Board of Directors


Paul Gross | President

Paul Gross is assistant professor in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, where he teaches narrative medicine to residents. His stories about medical practice and family life have appeared in American Family Physician, Journal of Family Practice, Hippocrates, The Sun, Diversions and Town & Country. He also conducts award-winning writing workshops for medical professionals.

Diane Guernsey, Executive Editor

Diane Guernsey | Vice-President

Diane Guernsey, formerly a senior editor at Town & Country Magazine, writes on health, medicine and other subjects for Town & Country, Consumer Reports on Health, and other publications. Her career embraces other fields as well: a classical pianist, she performs frequently and is on the Manhattanville College music faculty as a vocal coach/accompanist; she is also a licensed psychoanalyst with a small practice in Manhattan.

Web Developer: Stephen Yorke

Stephen Yorke | Treasurer

Stephen Yorke is the principal of Weballeycat Associates, Inc. (, a web development company serving primarily nonprofit and not-for-profit clients. He has been involved in web development, database design and web software development and integration since 1997.

Alice Fornari

Alice Fornari

Alice Fornari is associate dean for education skills development at Hofstra School of Medicine and the director of faculty development at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System in New York. She obtained her doctoral degree in higher education, college teaching and academic leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her professional interest is bringing professionalism, communication skills and ethics to the education and practice of health professionals.

Larry Bauer

Larry Bauer

Laurence Mahoney Bauer is founding chief executive officer of the Family Medicine Education Consortium, an organization that seeks to improve community health by promoting family medicine, primary care and medical education. A clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine, he also serves as director of network development for the Center for Innovation in Family and Community Health in Dayton, OH.

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