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AAAHC Officers and Board of Directors

Board of Directors work in close collaboration with AAAHC leadership

Our volunteer elected Board of Directors operate according to the AAAHC bylaws and work in close collaboration with the AAAHC President & CEO to set strategic direction, provide necessary resources, and make key decisions that the AAAHC staff then implement to meet the needs of our accredited facilities and those seeking accreditation.

AAAHC Board of Directors are elected by members of the Engaged Constituency.


Timothy Peterson

Timothy J. Peterson, MD
Term 2021

Edwin Slade

Edwin Slade, DMD, JD
Chair Elect
Term 2021

David Shapiro

David Shapiro, MD
Term 2021

Ira Cheifetz

Ira Cheifetz, DMD
Immediate Past Chair
Term 2021


W. Patrick Davey

W. Patrick Davey, MD, MBA
Term 2020-2022

Jan Davidson

Jan Davidson, MSN, RN, CNOR, CASC
Term 2018-2021

Robin Elwood

Robin Elwood, MD, FAAP, FASA
Term 2020-2022

David Gans

David Gans, FACMPE
Term 2020-2022

Joy Himmel

Joy Himmel, PsyD
Term 2020-2023

Kristine P. Kilgore, RN, BSN
Term 2021-2023

Larry Kim

Lawrence Kim, MD
Term 2018-2021

Mark Mandell Brown

Mark Mandell-Brown, MD
Term 2020-2023

Teri McGillis

S. Teri McGillis, MD
Term 2018-2021

Ex-Officio Member

Noel Adachi

Noel M. Adachi, MBA
President & CEO

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Achieving Accreditation

Strengthen your accreditation readiness

Achieving Accreditation is an interactive, immersive event designed to help you learn and prepare for your AAAHC survey while developing a deeper understanding of AAAHC Standards. We are facing the future together…1095 Strong!

Learn more about Achieving Accreditation

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Kershner Quality Improvement Award

Check out exemplary studies

Kershner QI Awards recognize excellence in quality improvement methodology and outcomes for AAAHC-accredited organizations in both the surgical/procedural and primary care space.

Learn more about QI innovation