Governance and Compliance Committee


  • Review and make recommendations relating to Board and Council Structures and governance issues.
  • Review conflict of interest statements from committee and task force members.
  • Oversee association practices to ensure that ethical practices are followed.
  • Insure adherence to association bylaws.
  • Review all bylaws change requests and make recommendations to the board.
  • Review cases related to members’ improper behavior or alleged noncompliance with the association’s stated policies and procedures.
  • Review internal conflict of interest issues as needed.
  • Review governance structure, roles and number of Board members to better serve the Society.
  • Make recommendations on topics, speakers, and authors for ethics-related sessions/lectures at ASE meetings or ethics-related manuscripts/editorials/press releases
  • Provide oversight of volunteer groups to ensure diversity and inclusion

2022 – 2023 Committee Members:
Neil Weissman, MD, FASE – Chair
Merri Bremer, EdD, RN, ACS, RDCS, FASE – Co-Chair

Carolyn Altman, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE – Pediatric Council Steering Committee Chair
Jayashri Aragam, MD, FASE – D&I Representative
Elvera Baron, MD, PhD, FASA, FASE – Rising Star Representative
Kristen Billick, BS, ACS, RDCS (AE, PE), FASE – Sonographer Representative
Brian Davidson, MD, FASE – Vascular Representative
Daniel Drake, MD, FACS – Perioperative Representative
Brandy Hattendorf, MD, FASE – Pediatric Representative
Judy Hung, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Amer Johri, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Allan Klein, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Arthur Labovitz, MD, FASE – Critical Care Council Steering Committee Chair
G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE – Perioperative Council Steering Committee Chair
Michael Main, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Maureen McDonald, DHSc, MBA, RDMS, RDCS, FASE – Member at Large
Carol Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), ACS, FASE – Member at Large
Miguel Quinones, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD, FASE – Member at Large
Fadi Shamoun, MD, FASE – Vascular Council Steering Committee Chair
G. Monet Strachan, ACS, RDCS, FASE – Sonography Council Steering Committee Chair
Ritu Thamman, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Poonam Thankavel, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Matt Umland, ACS, RDCS, FASE – Member at Large
Bryan Wells, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Susan Wiegers, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Suzanne Morris – Staff Liaison
Robin Wiegerink, MNPL – Staff Liaison