Charles R. Boardman, DNP, FNP-BC, RN

Staff Nurse Practitioner, Gastroenterology Section

Portland VA Medical Center

Portland, Oregon

Susan G. Cooley, PhD

Chief, Geriatric Research & Evaluation

Chief, Dementia Initiatives

VA Office of Geriatrics & Extended Care

Washington, DC

Ramon L. Cuevas-Trisan, MD

Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service

Director, Rehabilitation & Pain Management Services

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

West Palm Beach, Florida

David J. Cziperle, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Maywood, Illinois

Nina S.Davis, MD

Staff Surgeon

VA Portland Health Care System

Associate Professor, Urology & Urogynecology Oregon Health & Science University Portland, Oregon

H. Gene Dossett, MD, MBA

Chief, Orthopedic Surgery

Phoenix VA Health Care System

Chief Surgical Consultant


Phoenix, Arizona

Cynthia M.A. Geppert, MD, MA, MPH, MSBE, DPS a

Chief, Consultation Psychiatry & Ethics

New Mexico VA Health Care System

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Director of Ethics Education

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Samuel B. Ho, MD

Chief, Gastroenterology Section

VA San Diego Healthcare System

Professor of Medicine

University of California, San Diego

San Diego, California

Paulette Mehta, MD, MPH

Staff Physician & Medical Director, Hematology/Oncology

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

Professor, Hematology/Oncology

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, Arkansas

Jerome Pierson, RPh, PhD

Chief, Regulatory Compliance & Human Subjects Protection

Division of Clinical Research

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, Maryland

COL (Ret) Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH

Chief, Mental Health for Community Based Outpatient Clinics

Professor of Psychiatry

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Bethesda, Maryland

R. Brooks Robey, MD

Founding Chief, Nephrology & Hypertension Section

Associate Chief of Staff, Research & Development

White River Junction VA Medical Center

White River Junction, Vermont

Associate Professor of Medicine & Physiology & Neurobiology

Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Kenneth Shay, DDS, MS

Director of Geriatric Programs

Department of Veterans Affairs

Geriatrics and Extended Care Services

Washington, DC

Peter T. Silberstein, MD

Chief, Oncology

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

Division Chief, Hematology/Oncology

Professor of Internal Medicine

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska

Marc Wooten, MD

Staff Physician

VA Northern Indiana Health Care System

Fort Wayne, Indiana

COL (Ret) Stanley Zagorski Jr, MD

Conemaugh Physician Group

Memorial Medical Center

Conemaugh Health System/Duke-Lifepoint Hospital

General, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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