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Committees

The date after a committee member’s name indicates the year the member's term ends for their position on the committee, e.g., chair, assistant chair, director, assistant director. Committee positions end October 31, with new members’ terms starting November 1, unless otherwise noted. LA and SA designate large animal and small animal species orientation.

Committees and Other Leadership Groups and Individuals

  • Advisory Council of Diplomates and pcDVMs
  • Board of Regents
  • Continuing Education Committee
  • Dual Certification Advisory Group
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Director of Certification
  • Editorial Review Board
  • Examination Committee
  • Fellowship Committee
  • Journal, Veterinary Surgery
  • Maintenance of Certification Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Ombuds
  • Residency Program Compliance Committee
  • Public Outreach Committee
  • Resident Credentialing Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Veterinary Specialty Organizations Committee

  • ACVS Diplomates are encouraged to volunteer for committees and other ACVS activities. Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to find volunteer opportunities featured throughout the year.
     


    Board of Regents

    Executive Committee & Foundation Officers
    Susie Fubini (2023-LA), Chair
    Ron McLaughlin (2023-SA), President
    Jan Hawkins (2023-LA), President-Elect
    Julie Smith (2024-SA), Treasurer
    Ann Loew, Chief Executive Officer

    Regents & Foundation Directors
    Chris Byron (2024-LA)
    Kelly Farnsworth (2023-LA)
    Ursula Krotscheck (2025-SA)
    Cat MacPhail (2024-SA)
    Denis Marcellin-Little (2023-SA)
    Annette McCoy (2025-LA)

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    Advisory Council of Diplomates and pcDVMs

    (Members rotate off December 31.)

    Trevor Bebchuk (2023-SA), Chair
    Jude Bordelon (2023-SA)
    Janice Buback (2023-SA)
    Liberty Getman (2023-LA)
    Andrei Kasarda (2023)
    Brandon Prince (2023)
    Julie Smith (2024-SA)
    Staff Liaison: Lucretia DiSanto

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    Continuing Education Committee

    (Members rotate off January 31 of the year their term expires.)

    Louise Southwood (2025-LA), Director
    Jason Bleedorn (2025-SA), Assistant Director (Small Animal and Allied Medicine and Contemporary Topics)
    Eric Monnet (2024-SA), Assistant Director (Laboratories)
    Sam Morello (2024-LA), Assistant Director (Large Animal and Scientific Program)
    Kelley Thieman Mankin (2025-SA), Assistant Director (Digital Learning)

    Allied Medicine and Contemporary Topics Subcommittee

    (Members rotate off January 31 of the year their term expires.)

    Michael Dearmin (2024-SA)
    Liz Devine (2025-LA)
    Alexander Valverde (2023), ACVAA Representative

    Digital Learning Subcommittee

    (Members rotate off January 31 of the year their term expires.)

    Carrie Jacobs (2025-LA)
    Anke Langenbach (2024-SA)

    Equine/Large Animal Program Subcommittee

    (Members rotate off January 31 of the year their term expires.)

    Rhodes Bell (2025-LA)
    Joshua Zacharias (2024-LA)

    Small Animal Program Subcommittee

    (Members rotate off January 31 of the year their term expires.)

    Jose Guevara (2025-SA)
    Valery Scharf (2024-SA)

    Laboratory Subcommittee

    (Members rotate off January 31 of the year their term expires.)

    Betsy Swanson (2024-SA)
    Celia Valverde (2025-SA)

    Scientific Program Subcommittee

    (Members rotate off January 31 of the year their term expires.)

    Emma Adam (2024-LA)
    Michelle Giuffrida (2025-SA)

    (Members rotate off January 31 of the year their term expires.)

    Chris Byron (2024-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Amanda Miller

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    Director of Certification

    Eric Parente (2027-LA), Director
    Staff Liaison: Kimberly Soehnlein

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    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

    Courtney Campbell (2023-SA), Chair
    Po Chou (2023-SA), Assistant Chair
    Aylin Atilla (2026-SA)
    Caroline Constant (2024-LA)
    Katja Duesterdieck-Zellmer (2025-LA)
    Javier Gallegos (2025-SA)
    Karen Hassan (2023-LA)
    Laura Mitterman (2026-SA)
    Denis Marcellin-Little (2023-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Lucretia DiSanto, Ex Officio
    Staff Liaison: Sarah Donnelly

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    Dual Certification Advisory Group

    Jennifer Godfrey (2023-SA), Chair
    Kendra Freeman (2024-SA)
    Lacy Kamm (2025-LA)
    Curry Keoughan (2023-LA)
    Lauren Mundy (2025-LA)
    Ursula Krotscheck (2025-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Jeff Melia

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    Editorial Review Board

    Editors
    Dominique Griffon (2023-SA), Editor-in-Chief
    Ben Ahern (2023-LA), Large Animal Associate Editor
    Ryan Cavanaugh (2024-SA), Small Animal Associate Editor
    Guillaume Chanoit (2024-SA), European Associate Editor
    David Dycus (2025-SA), Small Animal Associate Editor
    Stan Kim (2023-SA), Minimally Invasive Surgery Associate Editor
    Mandi Lopez (2025-LA), Associate Editor for Invited Reviews and Themed Issues
    Janet McClaran (2023-SA), Minimally Invasive Surgery Associate Editor
    Amy Munsterman (2025-LA), Large Animal Associate Editor
    Malcolm Ness (2023), European Associate Editor
    Marije Risselada (2024-SA), Small Animal Associate Editor

    Reviewers
    Christine Adreani (2024-LA)
    Davina Anderson, ECVS (2025-SA)
    Jennifer Au (2024-SA)
    Christopher Baldwin, ECVS (2025-LA)
    Cara Blake (2025-SA)
    Alvaro Bonilla (2023-LA)
    Kelly Bowlt Blacklock, ECVS (2023-SA)
    Floryne Buishand, ECVS (2025-SA)
    Ryan Butler (2024-SA)
    James Carmalt (2025-LA)
    Brandy Cichocki (2025-SA)
    Aimee Colbath (2024-LA)
    Caroline Constant (2025-LA)
    Antonio Cruz (2024-LA)
    Rebecca Csomos (2023-SA)
    Florent David (2025-LA)
    Kechia Davis (2025-SA)
    Maria Fahie (2024-SA)
    Jim Fingeroth (2023-SA)
    Hayley Gallaher (2023-SA)
    Jenny Haupt (2023-LA)
    Galina Hayes (2023-SA)
    Graham Hayes, ECVS (2023-SA)
    Michelle Joffe, ECVS (2025-SA)
    Andy Kaneps (2024-LA)
    Sharon Kerwin (2024-SA)
    Nina Kieves (2024-SA)
    Sun Young Kim (2025-SA)
    Marc Kinsley (2025-LA)
    Adriaan Kitshoff, ECVS (2025-SA)
    Raphael Labens (2023-LA)
    Anke Langenbach (2025-SA)
    Helene Larde (2025-LA)
    Andrew Levien (2025-SA)
    Daniel Linden (2024-SA)
    Bertrand Lussier (2023-SA)
    Denis Marcellin-Little (2023-SA)
    Emma Marchionatti (2024-LA)
    Jodi Matheson, ACVR (2023)
    Brad Matz (2024-SA)
    Elizabeth Maxwell (2024-SA)
    Josh Milgram, ECVS (2025-SA)
    Eric Monnet (2025-SA)
    Sam Morello (2024-LA)
    Stewart Morgan, ACVN (2024)
    Daniela Murgia, ECVS (2025-SA)
    Michelle Osborn (2023)
    Jeff Peck (2024-SA)
    Ferruccio Peroni (2025-LA)
    Bruno Pypendop, ACVAA (2023)
    Chris Riley (2023-LA)
    Chad Schmiedt (2023-SA)
    Jacqueline Scott (2023-SA)
    Reza Seddighi, ACVAA (2023)
    Ameet Singh (2024-SA)
    Camila Souza (2023-LA)
    Holly Sparks (2024-LA)
    Mathieu Spriet, ACVR (2023)
    Jock Tate (2023-LA)
    Elizabeth Thompson (2025-SA)
    Rory Todhunter (2024-SA)
    Brian Trumpatori (2024-SA)
    Michelle Tucker (2024-LA)
    David Upchurch (2024-SA)
    Dirsko Von Pfeil (2023-SA)
    Marc Wosar (2023-SA)
    Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens, ECVS (2025-SA)
    Eric Zellner (2023-SA)

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    Examination Committee

    (Members rotate off March 15.)

    Yvonne Elce (2026-LA), Director
    Jarred Williams (2023-LA), Assistant Director (Large Animal)
    Michael Tillson (2023-SA), Assistant Director (Small Animal)
    Brendan Anders (2023-SA)
    Nicole Buote (2023-SA)
    Kevin Claunch (2025-LA)
    Arthur Fettig (2025-SA)
    Janet Grimes (2025-SA)
    Liz LaFond (2024-SA)
    Pierre-Yves Mulon (2025-LA)
    Jeff Peck (2025-SA)
    Laura Peycke (2025-SA)
    Laura Riggs (2025-LA)
    Shasta Smith (2023-LA)
    Canaan Whitfield-Cargile (2023-LA)
    Kelly Farnsworth (2023-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison - Large Animal
    Cat MacPhail (2024-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison - Small Animal
    Staff Liaison: Steve Brodt
    Staff Liaison: Kimberly Soehnlein

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    Fellowship Committee

    Deanna Worley (2023-SA), Chair, Rep from Surgical Oncology FOC
    Mike Conzemius (2023-SA), Assistant Chair, Rep from JRS FOC
    Brad Case (2023-SA), Rep from MIS SA Soft tissue FOC
    Jeremiah Easley (2025-LA), Rep from MIS LA Soft Tissue FOC
    Michael Jaffe (2024-SA), Member at Large
    Kyla Ortved (2025-LA), Rep from MIS LA Ortho FOC
    Laura Selmic (2025-SA), Rep from OMFS FOC
    Dirsko Von Pfeil (2025-SA), Rep from MIS SA Ortho FOC
    Chris Byron (2024-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Tracey Delaney

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    Journal, Veterinary Surgery

    Dominique Griffon (2023-SA), Editor-in-Chief
    Cat MacPhail (2024-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Ann Loew, Chief Executive Officer
    Staff Liaison: Tracey Delaney

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    Maintenance of Certification Committee

    (Members rotate off July 31.)

    Brandy Cichocki (2023-SA), Chair
    Celine Bourzac (2024-LA)
    Elizabeth Collar (2025-LA)
    Alec Davern (2023-LA)
    Katie Hoddinott (2025-SA)
    Anna Massie (2024-SA)
    Ursula Krotscheck (2025-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Sarah Donnelly

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    Nominating Committee

    Karen Cornell (2023-SA), Chair
    Jose Garcia-Lopez (2024-LA)
    David Levine (2023-LA)
    Mary Ann Nieves (2023-SA)
    Heidi Phillips (2024-SA)
    Ann Loew, Chief Executive Officer
    Staff Liaison: Joanne Magro

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    Ombuds

    Stacy Semevolos (2025-LA)

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    Public Outreach Committee

    Phil Jones (2023-LA), Chair
    Jed Sung (2023-SA), Assistant Chair
    Stacy Anderson (2024-LA)
    Katie Barry (2023-SA)
    Lindsey Boone (2023-LA)
    Rebecca Hersh-Boyle (2024-SA)
    Caroline Prymak (2025-SA)
    Erica Secor (2025-LA)
    Matt Sherwood (2024-SA)
    Kelly Farnsworth (2023-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Lucretia DiSanto ()
    Staff Liaison: Shana Rosenblatt

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    Research Committee

    Heidi Reesink (2023-LA), Chair
    Valentine Verpaalen (2023-SA), Assistant Chair
    Shiori Arai (2023-SA)
    Abigail Kent (2025-LA)
    Grace Lai (2025-SA)
    Melissa MacIver (2024-SA)
    Jayne McGhie (2024-SA)
    Francisco Rodriguez (2025-LA)
    Holly Stewart (2024-LA)
    Annette McCoy (2025-LA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Tracey Delaney

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    Residency Program Compliance Committee

    (New members' terms begin November 1. Members rotate off December 31.)

    Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro (2025-LA), Director
    Jason Syrcle (2023-SA), Assistant Director
    James Brown (2023-LA)
    John Chandler (2024-SA)
    George Coronado (2025-SA)
    Danielle Dugat (2024-SA)
    Ryland Edwards III (2025-LA)
    Callie Fogle (2024-LA)
    Caroline Garzotto (2025-SA)
    Tim Lynch (2023-LA)
    Brad Nelson (2025-LA)
    Susan Seitz-Streeter (2023-SA)
    Laura Selmic (2024-SA)
    Daniel Spector (2024-SA)
    Todd Thomas (2025-SA)
    Denis Marcellin-Little (2023-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Sarah Donnelly

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    Resident Credentialing Committee

    (New members' terms begin November 1. Members rotate off December 31.)

    Sabrina Brounts (2024-LA), Director
    Sarah Malek (2023-SA), Assistant Director
    Eric Carlson (2023-LA)
    Kim Cox (2025-SA)
    Vanna Dickerson (2026-SA)
    Marie-Soleil Dubois (2024-LA)
    Julia Dubuc (2026-LA)
    Elyse Durket (2023-LA)
    Alison Eddy (2026-LA)
    Alyson Frederick (2025-SA)
    Alison Gardner (2024-LA)
    Sarah Gray (2025-LA)
    Tisha Harper (2023-SA)
    Allen Johnson (2024-SA)
    Valerie Moorman (2025-LA)
    Nastasha Olsen (2025-SA)
    Travis Reed (2023-SA)
    Roger Rengert (2026-SA)
    Desiree Rosselli (2024-SA)
    Jacob Rubin (2023-SA)
    Susannah Sample (2024-SA)
    Travis Tull (2023-LA)
    Rachel Williams (2026-SA)
    Ursula Krotscheck (2025-SA), Ex Officio Board Liaison
    Staff Liaison: Jeff Melia

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    Veterinary Specialty Organizations Committee

    Kris Evans (2026-SA), Representative
    Staff Liaison: Kimberly Soehnlein

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    Last Updated: 02/01/2023