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
Maryanne Bombaugh, Alternate           

BERKSHIRE

Basil Michaels, Member
Michael Kaplan, 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
Alik Widge, Alternate      

MIDDLESEX CENTRAL

Thomas LaMattina, Member
Sarah Taylor, Alternate     

MIDDLESEX NORTH

M. Denise Mills, Member
Srilatha Kodali, Alternate

MIDDLESEX WEST

Christopher Smith, Alternate

NORFOLK

Barbara Rockett, Member
Lynda Kabbash, Alternate   

NORFOLK SOUTH

Patricia Hopkins, Member
Janet Limke, Alternate

PLYMOUTH

Terence R. McAllister, Member
Philip McCarthy, Alternate     

SUFFOLK

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

WORCESTER

Giles Whalen , Member
Robert Lebow, Alternate

WORCESTER NORTH

Heidi Foley, Member
John Bogdasarian, Alternate

RESIDENT AND FELLOW SECTION

Shaan-Chirag Gandhi, PhD., Resident/Fellow

MEDICAL STUDENT SECTION

Rajesh Reddy, Member
Patrick Lowe, 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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