Committees


Membership Committee
 

The membership committee promotes association activities and interests to members and seeks to recruit new association members.  The committee is responsible for overseeing the association website and newsletter.

Committee members have a visible presence at the spring and fall conferences and hold new member orientation at these events.  The committee strives for membership representing all areas of the state.

Committee Chair

Jenni Talbott
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Committee Members
Chad Breidenbach
Megan Covert
Erin Dalziel
Doug Darnell 
Brian Grimes
Denise Kaestner
Darla Stone
Mark Thayer
 

Professional Development Committee

 
The Professional Development Committee develops and plans the spring and fall educational conferences. The committee’s main focus is on educational content, but they have input on all aspects of conference development including site locations and meeting dates. The committee strives for membership representing all areas of the state. 
 
 
Committee Chair
Karen Story 
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Committee Members
Megan Covert
Erin Dalziel
Matt Evans
Jennifer Moore
Sara Parris
Jenni Talbott (Board Liaison)

 

Payer Relations Committee
 

The payer relations committee acts as a liaison between the insurance carriers, and other entities whose policies or operations may have a financial impact on the delivery of healthcare, and phyisician offices.

The committee is comprised of members from specific areas of the state and represent all specialties.  Regular meetings are held quarterly with the major carriers in the state:  Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, United Healthcare, Amerigroup and Wellmark.  

 

 

Committee Chair

Trish Hohnecker (NE)
thohnecker@gr-mg.com
Committee Members
Kelli Anderson (Central)
Cassie Boone (NE)
Crystal Euchner (Central)
Darcy Fahrenkrug (SE)
Holli Lancaster (Central)
Kay Spear (Central)
Megan Threlkeld (SE)
Sheila Vondrak (SW)

Legislative Committee

 
The Legislative Committee shall monitor and influence state and federal legislation and administrative policy which may impact the practice of medicine in Iowa and subsequently the members of association.

It shall, in accordance with policy approved by the association board, recommend adoption to the board specific policy provisions on particular legislative bills or administrative policy, which do not conflict with the mission of association and promote action on these policies.  The goal of the membership in the committee would be to have representatives from each Federal congressional district as the composition of the Legislative Committee.
 
 

Committee Chair

Mark Thayer
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Committee Members
Kim Burchett
Darcy Fahrenkrug
Chris Heesch
Trish Hohnecker
Rob Poetting
Dave Weiss

Finance Committee
 

The Finance Committee provides oversight of the finances of association and reports to the Association Board of Directors.  The Finance Committee would conduct or initiate periodic reviews by a 3rd party to validate association financial processes and standings.

Committee Chair
Dan Carpintero
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Committee Members
Sara Parris
Joetta Promes
De Schieltz
Dave Weiss