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LACMA President William K. Averill, MD Stresses Unity

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LACMA President William K. Averill, MD was sworn in on June 29, 2017.

As we begin a new term at LACMA, we wanted to share some key points from LACMA President William K. Averill, MD. Dr. Averill is widely regarded as a leader who works to bring people together. One theme in his speech at the Installation of Officers last month was ‘One from many.’

After being officially installed as the 146th president of LACMA, Dr. William K. Averill addressed the more than 200 physicians, family members and supporters in the audience. He recognized the leadership of Dr. Vito Imbasciani, the outgoing president, and other key board members. He also referenced LACMA CEO Gustavo Friederichsen’s vision for moving LACMA forward. “Shortly after our CEO, Gustavo Friederichsen, came aboard,” Dr. Averill said, “LACMA’s leadership asked him to convene a strategic planning session. He jumped right in, and the proceedings were given a nautical theme. Our strategic plan is entitled ‘Charting the Course.’ The actions resulting from the plan as we move forward are entitled ‘Holding the Course.’

…He asked everyone present to pull a coin out of their purse or pocket and find the Latin phrase E Pluribus Unum, which means “One From Many.” Toward the end of his speech he said, “We at LACMA recognize that our strength comes from our diversity.”

One of Dr. Averill’s first duties as president came in speaking at the Saving Private Practice Consortium. As a physician in private practice, he is well-acquainted with the challenges and rewards independent doctors face. He introduced the keynote speaker, Janus Norman, senior vice president, Centers for Government Relations and Political Operations, California Medical Association and encouraged doctors to use the resources LACMA/CMA offers around advocacy.

We’re looking forward to a wonderful year with Dr. Averill at the helm. We’re also pleased to have a strong group of officers as part of LACMA’s leadership.

President-Elect — Dr. C. Freeman
Treasurer —  Dr. Sion Roy
Secretary — Dr. Diana Shiba
Immediate Past President – Dr. Vito Imbasciani

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