The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) carries out its mission under the supervision and strategic guidance of the Board of Regents and the Committees of the Board. Our leadership provides direction to improve the practice of preventive medicine across practices, processes, advocacy, and education.


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Our Governance Team

ACPM is governed by a Board of Regents, which is composed of four Executive Officers and seven Regents-at-LargeView the full timeline for the board of regents nomination, review and voting process.

The Board is guided by ACPM’s bylawsstrategic plan, and code of ethics to ensure the highest level of professionalism for the College and the membership in the practice of preventive medicine. Committees of the Board support a wide range of strategic functions relevant to preventive medicine and various member sub-specialties.

Our Governance Structure

Standing Committees of the Board

To serve and be a member on a Committee, individuals shall be active members of ACPM. Terms are two years.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee conducts the business of the College between meetings of the Board and serves as the College’s compensation and personnel committee. Except as provided for in Article III, Section 8 of the bylaws or by specific limiting policies enacted by the Board, the Executive Committee has the full authority of the Board of Regents. 

  • Chair: Mirza I Rahman, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACPM

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for reporting to the Board on proposed changes in the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Board Manual. The committee coordinates annual board and regent evaluations, and serves as the College’s nominating committee, including nominating the Slate for the Board of Regents.

  • Chair: Jill Waalen, MD, MS, MPH, FACPM

Ethics Committee 

The Ethics Committee reviews and recommends revisions to the College’s Code of Ethics and other ethics-related documents. It monitors the activities of the College, and advises the Board and management on ethical issues confronting our organization.  

  • Chair: Joe Iser, MD, DrPH, MSc, FACPM

Finance Committee  

The Finance Committee is responsible for the annual budget review and approval; review of the annual audit 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. An independent audit subcommittee reviews the annual audit.

  • Chair: James A. Tacci, MD, JD, MPH, FACPM

  • Vice Chair: Lisa Waddell, MD, MPH

Strategy Committee

The Strategy Committee regularly reviews the College’s strategy documents, ensures strategic priorities are aligned within the organization, and provides member and regent professional development opportunities through coordinated leadership with each of the chairs of the committees of the College. 

  • Chair: Ryung Suh, MD, MPP, MBA, MPH, FACPM

Committees of the College

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is charged with ensuring a collective strategy of membership recruitment, engagement, cultivation, and retention, as well as reviewing fellowship applications.

  • Board Liaison: Michael Crupain, MD, MPH, FACPM

  • Chair: Prasad Acharya, MD, MBA, MPH

  • Vice Chair: Tina Singh, MD, MPH, FACPM

Science and Translation Committee

The Science and Translation Committee is charged with providing evidence-based guidance for the various forms of preventive medicine practice: clinical, community and population, policy, and advocacy. The purpose and functions of the committee are to:

  1. Develop evidence reviews of strategically selected topics to advance the work of the College and support preventive medicine practice.

  2. Translate evidence (from extant or new reviews) into useful clinical, population health practice, policy and implementation recommendations and guidance, and/or ACPM position statements for organizational or membership-led advocacy efforts.

The committee will have two subcommittees (Evidence Review and Practice and Policy Guidelines) to lead the work of this strategic group.

  • Chair: David Niebuhr, MD, MPH, MSc, FACPM

  • Vice Chair: Randall Freeman, MD, MPH, MBA, MTM&H

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee is charged with creating and maintaining “ACPM Position Statements” that guide the advocacy initiatives of the College. The Advocacy Committee is also charged with helping lead the College’s member advocacy efforts and initiatives.

  • Board Liaison: Robert Gilchick, MD, MPH, FACPM

  • Chair: Andrew Karasick, MD, MBA, MPH, FACPM

  • Vice Chair: Ankush Bansal, MD, FACP, FACPM, SFHM, FABDA, MCFLC

Education Committee

The Education Committee is charged with developing and designing an integrated educational program that advances our pipeline/foundation of educational work—CME/MOC, GME, UME (subcommittees or Vice Chairs to lead these parts of the work). This Committee will also vet development plans by staff for new products and allied partnerships/ventures.

  • Board Liaison: Joe Iser, MD, DrPH, MSc, FACPM

  • Chair: Michele A. Soltis, MD, MPH, FACPM| COL, MC, USA

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Subcommittee

The CME subcommittee is charged with supporting the ACPM Education Committee. This subcommittee develops and designs an integrated educational program to advance the knowledge, skills, and professional performance of College members and other medical professionals seeking continuing education in the practice of preventive medicine. 

  • Chair: Soju Chang, MD, MPH

  • Vice Chair: Iram Iman, MD (as of 01/04/2024)

Graduate Medical Education Subcommittee

The Graduate Medical Education Subcommittee has the task of supporting residency directors in their role of training the next generation of Preventive Medicine physicians. Additionally, the subcommittee is responsible for the planning and delivery of the annual Residency Directors’ Workshop, oversight of the Standardized Acceptance Process, and representation at national organizations to increase visibility and awareness.

  • Chair: Heather O’Hara, MD, MSPH

Undergraduate Medical Education Subcommittee

The charge of the UME Subcommittee is to promote the inclusion of preventive medicine topics and training experiences into undergraduate medical programs. 

  • Chair: Penny Stern, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM

Conference Planning Committee

The Conference Planning Committee is charged with developing and designing an engaging and educationally sound experience for ACPM members/potential members that advances the ACPM mission. 

  • Board Liaison: Michael Crupain MD, MPH, FACPM

  • Chair: Hunter Jackson Smith, MD, MPH, MBE

  • Vice Chair: Yuri Jadotte, MD, PhD, MPH, FACPM


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A strong governance structure is only as good as the professionals who uphold our mission and values. We invite you to serve on a committee and lead our mission to advance preventive medicine. Become an ACPM member and consider a donation to support the mission of the College. ACPM looks forward to supporting you as a leader in preventive medicine. For questions or to learn more about our goals, contact us at or call (202) 466-2044.