The following defines and describes the leadership, structure and definitions for the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and Foundation.
|PAFP 2012 - 2013 Officers|
William R. Sonnenberg, MD (Titusville)
Douglas Spotts, MD (Lewisburg)
PAFP Vice President and Foundation President
Nicole Davis, MD (Wyncote)
PAFP and Foundation Treasurer
Robert Rodak, DO (Erie)
PAFP Board Chair, Immediate Past President
Kevin M. Wong, MD (Jeannette)
PAFP Executive Vice President John S. Jordan, CAE (Harrisburg)
Past presidents of the PAFP - List
|PAFP Board of Directors|
At Large - Edward Zurad, MD (Tunkhannock)
South West - V. Hema Kumar, MD (Greensburg)
South Central - Chris Lupold, MD (Lancaster)
South East - David Berkson, MD (Philadelphia)
North West - Laura McIntosh, MD (Erie)
North Central - James Joseph, MD (Cattawissa)
North East - Mary Stock Keister, MD (Fogelsville)
New Physician - Sabesan Karuppiah, MD (Duncansville)
Program Directors Assembly Chair - Jeanne Spencer, MD (Johnstown)
Resident Representative - Chaney Stewman, MD (Philadelphia)
Student Representative - Allison Walton (Pittsburgh)
Corporate Representative - Dawn McCabe (Murray Risk Management & Insurance)
|Delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates|
Russell Breish, MD (Philadelphia) senior delegate
Jane Weida, MD (Lititz)
|Alternate Delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates|
|Bradley Fox, MD (Fairview)|
Madalyn Schaefgen, MD (Allentown)
|PA Members on AAFP Commissions|
AAFP Board of Directors
Wanda Filer, MD, Board Director (York)
Jane Weida, MD, Vice President (Lititz)
Doug Spotts, MD, Chapter Trustee (Lewisburg)
Wanda Filer, MD, AAFP BOD Representative (York)
AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development Dennis Gingrich, MD (Hershey)
AAFP Commission on Education David T. O'Gurek, MD (Summit Hill)
AAFP Commission on Finance and Insurance Kevin Shaffer, MD (Erie)
AAFP Commission on Government Affairs
Michael Baxter, MD (Reading)
AAFP Commission on Health of the Public and Science
Madalyn Schaefgen, MD (Emmaus)
AAFP Commission on Quality and Practice
John Jordan, CAE, Chapter Executive
Members can belong to one or more of the organization's standing committees and commissions. (NOTE: Some are open only to PAFP leadership.)
The committees and commissions include: Planning Commission, Bylaws Task Force & Rules Committee, Nominations Committee, Executive Committee, Medical Economics Committee, Practice Advocacy Commission, Education Commission, Government & Legal Affairs Commission, Finance Commission, Member Services Commission and Resident & Student Affairs Commission.
Click here for a current list of commission members.
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*Existing commission members, students, and residents are not required to submit an application
|Planning Commission - Annually reviews the strategic plan and provides recommendations to the Board of Directors. Commission representatives include the Student and Resident Chairs, Speaker, Board Chair, Program Director Chair, Foundation President, Treasurer, President-Elect, and two Past Presidents. Commission meets once a year. Expectations include agenda review, teleconferencing, and attendance at meetings.|
Chair: Douglas Spotts, MD
Staff: John S. Jordan, CAE, Executive Vice President
Nominations Committee - Recommends nominations from the membership and presents to the annual meeting of the HOD a list of one or more nominations for each of the offices of President-elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Directors as needed to fill the required regional and At-large positions, one Delegate and one Alternate Delegate to the Congress of Delegates of the AAFP, a Speaker and Vice Speaker of the HOD of the PAFP and such other officers and awards as required. Committee representatives include Past Presidents. Committee meets once a year. Expectations include agenda review, teleconferencing and attendance at meetings.
Chair: Kevin Wong, MD
Staff: John S. Jordan, CAE, Executive Vice President
Practice Advocacy Commission - Assists members in all practice settings to provide high-quality, cost-effective care while maintaining a financially viable practice. Responsibilities include monitoring and analyzing how medical economics, reimbursement and practice costs are impacting family physician practices; and monitoring and evaluating issues related to credentialing and privileging of family physicians, quality improvement and scope of practice. Communicate and provide advocacy for family physicians practicing in urban, suburban and rural areas of the Commonwealth. Commission meets twice a year. Expectations include agenda review, teleconferencing, and attendance at meetings.
Chair: D. Scott McCracken, MD Staff: Tracy Koval, Practice Advocacy Manager
Education Commission - Provides oversight and directs development of all continuing medical education programs including live and online continuing medical education (CME). Commission meets twice a year in person and may teleconference as needed. Expectations include agenda review, subject matter selection, possible review of other conference development material, teleconferencing, and attendance at meetings.
Chair: Drew Keister, MD Staff: Janine Owen, Vice President of Education and Academia
Legal and Governmental Affairs Commission - Provides recommendations to the Board of Directors on policies related to legislative, regulatory and legal affairs. Reviews current health care legislation and recommends changes that will enhance quality health care. Communicate and provide advocacy for family physicians practicing in urban, suburban and rural areas of the Commonwealth. Commission meets twice a year. Expectations include agenda review, teleconferencing, and attendance at meetings.
Chair: Peter Cardinal, MD Staff: Brent Ennis, Vice President, Practice Advocay & Government Affairs
Finance Commission - Reviews all financial reports including revenue and expense, audit and investment. Commission also supervises the keeping of the PAFP’s accounts, submits the annual budget for BOD approval, monitors the performance of the PAFP, reviews and advises on investment policy, provides ongoing financial and budgetary advice and arranges an annual audit of the financial records. Commission meets twice a year. Expectations include agenda review, teleconferencing, and attendance at meetings.
Chair: Robert Rodak, DO Staff: Karen Runyeon, Chief Financial Officer
Member Services Commission - Identifies and communicates the value of membership to members and medical graduates through recruitment and retention efforts, communication initiatives, component chapter relations and affinity programs. Commission meets twice a year. Expectations include agenda review, teleconferencing, and attendance at meetings.
Chair: Christine Stabler, MD; Vice Chair: Russell S. Breish, MD Staff: Melanie Morris, Corporate Development Manager
Resident and Student Affairs Commission - Analyzes trends related to medical student interest in family medicine and effectiveness of current family medicine resident and student initiatives. Commission also works with appropriate entities to advocate for family medicine, promote the specialty to qualified medical graduates to enter family medicine, and oversees the annual Spring Family Medicine Conference. Commission meets twice a year. Expectations include agenda review, teleconferencing, and attendance at meetings.
Chair: Tiffany Leonard, MD; Vice Chair: Andrew Lutzkanin, MD Staff: Molly Talley, Director of Student and Resident Initiatives
|Click each link below to see the specified board minutes.|
Dec. 1, 2012
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