FSPHP Insights 

June 4, 2024

Terri Vidals, BS, Pharm, Drug Diversion Mitigation Specialist; Dr. Michael Baron; Dr. Chris Bundy; Linda Bresnahan

Supporting Physician Recovery with PHPs

The Podcast and Video are now available on the FSPHP Featured Articles, Podcasts, and Videos about PHPs webpage.  

On May 14th Dr. Michael Baron, FSPHP President & Medical Director of the Tennessee Medical Foundation - Physician's Health Program; Dr. Chris Bundy, FSPHP Past President & Executive Medical Director of the Washington Physicians Health Program; and Linda Bresnahan, FSPHP Executive Director join Drug Diversion Insights with Terri Vidals to tackle the crucial issue of physician recovery and the role of Physician Health Programs (PHPs) in their journey back to safe practice.  

YouTube Video
Spotify Podcast


Frontline Connect: Eliminating Barriers to
Mental Health Services for the Health Care Workforce

Podcast now available on the FSPHP Resources on Health Professional Well-Being webpage. 

In this  American Medical Association (AMA) STEPS Forward podcast Dr. Gaurava Agarwal, Vice President and Chief Wellness Executive at Northwestern Medicine, discusses Frontline Connect: Mental Health Care for the Health Care Workforce, an initiative by the Center for Workplace Mental Health (a program of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation) that provides leaders of health systems with high-impact resources and strategies to improve access to mental health services for the health care workforce. He explains the role of Physician Health Programs in supporting those at risk of mental health and substance use disorders.

Listen to the Podcast


Share Your State Program Events on the FSPHP Website!

If you are a member PHP and would like to have your event listed on the FSPHP State PHP Events page, please email your complete event details to [email protected]. Be sure to include event name, date, location, description, contact information, and a link for more information and to register online.

Welcome to Our New Members!


Brittany Hanson, BSN, RN
Executive Director, North Dakota Professional Health Program

Kathryn Peil, BS
Interim Program Manager, Uprise Health - Oregon Health Professionals Services Program


Mark Chase, PhD, MBA, LADC, DOT SAP
linical Director, Nevada - Professional Recovery Network  

Amanda Freeman, LMSW
ase Manager, Mississippi Physician Health Program 

Vaune Johnson
Board Member, North Dakota Professional Health Program

Martin Kerzer, DO
Chair, Rhode Island Medical Society's Physician Health Program 

Susan Montminy, EdD, MPA, BSN, RN, FASHRM, CPHRM
Director of Risk Management, Coverys

Barbara Nicks
Administrative Assistant, Tennessee Medical Foundation Physician's Health Program 

Janet Osterman, MD
Associate Medical Director, Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Service 

Natalie Perry
Program Coordinator, Alabama Professionals Health Program 

Danny Wilkerson, MD
Executive Director, Arkansas Medical Foundation 


Nancy Coish, BSW, RSW, MHS
Physician Health Monitoring Coordinator, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association 

Stephen Darcy, MD
Assistant to Medical Director of PHP, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association 

Kris Luscombe, MD
Medical Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association 

Kathleen McGarvey, MD, FRCPC
Program Psychiatrist, Physician Health Program of British Columbia


Timothy Carpenter, DO
Medical Director, Longleaf Recovery and Wellness 

Charles Marlin
President & Founder, Interstate Healthcare Underwriters of Professional Liability Insurance Agency, Inc. 

Leanne Minckler, RN
Program Manager, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta 

Tom Ryan
Executive Director | Policy Development, State of Wisconsin - Department of Safety and Professional Services 


Mihran Ask, MD
Chair, Well Being Committee, Loma Linda University Medical Center

Rachel Davis, MD
Associate Professor; Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Strategy, University of Colorado Anschutz

Lauren Haarlow, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Clinical Director, North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals

Robyn Hacker, PhD, LP, LAC
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Health and Wellness Program - University of Colorado 

Ann Leber, LMFT
Pacific Assistance Group-Northern California

 Stephanie Lehto, PsyD
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine 

Rebecca Mathews, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 

Neal Mehra, MD, MBA, FASAM
Medical Director & Treasurer/Board Member, California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) 

David Tiner, DDS, MMFT
Executive Director, Tennessee Dental Wellness Foundation 

Phong Van
Director, Continuing Competence, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta 

Julie Wolfe, MD
Assistant Professor, Medical Director Student and Resident Mental Health, Medical Director Faculty Staff Mental Health, University of Colorado


Gail Jara, BA
Executive Director, California Public Protection & Physician Health


Registration Open for Fall Regional Member Meetings

Southeast Region - Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, FL 
Thursday, September 5, 2024
1:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern

Western Region - VIRTUAL
Thursday, October 3, 2024
10:00am – 5:00pm Pacific; 11:00am - 6:00pm Mountain; 12:00pm - 7:00pm Central; 1:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern

Northeast Region - VIRTUAL
Friday, October 25, 2024
9:00am – 4:00pm Eastern; 8:00am – 3:00pm Central; 7:00am – 2:00pm Mountain; 6:00am – 1:00pm Pacific

Central Region - VIRTUAL
Friday, November 1, 2024
8:00am – 3:00pm Central; 9:00am – 4:00pm Eastern; 7:00am – 2:00pm Mountain; 6:00am – 1:00pm Pacific

FSPHP Regional Member Meetings are an opportunity for members to share experiences, discuss and develop best practices, and to enhance awareness of issues related to physician health and impairment.  

Members are invited to attend ANY Regional Member Meeting if you are not able to attend your own Region's meeting.

Regional Member Meeting Webpage & Registration
Map of FSPHP Regions
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Join Us and Help Raise $50,000!

Please consider making a donation to FSPHP during our Annual Donation Appeal. Year after year, you, our colleagues, members, and donors help the FSPHP to support our mission of “supporting physician health programs and improving the health of medical professionals thereby contributing to quality patient care.” Please join us and make a gift to change lives and save careers of health professionals!

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Thank you our generous donors!

Coming Up! 

Board Meeting
June 5 at 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT 

Program Planning Committee Meeting
June 5 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT 

Visit the FSPHP Calendar for a full list of upcoming meetings and events!


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[email protected] Linda Bresnahan, MS, FSPHP Executive Director
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