Committees & Councils
This is your Medical Society—the greater the involvement, the stronger the Medical Society. The NHMS offers several ways for you to engage with your fellow NH physicians:
Committees and Task Forces:
- Communications Task Force
- Medicine & Public Health Task Force
- Health Disparities
- Legislative Committee
- Education Committee
Pre-Trial Screening Panels:
- The NHMS keeps a list of physician volunteers for this important process.
Testify at the Legislature:
- The most compelling testimony at the Statehouse is that which is delivered by physicians. You are the expert, you are credible.
To get involved in these or other activities, please contact Joy Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHMS Council shall be the governing body of the Society.
President: Deborah A. Harrigan, MD
President-Elect: Leonard Korn, MD
Immediate Past President: John R. Butterly, MD
Penultimate Past President: Lukas R. Kolm, MD
Vice President: Tessa J. Lafortune-Greenberg, MD
Secretary: Seddon R. Savage, MD
Treasurer: Tessa J. Lafortune-Greenberg, MD
Speaker: Richard P. Lafleur, MD
Vice Speaker: Daniel M. Philbin, MD
AMA Delegate: William J. Kassler, MD, MPH
AMA Alternate Delegate: Stuart J. Glassman, MD
Chair, Board of Trustees: David C. Charlesworth, MD
Medical Student: Vivienne T. Meljen
Physician Assistant: Linda L. Martino, PA-C
NH Osteopathic Association Rep.: Maria T. Boylan, DO
Young Physician Rep.: Kenton Allen, MD
Young Physician Rep.: Anthony M. Dinizio, MD
Member-at-Large: Diane L. Arsenault, MD
Member-at-Large: Albert L. Hsu, MD
Member-at-Large: Eric A. Kropp, MD
Member-at-Large: John L. Klunk, MD
Member-at-Large: Lars E. Nielson, MD
Member-at-Large: Polina Y. Sayess, MD
Physician Member of NH Board of Medicine: Nick P. Perencevich, MD
Lay Person: Lucy Hodder, Esq.
Physician Rep. of the NH Dept. Health Human Services: Doris H. Lotz, MD, MPH
Specialty Society Reps:
- NH Chapter of the American College of Cardiology: Daniel Philbin, MD
- NH Chapter of the American College of Physicians: Richard P. Lafleur, MD
- NH Academy of Family Physicians: Gary A. Sobelson, MD
Molly E. Rossignol, DO
- NH Chapter of Emergency Physicians: Michelle Nathan, MD
- NH Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons: Sonalee Desai-Bartoli, MD
- NH Pediatric Society: Skip M. Small, MD
- NH Psychiatric Society: Jeffrey C. Fetter, MD
- NH Society of Anesthesiologists: Steve J. Hattamer, MD
- NH Society of Pathologists: Eric Y. Loo, MD
- NH Amer. College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists: Oge H. Young, MD
- NH Orthopaedic Society: Glen D. Crawford, MD
Trustee: Charlie M. Blitzer, MD
Trustee: P. Travis Harker, MD, MPH
Chair, Board of Trustees: David Charlesworth, MD
NH Med. Group Management Assn. Rep.: Dave Hutton
- Executive Committee:
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.
- Nominating Committee:
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.
- Finance Committee:
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.
- Education Committee:
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 Joy Potter, Coordinator - Joy.Potter@nhms.org.
- Legislative Committee:
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. Contact James Potter -James.Potter@nhms.org.