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About NACE

Leaders

Administration
Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., CCMEP, Chairman and Director of Continuing Education
Sharon Graham, President and Program Director
Steven Graham, Director of Finance
Gregg Sherman, MD, Director, Primary Care Programs
Alan Goodstat, LCSW, Grants Director
Michelle Frisch, MPH, CCMEP, Director of Accreditation and Compliance
Cheryl Kay, Senior Continuing Education Manager and Exhibits Coordinator

Course Directors of Clinical Programs
Gregg Sherman, MD, Director, Primary Care Programs
Deborah Paschal CRNP, Co-Director, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Programs
Jef Lieberman, MD, Co-Director, Rheumatology Programs
Franck Rahaghi, MD, Director, Pulmonary Programs
Matt T. Rosenberg, MD, Men's Health Programs
Andrew Adesman, MD, Pediatric ADHD Program
Jack Kravitz, MD, Consultant

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., CCMEP, Chairman and Director of Continuing Education, 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.

Sharon Graham, President, 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.

Steven Graham, Director of Finance, oversees budget and allocates resources to projects.

Gregg Sherman, MD, is a Board Certified Family Physician. He joined NACE in 2002 and helped develop NACE's flagship program Emerging Challenges in Primary Care. 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 StonyBrook 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. He continues to see patients on a regular basis.

Alan Goodstat, LCSW, has served as NACE Grants Director 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.

Michelle Frisch, MPH, CCMEP joined NACE in 2004 as an Activity Director and Accreditation Compliance Director. She has a background as a public health educator and continuing education coordinator 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 provides our medical consultants with evaluation data from completed programs to consider in the planning of future 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.

Deborah Paschal CRNP joined NACE in 2010 and assists in the development and implementation of CME activities. Deborah is 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 with her Diploma 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 where she is continues to work managing the open heart surgical patients preoperatively and postoperatively.

Cheryl C. Kay joined NACE in 2007 and is our Senior Continuing Education Manager. Cheryl is also responsible for the NACE website development, designs and management. Cheryl compiles all the data from our educational activities and prepares NACE's outcomes reports. She also assists in managing the implementation of educational activities and day to day operations of the NACE office.

Stephen Webber 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 receive 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.

Sheila Lucas joined NACE in 2013 as an 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 planning educational meetings, managing program budgets, effectively communicating with course directors and supervising all aspects of the CME programs from inception through completion to ensure compliance with ACCME and AMA guidelines.

Nancy Wells is a customer service specialist. She registers NACE members for continuing education activities and ensures that the experience of attending a NACE conference or completing a NACE home study course is positive and educational.

Jennifer Sumner is a graphic designer and customer service specialist.  Jennifer writes newsletters and ensures that they are delivered to NACE members. In adddition to creating the graphic desgins for our banners, thumbnails and brochures, she keeps our website current. She also registers NACE members for continuing education activities and ensures that the experience of attending a NACE conference or completing a NACE home study course is positive and educational.

James Boudreau is a customer service specialist. He registers NACE members for continuing education activities and ensures that the experience of attending a NACE conference or completing a NACE home study course is positive and educational.