2023 Standing Councils/Committees

If you are interested in joining a council or committee call 561-433-3940 or email [email protected].

Council on Advocacy & Legislation Chair- Shawn Baca, MD
The Council on Legislation shall review proposed laws and rules pertaining to medicine and taking action to support or oppose issues that affect the organization and profession, work with the FMA to coordinate legislative activities, maintain and promote close relationships with elected officials, keep members informed with regard to legislation which may or will possibly affect the practice of medicine. 

Council on Communications & Technology Chair – Ramon Cuevas-Trisan, MD
The Council on Communications and Technology shall handle communications to targeted audiences including members, prospects, allied organizations, government, and the public; establish and maintain cooperation with communications media; develop programs to enhance adequate understanding between medical profession and the public; advise and coordinate editorial activities of On Call, the society’s official journal; oversight of web site, social marketing.

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs Chair – Ankush Bansal, MD
The Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs shall Investigate general or specific professional conditions and matters relating to the relations of physicians to one another, arbitrate matters between physicians and the public, resolve disputes between members of the Medical Society, direct and supervise activities of the Medical Society which pertain to educational programs and questions of medical ethics.

Council on Finance & Administration Chair - Faustino Gonzalez, MD
The Council on Finance and Administration coordinates the board’s financial oversight responsibilities by recommending policy to the board, monitors financial records and reports, reviews annual budget, and recommends it to the board for approval. The council also reviews Human Resource policies and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors. The treasurer will serve as chair of the Council.

Council on Medical Education Chair – Larry Bush, MD
The Council on Medical Education shall be comprised of physician representation of Palm Beach County medical education programs. The purpose of the council is to develop and implement strategies of medical education programs in Palm Beach County. 

Council on Member Services Chair – Vicki Norton, MD
Provides oversight to all membership sections. Review future members’ applications, conduct new members and membership retention campaigns, review and recommend membership categories and dues structure, coordinate tangible and intangible benefits, review membership. 

Committee on Bylaws Chair – James Goldenberg, MD
The Committee on Bylaws shall review and maintain the governing documents of the organization, recommend proposed changes when necessary.

MEDPAC Chair- Marc Hirsh, MD
The responsibilities of the MEDPAC Liaison are to ensure effective communication between MEDPAC and Palm Beach County Medical Society Board of Directors.