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

Resident and Fellow: 
Member: Gregory Foos, Charles River

Medical Students:  
Member: Kristin Scott, Norfolk
Alternate: Agatha Brzezinski, Norfolk 

Alliance Liaisons:  
Member:  TBD
Alternate: TBD

M. Anita Barry, Norfolk South
Paul D. Biddinger, Norfolk
Catherine Brown, D.V.M.  
Sarita Chung, MD
Alfred DeMaria, Jr., Middlesex

MMS Staff Liaison  
Susan Webb ( )

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