Board of Trustees


The SAEM Foundation board trustees is a governing body that jointly oversees the activities of the Foundation.

The trustees:

•    Serve as trusted advisors to the CEO as s/he develops and implements SAEM Foundation’s strategic plan 
•    Reviews outcomes and metrics created by SAEM Foundation for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviews agenda and supports materials prior to board and committee meetings 
•    Approves SAEM Foundation’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; is informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities 
•    Contributes to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO 
•    Assists the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members 
•    Partners with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out 
•    Serves on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments 
•    Represents SAEM Foundation to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization 
•    Ensures SAEM Foundation’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities SAEM Foundation serves


Andra Blomkalns, MD, University of Texas Southwestern 


Steve Bird, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School 


Ian B.K. Martin, MD, MBA, West Virginia University School of Medicine

SAEM Past Presidents

Jill M. Baren, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Cherri D. Hobgood, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine

Louis Ling, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center


Michael D. Brown, MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine 

D. Mark Courtney, MD, Northwestern University 

Amy H. Kaji, MD, PhD, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Foundation Development Committee Chair

William Barsan, MD, University of Michigan

Finance Committee Chair

Martin Reznek, MD, Wayne State University

Grants Committee Chair

Andrew Chang, MD, Albany Medical College