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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

M. Robert Yakely, MD, President
Katie Lozano, MD, FACR, Immediate Past President
Deb Parsons, MD, FACP President-elect
Cory Carroll, MD
Mark B. Johnson, MD
Brandi Ring, MD
Kim Warner, MD
Alfred Gilchrist, CEO, Ex Officio, non-voting

CEO Evaluation Committee

The CEO Evaluation Committee is composed of CMS elective leadership (president, president-elect and immediate past president) 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.
M. Robert Yakely, MD, President
Debra Parsons, MD, FACP, President-elect
Katie Lozano, MD, FACR, Immediate Past President
Curtis Hagedorn, MD
Gina Martin, MD
Rocky White, MD
Richard Lamb, MD 

CMS Finance Committee

M. Robert Yakely, MD, President
Katie Lozano, MD, FACR, Immediate Past President
Debra Parsons, MD, FACP, President-elect
David Markenson, MD, Treasurer
Patrick Pevoto, MD
Dean Holzkamp, CMS staff

Organizational Planning Committee

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

COMPAC (Colorado Medical Society Political Action Committee)

Christopher Unrein, DO (Chair)
Patrick Pevoto, MD (Vice-chair)
Kiara Blough
John O. “Jack” Cletcher, MD
Greg Fliney
Iris Hardarson
Mark Johnson, MD
Taj Kattapurum, MD
F. Brent Keeler, MD
Jan Kief, MD
Rachel Landin
Katie Lozano, MD, FACR
Lee Morgan, MD
Nora Morgenstern, MD
Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD
Kurt Papenfus, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Deb Parsons, MD, FACP
Stephen Sherick, MD
Donna Sullivan, MD
Michael Volz, 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
Chet Seward, 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
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-Roberts, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Debra Parsons, MD, FACP
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
Debra Parsons, MD, FACP
Deborah Saint-Phard, MD
Oscar Sanchez, MD
Judy Toney, DO
Jennifer Wood, MD
Alison Yager, MD
Kate Alfano, CMS consultant
Dianna Fetter, CMS staff

Special Committee on Prescription Drug Abuse

John S Hughes, MD (Chair)
John Clapp, MD
Tom Denberg, MD
Kenn Finn, MD
Jan Gillespie, MD
Elizabeth Grace, MD
Andrew Hall, MD
Jason Hoppe, DO
Shannon Jantz, MD
Ellie Jensen, DO
Robin Johnson, MD
Stuart Kassan, MD
Tom Kurt, MD
Alan Lembitz, MD
Richard May, MD
Cyrus Mirshab, MD
Kathryn Mueller, MD
Carla Murphy, MD
Erik Natkin, DO
Lee Newman, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
John Sacha, MD
Bob Sammons, MD
Donald Stader, 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
Sam J Kevan, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Sharisse Rehring-Arnold, MD
Kristin Wallick, MD
Chet Seward, 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

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 Fetter, 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