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Council on Legislation

CMA's Council on Legislation formulates policy recommendations to the Board of Trustees (BOT) regarding positions on legislation pending in the State Legislature that impact physicians and the practice of medicine in California.

The Council on Legislation consist of at least nine (9) but not more than fifteen (15) at-large members, a representative of each specialty society recognized by the CMA House of Delegates, a representative of each CMA District, a representative of each CMA Mode of Practice Forum, a representative of the Golden State Medical Association, a representative of the Organized Medical Staff Section, a representative of the Young Physicians Section, a representative of the Ethnic Medical Organization Section, a representative of the Resident and Fellow Section, and the following ex-officio members with a vote: President, President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, Speaker of the House, Vice-Speaker of the House, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chair of CALPAC, President and Legislative Chair of the Alliance, Representative of the Medical Executives Conference and Medical Student Representative.

 

Officers

Valencia Walker, M.D.
Chair
Los Angeles
Kelly A. McCue, M.D.
Vice-Chair
Davis
Toluwalase Ajayi, M.D.
At-Large
San Jose
Marco Angulo, M.D.
At-Large
South Gate
Kermit Jones, M.D.
At-Large
Vacaville
John Kraft, M.D.
At-Large
Tustin
Debra Lupeika, M.D.
At-Large
Redding
Atashi Mandal, M.D.
At-Large
Huntington Beach
Timothy Murphy, M.D.
At-Large
Fallbrook
Danielle Myers, M.D.
At-Large
Modesto
Chang Na, M.D.
At-Large
Bakersfield
Rakesh Patel, M.D.
At-Large
Escondido
Samuel Santoro, D.O.
At-Large
Castro Valley
Mark Schafer, M.D.
At-Large
Fountain Valley
Dennis Song, M.D.
At-Large
San Francisco
Thomas Sugarman, M.D.
At-Large
Berkeley
Alexander Quick, M.D.
District I
San Diego
Melanie Crane, M.D.
District II
Riverside
Paul Yost, M.D.
District III
Seal Beach
Richard C. Wong, M.D.
District IV
Panorama City
Colleen Copelan M.D.
District V
Camarillo
Janae Barker, D.O.
District VI
Oakhurst
Ciara Harraher, M.D.
District VII
Santa Cruz
John Maa, M.D.
District VIII
San Francisco
Suparna Dutta, M.D.
District IX
Oakland
Brad Drexler, M.D.
District X
Healdsburg
Thomas Ormiston, M.D.
District XI
Davis
Stephen Parodi, M.D.
Very Large Group Practice Forum
Vallejo
Lawrence deGhetaldi, M.D.
Large Group Practice Forum
Santa Cruz
Richard Rajaratnam, M.D.
Medium-Size Group Practice Forum
Riverside
Nilesh Hingarh, M.D.
Solo & Small Group Practice Forum
Valencia
Lorin Scher, M.D.
Academic Practice Forum
Sacramento
Arthur Lurvey, M.D.
Administrative Medicine Practice Forum
Los Angeles
George Fouras, M.D.
Government-Employed Practice Forum
San Francisco
Michelle Tom, M.D.
Hospital-Based Practice Forum
Laguna Hills
Katrina Peters, M.D.
Golden State Medical Association
Oakland
Anthony Magit, M.D.
Organized Medical Staff Section
San Diego
Alex McDonald, M.D.
Young Physicians Section
Fontana
Anna Yap, M.D.
Ethnic Medical Organization Section
Los Angeles
Jacob R. Burns, M.D.
Resident & Fellow Section
Sacramento
Jonathan You
Medical Student Section
Stanford
Sion Roy, M.D.
CALPAC Chair
James Peterson
Consultant
Nancy Schneider
CMA Alliance Representative
Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D.
CMA President
Robert Wailes, M.D.
CMA President-Elect
David H. Aizuss, M.D.
CMA Immediate Past President
Tanya Spirtos, M.D.
CMA Speaker of the House
Jack Chou, M.D.
CMA Vice-Speaker of the House
Shannon Udovic-Constant, M.D.
Chair, CMA Board of Trustees
Sergio R. Flores, M.D.
Vice Chair, CMA Board of Trustees
 

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