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Governance Committee


Assure effective governance structures and processes through education, recruitment, oversight and evaluation of the Board of Regents, Committees and Councils.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Recruiting and nominating the ACP President-elect, Chair-elect of the Board of Regents, Chair-elect of the Board of Governors, the Treasurer and new Regent members of the Board of Regents.
  2. Overseeing nominations and election policy for all elected governance positions College-wide.
  3. Assuring effective culture and practices of the Board of Regents and its individual members through education and evaluation.
  4. Assessing and addressing the organization's governance needs.
  5. Overseeing appointments to committees and councils established by the Board of Regents.
  6. Assessing, managing and communicating Conflict of Interest disclosures.
  7. Implementing changes to the ACP Bylaws as requested and for approval by the Board of Regents and assuring College-wide compliance.

Composition (10)

Immediate Past Chair BOR, who is Chair; Chair, BOR, who is the Vice Chair; Chair-elect, BOR; 2 Regents; 3 Governors (in years 2-4 of their terms); Chair-elect, BOG, Immediate-Past President.


Length of time to coincide with position held. Members-at-large serve one-year terms renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless extended by the Chair, Board of Regents.

2021-22 Members

Heather E. Gantzer, MD, MACP, Chair
(Immediate Past Chair, Board of Regents)
Primary Care Internist and Hospital Nocturnist
Park Nicollet Clinic
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP, Vice Chair
(Chair, Board of Regents)
Professor of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Sue S. Bornstein, MD, FACP (Chair-elect, Board of Regents)
Executive Director
Texas Medical Home Initiative
Dallas, TX
Specialty: Internal Medicine

T. Brian Callister, MD, FACP, SFHM (Governor)
Academic Hospitalist; Professor of Medicine; Director of Rural Medical Education
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Reno, NV
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine

Elisa I. Choi, MD, FACP, FIDSA (Chair-elect, 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

Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP (Immediate Past President)
Partner, Center for Primary Care
McDuffie Medical
Thomson, GA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Jason M. Goldman, MD, FACP (Regent)
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Coral Springs, FL
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Other

Matt Hollon, MD, MPH, FACP (Governor)
Clinical Professor
UW School of Medicine -- Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership
Associate Program Director, Providence IM Residency Spokane
Spokane, WA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Suja M. Mathew, MD, FACP (Regent)
Chair of Medicine
Cook County Health
Chicago, IL
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Alwin Steinmann, MD, FACP (Governor)
Chief of Academic Medicine/DIO
Saint Joseph Hospital
Denver, CO
Specialty: Internal Medicine

George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, MACP, FIDSA (President)
(Ex-officio Member)
Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison: Joanne Ey