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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Governance

Executive Leadership

Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS
Executive Director

DIVISION OF ADVOCACY AND HEALTH POLICY

Frank Opelka, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Quality and Health Policy

Patrick V. Bailey, MD, MLS, FACS
Medical Director, Advocacy

Christian Shalgian
Director

ACS FOUNDATION

Shane Hollett
Executive Director

CONVENTION AND MEETINGS

Cindy Kennedy Airhart, CAE
Director

DIVISION OF EDUCATION

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE
Director

OFFICE OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Cie Armstead, MPA, DBA
Director

Bonnie Simpson Mason, MD, FAAOS
Medical Director

FINANCE AND FACILITIES

Gay L. Vincent, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

HUMAN RESOURCES

Michelle R. McGovern, CPSP
Director, Strategic Operations, People, and Culture

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Brian Harper
Director

DIVISION OF INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS

Natalie Boden, MBA
Director, Internal Communications

Brian K. Edwards, MBA
Chief, External Communications

EXECUTIVE SERVICES

Connie Bura
Chief of Staff

Lynese Kelley
Director, ACS Leadership Operations

DIVISION OF MEMBER SERVICES

Michael J. Sutherland, MD, FACS
Director

Margaret (Peggy) Knudson, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Military Health System Strategic Partnership

Girma Tefera, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Operation Giving Back

DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND OPTIMAL PATIENT CARE

Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCRS
Director

Sameera Ali, MPH
Administrative Director, Continuous Quality Improvement

Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Cancer

Amy Sachs
Administrative Director, Cancer

Eileen Bulger, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Trauma

Jean Clemency
Administrative Director, Trauma

Avery B. Nathens, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSC
Medical Director, Trauma Quality