Hospital Ethics Committee Membership

Co-Chairs and Directors

Arlene Davis, JD
Co-Chair, Hospital Ethics Committee
Director, Clinical Ethics Service
Director, Center for Bioethics
Professor, Social Medicine

Gary J. Gala, MD, FACS
Co-Chair, Hospital Ethics Committee
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Psychiatry

Benny Joyner, MD, MPH
Vice Chair, Hospital Ethics Committee
Associate Director, Clinical Ethics Service
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, and Social Medicine


Bex Forcier
Data and Service Coordinator


Ashley Addison, BSN, RN, PCCN
Nurse Manager, Hospice House

Jorge Almodovar, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology

Courtney Berry, MA, BSN, RN, OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator, NC Cancer Hospital

Amy Bryant, MD, MSCR
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Lizzy Burch, MSW, LCSW
Manager, Clinical Care Management

Jean Cadigan, PhD
Associate Professor, Social Medicine

Kelly Clark, MHA, CCLS
Clinical Supervisor, Child Life

Sarah Connolly, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CHPN
Patient Services Manager, Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing

Crista Creedle, RN, BSN, OCN
Patient Services Manager, Outpatient Oncology at Hillsborough

Michelle Curl, BSN, RN, CDCES
Pediatric Diabetes Coordinator, Pediatric Endocrinology

J. Stuart Harrell, MDiv, BCC, ACPE
Associate Director, Clinical Pastoral Education

Laura House, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Carol Hubbard, RN, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner, Newborn Critical Care Center

Donna Ladd, BSBA, CPXP
Patient Experience Advisor

Deborah Love, JD, MBA, MA (Bioethics)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Social Medicine

Douglas MacKay, PhD
Associate Professor, Public Policy

Jennifer McEntee, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Hospitalist Medicine

Dan Moseley, PhD
Research Instructor, Psychiatry

Rimma Osipov, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Hospitalist Medicine

Paul Ossman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Hospitalist Medicine

Seema Patidar, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

Mary Beth Prieur, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Neil Ryan, BSRT, MHA
Clinical Manager, Respiratory Therapy

Bill Scheidler, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

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

Adam Smith, MSN, CRNA
Nurse Anesthetist

Tina M. Vassar, RN, MSN
Community Member

Evan Vitiello, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Margaret Waltz, PhD
Research Associate, Social Medicine

Louise Winstanly, LLB, MSB
Chair, UNC Institutional Review Board

Gary Winzelberg, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Professor, Geriatric Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Palliative Care Program

Graduate Education Members

Khadijah Bhatti, MD
Resident, Medicine/Pediatrics

Jamie Knowles, MD
Resident, Psychiatry

Nicholas Ma, MD
Resident, Psychiatry

Jessica Sibley, MD, JD
Resident, Pediatrics

Catherine Trub, MD
Resident, Pediatrics


Konan Beke
MD Candidate, School of Medicine

Izzy Brassfield, PhD
MD Candidate, School of Medicine

Reece Carter
MD Candidate, School of Medicine

Tyler Clay
MD Candidate, School of Medicine

Hillary Hecht, MSW
PhD Candidate, Health Policy & Management

Celia Mizelle
MD Candidate, School of Medicine

Matt Washko
MD Candidate, School of Medicine

Ex Officios

Sarah Fotheringham, JD
Deputy General Counsel

Thomas Ivester, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Medical Affairs
Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Tony Lindsey, MD
System Chief Medical Officer
Chair, Quality Improvement Oversight Committee

Shane Rogers
Director, Patient Experience

Alan Stiles, MD
Senior Vice President for Strategic Affiliations and Integration

Dalton Sawyer
Director of Emergency Management

Marcia Van Riper, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor, School of Nursing and Carolina Center for Genome Studies

Marie Watras, RN, BSN, ACM, MBA
Director, Care Management