Council of Public Members

The Council of Public Members includes the Public Directors from the ACGME Board of Directors, as well as the public members who sit on each of the ACGME's Review and Recognition Committees.

Council of Public Members Purpose Statement

With the goal of increasing public trust in physician residency and fellowship education to promote high quality medical care for all, the purposes of the Council are to:

  • Advise the Board of Directors from the public perspective, including on strategic and accreditation issues;
  • Bring the voice of the public and patients to the ACGME;
  • Engage with the public and patient population, as recommended by the ACGME; and
  • Enhance the effectiveness of the public members in their roles as members of the Review Committees, the Board of Directors, and other committees and task forces.

Council of Public Members, 2020-2021 

Jeffrey Pettit, PhD 
Transitional Year Review Committee
Chair

Helen Haskell, MA
ACGME Public Director

Claudia Wyatt Johnson, MA
ACGME Public Director

Judith S. Shaw, EdD, MPH, RN, FAAP
Review Committee for Pediatrics
Vice Chair

Luther G. Brewster Jr., PhD
Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery

Kyle D. Campbell, FACHE
Review Committee for Plastic Surgery

Barbara Castleberry, PhD, MT (ASCP) 
Review Committee for Pathology 

Timothy Clapper, PhD 
Review Committee for Anesthesiology 

Ken R. Coelho, MSc, DHSc, FRSPH 
Review Committee for Osteopathic Principles

Marie M. Dotseth, MHA 
Review Committee for Preventive Medicine 

Monica Douglas, MBA, MPH
Review Committee for Ophthalmology

Toby Gordon, ScD
Review Committee for Radiology 

Barbara Grogg, APRN, C-FP 
Review Committee for Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Janice Lynn Kishner, RN, MSN, MBA, FACHE
Review Committee for Radiation Oncology 

Diane Osterhaus Neefe, MS, EdD
Review Committee for Allergy and Immunology
Carmen Hooker Odom
At-Large Member

Elizabeth H. Roberts, MBA 
Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom
Review Committee for Internal Medicine

Harry Rosenbluth, MBA CFA
Review Committee for Neurological Surgery

David Rubenstein, FACHE, MHA, Major General, USA, Retired
Review Committee for Surgery

Kathryn Rugen, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
Review Committee for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Deborah Simpson, PhD 
Review Committee for Psychiatry 

Alison P. Smith, MPH, BSN, RN 
Review Committee for Family Medicine 

James H. Taylor, DMan, MHA, MBA 
Review Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery 

Mary Theobald, MBA 
Review Committee for Dermatology 

Bryan Walker, MHS, PA-C 
Review Committee for Neurology 

Jaime Warren, MBA
Review Committee for Nuclear Medicine

Frances Watts Van Beek, MSHA, MBA
Review Committee for Medical Genetics and Genomics

Gordon B. Wheeler, MD
Review Committee for Emergency Medicine

Thomas S. Worsley, MPA, MHA
Review Committee for Otolaryngology

Mark A. Zunk, RN, MS
Institutional Review Committee