AGS Congratulates New Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Members


  • Today, the AGS (@amergeriatrics) announced the results of recent AGS Board and Nominating Committee elections. See here for details:

New York (March 15, 2024) – Today, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) announced the results of its recent AGS Board and Nominating Committee elections.

The AGS Board and Nominating Committee are comprised of geriatrics health professionals who are committed to improving health, independence and quality of life for all of us as we age. The following AGS Members were elected by AGS members:

Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP AGSF, AGS President-Elect

An AGS Board member since 2019 and current Board Secretary, Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP, AGSF is the Chief Medical Director at Iowa Total Care, a health plan serving Medicaid beneficiaries. Paul 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 for older adults. 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. An AGS member since 2008, Paul also has served as chair of the AGS Clinical Practice & Models of Care Committee (CPMC) and the 2017 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee. Paul has served as an author on a number of AGS papers, including papers focused on healthy aging and led the AGS campaign to develop its “Choosing Wisely: Five Things that Healthcare Providers and Patients Should Question” lists. 

Reena Karani, MD, MHPE, FACP, AGSF, AGS Board Member (2nd term)

Reena Karani, MD, MHPE, FACP, AGSF is the Director of the Institute for medical Education and Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. As an educator, Reena 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 in healthcare. At AGS, where she has been a member since 2001, she has served on the Education Committee and chaired the 2019 AGS Annual Scientific 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.  A passionate advocate for older adults, she is committed to maximizing independence and quality of life for all of us as we age. 

Ramona Rhodes, MD, MPH, MSCS, AGSF, FAAHPM, AGS Board Member (2nd term)

Ramona Rhodes, MD, MPH, MSCS, AGSF, FAAHPM is a geriatrician researcher who is passionate about examining disparities in health care for older adults and those at the end of life. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Peter O’Donnell, Jr School of Public Health at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Ramona joined the AGS as a member in 2006 and became a fellow in 2013. She has served as a member and Chair of the AGS Ethics Committee and she is also a co-editor of a new series focused on Diversity in Aging Research for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). Dr. Rhodes led development of a terminology guide for authors and editors of AGS programs and products and was the lead author on an AGS whitepaper that explores the intersection of structural racism and ageism.  

Steven Barczi, MD, FAASM, AGS Board Member (1st Term)

Dr. Steven Barczi is a Professor in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Wisconsin and Acting Director of the Madison VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. Steve has 23 years of experience as a geriatric medicine fellowship director and has previously chaired the AGS/ADGAP Fellowship Program Director’s Group. He has served on a number of AGS committees over the past 3 decades and is the current Chair of the AGS/ADGAP Education Committee. As a Board member of the Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs, he is engaged in addressing critical issues that impact geriatric academic medicine. Together, AGS and ADGAP are developing a sustainable business case for academic geriatrics, developing novel pathways for geriatrics fellowship training, and working to support academic geriatrics programs.  

Marie Boltz, GNP-BC, PhD, FAAN (AGS Board Member, 1st Term)

Dr.  Boltz is the Elouise Ross Eberly and Robert Eberly Endowed Chair and professor at Penn State College of Nursing. Her career in geriatrics includes work as a clinician and administrator in primary care, long term care, acute care, and community-based care. She has taught geriatrics at all university levels to nursing and other interprofessional students. Dr. Boltz continues to work with interprofessional teams on NIH-funded research and programs such as the Pennsylvania Teaching Nursing Home Project and Age-Friendly Care, PA and has served on the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee and as an abstract reviewer for AGS as well as on the editorial board for Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) and the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine. 

The following AGS member was elected to the AGS Nominating Committee by the Membership: 

Helen Fernandez, MD, AGSF (Nominating Committee member, 2nd term)

Helen Fernandez, MD, AGSF is a Professor and Program Director at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. An AGS member since 1999, Dr. Fernandez has been a member of the AGS Education Committee since 2015 and she has served on the Ethnogeriatrics Committee. In 2019, she became course director of the AGS/Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs (ADGAP) Leadership and Life Skills Longitudinal Course for Fellows. She has served as Chair of the ADGAP Fellowship Working Group and is a current member of the ADGAP Board. She has been honored with multiple AGS awards including the 2021 Dennis W. Jahnigen Award and the Society’s Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year award in 2013.

The AGS Board elected the following to serve as officers of the Society:

Alison Moore, MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF (AGS Treasurer, 2nd term)

Judith L. Beizer (Judy), PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, AGSF (AGS Secretary)

"In this recent round of elections, we were privileged to have such a remarkable pool of candidates," remarked outgoing Board Chair Dr. G. Michael Harper, MD, AGSF. "The Board candidates, elected by our members, bring a diverse range of expertise and experience to our cause. I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to our newly elected and our re-elected members of the AGS Board, confident that the Society is well-placed for success as they commence their terms this May.  I am delighted that Helen was elected for a second term on our Nominating Committee. During our upcoming AGS Annual Meeting, I am looking forward to passing the Board Chair baton to Donna Fick, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN as she completes her presidency, and congratulating Mark Supiano, MD, AGSF as he steps into his new role as AGS President. My congratulations to Paul Mulhausen on his election to serve as AGS President-Elect and to Alison Moore and Judy Beizer who will be serving as AGS Treasurer and AGS Secretary, respectively."

About the American Geriatrics Society 

Founded in 1942, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals that has—for more than 75 years—worked to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Its nearly 6,000 members include geriatricians, geriatric nurses, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policymakers, and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy. For more information, visit 

About the Health in Aging Foundation 

The Health in Aging Foundation is a national non-profit established in 1999 by the American Geriatrics Society to bring the knowledge and expertise of geriatrics healthcare professionals to the public. We are committed to ensuring that people are empowered to advocate for high-quality care by providing them with trustworthy information and reliable resources. Last year, we reached nearly 1 million people with our resources through We also help nurture current and future geriatrics leaders by supporting opportunities to attend educational events and increase exposure to principles of excellence on caring for older adults. For more information or to support the Foundation's work, visit 

About the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting

The AGS Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier educational event in geriatrics, providing the latest information on clinical care, research on aging, and innovative models of care delivery. More than 2,600 nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, healthcare administrators, and others will convene virtually May 9 – 11 (pre-conference days: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7-8) to advance geriatrics knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art educational sessions and research presentations. For more information, visit

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