Advisory Committee

PAINS’ Advisory Committee is a select group of leaders including those advocating on behalf of people living with chronic pain and those working diligently to contain the opioid epidemic. PAINS members provide expertise and advice to fulfill the mission to transform how pain is perceived, judged and treated.


  • Advocate for complete implementation of the National Pain Strategy
  • Educate and engage the media, public and policymakers about chronic pain
  • Promote patient-centered comprehensive pain management
  • Broaden and clarify the relationship between chronic pain and the opioid epidemic
  • Serve as a collaborator and convener


Ken Babb Distinguished Engineer Retired IBM

Pat Bruckenthal, PhD, PAAN, ANP, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Stony Brook University, School of Nursing

Jan Chambers President National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association

Paul Christo, MD, MBA Associate Professor Director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Director, Blaustein Pain Treatment Center John Hopkins Medicine

Jim Cleary, MD FAChPM Associate Professor of Medicine Medical Oncology Section Director of Palliative Medicine University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Peggy Compton, RN, PhD, FAAN Professor & Associate Dean Research, Evaluation and Graduate Programs Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies

Sandra Dixon, LMSW Director of Behavioral Health Services Department of Health & Human Services

Larry Driver, MD Professor, Department of Pain Medicine Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Kate Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP Professor and Chair of Department of Geriatrics Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mike Hockley, JD Partner Spencer Fane

Katie Horton, RN, MPH, JD Research Professor George Washington University Department of Health Policy and Management

Jim Lemons, EdD Director and Medical Psychologist Lemons Center for Behavioral Pain Management

Jeff Levi, PhD Professor Of Health Management & Policy The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Martha Menard, PhD Principal Menard Consulting Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Kim Nelson, LAC, MPA Regional Administrator, Region VII SAMSHA

Orvie Prewitt Program Coordinator Kansas City Regional Arthritis Center

Daniel Raymond Policy Director Harm Reduction Coalition

Seddon Savage, MD Associate Professor & Policy Consultant in Addiction & Pain Management Dartmouth Medical School

Jason Schwalb, MD Neurological Surgeon Henry Ford Health Systems

Anne St. Peter Founder Global Prairie

Cindy Steinberg National Director of Policy and Advocacy U.S. Pain Foundation

Greg Terman, MD, PhD Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Director of the Acute Pain Service University of Washington Medical Center

Bob Twillman, PhD Executive Director Academy of Integrative Pain Management

Mary Vargas, JD Partner Stein & Vargas LLP

Chris Veasley Co-Founder and Director Chronic Pain Research Alliance

Jennifer Wagner, JD Partner Patton, Wagner & Associates P.C.

Lynn Webster, MD Vice President of Scientific Affairs PRA Healthsciences

Lonnie Zeltzer, MD Professor of Pediatrics Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Director of Pediatric Pain Program University of South California – Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital