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Medical Physics Leadership Academy Committee (MPLAWG)

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The Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA) Committee oversees and organizes the MPLA, a leadership and business knowledge and skill development program specific to medical physicists. AAPM members are leaders and are able to realize and fulfill their personal potential by relating with others in ways that provide meaning, value, and structure to make a difference. MPLA specifically educates its participants through didactic, coaching, and questioning modes of instruction. Specific activities may include but are not limited to:
  • Design and implementation of an ongoing MPLA program.
  • Develop and review MPLA core and complementary curriculum covering topics of business administration and leadership development.
  • Review and if necessary develop needed MPLA resources.
  • Collate MPLA-related resources through an MPLA website.
  • Develop and employ participant progress assessment of participation in the MPLA program.
  • Provide MPLA content using face-to-face sessions at AAPM meetings and examine other digital modes of material delivery.
  • Develop a participant community for shared learning and connection. 
  • Market and publicize MPLA to the AAPM community.
By-Laws:Not Referenced.Rules: 3.9.5
Standing?This is a standing committee.
Approved Date(s):n/a
Committee Keywords: MPLAWG

Jennifer Lynn Johnson
Committee Chair

2024 Roster

(dates shown below are start and end dates of position.)

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VOTING AppointmentsThere are 16 voting members.

up-to-dateIzabella L. Barreto, PhD

9/17/2019 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateAshley Cetnar, PhD, MS

9/17/2019 - 12/31/2025 Member
9/17/2019 - 12/31/2025 Chair,  Medical Physics Leadership Academy Community Subcommittee (ex officio)

up-to-dateCarnell J. Hampton, PhD

9/17/2019 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateMichael E. Howard, PhD

2/9/2021 - 12/31/2026 Chair,  Working Group on Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA) Manager and Executive (ex officio)

up-to-dateJennifer Lynn Johnson, PhD

9/17/2019 - 12/31/2025 Committee Chair

up-to-dateAnuj J. Kapadia, PhD

9/17/2019 - 12/31/2025 Chair,  Medical Physics Leadership Academy Marketing and Publicity Subcommittee (ex officio)

up-to-dateLeonard H. Kim, MusD

1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Chair,  Medical Physics Leadership Academy Cases Subcommittee (ex officio)

up-to-dateErica Kinsey, PhD

9/17/2019 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateRebecca Milman, PhD

1/22/2024 - 12/31/2026 Chair,  Professional Council

up-to-dateSurendra Prajapati, PhD

9/17/2019 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateJatinder Saini, PhD, MBA

9/17/2019 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-datePatricia Sansourekidou, PhD, MS

9/17/2019 - 12/31/2025 Chair,  Medical Physics Leadership Academy Progress Assessment Subcommittee (ex officio)

up-to-dateSamantha J. Simiele, PhD

1/1/2020 - 12/31/2025 Member
11/16/2021 - 12/31/2024 Chair,  Working Group on MPLA Personal and Interpersonal Development (ex officio)

up-to-dateCassandra Stambaugh, PhD

1/1/2022 - 12/31/2024 Chair,  Working Group on MPLA Professional Development (ex officio)

up-to-datePaige A. Taylor, PhD

9/17/2019 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateDongxu Wang, PhD, MBA

9/17/2019 - 12/31/2025 Chair,  Medical Physics Leadership Academy Cases Subcommittee (ex officio)
NON-VOTING AppointmentsThere are 1 non-voting members and guests.

up-to-dateWayne Beckham, PhD

12/9/2022 - 12/31/2025 Liaison - COMP (nonvoting)
HQ Team Appointed to CommitteeThere are 1 staff.

up-to-dateNicholai Wingreen, BA

12/4/2018 - 12/31/2037 Professional Council Liaison (nonvoting)

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