About HCMA

Committees
Board of Directors

By virtue of their offices, the following shall be voting ex officio members of the Board of Directors: President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Councilor, Associate Councilors, and the chairs of all standing committees. The President shall be the presiding officer of the Board. In addition, the immediate past president shall serve for one year as a voting ex officio member of the Board of Directors.

 1. The Board of Directors shall have the power to act for The Association between the regular meetings of that body and shall report such actions to The Association at its next meeting.

 2. The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the supervision and direction of The Association’s financial affairs. It will submit to The Association an annual budget.

 3. With the exception of the officers, (as defined in Article IV, Section 1, Paragraph 1 of the Bylaws), and the immediate past President, no member of the Board shall serve for more than six consecutive years.

 4. Unless otherwise specified in these bylaws, in the event a vacancy occurs in any elective office or elective position, the Board of Directors shall appoint a successor to fill the vacancy for such unexpired portion of the term as may precede the next Annual Meeting of The Association; any remaining unexpired portion of the term shall be filled by election of The Association at said Annual Meeting.

OFFICERS:

President: Akella S. Sarma, MD

Vice-President: Frank A. Santoro, MD

Secretary-Treasurer: Laureen F. Rubino, MD

Immediate Past President: Khuram R. Ghumman, MD

Councilor: Gwendolyn H. Moraski, MD

 Associate Councilor: Robert A. Green, MD

 Associate Councilor: Kevin W. Watson, MD

 

Board of Directors

Haris Athar, MD Shahena Master, MD
Christine Czyrko, MD Michael J. McNamee, MD
Bruce E. Gould, MD Atique A. Mirza, MD
Timothy J. Glew, MD Gerard Pregenzer, Jr., MD
Robert Malkin, MD Bollepalli Subbarao, MD

 

Bylaws Committee

Considers all matters concerning the bylaws, as amended, and shall review any proposed changes. Any changes recommended by the Committee shall be referred to the Board of Directors.

MEMBERS 

Khuram R. Ghumman, MD, Chairman
M. Natalie Achong, MD, MHL
Michael J. McNamee, MD
Gwendolyn H. Moraski, MD
Laureen F. Rubino, MD
Akella S. Sarma, MD
Kevin W. Watson, MD

 

Communications Committee

Advises and oversees the conveyance of information to the members, both within HCMA and to the news media and general public.

 Members 

Christine Czyrko, MD, Chairwoman
M. Natalie Achong, MD, MHL
Charanjeev S. Kapoor, MD
Laureen F. Rubino, MD
Devika Umashanker, MD, MS, MBA

 

Community Health Committee

Represents the Association in all matters pertaining to community health information. It shall inform the Association and make information available to its members on community health matters. Shall serve as the liaison between the Association and other groups interested in improving and making available health care within the county.

Members

Bruce E. Gould, MD, Chairman
M. Natalie Achong, MD, MHL
Richard Fichman, MD
William J. Garrity, DO
R. Frederick Knauft, MD
Bollepalli Subbarao, MD

 

Finance Committee

Advises the Board on all matters related to the Association’s income, expenses, and investments.

Members

Laureen F. Rubino, MD, Chairwoman
Khuram R. Ghumman, MD
Michael J. McNamee, MD
Frank A. Santoro, MD
Gwendolyn H. Moraski, MD
Akella S. Sarma, MD
Bollepalli Subbarao, MD
Kevin W. Watson, MD

 

Foundation Board

To operate for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, to improve the health of the people of Hartford County, to promote medical research, to sponsor graduate and post graduate medical education, to provide medical assistance to the indigent, to sponsor educational programs concerning medicine, to promote health careers, and to promote the general welfare of all the citizens in Hartford County.

Members

Laureen F. Rubino, MD, Chairwoman
Akella S. Sarma, MD
Frank A. Santoro, MD
Khuram R. Ghumman, MD
Richard Fichman, MD
Gwendolyn H. Moraski, MD
Insurance Benefits Committee

Supervises and oversees the selection and administration of all insurance coverage offered under HCMA. With the consultation and approval of the Board of Directors, the committee shall be authorized to enter into contracts and/or agreements with insurance carriers and/or agents.

Members

Shahena Master, DO, Chairwoman
Jeffrey Kaye, MD
Atique Azam Mirza, MD
Mahammad Saiyed, MD
Legislative Committee

The function of this committe shall be to review and advise members of the association concernin proposed state and national legislation pertaining to the public health, welfare and practice of medicine.  It shall also supervise and direct the Association’s legislative efforts in the state legislative field.

Members

Kevin W. Watson, MD, Chairman
Akella S. Sarma, MD
M. Natalie Achong, MD, MHL
David Emmel, MD
Khuram R. Ghumman, MD
Timothy J. Glew, MD
Antique A. Mirza, MD
Frank A. Santoro, MD
Prasad Srinivasan, MD
Medical Review Committee

Engages in peer review activities and inquiries brought to its attention by the public, members, or institutions, through substantiated information regarding fees, medical care or the efficiency of services ordered or performed by physicians in Hartford County.

Members

Robert A. Green, MD, Chairman
William J. Garrity, DO
Jeffery M. Kagan, MD
Akella S. Sarma, MD
Kevin W. Watson, MD
Membership Committee

Responsible for all matters pertaining to membership development and retention, credentialing, orientation and indoctrination for provisory members.

Members

Atique Azam Mirza, MD, Chairman
Jeffrey Kaye, MD
Frank A. Santoro, MD
Bollepalli Subbarao, MD
Nominating Committee

No later than June 30th, subject to the Board of Directors confirmation, the President shall appoint eight Full Members to form the Nominating Committee and notify its members by letter.  The Vice President/President-Elect will be its chair.  No more than two members with the same hospital affiliation may be appointed to the Committee.

Members

Akella S. Sarma, MD, Chairman
Khuram R. Ghumman, MD
Michael J. McNamee, MD
Gwendolyn H. Moraski, MD
Laureen F. Rubino, MD
Frank Santoro, MD
Kevin W. Watson, MD
Committee Application Form
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