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Councils & Committees

The Colorado Medical Society is only as strong as its members. We thank all of our volunteer leaders for their participation on our councils and committees.

CMS Executive Committee

Katie Lozano, MD, FACR, President
M. Robert Yakely, MD, President-elect
Michael Volz, MD, Immediate Past President and Treasurer
Curtis Hagedorn, MD
Mark B. Johnson, MD
Alfred Gilchrist, CEO, Ex Officio, non-voting

CEO Evaluation Committee

The CEO Evaluation Committee is composed of seven physicians that include CMS elective leadership (president, president-elect, immediate past president, speaker and vice-speaker) and at least two additional members of the board of directors that do not serve on either the Executive Committee or the Finance Committee and have had at least two years of service on the board of directors.
Katie Lozano, MD, FACR, President
M. Robert Yakely, MD, President-elect
Michael Volz, MD, Immediate Past President and Treasurer

CMS Finance Committee

Katie Lozano, MD, FACR, President
M. Robert Yakely, MD, President-elect
Michael Volz, MD, Immediate Past President and Treasurer
David Markenson, MD
Dean Holzkamp, CMS staff

Organizational Planning Committee

David Markenson, MD
Gina Martin, MD
Rocky White, MD

COMPAC (Colorado Medical Society Political Action Committee)

Mark B. Johnson, MD (Chair)
Christopher Unrein, DO (Vice-chair)
Stephen Boucher
John O. “Jack” Cletcher, MD
Naomi Fieman, MD
Greg Fliney
Jerry Johnson
Taj Kattapurum, MD
F. Brent Keeler, MD
Jan Kief, MD
Katie Lozano, MD, FACR
Lee Morgan, MD
Nora Morgenstern, MD
Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD
Kurt Papenfus, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Patrick Pevoto, MD
Donna Sullivan, MD
Michael Volz, MD
Kelley Wear, MD
M. Robert Yakely, MD
Leonid Zukin
Susan Koontz, CMS staff

Committee on Constitution and Bylaws

Michael Volz, MD (Chair)
Jan Kief, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Brigitta Robinson, MD
Robert Yakely, MD
Dean Holzkamp, CMS staff

Committee on Continuing Medical Education

Michael J Pramenko, MD (Chair)
Holly L Elgas, MD
Clara Raquel Epstein, MD
T Scott Gilmer, MD
Joseph P Jacob, MD
Alethia “Lee” Morgan, MD
JoAnne Wojak, CMS staff

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA)

Lynn Parry, MD (Chair)
Paul Anderson, MD (Vice-chair)
Roy Durbin, MD
Clara Raquel Epstein, MD
Daniel Johnson, MD, special advisor
Katie Lozano, MD, FACR
Michael Lepore, MD
Mark Levine, MD
Adam Panzer, MSS
Christopher Unrein, DO, FACOI, FACP, CMD
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP, special advisor
M. Robert Yakely, MD
Susan Koontz, CMS staff

Council on Legislation (COL)

Alethia “Lee” Morgan, MD (Chair)
Mark K Matthews, MD (Vice-chair)
Gina Alkes, MD
Rebecca Braverman, MD
Aaron Burrows, MD
Laird Cagan, MD
Cory Carroll, MD
Clara Epstein, MD
Kristin Freestone, MD
Stuart Gottesfeld, MD
Enno Heuscher, MD
Daniel Janik, MD
Mark B. Johnson, MD
Andrew Kamel
Taj Kattapurum, MD
F. Brent Keeler, MD
Philip Keppeler, MD
Alan Kimura, MD
Jake Lammers, MSS
Rachel Landin
Steven Lowenstein, MD, MPH
Katie Lozano, MD
David Markenson, MD
Martha Middlemist, MD
Frederick M Miller, MD
Carla Murphy, MD
Tamaan Osbourne-Robert, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Deb Parsons, MD
Steven Perry, MD
Laylaa Ramos
Scott Replogle, MD
Ian Reynolds, MD
Brandi Ring, MD
David Ross, DO
Allison Sandberg, MD
Kristina Sandquist
Stephen Sherick, MD
Kathleen “Kiki” Traylor, MD
Christopher Unrein, DO
Gary VanderArk, MD
Michael Volz, MD
Bruce Waring, MD
Kim Warner, MD
Murray Willis, MD
M. Robert Yakely, MD
Susan Koontz, CMS staff

COL Scope of Practice workgroup

Alethia “Lee” Morgan, MD
Mark B Johnson, MD
Martha C Middlemist, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Michael Volz, MD
Susan Koontz, CMS staff

Nominating Committee

Mark B. Johnson, MD (Chair)
Aaron Jones, MSC
Brent Keeler, MD
Jeremy Lazarus, MD
Chris Linares, MD
Hap Young, MD

Committee on Physician Practice Evolution (CPPE)

Peter Ricci Jr, MD (Chair)
Alan P Aboaf, MD
Ellen Burkett, MD
Leslie R Capin, MD
Jeff Donner, MD
Christina A Finlayson, MD
Benjamin Honigman, MD
F Brent Keeler, MD
Mark A Levine, MD, FACP
Wilson D Pace, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Timothy J Poate, MD
Leto Quarles, MD
Matthew Szvetecz, MD
Chet Seward, CMS staff

Committee on Physician Wellness

Doris Gundersen, MD (Chair)
Mark Fogg, JD
Gerard Guillory, MD
David Hutchison, MD
Andrew Kamel
F Brent Keeler, MD
Dianne McCallister, MD
Cyrus Mirshab, MD
Deb Parsons, MD
Oscar Sanchez, MD
Judy Toney, DO
Jennifer Wood, MD
Alison Yager, MD
Kate Alfano, CMS staff/consultant

Special Committee on Prescription Drug Abuse

John S Hughes, MD (Chair)
Jan Gillespie, MD
Elizabeth Grace, MD
Andrew Hall, MD
Doug Hemler, MD
Jason Hoppe, DO
Tom Kurt, MD
Alan Lembitz, MD
Kathryn Mueller, MD
Carla Murphy, MD
Lee Newman, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
David Price, MD
Michael Ritchie, MD
John Sacha, MD
Matthew Szvetecz, MD
Chris Unrein, DO
Steven Wright, MD
Terry Boucher, CMS consultant

Committee on Professional Education and Accreditation (CPEA)

Joel Dickerman, DO (Chair)
Dana Abbey, MLS
Brenda Bucklin, MD
David Herr, MD
Sam J Kevan, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Sharisse Rehring-Arnold, MD
Kristin Wallick, MD
JoAnne Wojak, CMS staff

Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Committee (WCPIC)

Greg Smith, DO (Chair)
Jan F Baumgardner, MD
J Tashof Bernton, MD
Andrew Castro, MD
Rob Kawasaki, MD
Rick May, MD
Jim McLaughlin, MD
Kathryn Mueller, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Joe Ramos, MD, JD
Michael Rauzzino, MD
Terry Boucher, CMS consultant

Task Force on Health Care Cost and Quality

Jeff Cain, MD (Chair)
David Baer, MD
Eric Barnhart, MD
David Bright, MD
Hillary Browne, MD
Laird Cagan, MD
Jodi Chambers, MD
Dennis P. Cirillo, MD
Gerald Dodd, MD
Jeff Donner, MD
Harold Fenster, MD
Margaret Ferguson, MD
John Froelich, MD
Oswaldo Grenardo, MD
Brian Hill, MD
Brian Joondeph, MD
Jason Kelly, MD
Alan Kimura, MD
Donald Lefkowits, MD
Matthew Mahlberg, MD
Andrea Nederveld, MD
Daniel M Perlman, MD
Monte Uyemura, MD
Shandra Wilson, MD
Michael Welch, DO
David West, MD

CMS Foundation

Gary VanderArk, MD (Chair)
Jack L Berry, MD
John O Cletcher Jr, MD
Dean Coddington
Denise Denton
Mark Deutchman, MD
Brenda Higgins
Denny O’Malley
Lowell Palmquist
Robert B Sawyer, MD
Edie Sonn
Mike Campo, CMS staff

CMS Education Foundation

Jerry J Appelbaum, MD (Chair)
Jack L Berry, MD
Elinor T Christiansen, MD
Mark Deutchman, MD
William G Rainer Jr, MD
James R Regan, MD
David Ross, DO, FACEP
Mike Campo, CMS staff

WORKGROUPS

Re-engineering the Annual Meeting

Christine Ebert Santos, MD
Andrea Jazbec, MD
Rachelle Klammer, MD
Christine LaRocca, MD
Michael Lepore, MD
Mark Levine, MD
Charlie Lippolis, DO, MPH
David Markenson, MD
Michael Moore, MD
Leto Quarles, MD
Brandi Ring, MD
David Scott, MD
Dianna Mellott-Yost, CMS staff

Policy Forum Working Group

Ray Painter, MD (Co-chair)
Robert Yakely, MD (Co-chair)
Michael J. Berger, MSS
Mark Bolinger, MD
Erin Chandler, MSS
Moriah Eberhard, MSS
Christine Ebert Santos, MD
Jamie Faught, MD
Leah Kellogg, MSS
Lisa Lewis, DO
Evan Manning, MSS
Christopher Meinzen, MD
Mason Shamis, MD
Meg Thornton, MD
Lisa Wolff, MSS
Tim Roberts, CMS staff

CMS/Component Study Group

Ben Vernon, MD (Chair)
Stephen Boucher
Laird Cagan, MD
Andrea Chase
Julie Disher
Judy Ladd
Kathy Lindquist-Kleisser
David Markenson, MD
Ray Painter, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Patrick Peveto, MD
Leto Quarles, MD
Frederic Walker, MD
Mike Ware
Dean Holzkamp, CMS staff