Massachusetts Medical Society: Committee on Preparedness

Committee on Preparedness

This committee works in collaboration with public health agencies and others responsible for disaster management on the development and implementation of  response plans for the physician community in order to enhance the health care system's capacity to prevent, prepare for, detect, mitigate, respond to and recover from the public health consequences of man-made or natural disasters, and other health emergencies and protect the health and safety of patients and communities. This committee meets 4-6 times per year, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Participation by teleconference is an option. 

Committee Members
Ritu R. Sarin, Norfolk, Chair
Kevin M. Ryan, Suffolk, Vice Chair
Christopher E. Barsotti, Berkshire
James B. Broadhurst, Worcester
Henry L. Dorkin, Suffolk
John T. Gallagher, Worcester
Scott A. Goldberg, Suffolk
Eric Goralnick, Norfolk
Christina H. Hernon, Middlesex Central
Kenneth J. Knowles, Hampden
John J. Looney, Norfolk
Michael J. McHugh, Berkshire
Andrew Milsten, Worcester
Ira Nemeth, Norfolk
William Porcaro, Middlesex
Leon D. Sanchez, Middlesex
Sally Anne Sveda, Charles River

Resident and Fellow: 
Member: Michael Deluca, Middlesex

Medical Students:  
Member: Aminata Soumare, Suffolk
Alternate: Schyla Wante, Worcester

Alliance Liaisons:  
Member:  TBD
Alternate: TBD

M. Anita Barry, Norfolk South
Paul D. Biddinger, Norfolk
Catherine Brown, D.V.M.
Sarita Chung, MD, (non-member)
Alfred DeMaria, Jr., Middlesex
Stacy Kokaram, MPH

MMS Staff Liaison  
Susan Webb ( )

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