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Chair-Elect: Christopher J. Sclafani, PE, M. B. A., CareMount Medical
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Member At Large: Aric Sharp, M.H. A., CMPE, FACHE, Unity Point Health
President and Chief Executive Officer: Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.
Beth Averbeck, M. D., HealthPartners Medical Group
Mark Briesacher, M. D., Intermountain Healthcare
Mark DeRubeis, M. B. A., Premier Medical Associates
Steven A. Green, M. D., Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Scott Hines, M. D., Crystal Run Healthcare
John E. Jenrette, M. D., Cedars-Sinai Medical Net work
J. Stephen Jones, M. D., Inova Health System
Thomas S. Nantais, M.B. A., Henry Ford Medical Group
Larry Tatum, M. D., Privia Medical Group–North Texas
Karen Weiner, M. D., M. M. M., CPE, Oregon Medical Group
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