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Fellows Program

About the Fellows Program

The Fellows Program has grown to be a collection of some of AHLA’s most talented and illustrious members. Fellows have distinguished themselves both in the practice of their health law knowledge and skills, and in their contributions to AHLA. Selection of an AHLA member to be a Fellow is an honor and recognition for distinctive service to the health law profession generally and to AHLA specifically.

About the Nomination and Selection Process

AHLA administers an annual call for Fellows where members can self-nominate or nominate a colleague. The Fellows Coordinating Council (FCC) considers lawyers and health law professional members for the designation of Fellow based on the criteria listed below. The number of AHLA Fellows selected each year varies. The FCC forwards its recommendations to the Board Nominating Committee; they review and submit a final slate to the Board of Directors who are responsible for electing nominees as Fellows.

Applicants are evaluated based on a general review of the candidates’ biographical information, which is evaluated on various criteria such as, but not limited to, individuals who can demonstrate:

  • Sustained membership in AHLA for 15 years or more
  • Sustained practice in health law or in a health-related profession for 15 years or more
  • Professional acumen as one of the top health care professionals in their community
  • Consistently high level of service to AHLA (examples: governance support, networking support, Board of Directors leadership, Practice Group leadership, program planning, speaking, writing, etc.) 
  • One year departure from AHLA leadership at the time of nomination

Current AHLA Fellows

It is with immense gratitude and honor that we recognize our Fellows for their career-long achievements, contributions and ​tenure with AHLA, and their continuing service and leadership in the legal profession. AHLA Fellows are ambassadors for the Association and serve as role models and mentors to current AHLA members:

  • Adelman, S. A., Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
  • Agrawal, Gail B., University of Iowa College of Law
  • Anthony, Michael F., McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Baker, Constance H., CH Baker Law
  • Barnes, Clifford E., Epstein Becker & Green PC
  • Barry, Dennis M.
  • Bell, Jerry A., Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Benesch, Katherine, Benesch & Associates LLC
  • Blaes, Stephen M., Stephen M Blaes Attorney At Law
  • Blanchard, Timothy P., Blanchard Manning LLP
  • Boozang, Kathleen M., Seton Hall University School of Law Faculty
  • Brennan, Elise D., Conner & Winters LLP
  • Brennan, John T., Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Brier, Bonnie S., New York University
  • Broccolo, Bernadette M., McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Callahan, Michael R., Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Carder-Thompson, Elizabeth B., Reed Smith LLP
  • Cassidy, Michael A., Tucker Arensberg PC
  • Clarke, Alexander M., Baird Holm LLP
  • Conard, Jane R., Jane Reister Conard LLC
  • Cook, Michael H., Liles Parker PLLC C/O Michael Cook
  • Coons, Thomas W., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • Cooper, Almeta E. 
  • Cornell, Lois D., Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Cowan, Dale H., Law Office Dale H Cowan MD JD
  • Cowart, Richard G., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • Crane, Thomas S., Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC
  • Daniels, Anthea R., Akron Children's Hospital
  • Davis, Gary S., McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • DeMuro, Paul R., Royal Palm Companies
  • Duckett, Gregory M., Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
  • Eiland, Gary W., King & Spalding LLP
  • Epstein, J.D., Greer Herz & Adams LLP
  • Felt, J. Kay
  • Fox, Thomas C.
  • Fraiche, Donna D., Strategic Consulting Services
  • Gallant, Mark H., Cozen O'Connor PC
  • Goldman, Edward B., University of Michigan
  • Goldstone, Marc D., Wellpath
  • Gosfield, Alice G., Alice G Gosfield & Associates PC
  • Griffith, Gerald M., Jones Day
  • Hackney, Virginia H., Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Hamme, Joel M., Joel Hamme, Esq.
  • Hammer, Douglas J., Intermountain Healthcare
  • Hasbrouck, Gail D., Advocate Health Care
  • Hastings, Douglas A., Epstein Becker & Green PC
  • Heagen, Gail P.
  • Henry, Brent L., Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC
  • Homchick, Robert G., Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Homer, Leonard C., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • Hyatt, Thomas K., Dentons US LLP
  • Johnson, Robert L., Robert L Johnson Attorney At Law
  • Joy, Louise M., Joy & Young LLP
  • Kadzielski, Mark A., BakerHostetler
  • King, Marilou M. 
  • LaFond, Michel A.
  • Leibenluft, Robert F., Hogan Lovells LLP
  • Leibold, Peter M., Ascension
  • Luce, Gregory M., Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Lyncheski, John E., Cohen & Grigsby PC
  • Mancino, Douglas M., Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Manning, Margaret M., Blanchard Manning LLP
  • Markey, Melissa L., Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
  • Matyas, David E., Epstein Becker & Green PC
  • Mayo, Thomas W., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • McAnaney, Kevin G., Law Offices of Kevin McAnaney
  • Michaels, Joel L., Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Miles, John J., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • Miller, Robert W.
  • Mills, Elizabeth M., Elizabeth M Mills PC
  • Miltenberger, Barbara L., 
  • Morris, Lewis
  • Murphy, Joseph A.
  • Newman, Dinetia M., Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • Pavarini, Peter A.
  • Peregrine, Michael W., McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Peters, Gerald R.
  • Pomerance, Philip L., Best Practices Inpatient Care Ltd
  • Powell-Woodson, Dorthula H., Wiley Rein LLP
  • Purtell, Dennis J., Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC
  • Randall, Deborah A., Deborah Randall Consulting
  • Reed, Glen A.
  • Robinson, Vicki L., DHHS Office of the Inspector General
  • Roosevelt, James, Verrill Dana LLP
  • Roth, Michael D., Law Offices of Michael Dundon Roth LLP
  • Schabes, Alan E., Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Schaff, Michael F., Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA
  • Schermer, Beth J., Christofolo Schermer Consulting
  • Scheutzow, Susan O., Southwest General Health Center
  • Schroder, Jack S., Alston & Bird LLP
  • Sconyers, Jeff, University of Washington Graduate Program in Health Services Administration
  • Shackelford, Richard L.
  • Shay, Edward F.
  • Sheehan, James G., Office of the New York State Attorney General
  • Shields, Thomas C., 
  • Silhol, Michael L., Silhol Law PLLC
  • Sill, Gerald M., Missouri Hospital Association
  • Stromberg, Ross E., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Sullivan, T.J., Potomac Law Group PLLC
  • Teplitzky, Sanford V., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • Tettlebaum, Harvey M., Husch Blackwell LLP
  • Tillman, Eugene
  • Touse, James L. 
  • Vandecaveye, Lisa D., The Joint Commission
  • Voorhees, Lee
  • Waller, Adele A.
  • Washlick, John R., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • Welch, Sidney S., Akerman LLP
  • Williams, Teresa A., University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Wisner, Cynthia F., Trinity Health
  • Wood, Ivan

Fellows Who Are No Longer with Us

And to those Fellows who are no longer with us, their impact on AHLA and the legal profession are still felt today, and we are honored to have had them serve the Association:

  • Clements , Jamie H.    
  • Doherty, James     
  • Forbes, Nancy E.     
  • Goldberg, Alan S.     
  • Hall, James L.    
  • Hershey, Nathan     
  • Kelly, James P.
  • Ludlam, James E.     
  • Meador, Patricia T.      
  • Memel, Sherwin L.     
  • Powers, Galen D.     
  • Ronai, Stephen E.
  • Stiller, Jennifer A.     
  • Wood, Jack C.