Massachusetts Medical Society: Committee on Legislation

Committee on Legislation

Study, take positions and report periodically to the Board of Trustees and to the House of Delegates on pending legislation affecting the public health or the practice of medicine. Initiates legislation at the state level to improve the health of the public and to improve the practice environment in Massachusetts. This committee meets 6 to 7 times a year on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:00 p.m. 

Committee Members

Theodore A. Calianos, Barnstable, Chair
Sarah F. Taylor, Middlesex Central, Vice Chair    

BARNSTABLE       

Theodore Calianos, Member
Kathryn Hughes, Alternate           

BERKSHIRE

Michael Kaplan, Member
Basil Michaels, Alternate

BRISTOL NORTH 

Lorraine Schratz, Member
Eric J. Ruby, Alternate           

BRISTOL SOUTH

Jason Reynolds, Member
Lawrence Audino, Alternate

CHARLES RIVER

Joel Rubenstein, Member
Michael Lew, Alternate

ESSEX NORTH       

Francis J. MacMillan, Jr., Member
Thomas Johnson, Alternate

ESSEX SOUTH       

Michael Medlock, Member
Susan Moynihan, Alternate           

FRANKLIN 

Joseph Viadero, Member
Flora Sadri, Alternate

HAMPDEN

Claudia Koppelman, Member
James Wang, Alternate                      

HAMPSHIRE

Ilana Schmitt, Member           
Katherine Atkinson, Alternate           

MIDDLESEX

Carole Allen, Member
Olivia Liao, Alternate      

MIDDLESEX CENTRAL

Sarah Taylor, Member
Thomas LaMattina, Alternate     

MIDDLESEX NORTH

M. Denise Mills, Member
Srilatha Kodali, Alternate

MIDDLESEX WEST

James F.X. Kenealy, Member
Christopher Smith, Alternate

NORFOLK

Barbara Rockett, Member  

NORFOLK SOUTH

Janet Limke, Member
John Walsh, Alternate

PLYMOUTH

Philip McCarthy, Member
Katherine Murray Leisure, Alternate     

SUFFOLK

Marian C. Craighill, Member
S. Jay Jayasankar, Alternate

WORCESTER

Giles Whalen , Member
Robert Lebow, Alternate

WORCESTER NORTH

Heidi Foley, Member
Robert Coit, Alternate

RESIDENT AND FELLOW SECTION

Eli Freiman, MD, Resident/Fellow

MEDICAL STUDENT SECTION

Alexander Pomerantz, Member
Celeste Peay, Alternate

ALLIANCE LIAISON

Vanessa Kenealy, Member
Brigid Rubin, Alternate

ADVISORS

Jack Evjy, M.D.
Christine Moschella, MA/RI MGMA

MMS Staff Liaison

Charles Alagero (calagero@mms.org)



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