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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.

2017-18 Members

Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Chair
(Governor) Ohio
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Physician Lead, Summa Health Medical Group –Infectious Disease
Akron, OH
Specialty: ID

J. Thomas Dorsey, III, MD, FACP
(Governor) West Virginia
Private Practice, Gastroenterology
Wheeling, WV
Specialty: GE

Saba A. Hasan, MD, FACP
(Governor) New Jersey Southern
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Capital Health Regional Medical Center
Trenton, NJ
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

Marianne C. Parshley, MD, FACP
(Governor) Oregon
Providence Medical Group Gateway Internal Medicine
Portland, Oregon
Specialty: GER, IM

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

S. Calvin Thigpen, MD, FACP
(Governor) Mississippi
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

Lynda D. Layer, CAE
Chapter Staff
Waltham, MA

Staff Liaison: Keirston Scott