The Mayday Fund
A Call to Revolutionize Chronic Pain Care in America An Opportunity in Health Care Reform

All signatories

Please note that signatory status indicates only the signatory’s endorsement of the content of the Special Committee’s report. It does not signify endorsement of the Mayday Fund, The Committee, or any other organization, nor does the Mayday Fund necessarily endorse the organization or person of any or all signatories.

First Name
Alliance of State Pain Initiatives
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Pain Management
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Chronic Pain Association
American College of Emergency Physicians
American Health Care Association
American Nurses Association
American Pain Foundation
American Pain Society
American Pharmacists Association
American Psychosocial Oncology Society
American Society for Pain Management Nursing
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
American Society of Pain Educators
Association of Oncology Social Work
Association of Professional Chaplains
Center for Practical Bioethics
Center to Advance Palliative Care
Central Pain Syndrome Foundation
D.C. Pediatric Palliative Care Collaboration
Dept of Family & Preventive Medicine UAMS
For Grace
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Center for Nursing Excellence in Long-Term Care
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
International Psycho-Oncology Society
Methadone Support.Org
National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery
National Association of Social Workers
National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
National Palliative Care Research Center
Oregon Pain Management Commission
Pain & Policy Studies Group
Pain Connection-Chronic Pain Outreach Center, Inc.
Pain Society of Oregon
Pain Treatment Topics (
Patient Physician Trust Partnership
Pelvic Pain Management
Rainbow Medical Corporation
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association
Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative
Stress Resources LLC
Texas Pain Advocacy and Information Network (TxPAIN)
The Chronic Pain Association of Canada
The HealthCare Chaplaincy
The Joint Commission
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
US Pain Foundation inc
Western Pain Society
Chad Adkins
chronic pain sufferer
Terry Altilio LCSW, ACSW
Social Work Coordinator, Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
Beth Israel Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, & Neurobiology, St. Jude Chair for Critical Care Medicine, Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD
Clinical Nurse Specialist for Pain Relief
Massachusetts General Hospital
David Austin
Jeff Ayars
James Banks, MD
Associate Director
Mercy Health Research, Ryan Headache Center
Anthony Baptista
Founder & Pain Advocate
Michael Barrier
advocate, organiser, flyer distributor
american pain foundation
Timothy Beacham, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Management
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Debra Benner
Dr. – chronic pain educator
Amy Berman
Program Officer
The John A. Hartford Foundation
David Borsook MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Barbara Bothe
Jay Burstein
Pain Management Patient
Odette Campbell
Silas Campbell
Amy Carmona, RN, BN, CHPN
Pain Resource Nurse
Pain Resource Nurse

The Mayday Fund Special Committee on Pain and the Practice of MedicineCommittee Co-Chairs:

Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chair, Department of Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center
Professor of Neurology & Anesthesiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Lonnie Zeltzer, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, and Director, Pediatric Pain Program, Mattel Children’s Hospital, UCLA
Associate Director, Patients & Survivors Program, UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center

Committee Members:

James N. Campbell, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University

Nancy Eksterowicz, RN, BC, MSN
Immediate Past President, American Society for Pain Management Nursing

Scott M. Fishman, MD
President & Board Chair, American Pain Foundation
Chief, Division of Pain and Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of California, Davis

Sandra Fitzler
Senior Director of Clinical Services, American Health Care Association

Kathleen M. Foley, MD
Attending Neurologist, Pain & Palliative Care Service and Chief, Pain Service, Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience & Clinical Pharmacology, Cornell University Medical College

Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH
President, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Anesthesiology, Director for Pain Policy Research & Primary Care,
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Carmen R. Green, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Michigan School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Health Management & Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Constance S. Houck, MD
Chair, Section on Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics
Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia, Children’s Hospital of Boston

Bill McCarberg, MD
Founder, Chronic Pain Management Program, Kaiser Permanente San Diego
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Diego

Patrick McGrath, OC, PhD
Vice President, Research, IWK Health Centre
Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics & Psychiatry, Dalhousie University

Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Pathology (Neuropathology), Massachusetts General Hospital

Steven D. Passik, PhD
Associate Attending Psychologist, Department of Psychiatric & Behavioral Sciences,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College

Lisa Robin
Senior Vice President, Member Services, Federation of State Medical Boards

Will Rowe
Chief Executive Officer, American Pain Foundation

Seddon R. Savage, MD, MS
President-Elect, American Pain Society
Director, Dartmouth Center on Addiction, Recovery & Education
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School
Pain Consultant, Manchester VA Medical Center

Mary Jean Schumann, MSN, MBA, RN, CPNP
Chief Programs Officer, American Nurses Association

Knox H. Todd, MD, MPH
Director, Pain and Emergency Medicine Institute, Beth Israel Medical Center
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Peter VanPelt, RPh
Senior Manager, Corporate Alliances, American Pharmacists Association

Gary A. Walco, PhD
Director of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Washington College of Medicine

Robert A. Wise, MD
Vice President, Division of Standards and Survey Methods, The Joint Commission

View the Special Committee's Recommendations:
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