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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

Deb Parsons, MD, FACP, President
David Markenson, MD, President-elect
M. Robert Yakely, MD, Immediate Past President
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.
Deb Parsons, MD, FACP, President
David Markenson, President-elect
M. Robert Yakely, MD, Immediate Past President
Curtis Hagedorn, MD
Rocky White, MD
Richard Lamb, MD 

CMS Finance Committee

Deb Parsons, MD, FACP, President
David Markenson, MD, President-elect and Treasurer
​M. Robert Yakely, MD, Immediate Past President
Patrick Pevoto, MD
Dean Holzkamp, CMS staff

Organizational Planning Committee

Cory Carroll, MD
David Markenson, 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
Iris Burgard
Mark Johnson, MD
Taj Kattapurum, MD
F. Brent Keeler, MD
Jibran Khan
Jan Kief, MD
Rachel Landin
Katie Lozano, MD, FACR
David Markenson, MD
Lee Morgan, MD
Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD
Kurt Papenfus, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Deb Parsons, MD, FACP
Stephen Sherick, MD
Donna Sullivan, MD
Michael Volz, MD
Patricia Weber, MD
William Wright, MD
M. Robert Yakely, MD
Susan Koontz, CMS staff

CMS-CPMG Governing Council

Kim Warner, MD (Chair)
Christopher Fellenz, MD
Shannon Jantz, MD
Eleanor Jensen, DO
Nora Reznickova, MD
Oscar Sanchez, MD
Alison Sandberg, MD
Ashley Wheeler, MD

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)
Gene Richer, CMS staff

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA)

Lynn Parry, MD (Chair)
Paul Anderson, MD (Vice-chair)
Elizabeth Grace, MD
Clara Raquel Epstein, MD
Daniel Johnson, MD, special advisor
Katie Lozano, MD, FACR
Mark Levine, MD
Debra Parsons, MD, FACP
Sri Radha
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)
Braden Anderson
Aaron Burrows, MD
Laird Cagan, MD
George Kalousek, MD
Cory Carroll, MD
Clara Epstein, MD
Kristin Freestone, MD
Stuart Gottesfeld, MD
Enno Heuscher, MD
Mark B. Johnson, MD
Andrew Kamel
Taj Kattapuram, MD
F. Brent Keeler, MD
Alan Kimura, MD
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
Richard Penaloza, MD
Scott Replogle, MD
Ian Reynolds, MD
Brandi Ring, MD
Emily N Schneider, MD
Luke Selby, MD
Stephen Sherick, MD
Donna Sullivan, MD
Lisa Swanson, MD
Kathleen “Kiki” Traylor, MD
Christopher Unrein, DO
Gary VanderArk, MD
Michael Volz, MD
Bruce Waring, MD
Kim Warner, MD
M. Robert Yakely, MD
Gerry Yeung
Harold Young, MD
Zainab Zullali
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 Wellness

Martina Schulte, MD (Chair)
Mark Fogg, JD
Doris Gundersen, MD
David Hutchison, MD
Andrew Kamel
F Brent Keeler, MD
Lela Mansoori, MD
Dianne McCallister, MD
Debra Parsons, MD, FACP
Christie Reimer, MD
Deborah Saint-Phard, MD
​Oscar Sanchez, MD
Donna Sullivan, MD
Judy Toney, DO
Michael Victoroff, MD
Jennifer Wood, MD
Alison Yager, MD
Elizabeth Yoder, MD
Dianna Fetter, CMS staff

Special Committee on Prescription Drug Abuse

John S Hughes, MD (Chair)
J. Scott Bainbridge, MD
John Clapp, MD
Tom Denberg, MD
Ken Finn, MD
Brian Flynn, MD
Gary Ghiselli, 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
Rebecca Knight, MD
Tom Kurt, MD
Alan Lembitz, MD
Elizabeth Lowdermilk, MD
Richard May, MD
Cyrus Mirshab, MD
Kathryn Mueller, MD
Carla Murphy, MD
Erik Natkin, DO
Lee Newman, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Jens Peter-Witt, MD
John Sacha, MD
Bob Sammons, MD
Donald Stader, MD
Matthew Szvetecz, MD
Chris Unrein, DO
Ben Vernon, MD
Steven Wright, MD
Terry Boucher, CMS consultant

Committee on Professional Education and Accreditation (CPEA)

Joel Dickerman, DO (Chair)
Brenda Bucklin, MD
Lynn Parry, MD
Patrick Pevoto, MD
Sharisse Rehring-Arnold, MD
Jason Tarno, DO
Kristin Wallick, MD
Gene Richer, 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
James 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

Health Care Cost and Quality Work Group

Jeff Donner, MD
Dave Downs, MD
Andy Fine, MD
Anne L Fuhlbrigge, MD
Jason Kelly, MD
Alan Kimura, MD
Elizabeth Lowdermilk, MD
Matthew Mahlberg, MD
Heidi Marlin, MD
David Mohlman, MD
Michael Moore, MD
Claire Murphy, MD
William Neff, MD
Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD
Mike Pramenko, MD
Peter Ricci, MD
Jamie Surovik, MD
Kim Warner, MD
Kelly Baldessari
John Milewski
Shawn Wotowey

Expert Panel on Professional Review

Jeffrey Bacon, MD
Scott Bentz, MD
James P. Borgstede, MD, FACR
Rachel M. Carpenter, MD
Keith Scott Dickerson, MD, MS
Matthew J. Fleishman, MD, FACR
Brian Harrington, MD, MPH
Jacqueline H. Jamison, MD
Adam Koszowski, MD
Randall Meachum, MD
Neal O'Connor, MD, FACEP
Lynn Parry, MD
Debra Parsons, MD
Surit Sharma, MD
Philip F. Stahel, MD, FACS
Darlene Tady, MD
Tony J. Toloczko. MD
Robert Yakely, MD
Gerald Zarlengo, MD