Board of Directors

( New Directors denoted with * )

Officers

Peter Hollmann, MD, AGSF

Peter Hollmann, MD, AGSF

Board Chair
Chief Medical Officer 
University Medicine (Cranston, RI)

Dr. Hollmann serves as physician lead for the Operations Division of University Medicine. A key member of the senior management team, he is responsible for overseeing the delivery of affordable, quality healthcare services and performance improvement activities for the practice management and operations team. He is also responsible for the development of innovative clinical programs in collaboration with internal and external strategic business partners.

G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF

G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF

President
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco VA Medical Center

Dr. Harper is a Professor of Medicine and the Associate Director for Strategy for Tideswell at UCSF. Dr. Harper is Clinician-Educator and a member of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. As one of 4 UCSF School of Medicine Advisory College Mentors Dr. Harper provides academic, career and personal advising to medical students. He is the past Chair of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) Fellowship Directors Group, past Co-Chair of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Junior and Mid-Career Faculty Task Force, and is President of the AGS Board of Directors.

Donna Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Donna Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN

President-Elect
Elouise Ross Eberly Endowed Professor
Penn State College of Nursing, School of Psychiatry, and College of Medicine

Dr. Fick's program of research focuses on improving detection and management of delirium superimposed on dementia in older adults, as well as inappropriate medication use. Her current funded research focuses on  detection of delirium in the hospital setting with E. Marcantonio (MPI), and leading a mentoring task force as part of a grant to build an interdisciplinary collaborative network of delirium researchers nationally and internationally for the Network for Investigation of Delirium across the U.S. (NIDUS; S. Inouye, PI).  Both grants are funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Mark Supiano, MD, AGSF

Mark Supiano, MD, AGSF

Treasurer
Professor and Chief, Geriatrics Division
University of Utah

Dr. Supiano is a geriatrician at University of Utah Health Care and the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. His clinical interests include providing comprehensive geriatric assessment consultations with a particular interest in high blood pressure and disorders of blood pressure regulation. Throughout his career, Dr. Supiano has responded to the demographic imperative of aging in his clinical practice, in conducting patient-oriented clinical research, and in medical education. He presently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for ADGAP and is on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH, AGSF

Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH, AGSF

Secretary
Professor
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Moore is Professor of Medicine, Larry L. Hillblom Chair in Geriatric Medicine, and the Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, San Diego. She is a physician scientist whose research focuses on the epidemiology and health-related effects of alcohol and other substances in older adults, as well as on screening and brief interventions to reduce unhealthy alcohol use. She is also deeply committed to both caring for older adults and mentoring others in geriatrics and gerontology.

Directors

Judith L. Beizer, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, AGSF

Judith L. Beizer, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, AGSF

Clinical Professor
St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Beizer is a clinical professor at St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and clinical pharmacist at the Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation in the Northwell Health System. Dr. Beizer provides clinical pharmacy services for sub-acute rehabilitation patients, precepts pharmacy students and residents on rotation, and serves on the faculty of the geriatric medicine fellowship program. Dr. Beizer has long been an active AGS member, having served on the AGS Nominating Committee, the AGS Public Policy Committee, and the expert panels that developed the 2012, 2015, and 2019 AGS Beers® Criteria. Dr. Beizer also serves as consulting editor on pharmacotherapy for the AGS’s Geriatrics Review Syllabus.

Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, AGSF

Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, AGSF

Ex officio
Professor of Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dr. Busby-Whitehead is committed to the preservation and improvement of older adult health through research that serves to develop and increase the reach of geriatric education. Her research in aging includes preserving musculoskeletal health, mitigating falls in older adults, assessing racial disparities, and developing and testing a treatment program for fecal incontinence in frail elders.

Diane Chau, MD, FACP

Diane Chau, MD, FACP

Associate Professor
University of California, San Diego

President of the California AGS State Affiliate and an AGS Board Representative for the Council of State Affiliate Representatives, Dr. Chau has been providing care focused on older adults since 2002. This includes primary care, skilled nursing care at the Veteran Affairs Community Living Center, and work through the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Dr. Chau has a strong history in academic geriatrics and has been funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration since 2003 with multiple publications. Currently, Dr. Chau is the Project Director for the San Diego Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Project. She is passionate about the transformation of healthcare using technology.

April Ehrlich, MD

April Ehrlich, MD

Ex officio
Clinical Research Geriatric Fellow
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Ehrlich, joining the Board of Directors as an ex officio member representing early career professionals, is currently in her second year of a 3-year clinical research geriatric fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. She has completed her clinical fellowship and is now advancing her research education as a part of the NIA funded Health Services and Outcomes Research for Aging Populations Training T32. Dr Ehrlich completed her internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview and has an academic and research interest in Surgical Geriatrics with a focus on frailty, cognition, and transdisciplinary care and implementation. 

Dr. Reema Karani

Reena Karani, MD, MHPE, FACP, AGSF

Director, Institute for Medical Education
Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Medicine and Medical Education
Mount Sinai Health System
 

Dr. Karani is a clinician who has cared for patients for over 20 years with a commitment to maximizing their independence and quality of life, an educator who is passionate about the integration of geriatric medical education into health professions training across the continuum, and a strong advocate for health equity, anti-racism and justice. An AGS member since 2001, Dr. Karani has volunteered in several roles, including as Chair of the AGS Education Committee, a member of various mentoring programs, a dedicated research abstract reviewer, and Chair of the 2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee. In 2006, she developed the Medical Education Paper Session for the AGS Annual Meeting, and, over 15 years later, it still serves as an annual opportunity to showcase the best scholarship in geriatrics and palliative care education. 

Nancy E. Lundebjerg, MPA

Nancy E. Lundebjerg, MPA

Ex officio
Chief Executive Officer
American Geriatrics Society

Ms. Lundebjerg oversees public policy, internal and external communications, professional and public education, membership, governance, and grant-funded projects supporting the work of a society that represents more than 6,000 health professionals specializing in geriatric care. Ms. Lundebjerg holds a BA in English Literature from Connecticut College and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Hartford, where she was a Woodruff Scholar.

Paul L. Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP, AGSF

Paul L. Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP, AGSF

Chief Medical Officer
Telligen (West Des Moines, IA)

Dr. Mulhausen is the Chief Medical Officer at Telligen, a health management firm serving a wide range of clients, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, state Medicaid agencies, commercial health plans, and provider organizations.  Dr. Mulhausen has over 30 years of experience in healthcare. He is board certified in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine, and is an accomplished clinician, medical educator, and advocate for safe, high-quality care. He is a widely-recognized expert in the care of older adults and other vulnerable populations, providing leadership to numerous stakeholders in the healthcare community.

Joseph G. Ouslander, MD, AGSF

Joseph G. Ouslander, MD, AGSF

Ex officio
Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Senior Advisor to the Dean for Geriatrics
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, Fla.) 

A leading figure in geriatrics with decades of experience helming organizations like the AGS, its Health in Aging Foundation, and some of the nation’s most prestigious health institutions, Dr. Ouslander is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). In this role, Dr. Applegate drives strategic vision, focus, and operations for one of the leading and only academic journals dedicated to geriatrics expertise and informing a workforce equipped to meet the needs of America’s 46 million older adults. 

Susan Parks, MD

Susan Parks, MD

Ex officio
Division Director and Associate Professor
Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA)

Dr. Parks joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in 1994. Appointed Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program in 2002, Dr. Parks helped enhance the popularity and prestige of the fellowship program. Since 2006, Dr. Parks has also led the development of palliative care services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. More recently, she also helped develop an outpatient geriatric practice dedicated to providing patient and family-centered care for older patients.

Neil M. Resnick, MD, AGSF

Neil M. Resnick, MD, AGSF

Thomas Detre Professor of Medicine and Chief, Geriatric Division
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Resnick leads one of the largest and most innovative geriatric programs in the country, offering a wide array of novel services and training and an extensive research portfolio. In addition to serving as an “Innovation Advisor” to Medicare, Dr. Resnick helped to pioneer the field of geriatric voiding dysfunction, and he founded America’s first Continence Center. His research has led to a paradigm shift in our understanding and management of incontinence, and it has proved helpful in other geriatric syndromes, as well. A graduate of Yale, Dr. Resnick received his medical degree from Stanford University Medical School.

Dr. Ramona Rhodes

Ramona Rhodes, MD, MPH, MSCS, AGSF, FAAHPM

Associate Director for Health Services Research
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
 

Dr. Rhodes is a geriatrician and researcher who is passionate about examining disparities in health care for older adults and those at the end of life.  Previously an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, she currently serves as Associate Director for Health Services Research for the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Rhodes joined the AGS as a member in 2006 and became a fellow in 2013. She has served on the AGS Ethics Committee as a member, as vice-chair, and now chair. She is also Section Editor for Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  

Caroline A. Vitale, MD, AGSF

Caroline A. Vitale, MD, AGSF*

Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
University of Michigan
Associate Director, Education and Evaluation
VA Ann Arbor Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

Dr. Vitale is involved in geriatric curriculum development, teaching and mentoring.  As a dedicated AGS member, Dr. Vitale has served on the AGS Ethics Committee for over ten years and is proud to have served as Ethics Committee Chair.  She has also served on the AGS Annual Program Committee and continues in her roles as a member the AGS Choosing Wisely workgroup, and as an AGS Mentor.  Committed to enhancing the quality of life of all older adults, Dr. Vitale is especially  focused on areas within Geriatrics that include ethical decision-making, geriatric education, and efforts to understand physician and interprofessional roles in care decisions affecting older adults, especially those with dementia.

Heather E. Whitson, MD

Heather E. Whitson, MD*

Professor of Medicine, Ophthalmology, & Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences
Duke University
Director
Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

Dr. Whitson is an internist, geriatrician and clinical investigator.  Her overall goal is to optimize independence and resilience in people with multiple chronic conditions and she has particular expertise related to how the aging process and comorbidities affect the brain. She co-leads the PRIME Collaborative, a multi-institutional research initiative to identify mechanisms and predictors of recovery after common health stressors (e.g., surgery, hip fracture, vision loss).  Through several institutional and national leadership roles, Dr. Whitson coordinates and facilitates efforts to broaden the evidence base and research workforce to improve knowledge and care decisions for medically complex older patients.  In addition to the roles above, she is Co-Director of the Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. 

Disclosures

Peter Hollmann, MD, AGSF

Disclosure

Officer: Brown Medicine (employer), RI Medical Society
Board of Directors: St Elizabeth's Community (RI), RI Medical Society
Member of an Advisory Board: NCQA Geriatrics Measures Advisory Panel and Chronic Care Work Group
Commission Member: Nominee COGME
Committee Member: RUC (AMA)
Salary: Brown Medicine, Brown University (for School of Professional Studies)
Consulting Fees:  AMA CPT
Honorarium: Hackensack Medical Ctr Grand Rounds
Expense reimbursement: AMA, NCQA, Hackensack

G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF

Disclosure

Committee Member: National Board of Medical Examiners
Salary: University of California San Francisco, U.S Department of Veterans Affairs
Consulting Fees: Sequoia Living; Sunrise Senior Living
Royalties: McGraw Hill; Elsevier
Grants: GWEP
Honorarium: American Geriatrics Society; Oakstone Medical Publishing; McGraw Hill

Donna Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Disclosure

Board of Directors: Centre Care Inc., nonprofit nursing home in PA
Member of Advisory Board: Institute for Healthcare Improvement Age-Friendly
Consulting Fees: Slack Inc. as Editor, IHI, Precision Health
Grants: NIH/NIA grants for delirium funded since 2006-present and HRSA GWEP 2019-2024
Expense: IHI
Other: NIH/NIA grants for delirium funded since 2006-present

Mark Supiano, MD, AGSF

Disclosure

Royalties: McGraw Hill
Member of the Board of Directors: Spouse: Katherine P. Supiano, PhD -  Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification Board of Directors (2018-present)  & Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network Board of Directors (2016-present)
Grants: NIA

Judith L. Beizer, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, AGSF

Disclosure

Consulting Fees: Wolters Kluwer, Elsevier
Grants: Biogen

Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, AGSF

Disclosure

Board of Directors: American Geriatrics Society, Health in Aging Foundation
Member of Advisory Board: Duke GRECC, Mayo Clinic Kogod Center on Aging
Committee Member: AAIM, Joint Commission
Consulting Fees: Rome Foundation (spouse)
Royalties: Cambridge Press
Grants: NIH, HRSA, CDC, Duke Endowment
Honorarium: Pfizer
Expense: Pfizer, Joint Commission

Diane Chau, MD, FACP

Disclosure

Board of Directors: AGS, San Diego Health Connect
Council Member: AGS Council of State Affiliate Representatives (COSAR)
Advisory Committee Member: San Diego 211
Salary: Molina, Veteran Affairs
Consulting Fees: Sound Physicians. GLG
Bonuses: Molina
Royalties: Springer Publishing
Grants: HRSA
Honorarium: Sanofi
Expense Reimbursement: Molina, Sanofi
Contractual Payments for Goods or Services: Livanta

April Ehrlich, MD

Nothing to disclose

Reena Karani, MD, MHPE, FACP, AGSF

Disclosure

Board of Directors: National Board of Medical Examiners, Society of General Internal Medicine
Officer: National Board of Medical Examiners
Committee Member: National Board of Medical Examiners, Society of General Internal Medicine, Association of American Medical Colleges
Expense: National Board of Medical Examiners, Society of General Internal Medicine, Association of American Medical Colleges

Nancy E. Lundebjerg, MPA

Disclosure

Officer: Vice Chair, PCPI Foundation Board of Directors; Co-Convener, Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) 
Member: Advisory Task Force member, National Transitions of Care Coalition; Advisory Committee member, Cancer and Aging Research Group (CARG); Advisory Committee member CaRe-Align Initiative; Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 Advisory Committee member, National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP Public Policy Institute; Age-Friendly Health Systems Advisory Group member, Institute for Healthcare  Improvement (IHI); By-laws Committee, Council of Medical Specialty Societies; ClinSTAR Advisory Committee; Deprescribing Network Advisory Meeting; GEDC Advisory Council; USDEN network advisory committee

Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH, AGSF

Disclosure

Member of Advisory Board: NIH
Committee Member: NIH
Salary: University of California
Grants: NIH
Honoraria: NIH

Paul L. Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP, AGSF

Disclosure

Salary: Centene Corp
Expense: American Dental Association

Joseph G. Ouslander, MD, AGSF

Nothing to disclose

Susan Parks, MD

Disclosure

Member of the Board of Directors: Local CCRC called the Hill at Whitemarsh

Neil M. Resnick, MD, AGSF

Disclosure

Council Member: COSAR
Officer: President, National Osteoporosis Foundation (spouse)
Member of the Board of Directors: Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Pgh Regional Health Initiative, Pgh Cultural Trust (spouse and I)AGS
Committee Member: AGS COSAR Co-chair
Royalties: McGraw-Hill book: Lange Endocrinology (spouse)

Ramona Rhodes, MD, MPH, MSCS, AGSF, FAAHPM

Nothing to disclose

Caroline A. Vitale, MD, AGSF*

Nothing to disclose

Heather E. Whitson, MD*

Nothing to disclose