Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Alliance Leadership and Governance Structure

MMS Alliance Leadership and Governance Structure

Strategic Leadership Council, 2019-2020  

  • Sophia Bogdasarian, President (elected)
  • Bonnie Dunlap, President-Elect (elected)                                   
  • Vice President (open)  
  • Julianne Hirsh, Secretary/Treasurer (elected)
  • Sandra Delgado, Immediate Past State President (appointed)
  • Ulku Akyurek, Past State President (appointed)
  • Mary Kay Albert, Past State President (appointed)
  • Sandra Celona, Co-chair of Administration (appointed)
  • Mariette Young, Co-chair of Administration (appointed)
  • Gail Gordon Sanchez, Chair of Communications (appointed)
  • Paula Madison, Co-Chair of Membership (appointed)
  • Elisa Chan, Co-Chair of Membership (appointed)
  • Margaret Igne, District president, Boston/North Shore
  • Nancy Ghareeb, Parliamentarian
  • Southeast Region – district board posting soon
  • Worcester Central – district board posting soon

MMS Alliance Governance Structure

The Alliance is governed by a Strategic Leadership Council (SLC). Under the SLC's leadership, the Alliance works with the Medical Society to support their outreach activities and further the objectives of both organizations.

Strategic Leadership Council
The SLC is responsible for administering all programs and special events of the Alliance, overseeing and evaluating the activities of the three standing committees (see below) and ensuring that the activities fall within the mission and goals of the organization.

Standing Committees
There are three standing committees of the SLC - the Committees on Administration, Communication and Membership.  The SLC President and President-Elect are ex officio members of all standing committees.
Committee on Administration is responsible for the budget, nominating, bylaws, parliamentary procedure, and the leadership and procedural manual.

  • Committee on Administration is responsible for formulating the budget for approval by the members, preparing a slate of officers, reviewing  and making recommendations for bylaw changes, reviewing the leadership manual and ensuring that the organization ollows policies as set by MMS

Committee on Communications is responsible for the state member publications, press releases, the web site, strengthening District communications, establishing communication protocols, establishing reporting mechanisms for liaisons to MMS committees and districts, tracking a history of the Alliance and generating publicity for Doctor's Day.

The Committee on Membership is responsible for recruitment, retention, marketing, benefits and social events.

The Alliance is comprised of four districts.

  • Barnstable/South Shore District
  • Berkshire/West District
  • Boston/North Shore District
  • Worcester District

District Map

Click on the image to download an enlarged version of the map (.pdf, 1 page)

Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: (800) 322-2303 X7017
Fax: (781) 434-7455

Share on Facebook

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Alliance Annual Meeting will be conducted virtually on May 20 at 12:00pm


Alliance Annual Meeting, Officer Installation - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - Virtual Meeting Only

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th beginning at 12:00pm and will be held virtually. Northeast Regional Representative Caryl Schmidt, and AMAA President, Mary Beth Ellison will join us and install our 2020-2021 Officers.

ZOOM connection invitation will be sent in advance.

How Families Can Cope with the Stay-at-Home Advisory - Learn More

2019 Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest Winners

Alliance - Anti Tobacco Poster Contest

See the artistic talent of our poster winners, all ranging from the first grade to the sixth grade.

View Winning Posters »

2019 Prisms

The Newsletter of the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance (.pdf, 24 pages)

Read More »

Become a MMS Alliance Member

Membership opportunities include the following: fellowship and networking, medical family support, educational programs, leadership development, legislative impact, and member publications.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the MMS Alliance contact us at

Ready to Join? Click here

Facebook logoTwitter logoLinkedInYouTube logoInstagram

Copyright © 2020. Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham Woods Corporate Center, Waltham, MA 02451-1411

(781) 893-4610 | (781) 893-3800 | Member Information Hotline: (800) 322-2303 x7311