American Association for Physician Leadership ® Announces New Board Officers and New Members of the Board of Directors

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The American Association for Physician Leadership® announces two new leaders of its board of directors have been elected by the board and three accomplished physician leaders have been elected by the membership to join its board of directors.

The American Association for Physician Leadership® announces two new leaders of its board of directors have been elected by the board and three accomplished physician leaders have been elected by the membership to join its board of directors. The announcements came April 15, 2016, during the association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

2016-17 officers:

  •     Napoleon Knight, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, was confirmed by the board of directors as chair. Knight is medical director of the Rural Alliance for Healthcare Excellence at Carle Health System, Urbana, Illinois. He also serves as the department head of emergency medicine at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Illinois, provides administrative oversight for the emergency physicians and hospitalist physicians at Kirby Medical Center in Monticello, Illinois, and works with the Carle Strategic Business Development Division and the organization’s strategic regional partners. He earned his MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School and MBA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  •     William Casperson, MD, FACS, CPE, FAAPL, was confirmed by the board of directors as vice chair. Casperson is vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at the Memorial Hospital Network in Belleville, Illinois. He previously served as chief medical officer at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Belleville, and as a general surgeon with Belleville-based Lincoln Surgical Group, of which he was founding partner. He earned his MD from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield and did his residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

The new board members:

  •     Mark C. Lester, MD, MBA, CPE, FAANS, FACS, FACPE, is executive vice president and southeast zone clinical leader for Texas Health Resources based in Arlington, Texas. He previously served as interim chief quality officer at Texas Health Resources and vice president and chief quality officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was also chief medical officer at Ascension Health’s St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw, Michigan, and was chief of neurological surgery and vice chair of surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He earned his MD from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
  •     Howard A. Shaw, MD, MBA, CPE, FACOG, FACHE, FAAPL, is chief medical officer at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska. He previously was medical director of women’s and children’s services at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael campus, in New Haven, Connecticut. He also served as chairman of women’s and children’s services at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, and as chairman and director of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. He earned his MD from the University of Kansas and his MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  •     Albert Tzeel, MD, MHSA, CPE, FAAPL, is regional medical director for senior products in north Florida for Louisville, Kentucky-based insurer Humana. He previously served as national medical director for HumanaOne in Wisconsin and as Humana’s market medical officer for Wisconsin and Michigan. He earned his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and master’s in health services administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor. He also earned a certificate in health care informatics from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“We are pleased to have this talented group of physicians add to the strength of our board,” said Peter Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, president and CEO of the association. “This election continues to reinforce our goal of having the many skills represented within health care reflected in our board.”

The board of directors is made up of fellows or distinguished fellows of the association or members attaining a master’s degree with an association partner university. Candidates are nominated by their peers. A slate of candidates is brought before the membership in an online election in the first quarter of the year. Board members serve four-year terms.

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About the American Association for Physician Leadership®
The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the preeminent U.S.-based organization for physician leaders worldwide. The association, formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), serves physicians at all stages of their careers through leadership education, career support and policy advocacy. Since its founding in 1975, it has grown to more than 11,000 members, including CEOs, chief medical officers and other top leaders. They hail from 47 nations worldwide. The association is known for its award-winning bi-monthly magazine, PLJ, and its other publications as well as for world-class leadership education, available to member and nonmember physicians. Its continuing medical education (CME) courses, offered online and at live conferences, can be applied to advanced degrees and certifications and are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Learn more online at physicianleaders.org, by email at info(at)physicianleaders(dot)org, on Twitter at @physicianslead or call 800-562-8088.

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Simone Rose Leite
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sleite(at)physicianleaders(dot)org

American Association for Physician Leadership®
400 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, Florida, 33602
800-562-8088
info(at)physicianleaders(dot)org

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