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.
Congratulations to our incoming board members in 2021. Selected individuals will begin their terms following the 2021 Annual Assembly.
Tara Friedman, MD FAAHPM
Ruth Thomson, DO MBA HMDC FACOI FAAHPM
Chad Kollas, MD FACP FAAHPM
Michael Barnett, MD MS FACP FAAP FAAHPM
Elise C. Carey, MD FACP FAAHPM (Incumbent)
Kimberly Curseen, MD FAAHPM
Arif Kamal, MD MBA MHS FAAHPM (Incumbent)
Dana Lustbader, MD FAAHPM (Incumbent)
Shaida Talebreza, MD HMDC AGSF FAAHPM (Incumbent)
Elisha Waldman, MD FAAHPM
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 2020 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.