Physicians Committee Senior Staff

The Physicians Committee


Physicians Committee Senior Staff

Neal Barnard, M.D.

Stephen Kane, C.P.A.
Vice President of Finance

Doug Hall
Vice President of Publications

Betsy Wason, C.F.R.E.
Vice President of Development

Stacey Glaeser, S.P.H.R.
Vice President of Human Resources

Neal Barnard, M.D., President

neal-barnardNeal D. Barnard, M.D., is a nutrition researcher, author, and health advocate. As an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Barnard conducts studies on the role of nutrition in diabetes, obesity, and lipid management, among other health issues. Dr. Barnard’s articles have appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the American Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Scientific American, the American Journal of Cardiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Lancet Oncology, Preventive Medicine, and many other scientific and medical journals. Dr. Barnard is the editor-in-chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians and the author of 15 books for lay audiences.

In 1985, Dr. Barnard established the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization advocating for preventive medicine and higher ethical standards in research. He later established The Cancer Project, a nonprofit organization providing nutritional services for cancer patients and survivors and public education geared toward prevention, and the Washington Center for Clinical Research, an organization dedicated to studies of diet and health.

Growing up in Fargo, N.D., his extended family includes both doctors and cattle ranchers, two groups that are increasingly butting heads over America’s health policies. Dr. Barnard’s scientific approach aims to shed new light on these important issues.

Betsy Wason, C.F.R.E., Vice President of Development

betsy-wasonBetsy Wason, C.F.R.E., is the vice president of development for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She provides strategic input on the growth and expansion of the organization’s lifesaving work and is responsible for leading the organization’s fundraising efforts and keeping the Physicians Committee’s more than 150,000 members engaged and informed.

Wason has been involved with creating many innovative programs, including the 21-Day Kickstart, which has reached more than 400,000 people to date with powerful messaging to promote optimal health. Wason frequently speaks at local and national fundraising conferences and prior to joining the Physicians Committee in 2005, she held fundraising positions in the areas of health and animal welfare.

She is a certified fund raising executive and comes to the fundraising profession with a decade of marketing experience.

Stephen Kane, C.P.A., Vice President of Finance

stephen-kaneStephen Kane, C.P.A., is Vice President of Finance of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

As finance director, Kane leads an expert team in managing the overall financial operations and accounting practices of the organization. He also captains the Physicians Committee’s storied "plant-powered" running team. Kane received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, and is a licensed certified public accountant.

When he’s not in the office you will likely find him running or hiking in Rock Creek Park with his rescue dog Wally.

Stacey Glaeser, S.P.H.R., Vice President of Human Resources

stacey-glaeserStacey Glaeser, S.P.H.R., has been director of human resources for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine since 2005. Glaeser’s focus is on recruiting team members and volunteers who share the Physicians Committee’s mission and creating an engaging workplace culture that allows team members to thrive personally and professionally. Glaeser is also responsible for “keeping the lights on” at the Physicians Committee’s headquarters and helps coordinate educational outreach.

Glaeser received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. Prior to joining the Physicians Committee, Ms. Glaeser spent eight years delivering corporate concierge services to businesses throughout Washington, D.C., before discovering her interest in human resources and operations while working for Reed Smith LLP.

Glaeser is a member of the Human Resources Association of the National Capital Area and the Society of Human Resource Management and became credentialed as a senior professional in human resources in 2011.

Outside the office, Ms. Glaeser enjoys vegan cooking and baking, visiting Virginia wine country, and taking hikes with her Siberian Husky Star.

Doug Hall, Vice President of Publications

doug-hallDoug Hall is the Vice President of Publications for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He and his team are responsible for the graphic design of Good Medicine magazine, as well as all other Physicians Committee educational materials, books, advertising, and websites.

Hall has worked as an editor and graphic designer in the publishing industry for more than 35 years. He is also a cartoonist who has published five books of single-panel cartoons, as well as a syndicated comic strip, Simple Beasts. He earned his B.A. in English and Business from Anderson University.