Leadership

Physicians for Peace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in Norfolk, Va. The work of the organization is developed and managed by the Physicians for Peace staff and guided by our Board of Directors.   

FOUNDER
Charles E. Horton Sr., MD, FACS, FRCS (1925-2006) 

PRESIDENT AND CEO
Brig. Gen. Ron Sconyers (USAF, Ret.) 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Allan Irving Goldberg, MD
Chair, Board of Directors 
Lead US Advocacy & Professional Affairs
US Medical Affairs
Merck & Co., Inc.
North Wales, PA

Atul Grover, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Chair, Governance Committee
Chief Public Policy Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, DC

Richard A. Austin
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Chair, Finance/Audit Committee
Audit Partner, KPMG LLP
San Francisco, CA

Allan Irving Goldberg, MD
Chair, Board of Directors 
Lead US Advocacy & Professional Affairs
US Medical Affairs
Merck & Co., Inc.
North Wales, PA

Nancy Jallo, RNC, PhD
Secretary, Board of Directors
Chair, Medical Operations Committee
Virginia Commonwealth University
Williamsburg, VA

Carmen Hooker Odom
Chair, Development Committee
Community Leader
Manteo, NC

Christine Neikirk
Acting Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee
Norfolk, VA

 

Huda M. Ayas, MHSA, MBA, Ed
Executive Director, Office of International Medicine Programs
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Kathy Bakkenist
Chief Executive Director 
Bakkenist Consulting
Minneapolis, MN

Gary W. Boswick, CFP
BB&T Wealth
Norfolk, VA

Bryant Cannon
Deputy Attorney General
CA Department of Justice
San Francisco, CA

Kathleen M. Casey, MD, FACS
Community Leader,
Newport, RI

Lawrence B. Colen, MD, FACS
Norfolk Plastic Surgery
Norfolk, VA

Gerald A. Horwitz
Horwitz & Associates
Northbrook, IL

Charles E. Horton Jr., MD, FACS, FAAP
Children’s Surgical Specialty Group
Norfolk, VA

Jayne Keith
Community Leader
Palm Beach, FL

Shelley C. Mishoe, PhD, FAARC
Dean, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA

  Eid B. Mustafa, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgery Center
Wichita Falls, TX

William "Trey" C. Oglesby III, CPA
Senior Audit Manager, KPMG LLP
Portsmouth, VA

Hemang H. Shah, MD, FAASAM
Tidewater Neurologist & Sleep Disorder Specialists
Portsmouth, VA

Kevin L. Smith, MD, FACS
Charlotte Plastic Surgery Center
Charlotte, NC


HONORARY DIRECTOR

Amb. Edward P. Djerejian
 

DIRECTORS EMERITUS

Harold J. Bernsen, RADM, USN (Ret.)
Max C. Chapman Jr.
Catherine C. Colgan
Benjamin G. Cottrell, V
JoAnn Davis
Robert H. Dennis II, MD, FACS
E. Ralph Hostetter
John F. Hussey
Donald R. Laub, MD, FACS
Juan M. Montero II, MD, FACS
R. Barrett Noone, MD, FACS
Adelia E. Robertson, RN
Willcox Ruffin Jr., MD, FACS
Jane W. Smith
Robert T. Taylor

 

COMMITTEES


FINANCE/AUDIT COMMITTEE

*Richard A. Austin, CPA (Chair)
KPMG LLP
Walnut Creek, CA

*William "Trey" Oglesby III, CPA
KPMG LLP
Portsmouth, VA


MARCOMM COMMITTEE

*Christine Neikirk (Acting Chair)
Community Leader
Norfolk, VA


Tracey Halliday
American Beverage Association
Washington, DC

Stephen Katz

Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk, VA

*Carmen Hooker Odom

Community Leader
Manteo, NC

*Jayne Keith
Community Leader
Palm Beach, FL

Dick Robertson
Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
Los Angeles, CA

Jack Ruffin
Clearfield MMG
Chesapeake, VA

Jim Parroco
Parroco Studios
Chesapeake, VA

 

MEDICAL OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

*Nancy Jallo, RNC, PhD, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CNS (Chair)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Williamsburg, VA 

Terri Babineau, MD, FAAFP
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Thomas J. Gampper, MD, FACS
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

David Gilbert, OD
Gilbert Eyecare
Virginia Beach, VA

Susan Girois, MD, MPH
Norfolk, VA

*Allan Irving Goldberg, MD 
Merck & Co., Inc.
North Wales, PA

Carolyn Moneymaker, MD
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
Norfolk, VA

*Charles E. Horton Jr, MD, FACS, FAAP
Children's Surgical Specialty Group 
Norfolk, VA

John Robb, CPO 
Reach Orthotic & Prosthetics
Newport News, VA

Lacey Watford, OT
Virginia Beach, VA

Connie White, RPH
Chesapeake Care Free Clinic
Chesapeake, VA

Eric M. Yoder, MD, MBA
Virginia Beach, VA


NON-VOTING MEMBERS

Ron Sconyers
Physicians for Peace
Norfolk, VA

Julian Henderson
Student Representative
Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolA
Norfolk, VA

Koren S. Goodman
Student Representative
Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

 

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

*Carmen Hooker Odom (Chair)
Community Leader
Manteo, NC

*Kathy Bakkenist
Chief Executive Director 
Bakkenist Consulting
Minneapolis, MN

*Gary W. Boswick, CFP
BB&T Wealth
Norfolk, VA

Bonnie P. Bryant
Bryant Foundation 
Irvington, VA

Ed Lilly, MD
Retired
Norfolk, VA

*Shelley Mishoe, PhD, FAARC
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA

Jennifer Schlener
Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, DC

*Kevin L. Smith, MD, FACS
Charlotte Plastic Surgery 
Charlotte, NC

* Board Members

 

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