Stephanie Sogg, PhD
Chair & IH Executive Council Liaison

Katie Chapmon, MS, RD, ACE-CPT


Rachel Blind, NP-BC
Nancy Browne, MS, PPCNP-BC, CBN
Sue Benson-Davies, PhD, DCN, MPH, RD, FAND, LN
Gwendolyn Crispell, RN, MSN, CBN
Ann Couch, RN, CBN, CPC, F-NP
Melissa Davis, MSN, APRN, BC, CNS, RNFA
Michael Dougherty, PA-C
Karen Flanders, MSN, ARNP, CBN

Charmaine Gentles, RN
Kasey Goodpastor, PhD
Allison Grupski, PhD
Jennifer Lauretti, PhD, ABPP
Julie Parrott, MS, RD, ACE-CPT
Debra Proulx, RN, BHS, MBA, CBN
April Smith, PharmD, BCPS
Sally, Strange, PhD, RN, CBN
Carol Wolin-Riklin, MA, RD, LD

Clinical Issues Committee MD Liaison

Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS

Ad Hoc Member

Laura Campisi, MA

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Leslie Vinson


The mission of the IH Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committee is to create evidence-based guidelines and position statements with focus on clinical issues related to the integrated multidisciplinary team as well as issues related to the individual Integrated Health disciplines with the goal of enhancing the safety, quality and outcomes of bariatric and metabolic surgical patient care.


  • Updates of the Nutrition Guidelines and Guidelines for Pre-surgical Psychosocial Assessment
  • Completion of the Sensitivity Guidelines
  • Development of a New Program Start-Up Tool Kit