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2017-2018 SCCMA Committees

Awards

Chair: Kenneth Blumenfeld, MD
Staff: Pam Jensen

To select and nominate to Council the prospective recipients of the Association’s annual awards.

Bioethics

Chair: Faith Protsman, MD
Staff: Sandie Becker
To educate its members regarding bioethical decision making, discuss bioethical issues and develop guidelines, advise government and industry leaders regarding the ethical aspects of health care policy, and interact with other professional organizations.

CMA Delegates and Alternates

Chair: Seema Sidhu, MD
Staff: William C. Parrish, Jr.

To represent the Santa Clara County Medical Association in the House of Delegates of the California Medical Association.

Council

Chair: Seham El-Diwany, MD
Staff: William C. Parrish, Jr., Jean Cassetta

The Council shall be the governing body of the Medical Association and shall constitute its Board of Directors. It shall transact all business of the Association.

Executive Committee

Chair: Seham El-Diwany, MD
Staff: William C. Parrish, Jr.

To serve as the Executive Committee of the Council and exercise general supervision over the work of all officers and divisions, and report thereon to the Council. It may take emergency action or other action on business not requiring Council action.

Environmental Health

Chair: Cindy Russell, MD
Staff: Sandie Becker

To investigate and study environmental and public health concerns in order to make recommendations to the Council for Medical Association support and/or action.

External Affairs

Chair: Vanila Singh, MD
Staff: Jean Cassetta

To serve as the Association’s liaison to legislators and to governmental bodies which interact significantly with the delivery of medical care and the public health.

Leon P. Fox History Committee

Chair: Michael Shea, MD
Staff: Pam Jensen

To identify, collect, and preserve archival material, memorabilia, and artifacts representing the medical history of Santa Clara County.

Member Services

Chair: Ryan Basham, MD
Staff: William C. Parrish, Jr., Jean Cassetta

To supervise the services the Association provides for its members, and to explore and develop additional services which will assist the Association’s members.

Membership

Chair: Seema Sidhu, MD
Staff: Jean Cassetta

To increase the membership of the Association by soliciting the applications of physicians whom it deems eligible; to investigate all applications for membership and report thereon to the Council; and to conduct all activities that pertain to the induction of new members and to changes in classification of members.

Nominating

Chair: Scott Benninghoven, MD
Staff: William C. Parrish, Jr.

To nominate one or more candidates for each elective office of the Association for election at the Annual Business Meeting.

Physicians Well-Being

Chair: Rebecca Powers, MD
Staff: Pam Jensen

To assist member physicians with problems of substance abuse, and/or mental or physical illness, which impair his/her ability to practice medicine.

Professional Standards/Conduct

Chair: Faith Protsman, MD
Staff: Pam Jensen

To promote high ethical standards for physicians, and to investigate and attempt to conciliate disputes involving unethical and/or unprofessional conduct by physicians in the community.

Public Service

Chair: Michael Nagel, MD
Staff: Pam Jensen

To evaluate and attempt to resolve disputes between members of the public and physicians.

Publications Ad Hoc Task Force

Pam Jensen – Managing Editor
Seham El-Diwany, MD – SCCMA President
Kenneth Blumenfeld, MD – SCCMA President-Elect
William C. Parrish, Jr. – SCCMA CEO

Reimbursement Advocacy Program

Staff: Sandie Becker, CMC
To evaluate disputes between insurance companies, physicians, and patients concerning fees and medical services, and assist in the resolution of the dispute directly with the involved parties, and through educational seminars and Bulletin articles.

2017-2018 MCMS Committees

Board of Directors

Chair: Maximiliano Cuevas, MD
Staff: Jean Cassetta

 The Board of Directors shall be the governing body of the Medical Society. It shall transact all business of the Society.

CMA Delegates and Alternates

Chair: Seema Sidhu, MD
Staff: William C. Parrish, Jr.
 
To represent the Monterey County Medical Society in the House of Delegates of the California Medical Association.

Finance

Chair: Steven Harrison, MD 
Staff: William C. Parrish, Jr. 
To oversee the financial issues of the Society.

Membership

Chair: Alfred Sadler MD
Staff: Jean Cassetta

To increase the membership of the Society by soliciting the applications of physicians whom it deems eligible; to investigate all applications for membership and report thereon to the Council; and to conduct all activities that pertain to the induction of new members and to changes in classification of members.


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