The National Commission for Certification of CME Professionals (NC-CME) recently named Dennis K. Wentz, MD, FACPE, CCMEP, to the position of president-elect; he will serve as president from 2011-2012. Wentz, who is principal and co-founder of WentzMiller and Associates, a consulting firm specializing in global continuing professional development and continuing medical education, formerly served as director of the Division of CME (which is now called the Division of Continuing Physician Professional Development) at the American Medical Association.
The NC-CME also has elected two new directors and re-elected two board officers. The new directors are Robert M. Galbraith, MD, FACP, CCMEP, and Scott J. Hershman, MD, CCMEP, both of whom began three-year terms on January 1. Galbraith is the executive director of the Center for Innovation, National Board of Medical Examiners , in Philadelphia; he also served on the NC-CME Advisory Board and chairs the Standards Committee, which reviews NC-CME policies and procedures. Hershman serves as medical director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education in the HealthONE’s Continental Division. He also is director of Healthcare Collaboration with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and he is principal and co-founder of Allicott Consulting LLC, a firm specializing in collaborative CME endeavors of healthcare providers, academic medical centers, medical education companies, and government agencies. Hershman also served on the NC-CME Advisory Board and chairs the Exam Development Committee, which oversees the writing, reviewing, and validating of the Certified Continuing Medical Education Professional.
Marissa Seligman, PharmD, CCMEP, one of the founders of NC-CME, has been re-elected to a two-year term as NC-CME secretary. Seligman is chief, clinical and regulatory affairs; compliance officer; and senior vice president for Pri-Med Institute, a division of M|C Communications, in Boston. Laird R. Kelly, CCMEP, also has been re-elected to a two-year term as treasurer. Kelly is president and founder of RSi Communications, a publisher of medical education materials and activities based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Kelly, an NC-CME founder, also serves on its marketing committee.
For more information on NC-CME’s leadership or its certification program, go to NC-CME.org.