The King County Medical Society has four standing committees: The Public Health and Mental Health Committee, the Events and Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee and the Outreach, Community Relations Committee. Participation on King County Medical Society’s committees provides members with the opportunity to network, learn about and address issues of concern to members, and make meaningful contributions toward realizing the Society’s goals and objectives.
Public and Mental Health Committee
The core of King County Medical Society is to act as a public and mental health champion. This Committee reviews public health-related projects and programs and determines the Society’s participation and involvement. In addition, the Committee examines existing public health programs and develops new plans and programs with community groups to address special issues of concern. This Committee acts as an invaluable resource to gain and sustain momentum for innovative programs and policies to improve public and mental health in a wide variety of organizations. The latest activities have included policy direction and recommendations on legislative matters relating to human services including but not limited to: homelessness, access to appropriate medical services, child wellness, and gun legislation.
Co-Chairs: Amish Dave & Don Ross
Members: Daniel Low, Carl Wigren, Teresa Girolami, Nancy Belcher, Ellen Thomason Derrick, Jeff Duchin, Rajneet Lamba
Community Relations Committee
The Community Relations Committee is responsible for developing strategies for creating events and activities for the King County Medical Society members and other interested persons or organizations. The King County Medical Society is committed to positively impacting its community by supporting community programs and initiatives that advance the interests of both the Society’s members and the community. The spirit of engagement that exists at King County Medical Society is impressive. As an institution, we are deeply committed to enriching the health care community in King County. The Committee is also involved in mentoring and other community service projects.
Co-Chairs: Daniel Low & Rajneet Lamba
Members: Don Ross, Ellen Thomason Derrick, Kevin Auld, Daniel Wuthrich, Mark Levy, Teresa Girolami, Nancy Belcher
Events and CME Committee
The Events and CME Committee coordinates events related to planning and providing a venue for meetings between the federal, state, and local governments, the private sector, academic community, as well as other relevant stakeholders involved in providing medical services or legislation impacting the practice of medicine. The committee plans, develops, and provides oversight for the Continuing Medical Education Events offered by the Society.
Co-Chairs: Anh Truong & Kevin Johnson
Members: Teresa Girolami, Nancy Belcher, Nancy Linscott, Amish Dave, Kevin Auld
The Historical Committee works to preserve the history of medicine as it relates to King County. Outside speakers drawn from various parts of the health care sector appear at the Committee’s monthly luncheon meetings.