Michael Baron, MD, MPH, DFASAM
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM
Paul Earley, MD, DFASAM
Doris Gundersen, MD, 
Joseph Jordan, PhD
Michael Ramirez, MS
Jon Shapiro, MD, DABAM, FASAM, MRO
Carol A. Bernstein, MD, voting ex officio for ACGME
Thomas Granatir, voting ex officio for ABMS
Arthur Hengerer, MD, FACS voting ex officio for FSMB
Michael Miller, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAM, voting ex officio for AMA
Mary-Lou Misrahy, ARM, voting ex officio for MPLA
Robert G. Piccinini, DO, voting ex officio for AOA
Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD, voting ex officio for ACP

Performance Enhancement and Effectiveness Review ™ (PEER™) Committee (PEERC) 
Purpose: To empower PHPs and other health programs for workers in safety-sensitive occupational roles to use the new version of the FSPHP Guidelines as a practical tool for identifying opportunities to optimize performance and effectiveness in alignment with best practices.

Michael Ramirez, MS – PEERC Chair (Montana Professional Assistance Program)
Jon Shapiro, MD, DABAM, FASAM, MRO – PEERC Vice Chair (Pennsylvania Physicians Health Program)
Terrance Bedient, FACHE (New York Committee for Physician Health)
Tiffany Marie Booher, MA, LPC, CAADC, CIP, CCSM (Pennsylvania Physicians Health Program)
Kathleen Boyd, MSW, LICSW (Rhode Island Medical Society's Physician Health Program)

Lynn Hankes, MD, FASAM (FSPHP Past President and Florida PRN Board Member)
Anne Kelley, LCSW, LCAC (Indiana State Medical Association Physician Assistance Program)
Kelley M. Long, MBA (Ohio Physicians Health Program)
Kay O'Shea, MA, CADC (Missouri Physicians Health Program)
Alexis Polles, MD (Professionals Resource Network Florida)

Evaluation and Treatment Accreditation (FSPHP-ETA™) 
Purpose:  To recognize evaluation and treatment services that are qualified to specialize in the care of medical students, residents, career physicians, and other safety-sensitive professionals, through a valid, reliable, and rational assessment process that demonstrates compliance with objective standards.

Michael Baron, MD, MPH, DFASAM – ETAC Chair (Tennessee Medical Foundation PHP)
Joseph Jordan, PhD – ETAC Vice Chair (North Carolina Professionals Health Program)
Peter Graham, PhD (Acumen Assessments)
Michael Wilkerson, MD (Bradford Health Services)
Gregory Gable, PsyD (Caron Treatment Center)
Greg Skipper, MD (Center for Professional Recovery)
Johnny Lee, MD (Farley Center)
Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM (Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc.)
Robin McCown (Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc.)
Harry Haroutunian, MD (Home, Health & Personal Care)
Candace Backer, LCSW, LCAC (Indiana State Medical Association Physician Assistance Program)
Laura Moss, MD (Washington Physician Health Program)
John Roberts, MD (Pavillon)
Leah Claire Bennett, PhD (Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services)
Daniel Angres, MD (Positive Sobriety Institute)
Navjyot Bedi, MD (Talbott Recovery)
Scott Teitelbaum, MD (UF Health)
Reid Alistair James Finlayson, MD (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)

Evaluation and Treatment Accreditation™ (FSPHP-ETA™) Committee (ETAC) Focus Group
Purpose: The ETAC organizes ad hoc focus groups to empower the full array of providers (assessment facilities, treatment centers, etc.) to engage and participate in the FSPHP-ETA™ program development process.

Lisa Clark, RN, MSN (Acadia Healthcare)
John Whipple, MD (Acumen)
Melissa Warner, MD (The Farley Center)
John Harden, LCSW, MPH (BoardPrep Recovery Center)
Joseph Schumacher, Ph (Bradford Health Services)
Joseph Garbely, DO, FASAM (Caron Treatment Centers)
Robyn Hacker, PhD (CeDAR - University of Colorado School of Medicine and Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation at UCHealth)
John Pustaver, Mdiv (Center for Professional Recovery)
Marc Myer, MD (Formerly HBFF)
Carrie Kappel, BS, RN, LADC (Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation)
Mary Fahey, LCSW (Missouri Physicians Health Program)
Brian Coon, MA, LCAS (Pavillon)
Lacey Herrington, PhD (Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services - Evaluation Center) 

Betsy Williams, PhD, MPH (Professional Renewal Center and KU Department of Psychiatry School of Medicine)
Ethan Abramowitz, Esq. (Seltzer and Associates)
Roxane Harcourt, LCSW, LMFT (UF Health Florida Recovery Center)