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Past Presidents

 
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Past Presidents of AHLA and Predecessor Organizations

 

AHLA = American Health Lawyers Association
NHLA = National Health Lawyers Association (1976-1997)
AAHA = American Academy of Hospital Attorneys (1968-1997)
*denotes deceased

 

John B. DeVine, distinguished attorney, community leader, past president of the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (AAHA), and one of the founders of health law, passed away May 27, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. More...

Past Presidents

2013 - 2014
Kristen B. Rosati
Polsinelli PC, Phoenix, AZ
2012 - 2013
Dinetia M. Newman
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Jackson, MS
2011 - 2012
Gerald M. Griffith
Jones Day, Chicago, IL
2010 - 2011
Richard L. Shackelford
King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA
2009 - 2010
Elizabeth B. Carder-Thompson
Reed Smith LLP, Washington, DC
2008 - 2009
Joel M. Hamme
Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, Washington, DC
2007 - 2008
Elisabeth Belmont
MaineHealth, Portland, ME
2006 - 2007
Anthea R. Daniels
Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP, Cleveland, OH
2005 - 2006
S. Allan Adelman
LeClairRyan, Annapolis, MD
2004 - 2005
Richard G. Cowart
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Nashville, TN
2003 - 2004
Almeta E. Cooper
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
2002 - 2003
James Roosevelt
Tufts Health Plan, Watertown, MA
2001 - 2002
Douglas A. Hastings
Epstein Becker & Green PC, Washington, DC
2000 - 2001
Beth J. Schermer
Christofolo Schermer Consulting, Phoenix, AZ
1999 - 2000
Michael F. Anthony
McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Chicago, IL
1998 - 1999
Glen A. Reed
King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA
1997 - 1998
Nancy A. Wynstra*
Pittsburgh, PA
1996 - 1997
Eugene Tillman
Chevy Chase, MD
NHLA
1996 - 1997
Gary W. Eiland
King & Spalding LLP, Houston, TX
AAHA
1995 - 1996
Robert L. Johnson
Robert L Johnson Attorney At Law, Hillsborough, CA
AAHA
1995 - 1996
James L. Hall*
NHLA
1994 - 1995
Phillip A. Proger
Jones Day, Washington, DC
AAHA
1994 - 1995
Brent L. Henry
Partners Healthcare System, Boston, MA
NHLA
1993 - 1994
Douglas M. Mancino
McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Los Angeles, CA
AAHA
1993 - 1994
Sanford V. Teplitzky
OBER | KALER, Baltimore, MD
NHLA
1992 - 1993
Alice G. Gosfield
Alice G Gosfield & Associates PC, Philadelphia, PA
NHLA
1992 - 1993
Virginia H. Hackney
Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, VA
AAHA
1991 - 1992
Alex M. Clarke
Baird Holm LLP, Omaha, NE
AAHA
1991 - 1992
Alan S. Goldberg
Attorney & Counsellor At Law, Mc Lean, VA
NHLA
1990 - 1991
Galen D. Powers*
Chambersburg, PA
NHLA
1990 - 1991
Thomas M. Collins
Pasadena, CA
AAHA
1989 - 1990
Donna D. Fraiche
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, New Orleans, LA
NHLA
1989 - 1990
Thomas C. Shields
K & L Gates LLP, Chicago, IL
AAHA
1988 - 1989
Michael D. Bromberg
Capitol Health Group LLC, Washington, DC
NHLA
1988 - 1989
Robert W. Miller
Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA
AAHA
1987 - 1988
Charles J. Steele
Washington, DC
NHLA
1987 - 1988
Lee Voorhees
Mercer Island, WA
AAHA
1986 - 1987
Robert S. Bromberg*
Robert S Bromberg Esq, Cincinnati, OH
NHLA
1986 - 1987
J.D. Epstein
Greer Herz & Adams, Colorado Springs, CO
AAHA
1985 - 1986
J. Kay Felt
Dykema Gossett PLLC, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
AAHA
1985 - 1986
Leonard C. Homer
OBER | KALER, Baltimore, MD
NHLA
1984 - 1985
Thomas C. Fox
Reed Smith LLP, Washington, DC
NHLA
1984 - 1985
Edgar A. Zingman
AAHA
1983 - 1984
Alan David Bloom
Care1st Health Plan, Monterey Park, CA
NHLA
1983 - 1984
Larry V. McLeod*
McLeod Benton Begnaud Et Al, Athens, GA
AAHA
1982 - 1983
Michael J. Tichon*
HealthSmart Corp, Newport Beach, CA
NHLA
1982 - 1983
Stephen M. Blaes
Stephen M Blaes Attorney At Law, Saint Albans, MO
AAHA
1981 - 1982
John B. Devine*
Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC, Ann Arbor, MI
AAHA
1981 - 1982
Joseph A. Murphy
Frankfort, MI
NHLA
1980 - 1981
Jamie H. Clements*
Temple, TX
NHLA
1980 - 1981
Arthur H. Bernstein
Piedmont, CA
AAHA
1979 - 1980
Edmund D. McEachen*
Omaha, NE
AAHA
1979 - 1980
Charles E. Westcott*
NHLA
1978 - 1979
Ross E. Stromberg
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, San Francisco, CA
AAHA
1977 - 1978
W. Thomas Berriman*
Mercy Haverford Hospital, Havertown, PA
AAHA
1976 - 1977
James F. Doherty
Pecore & Doherty LLC, Columbia, MD
NHLA
1976 - 1977
Edward Earl Hollowell*
Hollowell Law Offices PA, Raleigh, NC
AAHA
1974 - 1975
Jack C. Wood*
Houston, TX
AAHA
1973 - 1974
Dennis J. Purtell
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee, WI
AAHA
1972 - 1973
Nathan Hershey
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
AAHA
1971 - 1972
James E. Ludlam*
Musick Peeler & Garrett LLP, Los Angeles, CA
AAHA
1970 - 1971
Jay H. Hedgepeth*
AAHA
1969 - 1970
Karle E. Holderle*
AAHA
1968 - 1969
Don A. Bierle*
Avera Health Inc, Yankton, SD
AAHA
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