Executive Committee of the Board of Governors


The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors shall act as a liaison between the Board of Governors and the Board of Regents, and as a steering committee for the Board of Governors. The link between Governors and the Executive Committee is maintained by class representatives, who are responsible for transmitting information from their constituents to the Executive Committee and from the Executive Committee back to the Governors.

Responsibilities include:

Recommendations on all plans that require input, implementation or follow-up by Governors.

Developing or reviewing recommendations on all plans that require input, implementation or follow-up by Governors.

Mobilizing Governors to participate in national and local activities supporting College priorities.

Overseeing the resolutions process and carrying out specific duties as stipulated in the ACP Board of Governors Resolutions Process.

Transmitting recommendations of the Board of Governors to the Board of Regents as needed.

Planning the Board of Governors spring meeting and fall conference.

Overseeing the chapter dues process and the establishment of chapter dues rates.

Recommending two candidates, from among the third year Governors who have expressed an interest to run for nomination for Chair-elect of the Board of Governors, who, if elected by the Governance Committee, stand for election by the Board of Governors.

Overseeing and providing guidance to Local Nominating Committees on the candidate selection process for Governor-elect elections in their respective jurisdictions.

Acting as a resource in developing guidelines for election procedures for electing Governors-elect.

Composition (7)

Chair, who shall be the Chair, Board of Governors; Vice-Chair, who shall be the Chair-elect, Board of Governors; one representative elected from each of the four classes of Governors; and the Chair, Chapters Subcommittee.

Note: The Chair of the Chapters Subcommittee is appointed through the Board of Regents approved committee and council appointment process.


Chair and Chair-elect shall serve in those positions for one year; class representatives may be elected for a maximum of two, one year terms in that position.

2022-23 Members

Elisa I. Choi, MD, FACP, FIDSA (Chair, Board of Governors)
Chief of Internal Medicine
HVMA Somerville
Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases/HIV Medicine Specialist
Harvard Medical School Faculty
Boston, MA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP (Chair-elect, Board of Governors)
Chief Academic Officer & VP Social Determinants of Health & Heath Equity
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Ruth E. Weissberger, MD, FACP (Chair, Chapters Subcommittee)
Program Director, Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, Frank H. Netter School of Medicine of Quinnipiac University
Waterbury Hospital
Waterbury, CT
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Class Representatives

Lacy C. Hobgood, MD, FACP, FAAP, Class of 2023 (Governor)
Division Head and Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
ECU Adult and Pediatric Health Care
Greenville, NC
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Daniel H. Pomerantz, MD, MPH, FACP, Class of 2024 (Governor)
Director, Ambulatory Care; Palliative Care; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine
Montefiore New Rochelle
Associate Professor, Medicine; Assistant Professor, Family Medicine (Palliative Care)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New Rochelle, NY
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Jenny R. Silberger, MD, FACP, Class of 2025 (Governor)
Westside Lead, SNF Program; CCQM Lead and Quality Assurance Physician Consultant
NW Permanente P.C.
Portland, OR
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Colleen Christmas, MD, FACP, Class of 2026 (Governor)
Associate Professor of Medicine
Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and of General Internal Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison: Joanne Ey jey@acponline.org