Board, Council, & Committees
This is your Medical Society—the greater the involvement, the stronger the Medical Society. NHMS offers several ways for you to engage with your fellow NH physicians. In addition to the Board of Directors, Council, and Standing Committees, there are opportunities to participate in several Advisory Councils under the Bowler-Bartlett Foundation, which is the 501(c)3 organization of the Medical Society.
2024 Board of Directors
The NHMS Board of Directors is the governing body of the Society.
President: Maria T. Boylan, DO
President-Elect: Patrick A. Ho, MD, MPH
Immediate Past President: Eric Y. Loo, MD
Treasurer: Tessa Lafortune-Greenberg, MD
Secretary: Danielle T. Albushies, MD
AMA Delegate: P. Travis Harker, MD, MPH
Trustee: Bowler Bartlett Foundation Chair/BOD: L. John Klunk, MD
Director-at-Large: Melissa Martinez-Adorno, DO
Director-at-Large: James P. Bartels, MD
Director-at-Large: Stephen G. M. Bishop, MD
Director-at-Large: Marie E. Ramas, MD
The NHMS Council functions as the principle advisory board for the Society, and voice for NHMS physician membership throughout the state.
Penultimate Past President: Eric A. Kropp, MD
Speaker: Gary A. Sobelson, MD
AMA Alternate Delegate: Alan C. Hartford, MD
Member-at-Large: Richard E. Johnson, MD
Member-at-Large: Neil S. Meehan, DO
Member-at-Large: Mark R. Windt, MD
Member-at-Large: Seddon R. Savage, MD
Medical Student: Ernie Tao
Resident: Amy L. Lee, DO
Resident: George Letterio, MD
Resident: Victoria Jones, MD
Young Physician Representative: Ross M. Bickford, MD
Young Physician Representative: Terra C. Wilkins, MD
Physician Assistant: Linda L. Martino, PA-C
OPLC/Board of Medicine: Marc L. Bertrand, MD
Lay Person: Lucy Hodder, JD
Physician Representative NH DHHS: Jonathan R. Ballard, MD
Specialty Society Reps:
NH Chapter American Acad. of Addiction Medicine: Audrey M. Kern, MD
NH Chapter of American College of Physicians: Lin A. Brown, MD
NH Society of Anesthesiologists: Robert J. Laflam, MD
NH Chapter of American College of Cardiology: Appointment needed. Please contact Catrina Watson.
NH Chapter of Emergency Physicians: Thomas J. Lydon, MD
NH Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons: Kimberly (Truax) Licciardi, MD
NH Academy of Family Physicians: Angela Yerdon, DO
NH Academy of Family Physicians: Xi Nuo Gao, MD
NH General Surgery: Lisa A. Patterson, MD
NH College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Oge Young, MD
NH Orthopaedic Society: Anthony Mollano, MD
NH Osteopathic Association: Franklin R. Hubbell, DO
NH Society of Pathologists: Shabnam Momtahen, MD
NH Pediatric Society: Francis B. Lim-Liberty, MD
NH Psychiatric Society: John A. Hinck, MD
NH Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Xiaoli Dong, MD
NH Radiology Society: Rebecca A. Zuurbier, MD
The Governance Committee shall be chaired by the President and shall consist of the Immediate Past-President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, a Director-at-Large (non-first-term), and CEO. The Governance Committee shall ensure that there is an appropriate orientation to help all new officers and Council members understand their roles and responsibilities, and shall also ensure that there is a reasonable process for holding individuals and other committees accountable for fulfilling their obligations. The Committee (minus the CEO) shall also be tasked with conducting annual evaluations of CEO performance, as well as a general assessment of staff adequacy and job-satisfaction.
The Nominating Committee shall be chaired by the Immediate Past-President, and shall additionally consist of a Director-at-Large (non-first-term), the CEO, the Director of Advocacy, and two additional NHMS Council members chosen at the chair’s discretion. The committee shall consult with members of the Society to seek out nominees for the various positions to be filled, remind the general membership to apply for positions when necessary, and hold at least one meeting when nominees/applicants for all positions will be reviewed and discussed. This committee is obligated to promote diverse and equitable representation of backgrounds and specialties in the NHMS leadership, so that the best interests of the Society and membership of different practice settings and geographic locations can be served. The committee shall also work with staff to ensure the roster of NHMS Council members appointed by specialty societies and other external organizations are accurate, and shall develop a complete slate of recommendations for consideration or election at the General Session.
The Finance Committee shall be chaired by the Treasurer and shall consist of the President, President-Elect, Trustee of the Bowler Bartlett Foundation, a Director-at-Large (non-first-term), and the CEO. It will meet at appropriate intervals, and at the call of the President or the Treasurer, to deliberate matters of financial importance of the Society.
The Education Committee shall concern itself with the education of physicians and allied health care professionals. The Committee shall be responsible for oversight of continuing medical education provided at various institutions in New Hampshire. The Committee shall have a Chair appointed by the Council and a composition made up of physicians and other health professionals, drawn from the various geographic areas of New Hampshire, who have a genuine interest in assuring quality continuing medical education is available. Contact Mary West, Compliance and Editorial Manager: email@example.com.
The Legislative Committee shall be chaired by the President, and shall consist of Committee members drawn from various medical specialties and geographic areas of New Hampshire, a Director-at-Large, the CEO, and the Society’s Advocacy Director. The Committee shall concern itself with state and federal legislation that impacts patients, physicians, public health, insurance, medical liability, etc. The Committee shall make recommendations on policies, positions, and provide general strategic advice to the NHMS Council. Interested in joining the Legislative Committee? Please contact NHMS' Director of Advocacy, Ava Hawkes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physician Health Committee:
The Physician Health Committee shall consist of a chairperson, a Director-at-Large, and at least two additional members. Other members, in order to deal with local, county, or regional matters, may be appointed as needed. The Committee shall assure that there is a functioning program of high quality in the State that supports the care of physicians challenged with physical, psychological, substance or other problems that may interfere with the physician's ability to perform his/her normal duties in relation to his/her patients, the hospital or the community, while at the same time assuring protection of the public from actions of impaired physicians.