LCME Leadership Team

Ronald W. Flenner, MD
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs 
James E. Etheridge Jr. Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine
Faculty Accreditation Lead

A. Brooke Hooper, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical Education
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Self-Study Task Force Chair

Molly O’Keefe, PhD
Director, Accreditation

Julie E. Stoner, PhD, MPH
Associate Director for Accreditation
Staff Visit Coordinator

LCME Self-Study Task Force Team

The Self-Study Task Force serves as the primary oversight body for the Self-Study Subcommittee work. It oversees the progress of the six Subcommittees,  assists in addressing the needs of the Subcommittees and drafting the final 35-page Executive Summary based on the Subcommittee findings. It is also involved in the identification of and recommendations for action plans based on challenge areas discovered during the self-study process.

Committee members

  • A. Brooke Hooper, MD - Associate Dean for Clinical Education (Chair)
  • Molly O’Keefe, PhD - Director, Accreditation (Co-Chair)
  • Brant Cox, MBA - Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Mekbib Gemeda - Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Helen Heselius - CPA, Vice President, Financial Services
  • Ronald W. Flenner, MD - Vice Dean for Academic Affairs – School of Medicine
  • Mily Kannarkat, MD - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs – School of Medicine
  • Thomas Kimble, MD - Associate Dean for Admissions & Enrollment – School of Medicine
  • Julie Kerry, PhD - Chairman of Medical Education Committee
  • Allison Knight, PhD - Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Elza Mylona, PhD, MBA - Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness
  • Michelle Rogers-Johnson, PhD - Director of Assessment – School of Medicine
  • Julie E. Stoner, PhD, MPH - Associate Director for Accreditation – School of Medicine
  • William Wasilenko, PhD - Vice Dean for Research

Self-Study Subcommittees

The self-study subcommittees undertake a complete review and determination of compliance with the LCME standards based on the information gathered through the Data Collection Instrument (DCI). The reports provided by the subcommittees include strengths, challenges and recommendations for actions to resolve identified areas of concern.

Subcommittee 1 – Standards 1, 2 and 5

  • Molly O’Keefe, PhD - Director, Accreditation (Chair)
  • Teri Albright - Network Administrator
  • Tammy Chrisman - Executive Director, Business Affairs
  • Brant Cox, MBA - Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • James Dixon, MD - Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Helen Heselius, CPA - Vice President, Financial Services
  • David Huband - Associate Dean, Business Affairs
  • Andrew Mitchell - Chief of Police
  • Elza Mylona, PhD, MBA - Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness
  • Aileen Shafer - Associate Director of Clinical Education – School of Medicine
  • Keri Shaw - Director, Library Services
  • Leanne Smith - Administrator, EVMS Medical Group
  • Debbie Taylor - Chief Information Officer, Information Technology
  • Josephine Wiley - Executive Director, Legal Services

Subcommittee 2 – Standard 3

  • A. Brooke Hooper, MD - Associate Dean for Clinical Education (Chair)
  • Linda Archer, PhD - Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Silvina Bocca, MD, PhD - Professor, OB/GYN
  • Debbie Damon, PhD - Professor, Physiological Sciences
  • Anca Dobrian, PhD - Professor, Physiological Sciences
  • Mekbib Gemeda - Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Barry Knapp, MD - Professor, Emergency Medicine
  • Allison Knight, PhD - Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • David Mu, PhD - Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Cell Biology
  • Drucie Papafil - Director, Continuing Medical Education
  • Erika Rhone, MD - Director of Clinical Skills – School of Medicine
  • Larry Sanford, PhD - Professor, Pathology and Anatomy
  • Melissa Scott - Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
  • Gail Williams - Assistant Dean, Diversity in Education

Subcommittee 3 – Standard 4

  • Christine Boswick - Director of Faculty Affairs (Chair)
  • Matthew Bak, MD - Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
  • Craig Derkay, MD - Chair, Faculty Senate
  • Barry Knapp, MD - Professor, Emergency Medicine
  • Alberto Musto, MD, PhD - Associate Professor, Pathology & Anatomy
  • Elza Mylona, PhD, MBA - Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness
  • Shriti Patel, MD - Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Mary Rubino, MD - Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine
  • Judith Taylor-Fishwick - Director, Professional Development

Subcommittee 4 – Standards 6 and 7

  • Julie Kerry, PhD - Chairman, Microbiology & Molecular Cell Biology (Chair)
  • Michelle Rogers-Johnson, PhD - Director of Assessment – School of Medicine (Co-Chair)
  • Marta Ambrozewicz, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Pathology & Anatomy
  • Carrie Elzie, PhD - Associate Professor, Pathology & Anatomy
  • Maryanne Gathambo, MPH - Director, Community-Engaged Learning
  • A. Brooke Hooper, MD - Associate Dean for Clinical Education
  • Allison Knight, PhD - Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Brain Martin, MBA, PhD - Associate Dean Administration - SOHP
  • Lauren Mazzurco, DO - Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Erika Rhone, MD - Director of Clinical Skills – School of Medicine
  • Mary Rubino, MD - Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
  • Jen Ryal, MD - Assocaite Professor, Internal Medicine
  • William Wasilenko, PhD - Vice Dean for Research
  • Paul Weissburg, PhD - Associate Dean for Educational Assessment & Evaluation – School of Medicine
  • Laurie Wellman, PhD - Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs – School of Medicine
  • Arno Zaritsky, MD - Professor, Pediatrics

Subcommittee 5 – Standards 8 and 9

  • Mily Kannarkat, MD - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs – School of Medicine (Chair)
  • Julie Bridges, PhD - Instructional Designer
  • Debbie Damon, MD - Professor, Physiological Sciences
  • Eric Dobratz, MD - Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
  • Amy Fantaskey, MD - Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant
  • A. Brooke Hooper, MD - Associate Dean for Clinical Education – School of Medicine
  • Julie Kerry, PhD - Chairman, Microbiology & Molecular Cell Biology
  • Agatha Parks-Savage, EdD - Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
  • Paul Weissburg, PhD - Associate Dean for Educational Assessment & Evaluation – School of Medicine

Subcommittee 6 – Standards 10, 11 and 12

  • Allison Knight, PhD - Associate Dean for Student Affairs (Chair)
  • Aimee Bader - Assistant Director, Benefits, Wellness and Data
  • Debbie Brown - Director of Financial Aid
  • Joel Clingenpeel, MD - Director of Remediation
  • Carrie Elzie, PhD - Associate Director of Pathology and Anatomy
  • Mekbib Gemeda - Vice President for Diversity
  • David Golay - Registrar
  • Rebecca Hastings, MD - Career Advisor
  • Thomas Kimble, MD - Associate Dean for Admissions and Enrollment
  • Aileen Shafer - Associate Director of Clinical Education – School of Medicine
  • Heather Singleton - Executive Director of Employee Occupational Health
  • Dan St. John, PhD - Director of Academic Development
  • Laurie Wellman, PhD - Associate Professors of Pathology and Anatomy
  • Gail Williams - Assistant Dean for Diversity in Educational Programs