Advisory Board

The purpose of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee is to provide insight and guidance on the strategic direction of USA's Office of CME. Members from multiple disciplines and positions within the healthcare system serve as representatives and liaisons for their departments, and community programs, advocates for CME and final arbiters in disputes on regulatory requirements.

Members include physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, and other allied health professionals involved in CME and leadership from compliance, hospital, and health-system units. Members serve a three-year term, allowing new faces and new ideas to contribute to the board. The board meets quarterly to discuss upcoming events, criteria, standards, mission statement, and how best to meet each.

Meeting Schedule

December 6, 2023 - Strada Conference Center - 12:00 p.m.     Wednesday

March 6, 2024 - 

June 5, 2024 -

September 4, 2024 -

December 4, 2024 -


CME Committee / Advisory Board Members

Continuing Medical Education Committee (CME) Term Expires June 30
Roca Garcia, Maria, M.D. (Chair) Department of Pediatrics 2026
Roote, Cassie, R.N. (Vice Chair) Risk Management Specialist 2025

Al Jaber, Emad, M.D. Department of Internal Medicine 2024
Awan, Ghulam, M.D. Department of Internal Medicine 2024
Butts, Caleb, M.D. Department of Surgery 2024
Marri, Preethi, M.D.  Department of Pediatrics 2024
Idriss, Rajab, M.D. Department of Internal Medicine 2025
Gavrilita, Cristina, M.D. Department of Pediatrics 2025
Kilgo, William, M.D. Department of Neurology 2025
Martinez, Carmen, M.D. Department of Emergency Medicine 2025                                                                                      Ballard, Haley, MD, Department of Internal Medicine 2026                                                                                               Bassam, Bassam, MD, Department of Neurology 2026                                                                                                        Bokhari, Amber, MD, Department of Internal Medicine 2026                                                                                                  Klecker, Rosemary, M.D. Department of Radiology 2026                                                                                                          Sehgal, Mukul, MD, Department of Pediatrics 2026   


Ex Officio, voting members
Arnold, Amanda, RD, COM Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development, Indefinitely
Ezelle, Sharon Director, Care Mgmt./Social Services, Quality Assurance, University Hospital Indefinitely
Weldy, Matthew, Simulation Lab Indefinitely

Ex Officio, non-voting members
Cranford, Sharrie, LICSW Director, CME Indefinitely                                                                                                                Morgan-Payton, Carletta, CME Coordinator Indefinitely

Patient Representatives
Judy Burnham 2026                                                                                                                                                                Donna Gregory                                                                                                                                                                    Tommye Mangrum