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NACE Adminstrators and Staff

Administrators
Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., CHCP, President and CEO
Michelle Frisch, MPH, CHCP, Vice-President
Gregg Sherman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Secretary
Stephen R. Webber, Vice-President, Business Development and Educational Strategy
Alan Goodstat, LCSW, Business Development

Course Directors of Clinical Programs
Gregg Sherman, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Deborah Paschal CRNP, Co-Director, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Programs
Franck Rahaghi, MD, Director, Live Regional Pulmonary Program

Background of NACE Administrators and Staff

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., CHCP, a principal of NACE and President and Chief Executive Officer, has been involved in the delivery of medical and mental health continuing education courses and programs for over twenty years. He is a certified CME Professional, having completed all requirements of the National Commission for Certification of CME Professionals, Inc. Dr. Parker is a clinical psychologist who is well-known for the role he has played in advocacy and education in the area of child and adolescent disorders, with an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. He co-founded CHADD, the largest support group for professionals and families affected by ADHD.  In 1998 he and Sharon Graham started NACE to provide continuing medical education to medical and behavioral health professionals.

Michelle Frisch, MPH, CHCP, a principal of NACE and Vice-President,  joined NACE in 2004. She has a background as a public health educator and continuing education professional with experience in university and hospital-based continuing medical education departments.  Michelle is a certified CME Professional, having completed all requirements of the National Commission for Certification of CME Professionals, Inc. Michelle is responsible for coordinating the team of medical consultants, faculty and NACE staff to bring a CME program to fruition. She is involved in all aspects of our medical education programs from educational design, to implementation, and outcomes reporting.   in the planning of  programs. Michelle is also responsible for interacting with accrediting agencies to maintain NACE's national continuing education course accreditations for organizations such as the ACCME, APA, ASWB, and others.

Gregg Sherman, MD, a principal of NACE and and Chief Medical Officer and Secretary, is a Board Certified Family Physician He joined NACE in 2002 and helped develop NACE's flagship programs Emerging Challenges in Primary Care, Clinical Updates for Nurse Practioners and Physician Assistants, and Conversations in Primary Care and Conversations in Cardioloty. He is responsible for program and faculty development in primary care as well as data analysis for outcomes. Dr. Sherman attended Colgate University for his Bachelor's degree and SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. After completing a Family Practice Residency program with the University of Florida, Dr. Sherman began his career as a primary care physician in Margate, Florida where he served the community for fifteen years before joining NACE full time in 2016.

Stephen R. Webber, Vice President of Business Development and Educational Strategy,  joined NACE in 2014. He is a medical education and technology professional responsible for business development and partnerships. Stephen has over 20 years experience in the design, development and implementation of continuing medical education curricula and outcomes measurement and analysis. He has extensive experience in the development and use of technology to create novel, effective educational designs, to improve program development processes, to enhance learner experience and performance, and efficiently measure outcomes. Stephen received his Bachelors Degree from San Diego State University, spent 10 years with ScheringPloughCorp, cofounded the first WiFi Internet service provider in the U.S. in 1999, and has combined his passion for medical education and technology ever since.

Alan Goodstat, LCSW, has been in business development for NACE  since 2001. He is responsible for the coordination and submission of CME grant proposals. He brings to NACE more than fifteen years of experience in organizational management, hospital administration, and program development.

Deborah Paschal, CRNP, joined NACE in 2010 and assists in the development and implementation of CME activities. Deborah was instrumental in developing NACE's Clinical Updates for Nurse Practionters and Physician Assistants regional conferences and she serves as Co-Course Director for this series. She also moderates and hosts other NACE live regional conferences and plays an active role in program development for NACE. Deborah worked as a clinical nurse practitioner at Presbyterian Medical Center-University of Pennsylvania for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Division. She attended Germantown School of Nursing where she graduated in 1988. Upon graduation she began her nursing career at Presbyterian Medical Center as a staff nurse in the intensive care unit and later as nursing supervisor. While working she continued her education at LaSalle University where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters of Science in Nursing and completed the Adult Nurse Practitioner program in 1997. Upon graduation, she began her career as a clinical nurse practitioner with the cardiothoracic surgery division at Presbyterian Medical Center managing the open heart surgical patients preoperatively and postoperatively.

Sheila Lucas, CWEP, joined NACE in 2013 and is a CME Activity Director. She comes to us with over 10 years of experience as a Continuing Medical Education Professional. She is also a Certified Event Planner. Sheila has an extensive background in event planning, managing program budgets, communicating with course directors and faculty and managing a live, regional CME programs from inception through completion to ensure compliance with ACCME and AMA guidelines.

Lauren Brady, BA, joined NACE in 2016 and is a CME Coordinator. She has a BA from Montclair State College. Lauren is part of our customer service team. She assists NACE members with customer service issues, registers members for continuing education activities, and ensures that the experience of attending a NACE conference or completing a NACE home study course is enjoyable and educational.

Daniela Hiedra, BA joined NACE in 2017 and is a CME Activity Director. She received a BA in business administration from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela. She enjoys event planning, coordination and management and has experience in marketing and video production. Daniela assists in planning NACE live, regional conferences, outcome reports, and helps members with customer service issues when they register for continuing education courses.

Marie Brandt, BS, joined NACE in 2017 and is a CME Coordinator. Marie has a degree in medical technology and is a graduate of Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. She assists NACE members with customer service issues, registers members for continuing education activities and ensures that the experience of attending a NACE conference or completing a NACE home study course is enjoyable and educational. 

Sharon Graham, Past President and now a consultant to NACE, has vast experience in developing and implementing online continuing education programs on a wide range of health care issues. She brings to NACE a unique perspective as a former association management executive and event planner. Her qualifications include more than twenty-five years experience in planning and managing conferences for hundreds of thousands of attendees in major cities throughout the United States and abroad.