If you are interested in serving on a committee, and you are an FSPHP member, please submit your interest on this form to [email protected] or [email protected]. 

Committee Interest Form


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
Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM, Immediate Past President
Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM, President-Elect
Heather Wilson, MSW, CFRE, Secretary
Deanne Chapman, PA-C, Treasurer
2 Vacant Positions
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.

P. Bradley Hall, MD, DABAM
Vacant, Northeast Region Representative
Terry Bedient, FACHE, President’s Appointment
Mary Fahey, LCSW, Central Region Representative
John S. Jackson, MD, Western Region Representative
Joseph Jordan, PhD, Southeast 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.

Debra Grossbaum, Esq., Chair
Terrance Bedient, FACHE
Jennifer Boren
Maureen Dinnan, Esq.
Sarah Early, PsyD
Jon Shapiro, MD

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
Paul Earley, MD, DFASAM
Dianne Gay
P. Bradley Hall, MD, DABAM
Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM
Philip Hemphill, PhD
Robin F. McCown
Kristi Plotner, LCSW
Ben Seymour, CADC, CIP
Sara Shelton
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 
Laura Berg, LCSW-C
Mary Ellen Caiati, MD
Joyce Davidson, LCSW
Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM
Anne Naus Kelley, LCSW, LCAC
Edwin Kim, MD
Shea Scheuler, MA, LMFTA, CDP
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director, Staff

Public Policy Committee
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 
Michael Baron, MD, MPH, DFASAM
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM 
James Conway, LMFT
Monica R. Feider, MSW, LICSW
Doris Gundersen, MD
Edwin Kim, MD
Amanda Kimmel, MPA
Daniel I. Perlin, MD
Michael J. Ramirez, MS
Luis T. Sanchez, MD
Michael Sucher, MD

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, DABAM
Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM
Greg L. Jones, MD
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. 

P. Bradley Hall, MD, Co-Chair
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM, Co-Chair
Mary Fahey, LCSW
Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM
John Jackson, MD
Greg L. Jones, MD 
Robin McCown
Joe Siegler, MD
Craig Uthe, MD

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

Michael Baron, MD, MPH, DFASAM, Chair
Candace Backer, LCSW
Bradley Diner, MD
Monica Feider, MSW, LICSW
Sally Garhart, MD
Greg L. Jones, MD
Joe Jordan, PhD
Edwin Kim, MD
Alexis Polles, MD
Herb Rakatansky, MD
Tracy R. Zemansky, PhD
Emily Zalasky, LBSW

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.

Luis. T. Sanchez, MD, Chair
Gary Carr, MD
John Fromson, MD
Michael H. Gendel, MD
Doris Gundersen, MD
P. Bradley Hall, MD
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)

Accountability, Consistency & Excellence Committee
Purpose: To develop guidelines for Performance Enhancement Reviews for PHP programs and to update the FSPHP 2005 Guidelines.

Maureen Dinnan, Esq., Co-Chair
Doina Lupea, MD, MHSC, Co-chair
E. Maire Durnin-Goodman, MD
Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM
P. Bradley Hall, MD, DABAM
Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM
Jennifer Melamed, MD, MBchB
Alexis Polles, MD
Michael J. Ramirez, MS
Jon Shapiro, MD

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
Paula Colescott
Maureen Dinnan, Esq.
Michael Ellis, MD
Cynthia Gordon, MD, JD
P. Bradley Hall, MD, DABAM
Philip Hemphill PhD
Kay O’Shea
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
Joy Albuquerque, MA, MD, FRCPC
Martha Brown, MD
Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM
Erica Frank, MD
Dianne Gay 
Michael H. Gendel, MD
Philip Hemphill, PhD
Warren Pendergast, MD
Luis T. Sanchez, MD
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.

Kelley Long, MBA, Co-Chair
Angela Graham, MPA, Co-Chair
Robin McCown
Heather Wilson, MSW, CFRE
Penny Ziegler, MD
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director/Staff

AMA Official Observer

FSPHP representative to the AMA, Scott Hambleton, MD and 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 Task Force
Purpose: Draft Guidelines for MAT to recommend to the FSPHP Board.

Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM, Co-Chair
Michael Baron, MD, MPH, DFASAM, Co-Chair
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM
P. Bradley Hall, MD, DABAM
Laura Moss, MD
Penny Ziegler, 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
Edwin Kim, MD
Bara Litman Pike, PsyD



• 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).

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, DABAM – 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, PC, DFABPN
Joseph Jordan, PhD
Michael Ramirez, MS
Jon Shapiro, MD, DABAM
Carol A. Bernstein, MD, voting ex officio for ACGME
Thomas Granatir, voting ex officio for ABMS
Arthur Hengerer, MD, 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 – PEERC Vice Chair (Pennsylvania Physicians Health Program)
Terrance Bedient, FACHE (New York Committee for Physician Health)
Kathleen Boyd, MSW, LICSW (Rhode Island Medical Society's Physician Health Program)
Cynthia Gordon, MD (Illinois Physician Health Program)
Lynn Hankes, MD (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)
Luis Sanchez, MD (FSPHP Past President and MA AMA Alternate Delegate to Senior Physicians
2 Vacant Positions on this Committee

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 – PAC Chair (Tennessee Medical Foundation PHP)
Joseph Jordan, PhD – PAC 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 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)
Penelope Ziegler, MD (Professionals Resource Network Florida)
Navjyot Bedi, MD (Talbott Recovery)
Scott Teitelbaum, MD (UF Health)
Reid Alistair James Finlayson, MD (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
2 Vacant Positions on this Committee

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)
Ken Chance, DDiv (Arrowhead Lodge Recovery)
Melissa Warner, MD (Black Bear Lodge)
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)
Kenneth Thompson, MD, DFASAM (Talbott)
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)
Sherry Young, PhD, CSAT (right fit CONSULTING)
Joseph Nuzzo, BS (Rivermend Health)
Ethan Abramowitz, Esq. (Seltzer and Associates)
Joe Siegler, MD (Spheres Leadership Coaching and Consulting)
Roxane Harcourt, LCSW, LMFT (UF Health Florida Recovery Center)