Committees

Volunteers are at the heart of ASCRS’ existence. Collectively, they accomplish incredible work on behalf of the Society and specialty. ASCRS strives to assure a wide range of committee involvement opportunities for members.

Committee Members and Leadership Policies

On February 21, 2018, the Executive Council approved the Policy for Committee Membership to ensure each committee exemplifies diversity of experiences, competencies and demographics. On February 11, 2019, the Executive Council approved the Policy for the Selection and Responsibility for Committee Leadership within the ASCRS.

Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee's main purpose is to increase public awareness of colon and rectal diseases and the availability of trained specialists in its treatment.

Michael L. Arvanitis - Chair, Current Term: 2019-2022
Yosef Y. Nasseri - Vice Chair, Current Term: 2019-2022
Craig A. Reickert - Council Rep, Current Term: 2020-2022
Jean H. Ashburn - Member, Current Term: 2021-2022
Ellen H. Bailey - Member, Current Term: 2020-2022
Elyse R. Bevier-Rawls - Member, Current Term: 2021-2022
Avinash Bhakta - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Cecilia Natalia E. Birisan - Member, Current Term: 2021-2022
Jeffrey L. Butcher - Member, Current Term: 2020-2022
Allen P. Chudzinski - Member, Current Term: 2021-2022
Leonardo D. Duraes - Member, Current Term: 2021-2022
Steven A. Fassler - Member, Current Term: 2020-2022
Juliane Y. Golan - Member, Current Term: 2021-2022
Henry R. Govekar - Member, Current Term: 2020-2022
Hamza Guend - Member, Current Term: 2020-2022
Patrick F. Hammen - Member, Current Term: 2021-2022
Christine Hsieh - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Erin M. King-Mullins - Member, Current Term: 2020-2022
Alex J. Ky - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Linda L. Lapos - Member, Current Term: 2016-2022
Amanda M. McClure - Member, Current Term: 2021-2022
Margarita M. Murphy - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Nina J. Paonessa - Member, Current Term: 2021-2022
Joshua D. Parks - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Jennifer D. Rea - Member, Current Term: 2020-2022
David R. Rosen - Member, Current Term: 2020-2022
Kathryn L. Rutan - Member, Current Term: 2021-2022
Theodore J. Saclarides - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Earl V. Thompson - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Jennifer Y. Wang - Member, Current Term: 2021-2022
Katerina O. Wells - Member, Current Term: 2020-2022
Stuart Meyer - Staff, Current Term: 2021-2022