Charge: To plan and conduct advocacy endeavors to promote the work of neurocritical care professionals, and to improve the general public’s knowledge and recognition of neurocritical care in fulfillment of the Neurocritical Care Society’s mission and vision.
Gregory Kapinos, MD, MS, Chair
Annual Meeting Committee
Charge: To plan the annual NCS meeting by coordinating the scientific program, review course, and obtaining speakers for all programs. The committee will work with the Fundraising Committee in an effort to raise funds, which will support the Annual Meeting.
Sarah Livesay, DNP, RN, ACNP-BCS, ACNS-BC, Chair
Eljim Tesoro, PharmD, FNCS, Co-Chair
Neha Dangayach, MD, MSCR, FNCS, Co-Chair
Charge: To disseminate news that is relevant to NCS members through the official NCS website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, email communications, and Currents – the quarterly news magazine of the NCS.
Karen Berger, PharmD, Chair
Sara Stern-Nezer, MD, Chair-Elect
Charge: To explore financial support opportunities for the Annual Meeting and beyond.
Keith Dombrowski, MD, Chair
Educational Products Committee
Charge: To supervise the development and disseminate of publications and educational products of various types which are produced the NCS
Mehrnaz Pajoumand, PharmD, Chair
Winnie Lau, MD, Co-Chair Elect
Pat Blissitt, CNS, PhD, RN, Co-Chair Elect
Charge: To expand the usage of the ENLS program, update and set up ENLS protocols, ensure the ENLS course exam questions are updated, and certification eligibility and compliance of ENLS.
George Lopez, MD, Chair
Sarah Peacock, APP, Co-Chair
Aimee Ayesenne, MD, Chair-Elect
Charge: To broadly engage the ethical needs of the Neurocritical Care Society and its membership, making recommendations regarding appropriate ethical behavior, identifying areas of ethical complexity which require additional research or debate to clarify the ethical implications, selecting appropriate ethics-related content for inclusion in the Annual Meeting, educating members about ethical principles and practices within Neurocritical care through the development of guidelines and position statements when necessary, and to address all other ethical issues referred by the President, Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors. In this role, The Ethics committee will serve as the conscience of the NCS and its membership.
Jamie LaBuzetta, MD, MSc, MPhil, Chair
Michelle Schober, MD, Chair-Elect
To undertake critical functions of business operations and in the development of key financial initiatives for the society.
Paul Vespa, MD, FCCM, FAAN, FNCS, FANA
FNCS Credentials Committee
To review all applications for Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society (FNCS) and deciding if applicants meet criteria for this designation.
John Lewin III, PharmD, MBA, FNCS, Chair
Michael Rodricks, MD, Chair-Elect
To obtain diversity among the identified topic experts to facilitate a thorough review of the available evidence. Guidelines produced through the efforts of this committee will be based on the best current medical evidence and expert opinions.
Theresa Human, BCPS, FNCS, PharmD, Co-Chair
Venkatakrishna Rajajee, MD, Co-Chair
Chethan Venkatashubba Rao, MD, FNCS, Co-Chair Elect
Keri Kim, PharmD, Co-Chair Elect
Inclusion in Neurocritical Care Committee (INCC)
Enhance leadership and research opportunities for individuals underrepresented in neurocritical care; Develop strategies to expand outreach and explicitly identify qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to serve and thrive in the Society; Collect membership diversity demographic data with a goal of 30% complete demographic collection the first year; Use the above to drive key metrics for underrepresented individuals and establish benchmarks to track year-over-year improvements; Establish with the NCRC the infrastructure to study disparities in healthcare for underrepresented neurocritically ill patients
Deepa Malaiyandi, MD, Chair
Recruitment of society members and ensuring the retention of these members through the offering of services that meet their needs. The committee advises the President and the board on membership policies and oversees programs for the recruitment of new members and retention of existing members. The committee assists in interpreting, informing and implementing board policy as it relates to membership. The committee provides advice and recommendations relating to the development of each year’s operating plan and budget on matters related to the committee’s jurisdiction.
Susan Yeager, DNP, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FNCS
Responsible for ensuring the NCS Board of Directors has multidisciplinary representation
Wade Smith, MD, PhD, FNCS
Abhijit Lele, MD, MSCR, MD, Chair
Angela Shapshak, MD, Chair