Incoming ACOG President Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG
Dr. Hollier is a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, serves as chief medical officer of obstetrics and gynecology for Texas Children’s Health Plan and is the medical director of obstetrics and gynecology for The Centers for Children and Women.
She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and her master’s in Public Health from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, followed by subspecialty fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
Dr. Hollier has held many roles in ACOG over her career. She was assistant secretary of ACOG and served on many committees and Presidential Task Forces and work groups. She chaired the Committee on Professional Liability, the Committee on Credentials, and the Work Group on Women’s Health Care Team Leadership. She served as the ACOG representative to the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine board of directors for five years. Currently, she is chair of the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force.
Dr. Hollier, past president of the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and past chair of District XI of ACOG, has throughout her career been dedicated to caring for the underserved and improving women’s health by advancing women’s health policy.
Treasurer Robert H. Palmer, Jr., MD, FACOG
For 2016-2017, Dr. Palmer chaired the ACOG Council of District Chairs. He also has served District VII in many leadership roles, including District VII chair from 2014-2017. Before taking on roles at the district level, he was chair of the Washington Section from 2001-2004.
Dr. Palmer served on the ACOG Executive Board from 2014-2017 and on the Ethics Document Review Panel from 2016-2017. He has been a member of the national committees on Coding and Nomenclature, Nominations and Finance throughout the 2000s.
Since 2016, he has practiced in Spokane, WA. From 2012-2016 he worked in Seattle. Before that, he practiced first in Port Angeles, WA, and Port Townsend, WA.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine, School of Biological Sciences, Dr. Palmer received his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Facultad de Medicina Guadalajara, in Jalisco, Mexico and a fifth pathway certificate from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine Center for Health Education. He was a resident in gynecology and obstetrics at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.
Assistant Secretary John S. Wachtel, MD, FACOG
Dr. Wachtel is the immediate past chair of District IX. After 37 years as a women’s health care specialist in private practice for general obstetrics and gynecology, he joined the full-time faculty at the Stanford University School of Medicine in May 2017 as a clinical professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. He has been teaching students and residents at Stanford since 1980.
Since 2001, he’s been a team leader for the Volunteer Review of Quality Care (VRQC) program, also sitting on the steering committee since 2004 and serving as program director from 2009-2012. From 2007-2009, he chaired the Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (PSQI).
He’s also served on the Nominations, Bylaws, Obstetric Practice, Professional Liability, Genetics, Credentials, and Finance committees for ACOG. Other ACOG related activities include the Robert Cefalo Leadership Institute, Congressional Leadership Conference, Council on Patient Safety, and chairing the Executive Board Task Force on Data Projects and Implementation.
Dr. Wachtel earned his bachelor’s degree with honors and distinction from Stanford and medical degree from the University of California at San Diego, where he did an internal medicine internship before his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford.
Fellow-at-Large Dana G. Stone, MD, FACOG
Dr. Stone works in general practice of obstetrics and gynecology at Lakeside Doctors Gynecology & Obstetrics and is a partner at Oklahoma City Gynecology and Obstetrics. Her clinical interests include pediatric and adolescent gynecology, laparoscopic surgery, infertility, urinary incontinence, and normal and high-risk pregnancy.
Dr. Stone was the District VII legislative chair from 2012-2015 and a member of the Ob-Gyn PAC Governing Committee since 2012. She served as Oklahoma Section chair from 2005-2008 and was Oklahoma Section Legislative Liaison in 2016. She was selected for a McCain Fellowship in 2009.
Since 2014, she’s been president of Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma and has been a member of the Oklahoma State Medical Association Council on State Legislation since 2004.
After earning a bachelor of arts in German and French from Oklahoma State University, Dr. Stone went on to get her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She did her residency training in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Public Member Jamie H. Bardwell, MPP
Jamie Bardwell is up for a second term as the ACOG Board’s public member. Bardwell is chief operating officer of Springboard to Opportunities, a team of community specialists in four states providing direct services to families living in low-income, affordable housing.
Before her current role, she was deputy director of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi. Bardwell has also worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. She earned her bachelor’s of arts degree from Millsaps College in Mississippi and master’s of public policy at Johns Hopkins University.