The MPPDA Executive Committee consists of seven members: 1) President; 2) Immediate Past-President; 3) Past President; 4) President-elect; 5) Secretary-Treasurer; 6) MPPDA Member Representative; and 7) Representative for the Association of Med-Peds Program Administrators (AMPPA).  The term length for the positions of President-elect, President, Immediate Past-President, and Past-President is one year (a total four year commitment).  The term length for the Secretary treasurer is four years.  The term length for the MPPDA Member Representative and Representative for AMPPA is two years.

Core Expectations of the Executive Committee Members*

  1. Participate in MPPDA Executive Committee conference calls (monthly and as needed)
  2. Attend/participate in MPPDA Strategic Planning Meeting (fall and spring)
  3. Consider participation on APDIM or APPD committees

The duties and responsibilities of the various members of the Executive Committee are as follows:

President

  1. Lead execution of strategic initiatives for MPPDA
  2. Organize MPPDA Strategic Planning Meetings (fall and spring)
  3. Guide MPPDA Executive Committee to set priorities for MPPDA Committees
  4. Work with MPPDA Executive Committee to set short and long-term fiscal priorities for the MPPDA organization
  5. Work with Secretary-Treasurer and MPPDA President-elect to develop operational budget for coming fiscal year
  6. Serve as primary interface between MPPDA and its parent organizations (e.g. ACGME, ABMS) and affiliates (e.g. AAIM, APDIM, APPD, NMPRA, ACP, AAP)
  7. Coordinate semi-annual meetings with ABIM, ABP, RC-IM, and RC-Peds
  8. Preside over MPPDA Executive Committee conference calls (monthly) and arrange additional calls as necessary
  9. Attend APDIM and APPD councilor meetings (fall, spring) as necessary
  10. Consistently communicate with MPPDA membership through the MPPDA Bulletin
  11. Coordinate and develop content for newsletter articles (AAIM, AAP, NMPRA, APPD, and MPPDA Bulletin)

President-Elect 

  1. Chair the program planning committee – whose charge is to organize and design the MPPDA annual meeting in conjunction with APDIM or APPD with mentorship and support from the Immediate Past-President
  2. Work with Representative for AMPPA to provide support for the AMPPA Annual Meeting that occurs as a component of the MPPDA Annual Meeting
  3. Coordinate research poster selection for the MPPDA Annual Meeting
  4. Develop working knowledge of interfaces between MPPDA and its parent organizations (e.g. ACGME, ABMS) and affiliates (e.g. AAIM, APDIM, APPD, NMPRA, ACP, AAP)
  5. In the spring of the president-elect year, in collaboration with the MPPDA President, outline strategic plan to be executed during year serving as President
  6. Work with the MPPDA President and Secretary-Treasurer to understand the budgetary process for MPPDA and assist in setting financial priorities for the coming year serving as President
  7. Work in collaboration with the MPPDA President to develop a transitional plan to assume office

Past President 

  1. Complete ongoing initiatives begun during year as President; develop transitional plan to carry ongoing initiatives as appropriate
  2. Oversee the coordination and execution of the MPPDA Consultation Program and the MPPDA Seed Grant Program.
  3. Work with Secretary-Treasurer and Immediate Past-President to oversee initiatives funded by MPPDA
  4. Identify and oversee the mentorship program for new Program Directors
  5. In collaboration with the President, select COPE and PCOC participants as necessary
  6. Work with AAIM to oversee the election process for MPPDA President-elect, Secretary-Treasurer, MPPDA Member Representative, and Representative for AMPPA
  7. In collaboration with the MPPDA President, work with NMPRA and AAP Section on Med-Peds to ensure effective communication exists between the organizations
  8. Serve as liaison and overseer of initiatives shared by MPPDA, NMPRA and AAP Section on Med-Peds
  9. Obtain national recruitment data to be reviewed by MPPDA Executive Committee
  10. Serve as primary resource to guide programs through the SOAP process during the residency match

Secretary-Treasurer 

  1. Oversee budgetary process for MPPDA
  2. Serve as liaison between MPPDA and AAIM as it relates to the governance of financial matters
  3. Work with President and President-elect to develop and implement short and long-term financial strategic plan and budget
  4. Work with MPPDA Executive Committee to develop viable financial plans to support the MPPDA Annual Meeting and pre-course (if applicable)
  5. Review monthly financial statements from AAIM and ensure that the MPPDA Executive Committee remains abreast regarding financials
  6. In collaboration with Past-President, oversee the financial implementation of strategic initiatives funded by MPPDA
  7. Maintain repository for organizational correspondence
  8. Create, organize, and disseminate minutes from conference calls, meetings, retreats, etc.
  9. Work with AAIM staff to meet the website needs of MPPDA

MPPDA Member Representative 

  1. Serve as liaison between the MPPDA membership and Executive Committee
  2. Contribute to the MPPDA Bulletin to enhance communication between the MPPDA Executive Committee and its membership
  3. Identify the members for the member spotlight segment on the MPPDA web site to promote networking
  4. Develop working knowledge of MPPDA’s organizational structure and its relationship to its parent organizations (e.g. ACGME, ABMS) and affiliates (e.g. AAIM, APDIM, APPD, NMPRA, ACP, AAP)
  5. Develop am understanding of the administrative processes that govern MPPDA
  6. Participate in strategic initiatives at the direction of the President

Representative for AMPPA 

Appointed by the AMPPA membership to serves the ex-officio representative to the MPPDA executive committee

  1. Serve as liaison between the AMPPA membership and Executive Committee
  2. Contribute to the MPPDA Bulletin to enhance communication between the MPPDA Executive Committee and AMPPA
  3. Work with the President-elect and Past-President to identify support needed for the AMPPA Annual Meeting that occurs as a component of the MPPDA Annual Meeting
  4. Develop working knowledge of MPPDA’s organizational structure and its relationship to its parent organizations (e.g. ACGME, ABMS) and affiliates (e.g. AAIM, APDIM, APPD, NMPRA, ACP, AAP)
  5. Develop am understanding of the administrative processes that govern MPPDA
  6. Participate in strategic initiatives at the direction of the President

MPPDA Advisor(s)  

  1. Provide support and institutional “memory” to the Executive Committee through understanding the administrative processes that govern MPPDA
  2. Assist the Executive Committee in navigating the MPPDA’s organizational structure and its relationship to its parent organizations (e.g. ACGME, ABMS) and affiliates (e.g. AAIM, APDIM, APPD, NMPRA, ACP, AAP)
  3. Provide advising and mentorship to members of the Executive Committee to enable them to effectively fulfill their roles and responsibilities to benefit the organization
  4. Participate in strategic initiatives at the direction of the President
  5. Serve as liaison between the MPPDA membership and Executive Committee, at the direction of the President

*Updated November 1, 2015.

Any member of the MPPDA may nominate themselves or another for a position on the Executive Committee.  As you consider your nomination, it is important to discuss this with your institutional administration and to have their support for the time, travel, and financial costs associated with being on the MPPDA Executive Committee.  The MPPDA welcomes all active, interested members to participate in any of our subcommittees as well.  Anyone interested in learning more about taking on a leadership role within the MPPDA, please comment below or email us at info@mppda.org.

Past MPPDA Presidents

2014-2016 Sandi Moutsios, MD
2013-2014 Russ Kolarik, MD
2012-2013 Michael Lukela, MD
2011-2012 Scott A. Holliday, MD
2010-2011 Alexander M. Djuricich, MD
2009-2010 Suzanne K. Woods, MD
2008-2009 Bradley J. Benson, MD
2007-2008 LuAnn Moraski, DO
2006-2007 Eric W. Ayers, MD
2005-2006 Niraj Sharma, MD
2004-2005 Allen R. Friedland, MD
2003-2004 Thomas Melgar, MD
2002-2003 John G. Frohna, MD
2001-2002 Dean S. Miner, MD
2000-2001 Samuel Borden, MD
1999-2000 Thomas Cross, MD
1998-1999 Keith Boyd, MD
1997-1998 Mary M. Burke, MD
1996-1997 Mary Cicarelli, MD
1995-1996 Gary M. Onady, MD, PhD
1994-1995 Carole M. Lannon, MD