AGS State Affiliates

Chairman of the Board
James Pacala, MD, MS, AGSF

President
Cathy Alessi, MD, AGSF

President-Elect
Wayne C. McCormick, MD, MPH, AGSF

Treasurer
Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, BC, AGSF

Secretary
Steven R. Counsell, MD, AGSF

Chief Executive Officer
Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MSN

Arizona Geriatrics Society
www.arizonageriatrics.org
Edward Perrin, MD
President
ASU NHI-1, MC3020
500 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tel: (602) 265-0211; Fax: (602) 274-8086
California Geriatrics Society
www.californiageriatrics.org
Martin Schwartz, MD, AGSF
President
P.O. Box 1400
Mendocino, CA 95460
Tel: (760) 536-8017
Email: martinschwartzmd@roadrunner.com

Connecticut Geriatrics Society
Stephen Jones, MD
President
Greenwich Hospital Center for Healthy Aging

25 Zora Lane
Stamford, CT 06903
Tel: (203) 863-3415
Florida Geriatrics Society
www.floridageriatricssociety.org
Margo Adams
Executive Director
Florida Geriatrics Society
521 E. Park Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Tel: (850) 224-1282; Fax: (850) 224-8406
Email: margo@floridageriatricssociety.org

Georgia Geriatrics Society
Richard Baylis, PD, FASCP
Executive Director
Georgia Geriatrics Society
4404 Hidden Oaks Drive
Flowery Branch, GA 30542-3639
Tel: (770) 313-3309; Fax: (678) 889-9487
Illinois Geriatrics Society
Donald A. Jurivich, DO
Representative
University of Illinois at Chicago
Section of Geriatric Medicine
840 S. Wood St
M/C 717, Rm 440-CSN
Chicago, IL 60612
Tel: (312) 996-7704; Fax: (312) 413-8283
Email: jurivich@uic.edu

Indiana Geriatrics Society
Kathy Frank, RN, PhD
Representative
1001 W. 10th St.
OPW M200
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Tel: (317) 630-8183; Fax:  (317) 630-7066
Email: katfrank@iupui.edu

Kentucky Geriatrics Society
Sarah Fulks, MD
President

c/o KMA
4965 US Hwy 42, Suite #2000
Louisville, KY 40222
Louisiana Geriatrics Society
www.lageriatric.org
Charles A. Cefalu, MD, MS, AGSF
Representative
85 Joe Rosier Road
Deville, LA 71328
Maryland Geriatrics Society
Steven R. Gambert, MD, AGSF, FACP
Co-Chair
sgambert@medicine.umaryland.edu
Tel: (410) 243-6743; Fax: (410) 505-1684
Thomas Edmondson, MD, CMD, AGSF
Co-Chair
thomas.edmondson@comcast.net  

Massachusetts Geriatrics
Society
Richard M. Dupee, MD, AGSF
President
65 Walnut St, Suite 440
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Tel: (781) 235-9089
Email: rdupee@tufts-nemc.org

Minnesota Geriatrics Society
www.minnesotageriatrics.org
Rosemary Lobeck
P.O. Box 24475
Minneapolis, MN 55424
Tel: (952) 929-9398

Fax: (952) 929-4363
Email: rlobeck@mnmeddir.org

Missouri Geriatrics Society
www.freewebs.com/mogeriatrics
Joseph H. Flaherty, MD
Representative
St. Louis University
1402 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Tel: (314) 977-8462; Fax: (314) 771-8575
Email: flaherty@slu.edu

Nevada Geriatrics Society
Upinder Singh, MD, AGSF
Representative
9278 Monterey Cliffs Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89148-2827
Tel: (702) 777-4809
Email: usingh@sierrahealth.com

New Jersey Geriatrics Society
Benjamin D. Lessig, DO, PA
Representative
212 Commons Way, Bldg. B
Toms River, NJ 08755-6427
Tel: (732) 574-9015
Email: office@drbenjaminlessig.com

New York Metropolitan Area
Geriatrics Society
Jeffrey Escher, MD, AGSF
Representative
257 Nelson Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Tel: (914) 376-5555; Fax: (914) 376-5257
Email: jeffrey_escher@nymc.edu

Ohio Geriatrics Society
Cynthia G. Olsen, MD, FAAFP, CMD
President
Professor & Acting Chair
Department of Family Medicine
Director of Clinical Operations
Wright State University School of Medicine
68 Darst Road
Beavercreek, OH 45440
Tel: (937) 374-4160; Fax: (937) 775-8225
Email: cynthia.olsen@wright.edu

Oregon Geriatrics Society
www.oregongeriatricssociety.org
Mary Olhausen
Executive Director

3021 NE 72nd Drive, Suite 9
PMB #148
Vancouver, WA 98661
Tel: (360) 892-1814; Fax: (360) 326-1844
Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society
www.epgeriatricssociety.org
Andrew Rosenweig, MD, MPH
President & AGS Representative
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
30 Medical Center Blvd, POB 1, Suite 207
Upland, PA 19013
Tel: (610) 447-2634
Nancy Carpey, Events Director
761 Sproul Road, #194
Springfield, PA 19064
Tel: (610) 812-1583
Western Pennsylvania
Geriatrics Society
www.pagswd.org
Neil M. Resnick, MD
Representative
University of Pittsburgh
Kaufmann Med Building, #500
3471 5th Ave, UPMC Health System
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Tel: (412) 692-2364
Email: resnickn@pitt.edu

South Carolina Geriatrics Society
Jean Pals, RN, BC, BSN
President
1841 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tel: (404) 728-6902
Email: jeal-pals@va.gov 

Tennessee Geriatrics Society
Ralf Habermann, MD
President

2301 21st Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37212-0909
Tel: (615) 385-2100; Fax: (615) 312-1961
Texas Geriatrics Society
www.texmed.org
Sandra Hazelip, MD
President
401 West 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701-1680
Tel: (512) 370-1503; Fax: (512) 370-1626
Utah Geriatrics Society
www.utahags.org
Iona Thraen, MSW, PhD
AGS Representative
Tel: (801) 273-6643
Email: ithraen@utah.gov

Virginia Geriatrics Society
Peter A. Boling, MD, AGSF

PO Box 24305
Richmond, VA 23224
Tel: (804) 828-5323
Metropolitan Washington DC
Geriatrics Society
www.home.agsdc.org
Burt Feldman, MD
Representative
3305 N. Leisure World Blvd
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Email: dcgeriatrics@yahoo.com

West Virginia Geriatrics Society
www.wvgeriatrics.org
Mark Newbrough, MD
Representative

3501 MacCorkle Ave, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Tel: (304) 556-3828; Fax: (304) 556-3824

Council of State Affiliate Representatives (COSAR) American Geriatrics Society state affiliates seek to:

• Enhance the visibility of geriatric medicine at the local level
• Provide local educational programs in geriatric medicine
• Provide input to the national organization on local policy issues

In 1991, with the goal of improving communication between local affiliates and the national organization, the Council of State Affiliate Representatives (COSAR) was formalized. COSAR provides a forum for discussing the concerns of local practitioners, particularly on health policy issues, and the various activities being conducted throughout the country. COSAR representatives to the AGS Board of Directors and key AGS committees report forum outcomes to the national organization. For more information about COSAR or starting an AGS State Affiliate, please visit http://www.americangeriatrics.org/affiliates or contact Elaine Louis at elouis@americangeriatrics.org.