A Consistent Influence

For more than 100 years, the VCMA has been a
constant voice for the local medical community

Leadership

Board of Directors

2021 Board of Governors (Terms are 1/1 - 12/31)

Patrick Um, EM
Patrick Um, EM
President
Catherine Ferguson, EM
Catherine Ferguson, EM
President-elect
Carlo Reyes, EM
Carlo Reyes, EM
Secretary
Ronald Thurston, Psych
Ronald Thurston, Psych
Treasurer
Prashant Verma
Prashant Verma
Past-President
Laura Levitt, Anes
Laura Levitt, Anes
District I, '21-'22
Anthony Russell, Clinical Informatics, Ped
Anthony Russell, Clinical Informatics, Ped
James Hornstein, FP
James Hornstein, FP
District I, ’20-'21 (completing unexpired term)
Scott Underwood, IM
Scott Underwood, IM
District I, ’20-'21
Larissa Larsen, Derm
Larissa Larsen, Derm
District II, '20-'21
Ryan Shanahan, EM
Ryan Shanahan, EM
District II, '21-'22
Danielle Shaw, Ped/Psych
Danielle Shaw, Ped/Psych
District II, '21-'22
Ashwin Kashyap, Onc
Ashwin Kashyap, Onc
District III, '21-'22
Nancy Sun, EM
Nancy Sun, EM
District III, '20-'21 (completing unexpired term)
Mark Suski, PS
Mark Suski, PS
District III, '20-'21

Committees

Districts

I
Ventura, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore

II
Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Camarillo

III
Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Simi Valley, Newbury Park, Moorpark

Standing Invited Guests

Rene Bravo, Ped
District V, CMA Board Trustee; 10/19-10/21 + 10/23

Robert Levin, Ped Infectious Disease
Co. of Ventura Health Officer

2021 CMA Delegates

CMA Annual Session House of Delegates
Virtual, October 24-25, 2021

The House of Delegates convenes annually to debate and act on resolutions and reports dealing with myriad medical practice, public health and CMA governance issues. Policies adopted by the House are implemented by the Board of Trustees, which also deals with the many interim policy issues that arise between annual sessions.

The business of the House of Delegates consists primarily of resolutions and recommendations submitted by delegations or by individual delegates. Each item of business is assigned to a "reference committee," consisting of six members of the House. Each reference committee conducts a hearing to receive testimony for or against proposed resolutions from other CMA members and delegates. The committee then formulates recommendations for action by the full House, which votes to adopt, reject, amend or refer (for further study or for decision by the Board of Trustees) each recommendation. The House of Delegates exemplifies CMA's truly democratic governance.

Any CMA member may present testimony (i.e., speak for or against a resolution or recommendation) at reference committee hearings and may attend the meetings of the full House of Delegates as an observer. Soon, members will also be able to submit written testimony by commenting on submitted resolutions that will be accessible via their account dashboard.

For more information about becoming a member of CMA’s House of Delegates, contact Mary Carr.

CMA Delegates

Colleen Copelan
Colleen Copelan, Psych
Ventura Delegate 7/20-6/22

Jeffrey Brackett
Jeffrey Brackett, CD
AMA Alternate Delegate  7/21-6/23

Lynn Jeffers
Lynn Jeffers, PS, District V Vice-Chair
Ventura Delegate 7/21-6/23

Prashant Verma
Prashant Verma, A
Ventura Delegate 7/21-6/23

CMA Alternates

Jeffrey Brackett
Raj Khanna, Ophth

Ronald Thurston, Psych
Ronald Thurston, Psych

Jeffrey Brackett
Jeffery Davies, EM

Patrick Um, EM
Patrick Um, EM

Young Physicians Reps

Catherine Ferguson, EM
Catherine Ferguson, EM
Ventura YPS Alternate Delegate ’17 -‘18

Gagan Pawar, FP
Gagan Pawar, FP
Ventura YPS Alternate Delegate 7/21-6/23

District V Solo-Small Group Practice Forum Reps

Gilbert Simoni
Jerry Bruns, P

CALPAC Board, Senate District 19 Rep

Colleen Copelan
Colleen Copelan, Psych

Community Reps & Committee Chairs

Scott Underwood, IM
VCMA Rep to Gold Coast Health Plan

Ron Thurston, Psych
Scott Underwood, IM

VCMA Reps to VCMC/VCHA Oversight Committee

VACANCY
VCMA Rep, Safe Harbor (MDIC)