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2022 Governor-elect Election Biographical Sketches and Candidate Statements - Colorado

The ballots for the current Governor-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (MACPs, FACPs, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an elect date of 9/1/2020 or earlier) can vote online or mail-in ballot.

You will need your mailed ballot or election email containing your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to vote. Below are the bios and statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting begins on September 30, 2022 and will end on November 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

For replacement ballots and election customer service, e-mail or call toll-free 1-866-909-3549, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central. For general information, you may email Julie Sinkoff, MA, Coordinator, Board of Governor Relations, or call her at 215-351-2699.

Gail E. Mizner, MD, FACP Gail E. Mizner, MD, FACP 

Candidate Statement: I’ve had a wide variety of experiences working as an internist from my early years in academic medicine at CU, to rural private practices in Nevada and Arizona to public health hospitals in Chile, to a nonprofit HIV clinic, a hospice, an assisted living center, and now a Federally Qualified Health Center in the mountains of Colorado. I believe this breadth of experience would help me to better understand and represent the broad range of internal medicine physicians in our state. If elected governor, I would work to increase younger physician involvement in the ACP, integrate our rural colleagues, continue our excellent educational offerings, explore the range of roles that internists can play in order to both increase our professional satisfaction and improve patient access to high quality care, and further promote the ACPs policy work on the health implications of climate change and gun safety.

Medical School Education: Yale University School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Internal Medicine Consultant and Director of Clinical Education, Mountain Family Health Centers (MFHC)

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Member, Scientific Meeting Planning Committee since 2016; Co-chair, Scientific Meeting Planning Committee since 2019; ACP Advocacy Day; Presenter, Scientific Meeting 2020

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2014

Other Appointments/Activities: Chair, Governor-Appointed Prescription Drug Affordability Board since 2021; COVID Medical Advisory Team, Pitkin County Public Health since 2020; COVID Response Team, MFHC since 2020; Ninth Judicial District Performance Commission since 2020; Mountain Plains Steering Committee, American Academy of HIV Medicine since 2020; Provider Leadership Committee, MFHC; Hypertension Guidelines Development Committee, MFHC 2019; P & T Committee, MFHC 2022; AAHIVMS

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Provision of high-level care to underserved and under-resourced populations; HIV Medicine (certified as an HIV specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine); Electronic medical consultation for Family Practitioners and Advanced Practice Providers

Jennifer A. Ziouras, MD, FACP Jennifer A. Ziouras, MD, FACP

Candidate Statement: I would be honored to serve as the Governor for the ACP CO Chapter. As a practicing internist for over 20 years, I understand the challenges our patients and colleagues face, challenges which have only intensified with the pandemic. Having served in leadership roles for over 20 years, I have witnessed the importance of collaboration, active listening, relationships, focusing on what is possible, and innovation. The pandemic and our current world environment have further highlighted the importance of connecting with colleagues who share the common goal of patient centric care and excellence in medicine. Having a strong local chapter has never been more important.

Medical School Education: University of Chicago

Post-Doctoral Training: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Certification: ABIM

Present Position: Optum Care Colorado

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Co-chairperson, Local Meeting; Member, Governor's Council; Winner, Laureate Award 2022

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2015

Other Appointments/Activities: Board Member, Movement Disorders Foundation; Cofounder, Parents of Teens Together; Senior Medical Director, Optum Care Colorado - IPA and Risk; Clinical Chief, Iora Primary Care

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Black Belt in Lean/Six-Sigma; Executive Coaching; 6 year participant in JDRF Century Ride (going for 7 in 2022) and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do