Officers and Staff

Our Mission and Vision

Established in 1865, the Allegheny County Medical Society is the leading professional
association of physicians in Pennsylvania. 


ACMS Vision
A healthy region with compassionate medical care
ACMS Mission
Improving healthcare through education, advocacy, service,
and physician well-being 


Patricia Bononi, MD

Patricia Bononi, MD







Peter Ellis, MDPeter Ellis, MD





Mat Straka, MD

Matthew Straka, MD

Vice President





David Blinn

David Blinn, MD









Raymond Pontzer, MD







William Johnjulio, MD

Board Chair






Board of Directors

Term Expires 2023 Term Expires 2022 Term Expires 2021
Steven Evans, MD Ragunath Appasamy, MD Douglas Clough, MD
Bruce MacLeod, MD Mark A. Goodman, MD William F. Coppula, MD
Amelia Pare, MD Keith T. Kanel, MD David J. Deitrick, DO
Maritsa Scoulos-Hanson, DO Maria J. Sunseri, MD Kevin O. Garrett, MD
Adele Towers, MD G. Alan Yeasted, MD Marcy L. Jackovic, DO




Administrative Staff

Jeremy Bonfini

Jeremy Bonfini

Chief Executive Officer




Terri Dowd

Vice President of Business Development



Daniel Casciato

Digital Content & Media

Nadine Popovich

Nadine Popovich

Director, Medical Community Engagement






Meagan Sable

Meagan Sable

Director of Publications and Bulletin Managing Editor






Michele Besanceney

Manager, Medical Community Engagement and Society Governance