Commissions & Committees

As a Nevada State Medical Association Member, here are some key ways you can get more involved. Review the list of commissions below to find one (or more) that suits your interest.

public health meeting in progress

Public Health Commission

The Public Health Commission (PHC) leads the public health agenda for the Nevada State Medical Association to achieve the greatest positive impact on the health and well-being of the public and to reflect the resources, mission and strategic direction of the Association. The PHC meets every 1st Thursday of the month, alt. with MPC

Chaired by

Cortland Lohff, MD and John Anderson, MD

NSMA Commission meeting in progress

Medical Practice Commission

The Medical Practice Commission (MPC) reviews, evaluates, and oversees NSMA positions on practice related developments and regulatory issues. This includes compliance, malpractice, quality payment programs, administrative burdens, narrow networks, electronic health records, maintenance of certification, care affordability, controlled substance prescribing, worker’s compensation, Medicare, and Medicaid. This Commission also hosts two sub-committees, Antibiotic Stewardship Committee and Regulatory Reduction Committee. The MPC meets every 1st Thursday of the month, alt. with PHC

Chaired by

Jessica Casey, MD and Timothy O'Mara, MD

NSMA Commission meeting in progress

Government Affairs Commission

The Government Affairs Commission (GAC) assesses proposed and prospective policy at the state and federal levels. GAC engages with the Executive Director, Council, and various commissions to promote health reforms within governing bodies. This commission also hosts a sub-committee on Opioids. The GAC meets every 4th Monday of the month, every Monday once session begins Feb. 6th in sync with NV MEDPAC Meeting Schedule.

Chaired by

Shaina Richardson, MD & Staci McHale, MD

NSMA Commission meeting in progress

Long Term Planning & Membership Commission

The Long Term Planning Commission and Membership (LTP) creates long and short-term goals on attracting and retaining membership. The LTP interfaces with stakeholders and the community to best identify avenues to support the NSMA membership. The LTP meets every 2nd Thursday of the month, alt. with DEI.

Chaired by

Jeffrey Roth, MD & Andrew Tomlinson, MD

NSMA Commission meeting in progress

Internal Affairs Commission

The Internal Affairs Commission (IAC) is a commission of appointed members that plan and review the NSMA Annual Meeting, responsible for the maintenance of the NSMA Policy Compendium, review NSMA policies and documents, and provide recommendation or review as needed by the Council. The Internal Affairs Commission meets every 1st Tuesday of the month.

Chaired by

Keith Brill, MD & Tomas Hinojosa, MD

*Council, Finance, & Internal Affairs are all appointed or elected positions

NSMA Commission meeting in progress

Council Commission

The NSMA Council is the association's board of executive officers, the chairs of each commission, and leadership from each unified county medical society. These meetings are closed to NSMA Council members only. The Council meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month, alt. with FINC

Chaired by

Andy Eisen, MD

*Council, Finance, & Internal Affairs are all appointed or elected positions

NSMA Commission meeting in progress

Finance Commission

The Finance Commission is directed by the NSMA Council to regularly review the financials and investment portfolio and shall put forth recommendations on matters pertain to the NSMA Council for approval. The commission shall include the the NSMA President and President- Elect and other members to balance representation. This commission is an appointed only commission. The Finance Commission meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month, alt. with Council.

Chaired by

George Alexander, MD & Jay Morgan, MD

*Council, Finance, & Internal Affairs are all appointed or elected positions

Diversity and Equity Commission meeting photo

Diversity & Equity Commission

The goals of the Diversity and Equity Commission are to identify how we can improve equity and diversity issues within NSMA and how we as physicians can address health care inequities in the great state of Nevada. The Diversity & Equity Commission meets every 2nd Thursday of the month, alt. with LTP&M.

Chaired by

Bayo Curry-Winchell, MD & Luis Medina-Garcia, MD

Commissions Schedule

(2022-2023)

Click on the commission below to see the schedule

Public Health Commission Schedule
October December February April June
October 5
6:00 PM
December 7
6:00 PM
February 1
6:00 PM
April 4
6:00 PM
June 6
6:00 PM
Commission Chairs
John Anderson, MD
Cort Lohff, MD
Comission Schedule
1st Thursday of the month, alt. with MPC
6:00 PM
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Medical Practice Commission Schedule
November January March May July
November 2
6:00 PM
January 4
6:00 PM
March 7
6:00 PM
May 2
6:00 PM
July 18
6:00 PM
Commission Chairs
Deborah Kuhls, MD
Tim O’Mara, MD
Comission Schedule
1st Thursdays of the month, alt. with PHC
6:00 PM
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Internal Affairs Commission Schedule
November December February March April May June July
November 7
6:00 PM
December 5
6:00 PM
February 6
6:00 PM
March 5
6:00 PM
April 2
6:00 PM
May 7
6:00 PM
June 4
6:00 PM
July 2
6:00 PM
Commission Chairs
Joseph Adashek, MD
Steven Parker, MD
Comission Schedule
1st Tuesdays of the month
6:00 PM
Government Affairs Commission Schedule / NV MEDPAC Schedule
October January February March April May June July
October 23
6:00 PM
January 22
6:00 PM
February 26
6:00 PM
March 25
6:00 PM
April 22
6:00 PM
May 27
6:00 PM
June 24
6:00 PM
July 22
6:00 PM
Government Affairs Commission Chairs
Jessica Casey, MD
Samantha Schneider, MD
NV MEDPAC Chairs
Howard Baron, MD
Ron Smith, MD
Comission Schedule
4th Monday of the month
In sync with NV MEDPAC Meeting Schedule
6:00 PM
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Long Term & Membership Planning Commission Schedule
October December February April June
October 12
6:00 PM
December 14
6:00 PM
February 8
6:00 PM
April 11
6:00 PM
June 13
6:00 PM
Commission Chairs
Jeffrey Roth, MD
Andrew Pasternak, MD
Comission Schedule
2nd Thursday of the month, alt. with DEI
6:00 PM
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Council Schedule
November January March May July
November 14
6:00 PM
January 9
6:00 PM
March 12
6:00 PM
May 14
6:00 PM
July 9
6:00 PM
Commission Chairs
Sowjanya Reganti, MD
Comission Schedule
2nd Tuesday of the month, alt. with FINC
6:00 PM
Finance Commission Schedule
December February April June August
December 12
6:00 PM
February 13
6:00 PM
April 9
6:00 PM
June 11
6:00 PM
August 13
6:00 PM
Commission Chairs
George Alexander, MD
Jay Morgan, MD
Comission Schedule
2nd Tuesday of the month, alt. with Council
6:00 PM
Diversity & Equity Commission Schedule
November January March May July
November 9
6:00 PM
January 11
6:00 PM
March 14
6:00 PM
May 9
6:00 PM
July 11
6:00 PM
Commission Chairs
Bayo Curry-Winchell, MD
Luis Medina-Garcia, MD
Comission Schedule
2nd Thursday of the month, alt. with LTP&M
6:00 PM
Interested in joining a Commission?
Shape the Future of Organized Medicine

Be a part of the NSMA. Advocate, collaborate, lead, and network to help protect patients and improve medical practice in Nevada.

Join a Commission and help add strength to the NSMA.

*Council, Finance, & Internal Affairs are all appointed or elected positions

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