As the professional association for hospice and palliative medicine physicians and allied healthcare professionals who care for patients with serious illness and their families, AAHPM relies on the strategic guidance and leadership of hundreds of member volunteers to carry out its mission.
AAHPM Election Results
Thank you to the AAHPM members who voted in the annual election. We are excited to announce the newly elected members of the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.
Board of Directors
President-Elect: Nathan Goldstein, MD FAAHPM
Treasurer: Ruth Thomson, DO MBA HMDC FACOI FAAHPM
Secretary: Holly Yang, MD MSHPEd HMDC FACP FAAHPM
Physician Directors-at-Large: Rachelle Bernacki, MD MS FAAHPM and Laura J. Morrison, MD FACP FAAHPM
Affiliate Directors-at-Large: Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD MA MDE BSPS and Debra Parker Oliver, PhD MSW
Physician-at-Large Committee Members: Lindsay Ragsdale, MD FAAP FAAHPM and Christina Ullrich, MD MPH FAAHPM
Affiliate-at-Large Committee Member: Karen Steinhauser, PhD
Board of Directors
AAHPM’s board of directors is the governing body of the Academy. It comprises a 6 member executive committee (officers) and 14 directors at large. Nominations for the board of directors and nominating committee are accepted each spring, and elections for open positions occur each fall. Members of the AAHPM Board of Directors can login related to upcoming board meetings and additional information.
See a listing of AAHPM Past Presidents since the Academy’s founding.
The Academy's governance structure directly aligns with the five strategic goals confirmed in 2016 as priorities for the following 3-5 years. Strategic Coordinating Committees (SCCs) provide the oversight required to advance the goals associated with the Academy's strategic plan. SCCs coordinate the charges, projects, and timelines of numerous subordinate committees and facilitate communication across strategic areas and between the committees and the board of directors. Learn more about AAHPM’s volunteer opportunities and how to get involved with the Academy.
AAHPM is a 501c(3) nonprofit professional association founded in 1988, governed by the association's bylaws. AAHPM’s core purpose is to improve the care of patients with serious or life-threatening conditions through advancement of hospice and palliative medicine. AAHPM is incorporated in the state of Florida and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.