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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 Diego
Alexander Ding, M.D.
At-Large
Belmont
Kermit Jones, M.D.
At-Large
Vacaville
Sachin “Sunny” Jha, M.D.
At-Large
Tustin
Danielle Myers, M.D.
At-Large
Modesto
Chang Na, M.D.
At-Large
Bakersfield
Thomas Sugarman, M.D.
At-Large
Berkeley
Arthur Lurvey, M.D.
At-Large
Los Angeles
Vacant
At-Large
Vacant
At-Large
Vacant
At-Large
Vacant
At-Large
Vacant
At-Large
Vacant
At-Large
Alexander Quick, M.D.
District I
San Diego
Melanie Crane, M.D.
District II
Riverside
Paul Yost, M.D.
District III
Seal Beach
David Lerman, M.D.
District IV
Pasadena
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
Pooja Desai, M.D.
Resident & Fellow Section
Riverside
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
Quynh D. Kieu, M.D.
Solo & Small Group Practice Forum
Orange
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 Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D.
Young Physicians Section
Upland
Jerry Abraham, M.D.
Ethnic Medical Organization Section
Los Angeles
CMA Alliance Representative
TBD
Jonathan You
Medical Student Section
Stanford
James Peterson
Consultant
Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D.
CMA President
Lee Snook, 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
Robert Wailes, M.D.
CMA Chair, Board of Trustees
Shannon Udovic-Constant, M.D.
CMA Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Susan Kaweski, M.D.
CALPAC Chair

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