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.
Results of the AAHPM Election
Congratulations to the newly elected 2023-2024 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee:
Holly Yang, MD MSHPEd HMDC FACP FAAHPM
Vicki Jackson, MD MPH FAAHPM
Arif Kamal, MD MBA MHS FAAHPM FASCO
Donna S. Zhukovsky, MD FACP FAAHPM
Tara Friedman, MD FAAHPM
Rachelle Bernacki, MD MS FAAHPM
Laura J. Morrison, MD FACP FAAHPM
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD MA MDE FAAHPM
Dio Kavalieratos, PhD FAAHPM
These newly elected Board members will join the following current Board members whose terms continue:
Michael Barnett, MD MS FACP FAAP FAAHPM
Gary Buckholz, MD HMDC FAAHPM
Elise C. Carey, MD FACP FAAHPM
Kimberly Curseen, MD FAAHPM
Sandra Gomez, MD FAAHPM
Stacie Levine, MD FAAHPM
Dana Lustbader, MD FAAHPM
Alvin Reaves, III, MD FACP FAAHPM
Shaida Talebreza, MD HMDC AGSF FAAHPM
Elisha Waldman, MD FAAHPM
The Board of Directors will begin their terms following the 2023 Annual Assembly to be held in Montréal, Canada, March 22-25, 2023.
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.
We are excited to announce the 2023-2024 Board of Directors.
For AAHPM Board Members
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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.