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.

2022-23 Members

Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP, FRCP, Chair
(Immediate Past Chair, Board of Regents)
Professor of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
Staff Physician
Portland VA Medical Center
Portland, OR
Specialty: Internal Medicine

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

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

Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, MACP, SFHM, FAMWA (Chair-elect, Board of Regents)
Eileen Barrett Physician Services, LLC
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty: Internal Medicine

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

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

Angela C. Johnson, MD, FACP (Governor)
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Section Chief of Medicine
LSU School of Medicine, Baton Rouge Branch Campus
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

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

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

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

Ryan D. Mire, MD, MACP (President)
(Ex-officio member)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Nashville, TN
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison: Joanne Ey