National Officers

Mark DeFrancescoPresident Elect: Mark S. DeFrancesco, MD, MBA
Cheshire, CT

Professional Position

Private practice; assistant clinical professor, University of Connecticut; chief medical officer, Women’s Health Connecticut; founding partner, vice president, and medical director of Physicians for Women’s Health LLC

Education

MD: University of Connecticut
Residency: University of Connecticut

ACOG Activities

National: secretary; member, Executive Boards, Executive Committees; chair, Council of District Chairs; chair, committees on Practice Management, Ambulatory Practice Operations, Bylaws; chair, task forces on SGR Reform, Changing Practice in the 21st Century; chair, SCOPE Steering Committee; chair, Subcommittee to Select the Public Member; member, committees on Finance, Nominations, Continuing Medical Education, Global Women’s Health; member, task forces on Patient Safety in the Office Setting, Section Activities, Enhancing Practice Satisfaction, Committees; member, Global Operations Advisory Group; member, Ob-GynPAC Governing Committee; speaker, Congressional Leadership Conferences; honorary member, Chilean Ob-Gyn Society; member, editorial board, Your Pregnancy and Childbirth, 5th edition; member, medical advisory board, pause® magazine; reviewer, Obstetrics & Gynecology; member, work groups on ACNM-ACOG Liaison, Strategic Planning, Office Patient Safety Assessment; participant, ACOG Leadership Institute; participant and speaker, Chantilly II Conference on Future Directions in Resident Education; ACOG representative to the Board of Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
District I: chair; vice chair; member, Advisory Council; general chair, Annual District Meeting; chair, Committee on Meetings; member, committees on Nominating, Practice, Scientific Program; Connecticut Section chair, vice chair; chair, Connecticut Providers’ Partnership Task Force on HIV Perinatal Testing


Lisa HollierAssistant Secretary: Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH
Houston

Professional Position

Professor of maternal-fetal medicine and director, division of women’s health policy, department of obgyn, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Education

MD: Tulane University, New Orleans
Residency: Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas

ACOG Activities

National: member, Executive Boards; advisor, Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council; chair, Committee on Professional Liability; member, committees on Scientific Program, Continuing Medical Education, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Nominations, Finance, Compensation, Government Affairs; member, ACOG/SMFM Liaison Committee; member, Ob-GynPAC Governing Committee; member, task forces on Communication and on Leadership in the 21st Century; participant, ACOG Leadership Institute
Districts VII and XI: District XI chair, vice chair, treasurer; District VII treasurer, secretary/program chair; member, committees on Health Education Loan Program and Searle-Donald F. Richardson Memorial Prize Paper; District VII Junior Fellow chair; Texas Section Junior Fellow chair


Lydia JeffriesFellow-at-Large: Lydia M. Jeffries, MD
Asheville, NC

Professional Position

Private practice

Education

MD: University of Iowa
Residency: Duke University, Durham, NC

ACOG Activities

National: member, Ob-GynPAC Governing Committee; member, Committee on Nominations; participant, ACOG Leadership Institute; participant, State Legislative Roundtable
District IV: chair, Committee for State Legislative Activities and Professional Liability; chair, local arrangements for ADM; North Carolina Section chair, vice chair


Rajiv GalaYoung Physician-at-Large: Rajiv B. Gala, MD
New Orleans

Professional Position

Ob-gyn, Ochsner Medical Center; associate professor, University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School, New Orleans

Education

MD: University of Alabama
Residency: University of Alabama

ACOG Activities

National: member, Executive Boards; chair, Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council; member, committees on Government Affairs, Grievance, Nominations, Scientific Program, Continuing Medical Education; member, Appeals Panel Committee; member, Ob-GynPAC Governing Committee; member, editorial board of Your Pregnancy and Childbirth, 5th edition; participant, Future Leaders in Ob-Gyn; participant, ACOG Leadership Institute
District VII: Junior Fellow advisor; Junior Fellow chair, vice chair

 

 

 

Contact:

Penny Rutledge, JD
Vice President, Legal
prutledge@acog.org

Leslie A. Smith
Administrator
Executive Board Affairs
lsmith@acog.org