BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

BOARD MEMBERS

Bruce A. Johnson, J.D.
Attorney
Polsinelli PC
President

Katherine S. Richardson, M.D.
Pediatrician, Highlands Ranch
Director of Physician Experience
Colorado Permanente Medical Group
President-Elect

Elizabeth H. Korinek, M.P.H.
Chief Executive Officer

Richard M. Roman, M.D., M.B.A.
Gastroenterologist
South Denver Gastroenterology
Immediate Past-President

Greg d’Argonne
Chief Financial Officer
HealthONE/HCA Continental Division
Treasurer

Colleen M. Conry, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Jan Kief, M.D.
Faculty – College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rocky Vista University

Shauna Gulley, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Mountains and North Denver Operating Group and St. Anthony Hospital, Centura Health

Sean Gelsey, M.B.A.
Vice President of Claims
COPIC Insurance Company

Shawn Dufford, M.D., M.B.A.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
SCL Health Hospital System

EMERITUS MEMBERS

Thomas Henthorn, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine

OUR STAFF

Elizabeth J. Korinek, M.P.H.

Chief Executive Officer

Beth Korinek has been the Chief Executive Officer with CPEP since 1993. Under her leadership, the program gained national recognition as one of the premier physician competence assessment and education programs in the U.S. Among her accomplishments, Ms. Korinek established the CPEP Physician Reentry Program in 2003, which has proven to be an invaluable resource for physicians returning to practice. She has spoken both nationally and internationally on the subject of physician competence and physician reentry. In recent years, she has presented at national meetings sponsored by Administrators in Medicine (2011, 2012), the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners (2012, 2013), the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Seminar on Medical Liability and Health Care Law (2013) and the Association of Medical Educators of Europe (2013). She is a regular speaker at medical boards, medical staff services associations, and hospital executive leadership meetings in Colorado and around the country.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Grace ES, Korinek EJ, Tran ZV. Characteristics of Physicians Referred for a Competence Assessment: A Comparison of State Medical Board and Hospital Referred Physicians. Journal of Medical Regulation. 2010/2011; 96(3): 8-15.

Grace ES, Korinek EJ, Weitzel LB, Wentz DK. Physicians Reentering Clinical Practice: Characteristics and Clinical Abilities. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2010; 30(3): 180-186. Re-published in J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2010; 31(1):43-55; Erratum p. 56.

Korinek LL, Thompson LL, McRae C, Korinek EJ. Do Physicians Referred for Competency Evaluations Have Underlying Cognitive Problems? Academic Medicine. 2009 Aug; Vol. 84, No. 8

Elizabeth S. Grace, M.D.

Medical Director

Elizabeth S. Grace, M.D. is a board-certified family physician. Dr. Grace attended medical school at the State University of New York at Syracuse, graduating magna cum laude. She completed her residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Grace moved to Colorado for a clinical position with Denver Health Medical Center. In this position, through an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, she also taught medical, physician assistant and nurse practitioner students.

After leaving her position at Denver Health, Dr. Grace was as the medical director of an external quality review organization where she guided quality of care reviews of managed care organizations, conducted individual case reviews and participated in the development of study protocols. She joined CPEP as an Associate Medical Director in 2001 and has served as the Medical Director since 2006. Dr. Grace recently completed a graduate certificate in physician ethics and professionalism in a program cosponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin and American Medical Association.

PUBLICATIONS – PEER REVIEWED

Grace ES, Wenghofer EF, Korinek EJ. Predictors of Physician Performance on Competence Assessment: Findings From CPEP, the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians. Acad Med. 2014 Jun;89(6):912-9.

Grace ES, Korinek EJ, Tran ZV. Characteristics of Physicians Referred for a Competence Assessment: A Comparison of State Medical Board and Hospital Referred Physicians. Journal of Medical Regulation. 2010/2011; 96(3): 8-15.

Grace ES, Korinek EJ, Weitzel LB, Wentz DK. Physicians Reentering Clinical Practice: Characteristics and Clinical Abilities. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2010; 30(3): 180-186. Re-published in J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2010; 31(1):43-55; Erratum p. 56.

PUBLICATIONS – OTHER

Grace ES, Kirsch N, Kuperstein J. Addressing Ethical Challenges Faced by Physical Therapists. Federation Forum. FSBPT Spring 2011.

Grace ES. Identifying Risky Prescribing Patters and Safe Prescribing Patterns. Colorado Medicine. 2017 September/October: 114(5):44.

Grace ES. Facing Scrutiny: Peer review and Regulators. Colorado Medicine. 2017 September/October: 114(5):45-46.

Grace ES. Controlled Substances: A Practical Approach to Avoiding the Pitfalls of Prescribing. Colorado Medicine. 2017 September/October: 114(5):47-48.

Grace ES. Physicians: Improve Communication and Avoid Conflict. Physicians Practice. 2016 January.