Executive Board (College and Congress)

Executive Board (College and Congress) and Executive Vice President

Mark S. DeFrancesco, MD, MBAMark S. DeFrancesco, MD, MBA; Waterbury, 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

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


President Elect
Thomas M. Gellhaus, MD; Iowa City, IA

Professional Position
Division director, General Ob-Gyn, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA; clinical associate professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa; director, Grand Rounds Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa

MD: University of Oklahoma
Residency: Obstetrics/Gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics; Pathology, University of South Dakota School of Medicine 

ACOG Activities
National: assistant secretary; member, executive committee, Executive Board; Committee Member and Founding Member OB/GYN PAC; chair, Credentials Committee; Hearing Panel Committee; Grievance Committee; Continuing Medical Education Committee; International Affairs Committee; Government Affairs and Outreach Committee; chair, Nominating Committee; Global Operations Advisory Group Committee; chair, Global Data Base Task Force; chair, Sub-Committee for Implementation of Task Force on Leadership in the 21st Century; Department of Health and Human Services Primary Care Policy Fellow; McCain Fellow; founder/sponsor, Gellhaus Resident Advocacy Fellowship

District: treasurer, vice chair, chair, immediate past chair, past chair; Committee for Underserved Women, Legislative Committee; Patient Safety Committee; Nominating Committee; Council of District Chairs
Chair; Legislative Committee; chair, Nominating Committee


Immediate Past President
John C. Jennings, MD; Odessa, TX

Professional Position
Professor of ob-gyn, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Permian Basin

MD: University of Tennessee 

ACOG Activities
National: vice president; member, Executive Committees, Executive Boards, Council of District Chairs; chair, Working Group on Midwifery; vice chair, Grievance Committee; member, committees on Government Affairs, Credentials; member, subcommittees on State Legislative, Issue of the Year, Projects to Advance Women’s Health; member, task forces on Strategic Planning, MOMS; participant, Chantilly II Conference on Future Directions in Resident Education; representative, AMA State Legislative Conference; recipient, Outstanding District Service Award
Districts VII and XI: District XI chair; member, Advisory Council; District VII Texas Section chair, vice chair, legislative chair, Advisory Council member; District VII Educator of the Year 


Ted L. Anderson, MD, PhD; Nashville, TN

Ben H. Cheek, MD; Columbus, GA

Assistant Secretary
Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH; Houston, TX

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
Hal C. Lawrence, III, MD; Washington, DC

Chair, District I
Markus C. Martin, MD; Canada

Chair, District II
Nicholas Kulbida, MD; Niskayuna, NY

Chair, District III
Joseph Apuzzio, MD; Newark, NJ

Chair, District IV
Thomas W. Hepfer, MD; Salem, SC

Chair, District V
David W. Doty, DO; Louisville, KY

Chair, District VI
Steven W. Remmenga, MD; Adams, NE

Chair, District VII
Verda J. Hicks, MD; Leawood, KS

Chair, District VIII
Robert H. Palmer, Jr., MD; Seattle, WA

Chair, District IX
John S. Wachtel, MD; Stanford, CA

Chair, Armed Forces District
Peter E. Nielsen, COL, MC, USA; Gig Harbor, WA

Chair, District XI
R. Moss Hampton, MD; Odessa, TX

Chair, District XII
Karen E. Harris, MD, MPH; Gainesville, FL

Wilma I. Larsen, MD; Belton, TX

Lydia M. Jeffries, MD; Asheville, NC

Young Physician-at-Large
Tamara G. Helfer, MD, MBA; Champaign, IL

Young Physician-at-Large
Michelle Y. Owens, MD; Jackson, MS

Young Physician-at-Large
Rajiv B. Gala, MD; New Orleans, LA

Chair, Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council
Megan L. Evans, MD, MPH; Boston, MA

Representative, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc
Larry C. Gilstrap III, MD; Dallas, TX

Subspecialty Representative, American Urogynecologic Society
Deborah L. Myers, MD; Providence, RI

Subspecialty Representative, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Mary E. Norton, MD; San Francisco, CA

Subspecialty Representative, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
James H. Segars, MD; Potomac, MD

Subspecialty Representative, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
John P. Curtin, MD; New York, NY

Public Member
Cathy H. Whittlesey; Windsor, CO 

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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