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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 (10)

Immediate Past Chair BOR, who is Chair; Chair, BOR, who is Vice Chair; Chair-elect, BOR; Immediate Past President; 2 Regents; 3 Governors (in years 2-4 of their terms); Chair-elect, BOG, Immediate Past President.


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.

2017-18 Members

Thomas G. Tape, MD, MACP, Chair (Immediate Past Chair, BOR)
Professor/Division Chief
General Internal Medicine
Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Specialty: IM

Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, MACP, Vice Chair
(Chair, Board of Regents)
Professor of Medicine
SIU School of Medicine
Springfield, IL
Specialty: IM

George Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
(Chair-elect, Board of Governors)
Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Associate Chief of Medicine
Saint Vincent Hospital
Worcester, MA
Specialty: ID

Matt Bien, MD, FACP, FAAP
(Governor)  South Dakota
Internal Medicine Pediatrics
Avera Medical Group
Associate Professor
University of South Dakota
Brookings, SD
Specialties: IM, PED

Michael S. Bronze, MD, MACP, FIDSA
(Governor)  Oklahoma
David Ross Boyd Professor of Medicine
Stewart Wolf Endowed Chair, Chairman of Med
OU Health Science Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties: IM, ID

Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, MACP
(Immediate Past President)
Senior/Managing Partner
South County Internal Medicine, Inc.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Wakefield, RI
Specialty: IM

Andrew Dunn, MD, MPH, SFHM, FACP
Chair-elect, Board of Regents
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System
New York, NY
Specialty: IM

Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP (Regent)
Partner, Center for Primary Care
McDuffie Medical Associates
Thomson, GA
Specialty: IM

Heather E. Gantzer, MD, FACP (Regent)
Internist, General Internal Medicine
Park Nicollet Clinic
Methodist Hospital
St. Louis Park, MN
Specialty: IM

Isaac O. Opole, MD, PhD, FACP
(Governor)  Kansas
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Jack Ende, MD, MACP (President)
The Schaeffer Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine of
The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Specialty: IM

Staff Liaison: Joanne Ey