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ACPM has a number of different type of volunteer opportunity for interested members. No matter your skill level or time available, there should be an opportunity available for you to lend your talents to ACPM.



ACPM encourages all members to become involved in the College by volunteering on an ACPM Committee, Section or Task Force.  Most committees are open to all ACPM members and appointments are typically made in conjunction with ACPM's annual conference, Preventive Medicine.  If you are interested in serving on a committee please complete the volunteer interest form and you will be contacted by the appropriate staff liaison. Although all committees are listed, only the ones with openings are currently looking for new volunteers.

All ACPM Committees have participation requirements.  To view the requirements, please visit:
Participation Requirements

ACPM Committees of the Board
The following committees are committees of the Board. The chair of each committee will be a regent. The final composition of the committees will be determined by the President and the Committee Chair with input from the Board.

The Awards Committee ensures public recognition of those deemed worthy of such recognition by the College. It recommends the establishment of and criteria for awards, solicits nominations for awards, and recommends deserving individuals or entities to the Board of Regents for awards.

Chair: Elizabeth Tilson, MD, MPH, FACPM
Staff Contact: Benjamin Butz (


The Executive Committee conducts the business of the College between meetings of the Board and serves as the College’s compensation and personnel committee. It is comprised of the officers (President, Secretary, Treasurer, President-Elect and the Immediate Past-President). Except as provided for by specific limiting policies enacted by the Board, the Executive Committee has the full authority of the Board of Regents. The Executive Committee shall perform an annual performance evaluation of the chief staff executive.

Chair: Daniel Blumenthal, MD, MPH, FACPM
Staff Contact: Michael Barry, CAE (

The Finance Committee is responsible for annual budget review and approval, annual audit review and liaison with external accountants, quarterly reports to the Board on the College’s financial status, investment strategies and policies, and determination of capital requirements.

Chair: Robert Gilchick, MD, MPH, FACPM
Staff Contact: Michael Barry, CAE (


The Governance Committee oversees all governance functions and advises on operational issues. It is responsible for reporting to the Board on proposed changes in the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Internal Policy Manual.

Chair: Christopher Armstrong, MD, MPH, FACPM
Staff Contact: Benjamin Butz (


Strategy & Board Development
The Strategy and Board Development Committee regularly reviews the College’s strategy documents, ensures strategic priorities are aligned within the organization, and provides member and Regent professional development opportunities. This Committee coordinates annual board and regent evaluations and serves as the College’s nominating committee. 

Chair: Robert (Bob) Williams Carr, MD, MPH, FACPM
Staff Contact: Benjamin Butz (


ACPM Committees of the College
The following committees are committees of the College. They are staffed by college employees, have written charters aligned with the strategic plan of the College, and annual budgets for ongoing activities. The Chair of each committee will be appointed by the President. The Vice-chair and committee members will be appointed by the committee chair with input from the President and the Board for all committees of the College with the exception of the Ethics Committee.

Business Development
The Business Development Committee works to ensure the College’s long-term financial sustainability. It develops a sustainable business plan for the College, advises the Board of Regents on for-profit lines of business, builds the Corporate Roundtable (CR), and assists with specific development-related activities, including identifying prospective sponsors for the College’s annual meeting.

Chair: Brian Miller, MD, MPH, MBA
Staff Contact: Dani Pere (

Conference Planning
The Conference Planning Committee plans the College’s annual scientific meeting. It determines the content, invites speakers, and schedules all events related to the meeting. This committee is reconstituted each year in preparation for the next year’s meeting.


Chair: Charlene Brown, MD, MPH, FACPM
Staff Contact: Haydee Barno (


Continuing Medical Education
The Continuing Medical Education Committee coordinates the College’s continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC) programs.

Chair: Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM
Staff Contact: Haydee Barno (
Website: CME/MOC Home


The Ethics Committee reviews and recommends revisions to the American College of Preventive Medicine Code of Ethics and other ethics-related documents of the College. It monitors the activities of the College, advises the Board and management on ethical issues confronting the College, and adjudicates complaints regarding Members.

Chair: James A. Tacci, MD, JD, MPH, FACPM
Staff Contact: Benjamin Butz (


The Fundraising Committee raises funds for the College and coordinates the activities of the Preventive Medicine Leadership Society.

Chair: Miriam Alexander, MD, MPH, FACPM
Staff Contact: Maureen Simmons (


Graduate Medical Education
The Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee consults on best practices in GME, reports on trends in GME, advocates for GME in all specialty areas of preventive medicine, and encourages GME in preventive medicine among medical students and those already certified in other medical specialties.

Chair: Elizabeth J. Garland, MD, MS, FACPM
Staff Contact: Paul Bonta (, Anita Balan (  


The Membership Committee assesses the qualifications of applicants for membership in the College. It also advises the Board on recruitment and retention, makes recommendations related to membership categories, qualifications, and dues, and assists with securing membership renewals.

Chair: Annette E. Kussmaul, MD, MPH, FACPM
Staff Contact: Benjamin Butz (


The Policy Committee monitors and reports on legislative and regulatory developments as they relate to the specialties of preventive medicine, and recommends legislative initiatives and policy positions to the Board.

Chair: Gregory S. Holzman, MD, MPH
Staff Contact: Paul Bonta (
Website: Policy Home

Prevention Practice
The Prevention Practice Committee (PPC) advances scientific knowledge in preventive medicine among medical professionals, employers, healthcare consumers, and national advisory and policy making bodies. The PPC works to establish the College and preventive medicine physicians as recognized leaders in public health and preventive services.
Chair: Kevin M. Sherin, MD, FACPM
Staff Contact: Anita Balan (
Website: Policy Statements


Scientific Review
The Scientific Review Committee calls for and assesses scientific abstracts submitted in preparation for the College’s annual scientific meeting.
Chair: Lorraine F. Yeung, MD, MPH, FACPM
Staff Contact: Jessica Bradshaw (


ACPM Membership Sections
Membership sections are defined groups created to provide professional development opportunities for targeted groups of members. Each section has its own governing document. These documents are approved by the Board of Regents, and define leadership positions, election procedures, and membership qualifications. These documents are in the Policy Manual.


Medical Student Section

Co-President: Atieh Novin, MHSC
Rani Bhatia
Staff: Jessica Bradshaw (


Council of Residency Program Directors
The ACPM-sponsored Council of Residency Program Directors serves as the organizational structure for information sharing and discussion which address issues of concern to these programs and can, as appropriate, recommend to the Board of ACPM policies and activities which relate to the interests and needs of the residency programs. In addition, the Council also provides input to the ACPM Graduate Medical Education Committee as it plans the annual ACPM workshop for residency directors. ACPM welcomes and encourages participation from all preventive medicine residency programs.

Chair: Tisha Johnson, MD, MPH
Anita Balan (
Website: Council of Residency Program Directors


Resident Section
The ACPM Resident Physician Section is the national voice of preventive medicine residents on issues effecting training, policy, and education. The College provides RPS members with educational resources and offers a forum for networking with many of the most innovative and experienced leaders in preventive medicine and public health.

Co-President: Joseph Chiweshe, MD
Regan A. Stiegmann, DO
Staff: Jessica Bradshaw (

Young Physician Section
The Young Physician Section is open to all ACPM members under the age of 40 or within eight years of residency completion. The purpose of the Young Physicians Section is to provide a direct means for young physicians in the American College of Preventive Medicine to participate in activities of the College.

President: Matthew Dounel, MD, MPH, FACPM
Staff: Jessica Bradshaw (
Young Physician Section



ACPM Special Interest Groups 

Special Interest Groups (SPIG) may be formed. SPIG are member groups with a specific focus. These are self-created, member-staffed, and self-supporting. SPIG have not less than five members. They are established by the President upon request of their members. If, at any time, 18 months elapse without the members of a SPIG having held a formal meeting, the SPIG in question is automatically dissolved. SPIG may provide annual reports to the Board, but are not required to do so. They keep minutes of their meetings and post them on the College’s website.

The following groups are examples of special interest groups. The Policy Manual contains the current list of SPIG. The leader and members of each SPIG are determined by the SPIG.

Adolescent Health

Global Health


Environmental Health

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