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Hospital Ethics Committee Membership

Co-Chairs and Directors

Arlene Davis, JD
HEC Co-Chair
Director, Clinical Consultation
Director, Ethics Education
Associate Professor, Social Medicine
Adjunct, School of Law

Gary Gala, MD, FACS
HEC Co-Chair
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Coordinators

Kathy Peticolas, PMP
Data Coordinator
UNC Center for Bioethics

Members

Thomas Bice, MD, MSc
Clinical Instructor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Lizzy Burch, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Care Management
Obstetrics and Newborn Nursery
UNC Health Care

Jean Cadigan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Social Medicine

Bruce Cairns, MD, FACS
UNC Faculty Chair
Professor, Surgery
Director, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center

Katie Crisp, MSW, LCSW, LCASA
Inpatient Social Worker
Clinical Care Management
UNC Health Care at Wakebrook

Michelle Curl, RN, BSN, BA, CCTC
Peditric Diabetes Coordinator
N.C. Children's Hospital
UNC Hospitals
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Katherine Higgins, MDiv
Associate Director, Clinical Pastoral Education
Department of Pastoral Care
UNC Hospitals

Laura House, MD, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
UNC School of Medicine

Jason Huckaby
NC Cancer Hospital Patient & Family Advisory Council Liaison
Sr. Chemical Engineer
Eastern Research Group

Benny L. Joyner, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology
Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Doug MacKay, PhD
Assistant Professor, UNC Department of Public Policy
Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Medicine

Shirley Massey, M.Div., BCC
Department of Pastoral Care
Chaplain Burn Center/Aftercare

Erika Moses, JD, MA
Clinical Ethics Service Coordinator
Liaison to Peds Palliative Care and Peds Schwartz
UNC Center for Bioethics

Carrie A. Nielsen, MA
Clinical Research Program Director
North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
Department of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine

Paul Ossman, MD, MPH
Associate Director of Education
Division of Hospital Medicine Department of Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine

Ivan Remnitz, BBA, MA
Interpreter Services

Barbara Riff, BSN, RN, OCN
Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Protocol Office

Neil Ryan, MHA, BSRT
Clinical Manager
Respiratory Therapy

Matt Scholer, MD, PhD, FACEP
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Martha Shackelford, RN, MPH
Clinical Compliance Manager
Performance Improvement/Patient Safety Dept.

S. Elizabeth “Sam” Sharf, RN, BSN, NE-BC, CHTC
Clinical Director
Adult and Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program
University of NC at Chapel Hill

Tina M. Vassar, RN, MSN, CS
Community Member

Rebecca Walker, PhD
Associate Professor, Social Medicine
REI Ethics Committee Liaison

Amina White, MD, MA
Clinical Associate Professor 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UNC School of Medicine

Sharon Williams, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Louise Winstanly, LLB, MSB
Consultant, Consultation and Policy Service
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Public Health Leadership Program
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Co-Chair, UNC Non-Biomedical IRB

Gary Winzelberg, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Professor
Division of Geriatric Medicine
School of Medicine

Graduate Education Members

Megan Barnes
MS 1, UNC School of Medicine

Izzy Brassfield
HEC Trainee
UNC MD-PHD Program Candidate

Drew Cutshaw
MS1, UNC School of Medicine

Keren Eyal
MS1, UNC School of Medicine

Laura Iafrati, MD
Resident, Department of Psychiatry

Dan Lercher, MD
Fellow, Department of Pediatrics

Rachel Lipner, DO
Fellow, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Charan Mohan
MS 1, UNC School of Medicine

Jackie Patterson, MD
Fellow, Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Sara Scarlett, MD
Resident, Department of General Surgery

Courtney Whicker Berry, MA
HEC Nursing Student Trainee

Ex Officios

Ian Buchanan, MD, MPH
Vice President, Cancer and Children’s Services
UNC Health Care

Sarah Fotheringham, JD
Associate General Counsel, UNC Health Care System
Legal Department

Eric Juengst, PhD
Director, Center for Bioethics
Professor, Department of Social Medicine

Katelin Kaiser, MA
Assistant Director
Parr Center for Ethics

Christian Lawson, MBA, BSN, RN
Director of Emergency Services
UNC Hospitals

Tony Lindsey, MD
Executive Associate Dean,
Clinical Affairs and Chief of Staff, School of Medicine

Shane Rogers
Director of Patient Relations and Interpreter Services
UNC Health Care

Dalton Sawyer, MS, CHEP
Director, Emergency Preparedness and Continuity Planning
UNC Health Care

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