Leadership

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Margaret Schneider
Margaret L. Schneider, PhD
President
Researcher at University of California, Irvine
Bernard Fuemmeler
Bernard Fuemmeler, PhD, MPH
President-Elect
Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University
David Conroy
David E. Conroy, PhD
Immediate Past President
Leadership Identification and Inclusion Committee Chair

Professor at The Pennsylvania State University
Sandi Winter
Sandra J. Winter, PhD, MHA
Secretary/Treasurer
Finance Committee Chair

Executive Director at Senior Coastsiders
Joanna Buscemi
Joanna Buscemi, PhD
Member Delegate
Assistant Professor at DePaul University
Stephanie Fitzpatrick
Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, PhD
Member Delegate
Program Committee Chair
Associate Professor at Northwell Health
Brian Gonzalez
Brian D. Gonzalez, PhD
Member Delegate
Assistant Member at Moffitt Cancer Center

 

Council Chairs

Roger Figueroa, PhD
Advocacy Council Chair
Assistant Professor at Cornell University
Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD
Development Council Chair
Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago
Danielle Arigo, PhD, LP
Membership Council Chair
Associate Professor of Psychology at Rowan University
Valerie Myers, PhD
Professional Advancement Council Chair
Associate Director of Clinical Research and Evidence Generation at Glooko, Inc.
Jun Ma, MD, PhD, FAHA
Publications Council Chair
Beth and George Vitoux Professor of Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago
Scherezade K. Mama, DrPH
Scientific Education Council Chair
Assistant Professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Councils

 

This council is responsible for advancing the society’s health policy priorities, including influencing legislation and fostering relationships with legislative officials. This council also oversees activities intended to advocate for inclusion of behavioral medicine in governmental or professional settings, including on special government taskforces and within other professional organizations.

Chair: Roger Figueroa, PhD, Assistant Professor at Cornell University

This council is responsible for society fundraising and other financial support, including giving campaigns and event sponsorships. The council oversees donor/supporter identification, solicitation, and stewardship.

Chair: Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD, Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago

This council is responsible for building and maintaining a multi-disciplinary membership of diverse behavioral medicine professionals. This council is responsible for the evaluation of applications for membership and the establishment of appropriate criteria for membership. This council oversees member recruitment and retention efforts, including into emerging areas and via special interest groups.

Chair: Danielle Arigo, PhD, LP, Associate Professor of Psychology at Rowan University

This council is responsible for supporting members’ careers over their life course, via trainings, programs, networking, mentoring, and other opportunities such as leadership roles and award recognition. The council is responsible for identifying professional advancement needs, and recommending or overseeing services that address those needs.

Chair: Valerie Myers, PhD, Associate Director of Clinical Research and Evidence Generation at Glooko, Inc.

This council is responsible for disseminating the highest quality scientific information and literature to members, non-member health professionals, and the general public. This council includes oversight of Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Translational Behavioral Medicine. This council is also responsible for staying abreast of trends in scientific publishing.

Chair: Jun Ma, MD, PhD, FAHA, Beth and George Vitoux Professor of Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago

This council is responsible for supporting members' scientific pursuits, via scientific education, trainings, and events, including the society's annual meeting. This council helps members advance their research and/or clinical practice by sharing best practices and by providing scientific presentation opportunities.

Chair: Scherezade K. Mama, DrPH, Assistant Professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 


Committees

This committee is charged with planning and execution of the society’s Annual Meeting.

Reports to: Scientific Education Council

Chair: Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, PhD, Associate Professor at Northwell Health

The Audit Committee is charged with receiving, reviewing, and recommending approval of the annual audit report from the auditors and ensuring that the full Board of Directors and the staff are aware of and responsive to any issues raised by the auditors.

Reports to: Executive Committee

Chair: Jamie L. Studts, PhD

This committee is charged with soliciting and reviewing applications for society achievement awards and fellow status, with recommended recipients to be reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee acting for the Board. This committee may consult with and utilize other members and/or other councils or committees of the society in the review process. This committee is also charged with providing recommendations regarding awards policy and encouraging a diverse slate of applicants.

Reports to: Professional Advancement Council

Chair: Frank M. Perna, PhD, Program Director for the National Institutes of Health (Dr. Perna is serving in his personal capacity.)

This committee is charged with planning and execution of the society’s Diversity Institute for Emerging Leaders.

Reports to: Professional Advancement Council

Chair: Frank J. Penedo, PhD, Professor at University of Miami

This committee is charged with making recommendations regarding society fiscal policy, including proposals regarding investment and management of society reserves. This committee also reviews the society budget annually, monitors income and expense trends, and can advise in advance of any proposed expenditures which are in excess of the budget or which might reasonably appear to become in excess of the budget.

Reports to: Executive Committee

Chair: Sandra J. Winter, PhD, MHA, Executive Director at Senior Coastsiders

This committee is charged with reviewing gifts to the society that meet review requirements as described in SBM’s Policies, properly screening those gifts, and deciding acceptance or refusal. This committee’s review excludes sponsorships of society events or programs.

Reports to: Development Council

Chair: Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD, Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago

This committee is charged with connecting the society and its members to industry professionals and careers relevant to behavioral medicine. This committee’s tasks may include recruiting society members from industry, connecting society members who work in industry, advancing member careers in industry, sharing members’ science with industry professionals, and helping identify prospective industry sponsors for society events and programs.

Reports to: Membership Council

Chair: Cynthia Castro Sweet, PhD, Senior Director of Clinical Research at Modern Health

This committee is charged with soliciting and reviewing candidate nominations for elections of society Board of Directors’ officers, in accordance with SBM’s Bylaws and Policies. This committee shall ensure the society has a full slate of candidates for elections, while considering the diversity of the society’s membership. This committee shall also track volunteer engagement with the society in order to recognize volunteers and recommend individuals for volunteer roles.

Reports to: Professional Advancement Council

Chair: David E. Conroy, PhD, Professor at The Pennsylvania State University

This committee is charged with planning and execution of the society’s Mid-Career Leadership Institute.

Reports to: Professional Advancement Council

Chair: Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD, Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago

This committee is charged with strategic oversight of the society’s organizational partnerships, including those managed by other society entities like special interest groups. The committee provides best practices and helps develop and foster relationships, joint interdisciplinary programs, and other connections or activities as appropriate.

Reports to: Advocacy Council

Chair: Kristin L. Schneider, PhD, Associate Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science

This committee is charged with developing society health policy positions to be reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee acting for the Board. These shall highlight the contributions of behavioral medicine in advancing healthcare and public health.

Reports to: Advocacy Council

Chair: Megan J. Shen, PhD, Associate Professor at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

This committee is charged with helping members engage in science communication to the general public. This committee’s tasks may include hosting “sci comm” trainings, providing sci comm guidance, and removing sci comm participation barriers. This committee will also oversee the society’s Healthy Living section.

Reports to: Publications Council

Chair: Carly Goldstein, PhD, Assistant Professor at Brown Medical School

This committee is charged with supporting the chairs of the society’s special interest groups as they advance the society’s mission, connect members from scientific specialties of the international behavioral medicine community, develop scientific activities in specific fields and specialties, and foster joint interdisciplinary programs and services with other professional organizations. 

Reports to: Membership Council

Chair: Robert L. Newton, Jr., PhD, Assistant Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

This committee is charged with reviewing SIG renewal applications and making recommendations to the society Board of Directors. This committee also reviews SIG annual reports and suggests improvements to SIG leadership.

Reports to: Membership Council

Chair: Robert L. Newton, Jr., PhD, Assistant Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

 


Governance