Committees & Councils
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 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.
2022-2023 NHMS COUNCIL
The NHMS Council is the governing body of the Society.
President: Eric Y. Loo, MD
Immediate Past President: Eric A. Kropp, MD
Penultimate Past President: G. Kenton Allen, MD
Vice President: Molly E. Rossignol, DO
Secretary: Maria T. Boylan, DO
Treasurer: Tessa Lafortune-Greenberg, MD
Speaker: Richard P. LaFleur, MD
Vice Speaker: Molly E. Rossignol, DO
AMA Delegate: P. Travis Harker, MD, MPH
AMA Alternate Delegate: Alan C. Hartford, MD
Trustee/Chair, Foundation Board of Directors: P. Travis Harker, MD, MPH
Trustee: James P. Bartels, MD
Trustee: John Klunk, MD
Medical Student: Ernie Tao
Physician Assistant: Linda L. Martino, PA-C
Osteopathic Association Rep.: Arlene Mrozowski, DO
Young Physician Reps.: Patrick A. Ho, MD, MPH
Young Physician Reps.: Stephen Bishop, MD
Members-at-Large: Melissa Martinez-Adorno, MD
Members-at-Large: Seddon R. Savage, MD
Members-at-Large: Danielle T. Albushies, MD
Members-at-Large: Jonathan R. Ballard, MD
Members-at-Large: Angela Yerdon, DO
Physician Member of Board of Medicine:
Lay Person: Lucy Hodder, JD
Physician Rep. Dept. of Health & Human Services: Benjamin P. Chan, MD
Specialty Society Reps:
NH Chapter of American College of Cardiology Stephan Heo, MD
NH Chapter of American College of Physicians Richard P. Lafleur, MD
NH Academy of Family Physicians (2) Gary A. Sobelson, MD, Marie E. Ramas, MD
NH Chapter, American Acad. of Addiction Medicine Molly E. Rossignol, DO
NH Chapter of Emergency Physicians Thomas J. Lydon, MD
NH Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons Kimberly (Truax) Licciardi, MD
NH Pediatric Society Tessa Lafortune-Greenberg, MD
NH Radiology Society Rebecca A. Zuurbier, MD
NH Psychiatric Society Leonard Korn, MD
NH Society of Anesthesiologists Kate Riddell, MD
NH Society of Pathologists Eric Y. Loo, MD
NH College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Oge Young, MD
NH Orthopaedic Society Anthony Mollano, MD
Invited Guest: MGMA Representative Dave Hutton
The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Executive Committee may exercise, between meetings of the Council, any and all powers of the Council subject to subsequent ratification by the Council.
The Nominating Committee shall consist of the Immediate Past President as Chair, the Penultimate Past President, two members chosen from the Council appointed by the Chair, and the Executive Vice President. It shall be the duty of the Nominating Committee, as previously defined, to consult with members of the Society to seek out nominees for the various positions to be filled, then hold at least one meeting when nominees for all positions will be reviewed and discussed so that the best interests of the Society, geographic location of the nominees notwithstanding, can be served, and then presented as a slate for consideration by the General Session.
The Finance Committee shall consist of the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Penultimate Past President, two Trustees and the Treasurer. It will meet at appropriate intervals, 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, Director of CME and Accreditation firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Legislative Committee shall concern itself with state and federal legislation that impacts patients, physicians, public health, insurance, medical liability, etc. The President or his/her designee shall serve as Chair and Committee members shall be drawn from various medical specialties and geographic areas of New Hampshire. The Committee shall make recommendations on policies or positions to the Council.