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NAPBC Board of Directors

NAPBC Officers

James L. Connolly, MD, FCAP

James L. Connolly, MD, FCAP
Chair, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Dr. James Connolly has been involved in multidisciplinary breast care since 1980 at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston, MA. He is an expert in breast pathology. He is the former director of anatomic pathology at Beth Israel Hospital/BIDMC... Read more


Scott H. Kurtzman, MD, FACS

Scott H. Kurtzman, MD, FACS
Vice Chair, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
Waterbury Hospital
Waterbury, CT

Dr. Scott Kurtzman, a surgical oncologist, received his medical degree from the Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, NY, and went on to complete a general surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark. He completed surgical oncology fellowships at the National Cancer Institute, the NIH Surgery Branch, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City... Read more


NAPBC Board of Directors

Amy K. Alderman, MD, MPH, FACS

Amy K. Alderman, MD, MPH, FACS
Representing the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Amy K. Alderman has been in practice for more than 10 years, initially at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she was a tenured professor and now and in private practice in Atlanta, GA. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and has focused her research on health disparities, patient decision making, and surgical outcomes in the breast cancer population with external funding from the NIH... Read more


Lora D. Barke, DO

Lora D. Barke, DO
Representing the Society of Breast Imaging

Dr. Lora Barke, is the Medical Director for Invision Sally Jobe Breast Centers and Section Chief of Breast Imaging at Radiology Imaging Associates in Denver, CO. She completed a Breast & Women's Imaging Fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago in 2007.... Read more


Paul Baron, MD, FACS

Paul Baron, MD, FACS
Representing the Society of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Baron is board certified in general surgery and completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the Boston University Six-Year Medical Program and completed a general surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia... Read more


Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS

Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS
Representing the American College of Surgeons

Dr. Richard J. Bleicher is a breast surgical oncologist and director of the Society of Surgical Oncology-approved breast fellowship program at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA, where has been on faculty since 2006. Dr. Bleicher is the leader of the breast service line (clinical program) at Fox Chase where he is an associate professor in the department of surgical oncology... Read more


Cynthia Boudreaux, LPN, CTR
Representing the National Cancer Registrars Association

Cynthia Boudreaux has worked in the health care field for more than 25 years. She began her career as a licensed practical nurse and then moved to the cancer registry field, earning her CTR in 1997. Ms. Boudreaux now offers her expertise as an independent contract abstractor and consultant for more than 12 hospitals within the New Orleans region... Read more


Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MA, MPH, MBA, FACS, FRCS(C)

Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MA, MPH, MBA, FACS, FRCS(C)
Representing the American College of Surgeons

Dr. Anees B. Chagpar is the director of The Breast Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, an associate professor in the department of surgery at Yale School of Medicine, and the assistant director for Global Oncology at Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center... Read more


Jill R. Dietz, MD

Jill R. Dietz, MD
Representing the American Society of Breast Surgeons

Dr. Jill R. Dietz is director of breast center operations at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and associate professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Dietz is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and has enjoyed her dedicated breast practice for 17 years... Read more


Jessica Everett, MS, CGC

Jessica Everett, MS, CGC
Representing the National Society of Genetic Counselors

Jessica Everett is a clinical instructor of internal medicine and a genetic counselor in the Cancer Genetics Clinic at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ms. Everett joined the university in 2007 and specializes in cancer genetic counseling... Read more


Erica Fischer-Cartlidge, MSN, CNS, CBCN®, AOCNS®

Erica Fischer-Cartlidge, MSN, CNS, CBCN®, AOCNS®
Representing the Oncology Nursing Society

Erica Fischer-Cartlidge is a clinical nurse specialist in the breast medicine service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. She completed a BSc in nursing at the University of Scranton, PA, and a MS in nursing at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA... Read more


Sarah M. Friedewald, MD

Sarah M. Friedewald, MD
Representing the American College of Radiology Commission on Breast Imaging

Dr. Sarah M. Friedewald is the division chief of breast and women’s imaging and medical director of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL. Dr. Friedewald received her MD from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons... Read more


Lori J. Goldstein, MD

Lori J. Goldstein, MD
Representing the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Dr. Lori J. Goldstein is a professor of medical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) and a nationally recognized breast cancer clinician, researcher, and leader who is driven by her passion to improve the care of breast cancer patients. She founded the Breast Evaluation Center (BEC) at FCCC, where she leads a multidisciplinary team... Read more


Teresa Heckel, MBA

Teresa Heckel, MBA
Representing the Association of Cancer Executives

Teresa Heckel has more than 32 years of progressively responsible experience in the oncology field. Currently serving as the director of the national oncology service line for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), Ms. Heckel is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of cancer initiatives aimed at serving cancer patients treated at CHI facilities across the country... Read more


Ronda Henry-Tillman, MD, FACS

Ronda Henry-Tillman, MD, FACS
Representing the American Cancer Society

Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman is a surgical oncologist specializing in women’s oncology at UAMS Medical Center, Little Rock, AR. She is a professor in the department of surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons... Read more


Peter M. Jokich, MD, FSBI, FACR

Peter M. Jokich, MD, FSBI, FACR
Representing the Society of Breast Imaging

Dr. Peter M. Jokich received his BA in chemistry (Summa Cum Laude) from Valparaiso University, IN, in 1977 and his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago in 1981. He completed his internship and residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center in 1985, serving as chief resident in his fourth year... Read more


Alison L. Laidley MD, FACS, FRCS(C)

Alison L. Laidley MD, FACS, FRCS(C)
Representing the American Society of Breast Surgeons

Dr. Alison L. Laidley completed medical school at the University of Alberta, Canada in 1984, a general surgery residency at the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1990, and a critical care fellowship at the University of Western Ontario in 1992. Dr. Laidley has been in private practice as a breast surgeon at Medical City Dallas Hospital, TX, since 1993... Read more


J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP

J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP
Representing the American Cancer Society

Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld currently serves as deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society in the society’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Atlanta, GA. He joined the society in 2001 as a medical editor, and in 2002 assumed responsibility for managing the society’s newly created Cancer Control Science Department... Read more


Linda Moy, MD

Linda Moy, MD
Representing the American College of Radiology Commission on Breast Imaging

Dr. Linda Moy is a professor of radiology at the NYU School of Medicine. She holds joint appointments at the NYU Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research and the NYU Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center. She oversees the clinical 3T breast MRI Diagnostic and Interventional Program... Read more


Maurice Nahabedian, MD, FACS

Maurice Nahabedian, MD, FACS
Representing the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Maurice Nahabedian is a professor and the vice chairman of department of plastic surgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He completed a full general surgery residency at the University of California Irvine in 1992 and a plastic surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1995... Read more


Krista Nelson, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C
Representing the Association of Oncology Social Work

Krista Nelson is an oncology social worker who works as program manager for quality and research of cancer support services and recently took an additional role as program manager of compassion with Providence Health and Services. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, and her MSW from Portland State University... Read more


Bethany L. Niell, MD, PhD

Bethany L. Niell, MD, PhD
Representing the American Institute of Radiological Pathology

Dr. Bethany L. Niell received her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She completed a diagnostic radiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Niell is a board-certified subspecialty-trained diagnostic radiologist... Read more


Ruth O'Regan, MD

Ruth O’Regan, MD
Representing the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Dr. Ruth O’Regan joined the University of Wisconsin faculty as chief of the division of hematology/oncology on February 1, 2015. Dr. O’Regan was previously professor of hematology and medical oncology at Emory University School of Medicine, where she also served as chief of hematology and medical oncology... Read more


Barbara Rabinowitz, PhD

Barbara Rabinowitz, PhD
Representing the National Consortium of Breast Centers

Dr. Barbara Rabinowitz completed her doctorate in clinical social work at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, and completed a postdoctoral certification as a sex therapist. Before shifting to consulting, Dr. Rabinowitz, who is also a registered nurse, served as the director of oncology services for Meridian Health... Read more


Richard Wolfgang Reitherman, PhD, MD

Richard Reitherman, MD
Representing the National Consortium of Breast Centers

Dr. Richard W. Reitherman is currently the medical director of the Orange Coast Breast Center of the MemorialCare Health System, Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Reitherman received his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego... Read more


Robert Rosenberg, MD

Robert Rosenberg, MD
Representing the American College of Radiology Imaging Network

Dr. Robert Rosenberg is Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, and section head of breast imaging at the Radiology Associates of Albuquerque, NM. He is current Chairman of the FDA National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee.


Terry Sarantou, MD, FACS

Terry Sarantou, MD, FACS
Member-at-Large

Dr. Terry Sarantou is a surgical oncologist and member of the academic faculty of the division of surgical oncology at the Levine Cancer Institute and department of general surgery at the Carolinas Health Care System in Charlotte, NC. He is a board-certified general surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons... Read more


Meenakshi Singh, MD, FCAP
Representing the College of American Pathologists

Dr. Meenakshi Singh is a professor of pathology and the Russell J. Eilers, M.D., Endowed Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has previously served as the vice dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development and Vice Chair for anatomic pathology, chief quality officer for anatomic pathology... Read more


Dana Smetherman, MD, MPH, FACR

Dana Smetherman, MD, MPH, FACR
Representing the American College of Radiology Commission on Breast Imaging

Dr. Dana Smetherman joined the staff of the Ochsner Medical Institutions in 1996 and currently serves as the vice chair for clinical affairs for the Ochsner Main Campus department of radiology and vice chair for quality and operations for the Ochsner Health System Radiology Service Line. Since 2001, Dr. Smetherman has been the section head for breast imaging at Ochsner... Read more


Mary Lou Smith, JD, MBA

Mary Lou Smith, JD, MBA
Member-at-Large

Mary Lou Smith is a co-founder of the Research Advocacy Network. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor and an ovarian cancer survivor and serves as co-chair of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Advocate Committee. She also serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment Guidelines Committees... Read more


Randy Stevens, MD

Randy Stevens, MD
Member-at-Large

Dr. Randy Stevens is the director of radiation oncology at the Dickstein Cancer Center, White Plains Hospital, NY. She completed an internal medicine residency and a radiation oncology residency at Bellevue Hospital/ NYU Medical Centers in New York. She sits on the board of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers... Read more


Margaret Szabunio, MD, FACR

Margaret Szabunio, MD, FACR
Representing the American College of Radiology Imaging Network

Dr. Margaret Szabunio earned a BA magna cum laude from Hunter College of The City University of New York and an MD from Hahnemann University Medical School in Philadelphia, PA. She completed a radiology residency and fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology... Read more


David P. Winchester, MD, FACS, FACR (Hon.)

David P. Winchester, MD, FACS, FACR (Hon.)
Member-at-Large

Dr. David P. Winchester is the Medical Director of Cancer Programs at the American College of Surgeons and Principal Investigator of the National Cancer Database. He has authored or co-authored 240 peer-reviewed journal articles, serves on 10 editorial boards, and has edited/co-edited 5 books. He is a past-president of the Society of Surgical Oncology... Read more


Katharine Yao, MD

Katharine Yao, MD
Member-at-Large

Dr. Katharine Yao is currently chief of the division of surgical oncology and vice chair of research in the department of surgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem. She was promoted last year to clinical professor of surgery for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine... Read more