Committees & Task Forces Old

Develop your leadership path and get involved by serving on the Chapter's various committees and task forces.  A committee has permanent standing, whereas a task force meets as needed to address specific, time-limited issues.  Most committees and task forces meet at least two times per year via conference call.

For information on any of our committees or task forces please email:

Committees (in alpha order)   

Task Forces (in alpha order)

*These committees and task forces are not currently accepting volunteers


ACP Awards and Nominations Committee*

The ACP Awards and Nominations Committee is composed of the Chapter’s Executive Committee members.  This Committee selects nominees for ACP National Awards and Mastership.

         Committee Chair: Current Chapter President (Maria Torroella Carney, MD, FACP)
         NYACP Staff: Heather Bennett, JD, PhD

Budget and Finance Committee*

The Budget and Finance Committee serves both of the Chapter’s corporations and includes the C-3 and C-6 Treasurers in addition to other non-officer members.  The Committee meets to oversee Chapter finances, draft and recommend an annual budget to the Council/Board, and review recommendations received from the Chapter’s accounting and investment experts.

         Committee Chair: Robert McCann, MD, MACP
         NYACP Staff: Heather Bennett, JD, PhD

Bylaws Committee*

The Bylaws Committee meets on an ad hoc basis as needed to review and update the Chapter’s bylaws, make recommendations for approval of changes to the Council/Board.

         Committee Chair: John Maese, MD, MACP
         NYACP Staff: Heather Bennett, JD, PhD

Education Committee

The Scientific Meeting Planning Committee will meet to primarily plan but also promote the Chapter’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

Committee Chair: Naveed Masani, MD, FACP
NYACP Staff: Karen LaBello, CMP

Health and Public Policy Committee

The Health and Public Policy Committee's mission is to advocate for our patients, our members and the medical profession; monitor, develop and act on legislative, regulatory and public policy developments in the area of health care delivery, focus on issues that impact the provision of high quality and cost effective care to patients, Internal Medicine practice, public health and medical education; formulate and make recommendations on the legislative agenda and advocacy program; and review and make recommendations on resolutions generated by Chapter members, districts, council members, committee and governors.

Chair: Kellin King, MD, FACP
NYACP Staff: Loretta Ponesse, CAE

Health Information Technology (HIT) Committee

The Health Information Technology Committee’s mission is to disseminate information, educate our members and advocate for all physicians about the status of Health IT in New York State, and address concerns at the local, regional, state, and/or federal level.

Chair: Curtis Cole, MD, FACP
NYACP Staff: Lisa Noel

Liaison Committee

The Liaison Committee Chair serves as the chapter's official delegate to the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and works with other professional and specialty organizations to create a forum for common issues and concerns.

Chair: Inderpal Chhabra, MD, FACP
NYACP Staff: Heather Bennett, JD, PhD

Medical Student Committee

The Medical Student Committee meets as needed to plan and execute educational and membership programs for NYACP medical student members.

Chair:  Joseph Wayne, MD, MACP
Vice Chair: Michael LoCurcio, MD, FACP
Medical Student Council Board Representative:  Kanan Shah and Michelle Toker
NYACP Staff: Amanda Allen

Member Engagement Committee

The Member Engagement Committee's top priorities include membership recruitment, retention, and advancement to fellowship.   The Committee monitors membership statistics and makes recruitment and retention recommendations to the Council for action and implementation. 

Chair: Viren Kaul, MD, FACP
NYACP Staff: Loretta Ponesse, CAE

Quality and Patient Safety Committee

The mission of the Quality and Patient Safety Committee is to educate members on quality trends and initiatives, to guide the Chapter in quality project and improvement activities, and to provide members with resources and tools for incorporating quality improvement, patient safety and outcomes initiatives into their practice.

Chair: Smita Bakhai, MD, FACP
NYACP Staff: Lisa Noel

Residents/Fellows Committee

The Residents Committee will meet as needed to plan and execute educational and membership programs for NYACP resident members.

Chair: Niket Sonpal, MD, FACP
NYACP Staff: Karen LaBello, CMP

Well Being Committee

The Well-Being Committee will assess tools and resources to address burnout and well-being, conduct educational programs across the state, partner with other organizations to foster regional programs that enhance well-being and professional satisfaction and make recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding sustainability of these efforts.  Members of this task force are trained ACP Well-Being Champions who can work “to assist … members, practices and organizations in combating burnout and informing them of [ACP’s] national efforts to improve the practice environment.”

          Chair: Lynn Cleary, MD, MACP
          NYACP Staff: Amanda Allen

Task Forces

District Activities

Each of the New York Chapter's 16 Districts has an appointed District President (DP) and is charged with planning and executing local events and activities. The DP often works with a local Planning Committee and other local Chapter leaders.

          Chair: Local Statewide District Presidents
          NYACP Staff: Amanda Allen

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

NYACP recognizes diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential to the pursuit of our mission. The Chapter will actively work to achieve these objectives through member recruitment, engagement and recognition; sponsorship and mentorship; leadership development; volunteerism; and training in cultural competency.

Chair: Moro Salifu, MD, MACP
NYACP Staff: Heather Bennett, JD, PhD and Lisa Noel

Early Career Physicians Task Force

The goals of the Early Career Task Force are to enhance the professional development and quality of life for young physicians, fostering their involvement in Chapter activities, while ensuring current needs are being met.

Chair: Ankita Sagar, MD, FACP and Harvir Gambhir, MD, FACP
NYACP Staff: Karen LaBello, CMP

Geriatrics Task Force

The mission of the Geriatrics Task Force is to keep the HPP Committee abreast of public health, legislative and public policy developments in geriatric care which address the complex needs of older people, focusing on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease.  The task force focuses on issues that impact quality of patient care, Internal Medicine practice, public health and medical education.

          Chair: Paula Lester, MD, FACP
          NYACP Staff: Amanda Allen

Resolutions Task Force

The Resolutions Task Force works with Chapter members to mentor the development of resolutions for formal action.

Chair: Larry Faltz, MD, MACP         
NYACP Staff: Heather Bennett, JD, PhD

Volunteer Task Force

The Volunteer Task Force identifies and promotes community service and public health activities within local NYACP districts and regions and reviews national initiatives to encourage volunteer engagement.

          Chair: John Maese, MD, MACP
          Co-Chair:  Aathira Sreenivasan, MD
          NYACP Staff: Amanda Allen

Last Updated:6.29.21


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