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

University Hospital         Zoom      12:00 p.m.     Wednesday

March 10, 2021    *    June 2, 2021      *    September 1, 2021    *    December 8, 2021

March 9, 2022      *    June 8, 2022      *    September 14, 2022  *    December 14, 2022


CME Committee / Advisory Board Members

Term Expires June 30 each year.

Roca Garcia, Maria, M.D. (Chair)

Roote, Cassie, R.N. (Vice Chair)
Ballard, Haley, M.D.
Bassam, Bassam, M.D.
Davis, Nita, M.D.
Manci, Elizabeth, M.D.
Al Jaber, Emad, M.D.
Awan, Ghulam, M.D.
Butts, Caleb, M.D.
Hunter, John, M.D.
Klecker, Rosemary, M.D.
Marri, Preethi, M.D. 
Eakin, Eliane, M.D.
Idriss, Rajab, M.D.
Gavrilita, Cristina, M.D.
Kilgo, William, M.D.
Martinez, Carmen

Ex Officio, voting members

Ezelle, Sharon, RN
Arnold, Amanda, RD
Weldy, Matthew

Ex Officio, non-voting members

Cranford, Sharrie, LICSW

Patient Representatives
Judy Burnham
Tommy Carlisle