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National Center for Ethics in Health Care


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Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, MD, PhD, MSc: Executive Director (Washington, DC)
Toby Schonfeld, PhD: Deputy Director (Washington, DC)  
Raymond S. Frazier, MA: Executive Assistant (Washington, DC)
Nicolle K. Strand, JD, M.Bioethics: Special Assistant (Washington, DC)


RaMona Barrow: Program Support Assistant (Washington, DC)
Tiera M. Craig: Administrative Officer (Washington, DC)
Angelque Nelson, MBA: Staff Assistant (Washington, DC)

Ethics Consultation

Kenneth A. Berkowitz, MD, FCCP: Chief, Ethics Consultation (New York, NY)
David Alfandre, MSPH, MD: Health Care Ethicist, Ethics Consultation (New York, NY)
Barbara L. Chanko, RN, MBA: Health Care Ethicist, Ethics Consultation (New York, NY)
Cynthia Geppert, MD, MA, MPH, MSB, DPS: Acting Health Care Ethicist (Albuquerque, NM)
Nancy Pinnola, MPA: IE Program Specialist, IntegratedEthics (New York, NY)

Ethics Evaluation

Robert A. Pearlman, MD, MPH: Chief, Ethics Evaluation (Seattle, WA)
Jennifer Cohen, PhD, MPH: Ethics Evaluation Manager (Seattle, WA)
Mary Beth Foglia, RN, PhD, MA: Health Care Ethicist (Seattle, WA)
Lynn Gessner: Administrative Specialist (Seattle, WA)


John Billig, PhD, ABPP: Acting Chief, IntegratedEthics (Minneapolis, MN)
Robin Cook, RN, MBA: IntegratedEthics Manager, Preventive Ethics (Seattle, WA) 
Marilyn Mitchell, RN, BSN, MAS: IntegratedEthics Manager, Ethics Consultation (New York, NY)
Nancy Pinnola, MPA: IE Program Specialist, IntegratedEthics (New York, NY)
Basil Rowland, MSW: IntegratedEthics Manager, Field Operations (Hampton, VA)


Virginia Ashby Sharpe, PhD: Chief, Ethics Policy (Washington, DC)  
Georgina Baumgartner, MA, MPS: Ethics Policy Specialist (Washington, DC)
Jill Lowery, PsyD: Ethics Policy Consultant  (Durham, NC)  
Lucinda Potter, MSW: Ethics Policy Specialist (Washington, DC)
Paul Tompkins: Program Analyst (Tampa, FL)

Special Projects

Gail Goza-MacMullan, PhD: Chief, Special Projects (Washington, DC)  
Beth Doyle, MBA: Education Specialist (Seattle, WA)
Ian Holk, MA: Writer/Editor (Washington, DC)
Steve Tokar, MA: Writer/Editor (Washington, DC)