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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

In order to affect change and have an impact within the community be it local or global, I believe that one needs to be involved in organizations. Included below are a listing of the relevant organizations that I am involved with along with the organizations and groups with which the Journey of Hearts website has an affiliation.

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  • Professional Associations
    • American Medical Association (AMA), 1989 - Present
    • California Medical Association (CMA), 1989 - Present
    • Alameda Contra Costa Medical Society (ACCMA), 1998 - Present
    • American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AAETS), 1998 - Present
    • International Society of Mental Health On-line (ISMHO), Member 2000 - Present
    • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), 1998 - Present
  • Boarding/Certifications
    • American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress 
      • Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
      • BOARD CERTIFIED Expert in Traumatic Stress (BCETS)
      • BOARD CERTIFIED Bereavement Trauma (BCBT)
      • Diplomat of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
    • American Academy of Bereavement 
      • National Certified Bereavement Facilitator (NCBF)
    • Professional Sequence in Loss and Grief - U.C. Berkeley Extension
    • University of Southern California Affiliate - Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
      • Board Eligible Internal Medicine
    • University of California, Davis
      • Medical Degree
      • Masters Degree - Comparative Pathology
  • Editorial Experience
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Medical Internet Research. March 1999 - Present.
    • Expert, Advisor & Author - Physician Services, MomMD. March 2000 - Present.
    • Scientific Paper Reviewer
      • Reviewer - AMIA Anual Symposium Meeting, November 2002.
      • Reviewer - The Milbank Quarterly, The New York Academy of Medicine, January 2002.
      • Referee - Scientific Papers and Posters for International Medical Informatics Association, Medinfo 2001.
      • Reviewer - AMIA Meeting, June 2001.
      • Reviewer - AMIA Annual Symposium Meeting, November 2000.
      • Reviewer - Scientific Programme Committee, World Congress for the Internet and Medicine, MEDNET '99.
    • Founding Editor, Editorial Board, The CyberMed Catalyst: Journal of the Alliance of Medical Internet Professionals. Fall 1999 - Fall 2001.
    • Editorial Board, Female Physician. Spring 2000 - Summer 2001.
    • Content & HTML (Webpage) Editor, YP Insights. An Online newsletter, for the CMA-YPS. Spring - Fall 2000.
    • Editorial Board Member, California Physician. Spring 1995 - Spring 2000.
    • Associate Editor, PULSE, The Medical Student Section of JAMA. (Now MSJAMA) 1991-1992.
  • Internet/Informatics
    • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), 1998 - Present
      • Working Group on the Internet
      • Working Group on Primary Care.
    • International Society of Mental Health On-line (ISMHO), Member 2000 - Present
    • Graduate Student, Oregon Health Sciences University, Medical Informatics Distance Learning Certificate Program. Division of Medical Informatics & Outcomes Research.
    • Listserve Subscriber
      • ISMHO - International Society of Mental Health On-line
      • MWML - Medical Web Master's List
      • AOIR - Association of Internet Researchers
      • SIM - Society for the Internet & Medicine
      • Orgwebmasters - Discussion group for .Org and non-profit association

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  • Last Acts National Partner  - A national campaign to improve end-of-life care by a coalition of professional and consumer organizations. Partner since 1998.
  • International Society for Mental Health Online  - The ISMHO Mission is to promote the understanding, use and development of online communication, information and technology for the international mental health community.
  • Health on the Net Foundation - Subscriber to HON Code of Conduct. HON aims to raise the quality of healthcare information available on the Net and help users identify sources of reliable information through a self-regulatory, voluntary certification system based on an "active seal" concept.
  • Associate  - Journey of Hearts has aligned with to allow visitors to this site interested in becoming better educated on the topic of grief and loss or who would like recommendations for books that may help a bereaved friend, colleague, grieving child or family member cope with a loss.

In every community, there is work to be done.
In every nation, there are wounds to heal.
In every heart, there is the power to do it.
Marianne Williamson

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