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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

Kelley Long, MBA, Treasurer
Alexis Polles, MD Southeast Region 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
Terrance Bedient, FACHE
Sarah Early, PsyD

Debra Grossbaum, Esq.
Kelli C. Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW 
Kelley Long, MBA
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
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM
Candace Cochran, MSPR

Mary Ellen Caiati, MD
Dianne Gay
P. Bradley Hall, MD, DFASAM
Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM
Philip Hemphill, PhD
Scott Humphreys, MD

Amanda Kimmel, MPA
Ben Seymour, CADC, CIP
Sara Shelton
Craig Uthe, MD
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director, 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

Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director, 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.

Alexis Polles, MD, Chair 
Terrance Bedient, FACHE
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
John Kuhn, MD

Michael Sucher, MD
Tish Vincent, LMSW, Esq
Linda Bresnahan, MS, Executive Director, Staff

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

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

Penelope Ziegler, MD
Deanne Chapman, MS, PA-C
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 support membership engagement, recruitment and retention by identifying strategies in alignment with FSPHP strategic plans to address member challenges and needs. This is to include assessing and recommending products, services, and programs that will enhance the value of FSPHP membership and benefit those who are served by FSPHP members. The membership committee reviews membership applications and works with the Finance Committee to propose membership dues to the Board.

Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM, Chair
Mary Fahey, LCSW
P. Bradley Hall, MD, DFASAM
Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM

John Jackson, MD 
Robin McCown
Shane Moes
Joe Siegler, MD
Craig Uthe, MD
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director, 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
Bradley Diner, MD
Monica Feider, MSW, LICSW
Joe Jordan, PhD
Susan Kelley, LCSW, LCAC
Edwin Kim, MD
Alexis Polles, MD
Herb Rakatansky, MD, FACP, FACG
Robert Simpson, MD

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.

P. Bradley Hall, MD, DFASAM, Chair
Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM

John Fromson, MD
Michael H. Gendel, MD
Doris Gundersen, 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)

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
Mikhail Joutovsky, DO
Amanda Kimmel, MPA
Bara Litman-Pike, Psy.D.

Kay O’Shea, MA, CADC 
Rebecca Payne, MD
Robert Simpson, MD
Ray Truex, MD, FACS, FAANS

Tracy R. Zemansky, PhD
Anthony Cloy, MD

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
Natalie Lyons
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 

Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director/Staff

AMA Official Observer

FSPHP representatives to the AMA, Scott Hambleton, MD, DFASAM 

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
Jenny Melamed, MD, MBChB, FASAM

Alexis Polles, MD

Task Force to Support Safe Haven 
Purpose: To reduce known barriers to help-seeking that may discourage health professionals from obtaining appropriate support and/or treatment when their wellbeing is at risk.  This will be accomplished through education, by sharing examples of PHPs and medical boards, that support licensure question reform and model legislation that is ADA complaint, protects the privacy of health information, and permits non-reporting of health conditions that are (or have been) appropriately addressed and do not pose risk to the public.

Doris Gundersen, MD, Chair
Joy Albuquerque, MA, MD, FRCPC
Scott L. Hambleton, MD, DFASAM

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
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
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.

Jon Shapiro, MD, DABAM, FASAM, MRO – PEERC Chair (Pennsylvania Physicians Health Program)
Alexis Polles, MD, PEER Vice Chair (Professionals Resource Network Florida)

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)
John Kuhn, MD (Oklahoma Health Professionals Program)

Kelley M. Long, MBA (Ohio Physicians Health Program)
Kay O'Shea, MA, CADC (Missouri Physicians Health Program)

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)
Daniel Angres, MD (Positive Sobriety Institute)
Candace Backer, LCSW, LCAC (Indiana State Medical Association Physician Assistance Program)
Navjyot Bedi, MD (Talbott Recovery)
Leah Claire Bennett, PhD (Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services)
Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM (Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc.)
Reid Alistair James Finlayson, MD (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
Gregory Gable, PsyD (Caron Treatment Center)
Peter Graham, PhD (Acumen Assessments)

Harry Haroutunian, MD (Home, Health & Personal Care)
Johnny Lee, MD (Farley Center)
Robin McCown (Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc.)
Laura Moss, MD (Washington Physician Health Program)
John Roberts, MD (Pavillon)
Greg Skipper, MD (Center for Professional Recovery)
Scott Teitelbaum, MD (UF Health)
Michael Wilkerson, MD (Bradford Health Services)

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.

Ethan Abramowitz, Esq. (Seltzer and Associates)
Brian Coon, MA, LCAS (Pavillon)
Mary Fahey, LCSW (Missouri Physicians Health Program)
Joseph Garbely, DO, FASAM (Caron Treatment Centers)
John Harden, LCSW, MPH (BoardPrep Recovery Center)
Lacey Herrington, PhD (Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services - Evaluation Center) 
Carrie Kappel, BS, RN, LADC 
Marc Myer, MD (Formerly HBFF)
John Pustaver, Mdiv (Center for Professional Recovery)
Melissa Warner, MD (The Farley Center)
John Whipple, MD (Acumen Institute, LLC)
Betsy Williams, PhD, MPH (Professional Renewal Center and KU Department o
f Psychiatry School of Medicine)