GOVERNANCE

Elected Officials & Nominating Process
OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE STAFF 2022-2023

PRESIDENT
Parag H. Mehta, MD
Medical Society County of Kings Inc.
Internal Medicine

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Paul Anthony Pipia, MD
Nassau County Medical Society Inc.
Physical Med & Rehab

VICE-PRESIDENT
Jerome Craig Cohen, MD, FACP
Broome County Medical Society Inc.
Gastroenterology

TREASURER
Mark James Adams, MD, MBA, FACR
Monroe County Medical Society
Diagnostic Radiol

PAST PRESIDENT
Joseph R. Sellers, MD,FAAP,FACP
Medical Society County of Schoharie
Internal Medicine

ASSISTANT TREASURER
Frank G. Dowling, MD
Suffolk County Medical Society Inc.
Psychiatry

SECRETARY
Howard H. Huang, MD
Jefferson County Medical Society
Physical Med & Rehab

ASSISTANT SECRETARY
Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH, FAHS
New York County Medical Society Inc.
Neurology

SPEAKER
William R. Latreille, Jr., MD, FACP, AME
Medical Society County of Franklin Inc.
Internal Medicine

VICE-SPEAKER
Maria A. Basile, MD
Suffolk County Medical Society Inc.
Colon & Rectal Surg

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT
Troy J. Oechsner

GENERAL COUNSEL
David Vozza, Esq.

COUNCILORS

COUNCILOR – 2023
David M. Jakubowicz, MD, FACS
Bronx County Medical Society Inc.
Otolaryngology

COUNCILOR – 2023
Adolph B. Meyer, MD
Medical Society County of Kings Inc.
Physical Med & Rehab

COUNCILOR – 2023
Barry Rabin, MD, MPH, MBA
Onondaga County Medical Society Inc.
Ophthalmology

COUNCILOR – 2023
Janine L. Fogarty, MD
Monroe County Medical Society
Diagnostic Radiol

STUDENT COUNCILOR – 2023
Leanna Knight
Monroe County Medical Society

COUNCILOR – 2024
David Podwall, MD
Nassau County Medical Society Inc.
Neurology

COUNCILOR – 2024
Gregory L. Pinto, MD
Saratoga County Medical Society Inc.
Ophthalmology

COUNCILOR – 2024
Celeste A. Johns, MD
Otsego County Medical Society
Psychiatry

COUNCILOR – 2024
Mark R. Jajkowski, MD
Erie County Medical Society
Thoracic Surgery

RESIDENT & FELLOW COUNCILOR – N/A
Randall S. Porter, MD
Monroe County Medical Society
Ophthalmology

COUNCILOR – 2025
Penny Maureen Stern, MD MPH
Medical Society County of Queens Inc.
Public Hlth & Gen Prev Med

OMS COUNCILOR – 2025
Luis Carlos Zapata, MD
Medical Society County of Queens Inc.
Emergency Medicine

COUNCILOR – 2025
Daniel E. Choi, MD
Suffolk County Medical Society Inc.
Orthopedic Surgery

COUNCILOR – 2025
Jose M. David, MD
Medical Society County of Albany
Family Medicine

COUNCILOR – 2025
Daniel R. Gold, MD
Medical Society County of Westchester
Otolaryngology

YOUNG PHYSICIANS COUNCILOR – 2025
Jocelyn C. Young, DO
Broome County Medical Society Inc.
Family Medicine

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

TRUSTEE – 2023
Daniel Joel Koretz, MD
Wayne County Medical Society
Internal Medicine

CHAIR, BOARD OF TRUSTEES – 2023
Malcolm D. Reid, MD, MPP
New York County Medical Society Inc.
Physical Med & Rehab

TRUSTEE – 2024
Charles Rothberg, MD
Suffolk County Medical Society Inc.
Ophthalmology

TRUSTEE – 2024
Robert Allan Frankel, MD
Medical Society County of Kings Inc.
Cardiovascular Dis

TRUSTEE – 2025
Thomas J. Madejski, MD, FACP
Erie County Medical Society
Geriat Med-Int Med

TRUSTEE – 2026
Arthur C. Fougner, MD
Medical Society County of Queens Inc.
Obstetrics & Gynecol

TRUSTEE – 2027
Bonnie L. Litvack, MD FACR
Medical Society County of Westchester
Diagnostic Radiol

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT – N/A
Troy J. Oechsner

EXECUTIVE HEADQUARTERS
865 Merrick Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 488-6100
FAX: (516) 488-1267
E-mail: mssny@mssny.org

CAPITOL DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS
1 Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 408
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 465-8085
FAX: (518) 465-0976
E-mail: albany@mssny.org

NOMINATING PROCESS

The election process is started in mid-July when the county medical societies and district branch presidents are contacted to request representatives for appointment to the Nominating Committee. The President of MSSNY is then provided with those nominations and the Nominating Committee is appointed according to the Bylaws Article XI, Section 2 which states:

The Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the president from a list of not less than three nor more than five names submitted by the respective district branches, in conformity with Article V, Section 2, paragraph 3. It shall consist of 11 members, 1 from each district branch and 2 members at large.

In the event that a member of the Nominating Committee who has been selected as the representative of a particular district branch (or an alternate) shall be unable to attend the meeting of this committee, the president shall appoint an at large member from the district branch whose representative is absent, to
represent the interests of that district on the Nominating Committee. It shall be the duty of this committee to propose and nominate members of the Medical Society of the State of New York for all vacancies to be filled at the ensuing annual meeting of the House of Delegates. These recommendations shall be made
to the House of Delegates in the same manner as prescribed in Article X, Section 1, paragraph 2:

Annual reports of officers, Council commissions and committees, Board of Trustees, Judicial Council, district branches, and special committees shall be printed at least one month before the meeting of the House of Delegates and sent to the members of the reference committees appointed according to
paragraph 1, for their preliminary consideration.

The Nominating Committee selections of the President are then approved by Council at the November meeting.

Nomination of candidates for election as officers, councilors, trustees, and delegates to the New York Delegation to the AMA, are solicited in early June from county medical societies and district branches. Nominations are accepted until August 31 and a slate of candidates for each position to be filled is created.

This slate of candidates is considered by the Nominating Committee in January of the year in which the election is to be held. The results of that meeting are published as the Report of the Nominating Committee and become the ballot which is voted in the House of Delegates on Saturday (for Officers, Councilors and Trustees) and Sunday (for the New York Delegation to AMA).