ASBH Leadership

Board of Directors

The ASBH Board of Directors, the governing body of the Society, is composed of a 5-member Executive Committee, 9 Directors at Large, and 1 Student Director.

Executive Committee


Alex Kon, MD
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA

Immediate Past President

Amy Haddad, PhD RN
Creighton University Medical Center
Omaha, NE


Ana Smith Iltis, PhD
Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC


Stephen Latham, JD, PhD
Yale University
New Haven, CT


Teresa Savage, PhD RN
University of Illinois Chicago
Rehabilitation Institution of Chicago
Naperville, IL

Director at Large

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Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Kenmore, WA

Director at Large

Patrick Smith, PhD
Duke University
Durham, NC

Director at Large

Nancy Jecker, PhD
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Director at Large

Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD MA
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Director at Large

Ross Lainie
Lainie Ross, MD PhD
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Director at Large

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Nneka Sederstrom, PhD MPH
Minnesota Children's
Office of Ethics
South Saint Paul, MN

Director at Large

Kavita Shah Arora, MD
Case Western Reserve Univerity
Cleveland, OH

Director at Large

Toby Schonfeld, PhD
U S Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC

Director at Large

Elizabeth G. Epstein, PhD RN
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Student Director

Tricia Griffin, MA
Creighton University
San Francisco, CA

Ex Officio

Executive Director

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Mary Beth Benner, CAE

Past Presidents

2013-15 Felicia Cohn, PhD MA
2011-13 Joseph J. Fins, MD FACP
2009-11 Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD
2008-09 Hilde Lindemann, PhD
2007-08 Tod S. Chambers, PhD
2006-07 Paul Root Wolpe, PhD
2005-06 Matthew K. Wynia, MD MPH
2004-05 Arthur R. Derse, MD JD
2003-04 Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD
2002-03 John D. Lantos, MD
2001-02 Kathryn Montgomery, PhD
2000-01 Laurie S. Zoloth, PhD
1999-00 Thomas H. Murray, PhD
1998-99 Mary Faith Marshall, PhD
1998      Loretta M. Kopelman, PhD

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