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Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Committee


Board of Directors

Lorna Banister, President
Hamilton Baiden, Past President
Jodi Bohr, National Board Representative
Luc Bouchard
Mark B. Fast
Pamela Fuller, Ed. D.
Pete Miller
Penny Morgan Overgaard,
Sharon Rayman, RN, MS
Karen Snyder
Erica Stutman
Hugo Vargas, M.D., FACP, FACG
Susan Viall, RN
Quinn Williams


Honorary Board of Directors

Michael S. Altman, M.D.
Mitchell Shub, M.D.


Medical Advisory Committee

Hugo Vargas, M.D., FACP, FACG, Chairman
Richard Manch, M.D., FACP, FACG, Past Chairman
Michael S. Altman, M.D.
Vijayan Balan, M.D.
Rolland Dickson, M.D.
David Douglas, M.D.
Michael Fallon, M.D.

Bradford Gelzayd, M.D., FACP, FACG
Steve Chen, M.D.
Shahid Habib, M.D.
Grace Knuttinen, M.D.
Sylvie Lebel, M.D.

David Leff, D.O.
Gavin Levinthal,M.D.
Ester Coelho Little, M.D.
Jorge Rakela, M.D.
Justin Reynolds, M.D.

Paul Sarmiento, M.D.
Neil J. Shernoff, M.D., AGAF
Mitchell Shub, M.D.
Charlie M. Thomas, LCSW, ACSW
Scott Wilson, M.D.
Mark Wong, M.D.

Page updated: May 15th, 2017