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Chapters Subcommittee


Reports to:

Executive Committee of the Board of Governors


Recommend to the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors strategies to encourage the growth, development, and effective operation of all chapters; foster an effective network among chapters, the Board of Governors and the national organization; and national support for chapter activities.

Composition (8)

Chair, who is a Governor; six members, who are governors; one member who is chapter staff.


Governor positions are one-year, renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless additional time is approved by the Chair, BOR. Chapter staff position is one-year, renewable one time for a total of two years.

2016-17 Members

Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP, Chair
(Governor) Illinois Downstate
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Specialties:  IM, ID

John E. Erickson, MD, FACP
(Governor) Maine
Associate Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency
Maine Medical Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Attending Physician, InterMed
Portland, ME
Specialty: IM

Pamela J. Hiebert, MD, FACP
(Governor) Montana
Primary Care Internist, Internal Med Associates
Assistant Medical Director, Bozeman Deaconess Hospice
Medical Director, Gallatin County Rest Home
Bozeman, MT
Specialty:  IM

Narmin Kassam, BSc, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACP
(Governor)  Alberta
Professor, Dept of Medicine
Interim Deputy Clinical Dept Head
Director, Div of General Internal Medicine
University of Alberta
Section Chief, General Internal Medicine
Alerta Health Services, Edmonton Zone
Edmonton, AB Canada
Specialty:  IM

Peter R. Lichstein, MD, FACP
(Governor) North Carolina
Professor of Medicine
Section on General Internal Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty:  IM

Patricia E. Sadler, MD, FACP
(Governor) South Carolina
Medical Director
Hospice of Laurens County, Inc.
Clinton, SC
Specialties: IM, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA
(Governor) Ohio
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Medical Director, Summ Physicians-Infectious Disease
Akron, OH
Specialties: IM, ID

Lynda D. Layer, CAE
Chapter Staff
Waltham, MA

Staff Liaison: Keirston Scott