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Executive Committee of the Board of Governors


The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors shall act as a liaison between the Board of Governors and the Board of Regents, and as a steering committee for the Board of Governors. The link between Governors and the Executive Committee is maintained by class representatives, who are responsible for transmitting information from their constituents to the Executive Committee and from the Executive Committee back to the Governors.

Responsibilities include:

Recommendations on all plans that require input, implementation or follow-up by Governors.

Developing or reviewing recommendations on all plans that require input, implementation or follow-up by Governors.

Mobilizing Governors to participate in national and local activities supporting College priorities.

Overseeing the resolutions process and carrying out specific duties as stipulated in the ACP Board of Governors Resolutions Process.

Transmitting recommendations of the Board of Governors to the Board of Regents as needed.

Planning the Board of Governors spring meeting and fall conference.

Overseeing the chapter dues process and the establishment of chapter dues rates.

Recommending two candidates, from among the third year Governors who have expressed an interest to run for nomination for Chair-elect of the Board of Governors, who, if elected by the Governance Committee, stand for election by the Board of Governors.

Overseeing and providing guidance to Local Nominating Committees on the candidate selection process for Governor-elect elections in their respective jurisdictions.

Acting as a resource in developing guidelines for election procedures for electing Governors-elect.

Composition (7)

Chair, who shall be the Chair, Board of Governors; Vice-Chair, who shall be the Chair-elect, Board of Governors; one representative elected from each of the four classes of Governors; and the Chair, Chapters Subcommittee.

Note: The Chair of the Chapters Subcommittee is appointed through the Board of Regents approved committee and council appointment process.


Chair and Chair-elect shall serve in those positions for one year; class representatives may be elected for a maximum of two, one year terms in that position.

2016-17 Members

Douglas M. DeLong, MD, FACP (Chair, Board of Governors)
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Bassett Healthcare
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University
Cooperstown, NY
Specialties: IM, GER

Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP (Chair-elect, Board of Governors)
(Governor)  Oregon
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Education
Oregon Health & Science University
Staff Physician
Portland VA Medical Center
Portland, OR
Specialty:  IM

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

Class Representatives

Robert (Rob) J. Nardino, MD, FACP (Class of 2017)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Specialty:  IM

Gregory C. Kane, MD, FACP (Class of 2018)
The Jane and Leonard Korman
Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
Chairman of the Dept of Medicine
the Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty:  IM

Omar T. Atiq, MD, FACP (Class of 2019)
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Winthrop  P. Rockefeller
   Cancer Institute, Univ of Arkansas for Medical
   Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Director, Arkansas Cancer Institute
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties:  IM, ON, HEM

Melissa (Moe) Hagman, MD, FACP (Class of 2020)
(Governor) Idaho
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Associate Program Director
University of Washington
Boise Internal Medicine Residency
Boise VA Medical Center
Boise, ID
Specialties:  IM, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Staff Liaison: Mary Bieter