She has served in several and varied leadership positions with the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), the Council of Residency Directors (CORD), and ACEP. She has been a member of the ACEP faculty for many years, including for the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and the Emergency Department Directors Academy. She is a past president of the Government Services Chapter of ACEP and has been a Board of Directors member and past chair of the Education Committee for the Florida Chapter of ACEP.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 39 – No 10 – October 2020
Dr. Sanson completed her medical degree and emergency medicine residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has held director positions in the U.S. Air Force, the University of South Florida, and TeamHealth. She was education director for the Joint Military Medical Centers Emergency Medicine program (now SAUSHEC) in San Antonio, Texas, and the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine program in Tampa. Dr. Sanson has won several teaching, leadership, and mentoring awards. She is a career educator in emergency medicine and leadership in health care.
Diane K. Bollman Chapter Advocate Award
Bob Ramsey, CAE
Fifty years ago, Mr. Ramsey, the retired executive director of the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians (VACEP), entered association management as a way to fulfill his passion for helping others. As a leader, talent scout, and teacher, Mr. Ramsey found happiness and success facilitating business groups working together to make a difference. A lifelong learner, Mr. Ramsey has been a certified association executive for 42 years. His leadership was recognized by the Virginia Society of Association Executives (Outstanding Association Executive 2018), his U.S. Navy flight class (Regimental Commander), his college (Outstanding Senior Award, Alumni Achievement Award), and his fraternity (National Achievement Award).
VACEP hired Mr. Ramsey in 2013 to increase its position and influence in Virginia’s house of medicine. VACEP’s leadership adopted a new, cost-saving chapter business model resulting in a substantial increase in revenue. Physician engagement expanded as the chapter nearly doubled in size. He also partnered with ACEP to find ways of supporting chapters with part-time executive directors.
Mr. Ramsey is honored to stand in memory of Diane Bollman, whose legacy of helping others lives on forever in this award.
Council Meritorious Service Award
Michael McCrea, MD, FACEP
Dr. McCrea earned his MD from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo in 2004. He has been an ACEP member since 2004, when he began his emergency medicine residency at The Ohio State University.