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Executive Officers

Name: Email: Telephone:
President: Joseph Barone, MD 732-235-7960
President Elect:
Immediate Past President: Nicholas Ponzio, PhD 973-972-5238
VP for Finance: Kerry O’Rourke, MLS 732-235-7606
Secretary: Nancy Kirsch, PT,DPT, PhD 972-973-2371

 

Members-at-Large – Serve as representatives

Name: Email: Telephone:
RWJMS: Laura Willett willetler@rwjms.rutgers.edu
SHRP: Nancy Kirsch, PhD 973-972-2371
SN: Ginette Lange, CNM, FNP, PhD 973-972-8517
Pharm: Anita Siu, PharmD 732-776-4207
RSDM: Mahnaz Fatahzadeh, DMD MSD 973-972-1956
SPH: Bernadette M. West, PhD 732-235-4535

 

Awards Committee

Committee charge: Identify MEG members who have given outstanding service to the MEG, and non-MEG people who have supported the Guild; select a gift for outside speakers who deliver Grand Rounds and Symposia keynote addresses

Chair:
Vacant
Members:
Asha Samant 973-972-4225
David Anthony Forrester 973-972-7671
Al Heuer 973-972-2418

 

Bylaws Committee

Committee charge: Review the Bylaws annually prior to the annual meeting and prepare any recommended changes for dissemination to the membership. Amendments to the Bylaws can be voted on at any meeting of the Guild.

Chair:
Nancy Kirsch 973-972-2371
Members:
Elaine Diegmann 973-972-4298
Al Heuer 973-972-2418
Deborah Josko 908-889-2422
Sandra Kaplan, PhD 973-972-2459
Nicholas Ponzio, PhD 973-972-5238
Asha Samant, BDS 973-972-4225

 

Events Committees

Committee charge: Plan the events for the academic year. Each committee will have representation from the previous year’s Event Committee, members from the host campus, and members from the campus on which the following year’s events will take place. This way, there will be expertise from the previous year’s event, local campus participation, and an opportunity for learning and continuity for the following year’s events. 2014 – 2015 Program Committee:

Chair:
Members:
Paul Copeland 732-235-4670
Robin Eubanks 973-972-4136
Nancy Kirsch 973-972-2371
Jane Lewis 732-235-9742
Kerry O’Rourke 732-235-7606
Ranita Sharma 732-235-7271

 

Future of the MEG Committee

Committee charge: Identify and explore new revenue sources for the Guild for more autonomy and sustainability. Discuss the future of the Guild as part of RBHS and Rutgers University

Chair:
Joseph Barone 732-245-7960
Members:
Gloria Buchmann 732-235-7633
Sandra Kaplan 973-972-2459
Deborah Josko 908-889-2422
Steve Moorman 732-235-4523
Sylvia Christakos 973-972-4033
Judith Amorosa 732-235-7721
Laura Willett 732-235-7147
Asha Samant 973-972-4225
Nicholas Ponzio 973-972-5238

 

Inductee Review Committee

Committee charge: Conduct a final review and submit recommendations to the RBHS Chancellor of candidates nominated by RBHS schools for induction into the Master Educators’ Guild.

Chair:
Pranela Rameshwar 973-972-0625
Members:
Judith Amorosa 732-235-7721
Joshua Berlin 973-972-1618
Judy Deutsch 973-972-2373
Mahnaz Fatahzadeh 973-972-1956
Al Heuer 973-972-2418
Mary Kamienski 973-972-7451
Sandra Kaplan 973-972-2459
Marian Passannante 973-972-4775
John Pintar 732-235-4250
Barry Zweig 973-972-7973
Sylvia Christakos 973-972-4033
Chris Delnevo 732-235-9746

 

IPE Faculty Development Committee

Committee charge: Considering the invitation from Vice Chancellor Denise Rodgers to assume responsibility for IPE faculty development for RBHS schools

Chair:
Nancy Kirsch 973-972-2371
Members:
Joshua Berlin 973-972-1618
Neal Boyd 973-972-7212
Nicholas Ponzio 973-972-5238
Kathleen Casey
Mahnaz Fatahzadeh 973-972-1956
Richard Feinberg 973-972-5405
Barbara Gladson 973-972-2375
Mary Kamienski 973-972-7451
Laura Willett 732-235-7147

 

Mentoring Committee

Committee charge: Facilitate implementation of the mentoring guidelines, once they are adopted by the university. Representation of members from each school on this committee would ensure both a degree of uniformity of implementation within the university, and adoption of school-specific requirements, where needed.

 

Nominating Committee

Committee charge: Solicit names of nominees for officers; contact the nominees to confirm willingness to be nominated; present names of nominees at the June business meeting.

Chair:
Asha Samant 973-972-4225

 

Public Relations Committee

Committee charge: Publicize the MEG and its mission to administration, faculty, and students within all schools of UMDNJ; increase awareness of the MEG and its mission beyond UMDNJ (nationally and internationally).

Chair:
Mahnaz Fatahzadeh 973-972-1956
Members:
Karen D’Alonzo 848-932-0879
Judith Deutsch 973-972-2373
Marian Passannante 973-972-4775
Luigi Brunetti, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, CGP 908-595-2645

 

Website Committee

Committee charge: Continuing development, maintenance and updating of the MEG website http://meg.rbhs.rutgers.edu/

Chair:
Kerry O’Rourke 732-235-7606
Members:
Karen D’Alonzo 848-932-0879
Steve Moorman 732-235-4523
Anita Siu 848-445-5215