Coalition for Physician ENHANCEMENT

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About CPE

The Coalition for Physician Enhancement (CPE) is a consortium of professionals with expertise in quality assurance, medical education, and the assessment, licensing, and accreditation of referred physicians seeking higher levels of performance in patient care.

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CPE  Free Webinar

Quality and Professionalism in the Digital Era: Impact on Physician Assessment and Remediation

Webinar Recording:
(3 separate files due to size)

Part 1
; Part 2; Part 3

Webinar Slides

Webinar Handouts

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Board Of Directors

Elizabeth Grace, MD FAAFP

Dr. Grace is a board-certified family physician and the Medical Director of CPEP, the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians, a not-for-profit physician assessment and education center. 


Marcia Lammando


Ms. Lammando, RN, BSN, MHSA developed the initial concept of LifeGuard®  a clinical skills assessment and remediation program in 2008 at the direction of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.  She has served, since February 2011, as the Program Director.

Mark Staz, MA

Mark Staz is Director of CPD at the FSMB where he is responsible for organizational initiatives related to CPD, as well as supporting the FSMB’s work in Ethics and Professionalism.

Marilyn Singer MD

Marilyn Singer is a native of Winnipeg, Canada.  She did medical school at the University of Manitoba, and completed her Family Medicine residency in Winnipeg.

Mark Bellefontaine


Mark Bellefontaine is the Assessor Liaison in the Investigations and Resolutions Department at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Francois Goulet 


Dr. Goulet is certified in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He also has a Master's degree in Health Education from Laval University.

Misti Hill Carter, JD, PhD
Board Member

Misti Carter joined the Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI) in 2016. Misti is in her fourth year of lecturing in ARCHI’s KSTAR program. Her content expertise is in legal issues and communication. Misti has a private mediation practice, Hill Carter Law, PLLC, based in College Station, Texas.

Nicole Kain RN, BNSc, MPA, PhD

Board Member

Dr. Nicole (Nikki) Kain is the Program Manager of the Research & Evaluation Unit at the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, the Medical Regulatory Authority in Alberta, Canada.

Nielufar Varjavand, MD

Board Member

Nielufar Varjavand is a board-certified general internal medicine practitioner. She is also a Professor of Medicine and Program Director of the Physician Reentry/Refresher Program at Drexel University College of Medicine. 

Jodie Butler Markey, MPA
Executive Staff Officer

Jodie Butler Markey is the Executive Staff Officer for CPE. She has over a decade of experience in association management and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kentucky. 

Glenn Blind, CMP
Meeting and Events Planner

Glenn Blind brings over twenty years of experience in the meeting and events arena focusing on hospitality, logistics and meeting management. Glenn has achieved his Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, which is a mark of excellence in comprehensive events management and recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the events industry.

Stephanie Thompson
Content Coordinator

Stephanie Thompson brings sixteen years of association management experience, with a focus on items that require attention to detail and precision. Stephanie will manage membership and website functions for CPE.

Shawn Rogers

Shawn Rogers has over sixteen years’ experience in small business and economic development. She will utilize her management expertise to manage the administrative functions for CPE.

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