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 (12)

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; and Treasurer.

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.

2024-25 Members

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

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

Rebecca A. Andrews, MD, MS, FACP (Chair-elect, Board of Regents)
Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director/Dir. Ambulatory Education,
Internal Medicine Residency
Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT

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

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

David Hilden, MD, MPH, FACP (Regent)
Scott F. Davies Chair of Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare
Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine

Janet A. Jokela, MD, MACP (Treasurer)
Professor and Head Dept. of Medicine, and Acting Regional Dean
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana Champaign
Urbana, IL
Specialties: Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine

Roger S. Khetan, MD, FACP (Chair-elect, Board of Governors)
Signature Medicine
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Isaac O. Opole, MBChB, PhD, MACP (President)
(ex officio)
Professor of Medicine
Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Overland Park, KS
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

Catherine R. Womack, MD, FACP (Governor)
Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions
UT Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Staff Liaison: Joanne Ey

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