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

Donald S. Buckley, MHA, PhD, LFACHE
Chair, Board of Directors
Former Chief Administrator, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
Chesapeake, VA

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
Walnut Creek, CA

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

Edward H. Karotkin, MD
Immediate Past Chair
Professor of Pediatrics, The Eastern Virginia Medical School 
Neonatologist, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
Norfolk, VA

Nancy Jallo, RNC, PhD, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CNS
Chair, Medical Operations Committee
Williamsburg, VA 

Carmen Hooker Odom
Chair, Development Committee
President, Milbank Memorial Fund
New York, NY 

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

 

Huda M. Ayas, MHSA, MBA, EdD
Founder and Executive Director, The Office of International Medical Programs
The George Washington University
Washington, DC

Olurotimi "Timi" Badero, MD, FACP
Surgeon, Cardiovascular Services of Central MS
Jackson, MS

Kathy Bakkenist
Executive Director 
Bakkenist Consulting
Minneapolis, MN

Gary W. Boswick, CFP
Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust
Norfolk, VA

Bryant Cannon
CA Department of Justice
San Francisco, CA

Kathleen M. Casey, MD, FACS
Director, Operation Giving Back
American College of Surgeons
Chicago, IL

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

Charles E. Horton Jr., MD, FACS, FAAP
Surgeon, Children’s Surgical Specialty Group, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
Norfolk, VA

Jayne Keith
Community Leader
Palm Beach, FL

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

 

Donald Peck Leslie, MD
Medical Director, Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA

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

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

Ivan "Van" R. Sabel, CPO
Chairman, Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation
Washington, DC

Hemang H. Shah, MD, FAASAM
Surgeon, Tidewater Neurologist and Sleep Specialists
Portsmouth, VA

Kevin L. Smith, MD, FACS
Surgeon, 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

Milbank Memorial Fund
New York, NY

*Jayne Keith
Community Leader
Palm Beach, FL

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

Jack Ruffin
Clearfield MMG
Chesapeake, VA

*Ivan "Van" R. Sabel, CPO
Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation
Washington, DC

Jim Parroco
Parroco Studios
Chesapeake, VA

 

MEDICAL OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

Nancy Jallo, RNC, PhD, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CNS (Chair)
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

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

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

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

Connie White, RPH
Chesapeake Care Free Clinic
Chesapeake, VA


NON-VOTING MEMBERS

Ron Sconyers
Physicians for Peace
Norfolk, VA

Aimee Dinwiddie
Student Representative
Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolA
Norfolk, VA

Koren S. Goodman
Student Representative
Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

 

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

*Carmen Hooker Odom (Chair)
Milbank Memorial Fund
New York, NY

*Gary W. Boswick, CFP
U.S. Trust
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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