As we come to the end of 2015, I want to take an opportunity to thank our board members who have served so faithfully as volunteers this past year. They help plot the course for ACMS activities and priorities and this year’s board has been very active.
Special thanks goes to our 2015 Board President Joe Williams (Idaho Urologic Institute), who has been bursting with energy and ideas all year long to help support our members. We are now launching his brainchild, the Physician Shadowing for CME program. This year’s board has also been greatly influenced by immediate past president, Kyle Palmer, who introduced the Adopt-a-Resident program and Kara Kuntz, our residency representative, who initiated the Residents Welcome dinner last year. Brandon Isaacs also served as president-elect this past year before taking an assistant dean role with Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima.
Those continuing on the board for 2016 include our new president Stacia Munn (Capital City Family Medicine), president-elect Dan Reed (Primary Health Medical Group), Secretary/Treasurer Michael Sant (Idaho PM&R), and at large members Michael Adcox (St. Luke’s Nephrology) and Katherine Miller (Saint Alphonsus Medical Group.) Kelsey Terland serves as our residency representative from FMRI.
We welcome the recently elected board members Stephanie Hodson (Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center) and Thomas Pintar (Idaho Nephrology Associates.) Mary Barinaga (WWAMI) joins us as one of the Idaho Medical Association Trustees. Kenny Bramwell (Emergency Medicine of Idaho) has been serving as an IMA Trustee, but is relocating to Arizona this month which leads us to another election (see below).
The coming year promises to be one of the most engaging and active in a long time and I invite you to become more involved.