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State Board of Medical Examiners

The Board office operates under the general supervision of the Executive Director, who along with four professional managers oversee four functional units. The Board is served by a Medical Director as well. The Board President currently is also serving as Education Director.

Executive Director
William V. Roeder, J.D.

Mr. Roeder oversees the Board-office units and assists the Board with its review of policy issues, rule making, bill comments, and preparing substantive correspondence in response to requests for guidance on Board regulations and policies.

Director of Operations
Debra DeFrancesco

Ms. DeFrancesco oversees the Board operations relating to providing services to the Board’s constituencies, including the public, licensees, applicants and those relying on the Board to verify information about licensees.

Director of Investigations
Linda Beveridge

Ms. Beveridge oversees functions relating to the exercise of investigatory authority. Her staff corresponds with involved parties to obtain needed information, secures reports from experts, refers to the Enforcement Bureaus for field investigations, and schedules investigative inquiries before the appropriate Board committees.

Director of Public Filings
Margaret Harris

Ms. Harris’ unit is responsible for the public filing responsibilities attendant to disciplinary actions, from complaint and order filing (and the preparation of all of the notices of action and reports to outside agencies and authorities) to tracking compliance with probationary requirements and recording payment of financial assessments such as costs, penalties and reimbursements to consumers.

Executive Director of the Medical Practitioner Review Panel/ Director of Meetings
Mary Lou Mottola

In addition to serving as the Executive Director of the Panel, Ms. Mottola coordinates services relating to the Board’s other decision-making venues, including the monthly meeting of the full Board and its various committee meetings. She oversees the preparation of agendas and minutes and the management of all documents to facilitate decision-making.

Medical Education Director

Patient Advocate
Christina Smith

The Board has designated a Patient Advocate who can assist patients with questions and status updates on matters under investigation.

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