CCMS Committees

The CCMS committees play a vital role in driving positive change within healthcare. From advocating for healthcare professionals and patient well-being to advancing medical practice and shaping legislation, these committees tackle critical issues and work towards a healthier future.

Community Health & Community Relations

The Community Health & Community Relations Committee serves as a bridge between the CCMS and the broader community. This committee tackles local healthcare needs by collaborating with community organizations on various initiatives. They also advocate for policies at the local level that aim to improve public health outcomes for all residents.

Committee Members:

Neil Gokal, M.D., Committee Chair
George Alexander, M.D.
Hugh Bassewitz, M.D.
Christine Quartuccio-Carran, D.O.
Lesley Dickson, M.D.
Rebecca Edgeworth, M.D.
Nicholas Fiore, M.D.
Florence Jameson, M.D.
Deborah Kuhls, M.D.
Joanne Leovy, M.D.
Zoltan Mari, M.D.
Roxana Urrutia
Amber Carter, CCMS Executive Director
Biftu Mengistu, CCMS Team Liaison

Continuing Education

Committed to lifelong learning for CCMS members, the Continuing Education Committee works diligently to identify and develop high-quality, engaging CME programs. These programs cover relevant medical topics, ensuring members possess the latest knowledge and maintain the professional skills required for optimal patient care.

Committee Members:

Weldon Havins, M.D., Committee Chair
Jerry Reeves, M.D., Committee Chair
Mitchell D. Forman, D.O., CCMS President
Zoltan Mari, M.D., CCMS President-Elect
Amber Carter, CCMS Executive Director
Jordon Sanchez, CCMS Team Liaison

Membership

The Membership Committee serves as the welcoming face of the CCMS. They facilitate the onboarding of new members and work to foster an inclusive community within the organization. This committee is also responsible for developing membership benefits and planning social events to encourage interaction and connection among members.

Committee Members:

Tal Minuskin, M.D., Committee Chair
Gercia Alvarado, M.D.
Deborah Kuhls, M.D.
Eva Littman, M.D.
Steven Nishiyama, D.O.
Jerry Reeves, M.D.
Jeffrey Roth, M.D.
John Villasenor, M.D.
Gemma Lagasca
Jordon Sanchez, CCMS Team Liaison

Resident, Fellow, & Medical Student

Focused on supporting the future generation of healthcare professionals, this committee provides resources and programs to empower these individuals. They organize mentorship programs that connect residents and fellows with experienced physicians and educational workshops and leadership development opportunities for future doctors.

Committee Members:

Christine Quartuccio-Caran, D.O., CCMS Advisor
Zoltan Mari, M.D., CCMS Advisor & President-Elect
Deborah Kuhls, M.D.
Yessenia Vasquez, D.O., Resident Chair
Gemma Lagasca, Student Chair

Scholarship

Investing in the future of medicine is a priority for the CCMS. The Scholarship Committee oversees the organization’s scholarship program, which awards financial assistance to deserving medical students. These scholarships are awarded based on a combination of academic excellence and a demonstrated commitment to serving the community.

Committee Members:

John Ellerton, M.D., Committee Chair
Jeffrey J. Roth, M.D., Committee Chair
Mitchell D. Forman, D.O., CCMS President
Zoltan Mari, M.D., CCMS President-Elect
Lesley Dickson, M.D.
Deborah Kuhls, M.D.
Matthew Brunelle
Biftu Mengistu, CCMS Team Liaison

Delegates

The Delegates Committee serves as the voice of the CCMS on a national stage. These representatives attend national medical association meetings, where they actively participate in shaping policy discussions and influencing legislation. Their primary function is to make sure the concerns and interests of CCMS members are heard and addressed at the national level.

Committee Members:

Jerry Reeves, M.D., Committee Chair