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 (11)

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.

The President is an ex officio, voting member.


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.

2023-24 Members

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

Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP, Vice Chair
(Chair, Board of Regents)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Ryan D. Mire, MD, MACP
(Immediate Past President)
Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Education
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Nashville, TN
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Emily C. Church, MD, FACP (Governor)
The Alaska Hospitalist Group, LLC
Anchorage, AK
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine

Charlene M. Dewey, MD, MACP (Regent)
Professor of Medical Education and Administration, Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Specialty: Internal Medicine

William E. Fox, MD, FACP (Chair-elect, Board of Regents)
Fox and Brantley Internal Medicine
Charlottesville, VA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

David R. Hilden, MD, MPH, FACP
Scott. F. Davies Chair of Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare
Professor and Vice-Chair of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine

Angela C. Johnson, MD, FACP (Chair-elect, Board of Governors)
Section Chief of Medicine, Professor of Clinical Medicine
LSU Medical Education and Innovation Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Todd L. Simon, MD, MSEd, FACP (Governor)
Chief Academic Officer and D.I.O., Vice Chair and Program Director, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
Specialty: Internal Medicine

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

Omar T. Atiq, MD, MACP (President)
Professor of Medicine and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Hematology, Oncology

Staff Liaison: Joanne Ey

To contact any of these individuals, please consult the Member Directory (members only) or request assistance from