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Hospital Ethics Committee Membership

Co-Chairs and Directors

Arlene Davis, JD
Co-Chair, Hospital Ethics Committee
Director, Clinical Ethics Service
Associate 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


Oscar Aylor, LFACHE
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Public Health
Community Member

Ashley Benefield, MSW, LCSW
Social Worker, Beacon Program

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

Thomas Bice, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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

Lizzy Burch, MSW, LCSW
Social Worker, Obstetrics and Newborn Nursery

Jean Cadigan, PhD
Associate Professor, Social Medicine

Bruce Cairns, MD
Professor, Surgery

Cordelia Carter, MS
Patient Experience Advisor, Patient Relations

Carl Clark, MDiv, ACPE
Associate Director, Clinical Pastoral Education

Sarah Connolly, RN, BSN, CHPN
Patient Services Manager, Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing

Crista Creedle, RN, BSN, OCN
Nurse Manager, Inpatient Oncology/Hematology

Michelle Curl, RN, BSN, BA, CCTC
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, MSN, PNP
Nurse Practitioner, Newborn Critical Care Center

Jason Huckaby, MS
Patient & Family Advisory Council Liaison, NC Cancer Hospital
Community Member

Deborah Love, JD, MBA, MA
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Social Medicine

Douglas MacKay, PhD
Assistant Professor, Public Policy

Jennifer McEntee, MD, MPH, MAEd
Assistant Professor, Hospitalist Medicine

Dan Moseley, PhD
Research Instructor, Psychiatry

Rimma Osipov, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Hospitalist Medicine

Paul Ossman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Hospitalist Medicine

Mary Beth Prieur, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Neil Ryan, BSRT, MHA
Clinical Manager, Respiratory Therapy

Bill Scheidler, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

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

Adam Smith, MSN, CRNA
Nurse Anesthetist

Tina M. Vassar, RN, MSN
Community Member

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 Director, Palliative Care Program

Graduate Education Members

Chris Iskander, MD, MPH
Resident, Pediatrics

Diya Jost, MD
Resident, Medicine and Pediatrics

Sara Scarlet, MD, MPH
Fellow, Surgical Critical Care


Izzy Brassfield, PhD
MD Candidate, School of Medicine

Maureen Gleason
JD Candidate, School of Law

Austin Hopkins
MD Candidate, School of Medicine
MA Candidate, English

Sara Meyers
MD Candidate, School of Medicine

Lisa Michelson, MPhys, MA
MD Candidate, School of Medicine

Ex Officios

Ian Buchanan, MD, MPH
President, Ambulatory and Post-Acute Care

Sarah Fotheringham, JD
Associate General Counsel, Legal Department

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

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

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

Shane Rogers
Director, Patient Relations

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