ACOEP Board of Directors

Robert E. Suter, DO, MHA, FACOEP-D

ACOEP President

G. Joseph Beirne, DO, FACOEP

ACOEP President-elect

Christine F. Giesa, DO, ACOEP-D

Immediate Past President

Timothy Cheslock, DO, FACOEP


Brandon Lewis, DO, FACOEP


Jennifer Axelband, DO, FACOEP
John Dery, DO, FACOEP
Benjamin Godfrey, DO, FACOEP
John W. Graneto, DO, M.Ed, FACOEP-d
Justin Grill, DO, FACOEP
Christina Hornack, DO
Melinda Kizziah, OMS-III
Megan Koenig, DO, FACOEP
Nicole Ottens, DO, FACOEP
Duane D. Siberski, D.O., FACOEP-D, PHP

ACOEP Past Presidents

  • John C. Prestosh,
    D.O., FACOEP

  • Mark A. Mitchell,
    D.O., M.Ed., FACOEP

  • christiansen_g

    Gregory M. Christiansen,
    D.O., M.Ed., FACOEP
    2011 – 2013

  • brabson-t

    Thomas Brabson,
    D.O., FACOEP
    2008 – 2011

  • bell-p

    Peter Bell,
    D.O., FACOEP
    2006 – 2008

  • willoughby-p

    Paula Willoughby DeJesus,
    D.O., FACOEP
    2004 – 2006

  • scali-v

    Victor J. Scali,
    D.O., FACOEP
    2002 – 2004

  • kuchinski-j

    Joseph J Kuchinski,
    D.O., FACOEP
    2000 – 2002

  • spevack-t

    Theodore A. Spevack,
    D.O., FACOEP
    1998 – 2000

  • field-b

    Benjamin A. Field,
    D.O., FACOEP
    1995 – 1998

  • miller-g

    George J. Miller,
    D.O., FACOEP
    1993 – 1995

  • chlapek-b

    Ben H. Chlapek,
    D.O., FACOEP
    1991 – 1993

  • sarama-e

    Edward J. Sarama,
    D.O., FACOEP
    1989 – 1991

  • aranosian-r

    Robert D. Aranosian,
    D.O., FACOEP
    1987 – 1989

  • grate-j

    James Grate,
    D.O., FACOEP
    1985 – 1987

  • becher-j

    John W. Becher, Jr.,
    D.O., FACOEP
    1983 – 1985

  • cucchi-d

    Donald Cucchi,
    D.O., FACOEP
    1982 – 1983

  • hambrick-r

    Robert L. Hambrick,
    D.O., FACOEP
    1980 – 1982

  • horton-b

    Bruce Horton,
    D.O., FACOEP
    1975 – 1980

How to Run for ACOEP’s Board


ACOEP is looking for dedicated members to help carry out our mission and support emergency medicine nationwide by serving on the ACOEP Board of Directors. Your involvement on the Board of Directors as an active and engaged member is what drives our community forward!

Members are encouraged to nominate a qualifying colleague, or to self-nominate if you know you have the passion and vision to contribute to our growing College. This is your opportunity to have a voice at the highest level of our organization!

We are seeking emergency physicians with various practice focuses, including academics, “pit docs,” rural providers, and those with subspecialty interests such as critical care and pediatrics.

Nomination to the Board of Directors of ACOEP is available to any active member, including fellow members and distinguished fellows, in good standing with the College. Student and resident positions are elected separately through the Resident-Student Organization (RSO).

Obligations include:

  • A three-year commitment to serve on the Board.
  • Meeting in person, twice annually at ACOEP’s conferences (Scientific Assembly, Spring Seminar)
  • Conference calls, generally held no more than once per month, but occasionally more if needed.
  • A commitment to serve ACOEP’s members and enhance ACOEP’s community and field of Emergency Medicine.

To submit a nomination for yourself, or another member, please send the following for the nominee:

  • A brief letter explaining interest in serving on the Board
  • A current CV and photo

Email your submission to Adam Levy, Interim Executive Director, at alevy@acoep.org.

Nominee submissions are reviewed in April, with Board elections occurring in the fall prior to Scientific Assembly.

Thank you for all you do,

Christine Giesa, DO, FACOEP-D
Immediate Past-President; Chair, Nominations Committee