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PAFP Leadership

The following defines and describes the leadership, structure and definitions for the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and Foundation.

Leadership Chart (updated March 2017)





PAFP 2016-17 Officers
PAFP President
Robert Rodak, DO (Erie)


PAFP President-Elect
Edward Zurad, MD (Tunkhannock)


PAFP and Foundation Treasurer
Chris Lupold, MD (Lancaster)


PAFP Board Chair, Immediate Past President
Nicole Davis, MD (Philadelphia) 


PAFP Executive Vice President
John S. Jordan, CAE (Harrisburg)

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Past presidents of the PAFP - list


 
PAFP Board of Directors

D. Scott McCracken, MD (York)
Pamela Valenza, MD (Bethlehem)
James Joseph, MD (Catawissa) - (Foundation Vice President)
Mary Stock Keister, MD (Fogelsville) - (Foundation President)
Tracey Conti, MD (Monroeville)
Resident and Student Board of Directors members to be determined

 
Delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates
Bradley Fox, MD (Fairview)
Madalyn Schaefgen, MD (Allentown)
 
Alternate Delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates
Dennis Gingrich, MD (Hershey)
Kevin Wong, MD (Jeannette)
 
PA Members on AAFP Commissions

AAFP Board of Directors
Wanda Filer, MD, Board Chair (York)



 
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Committee Members
Members can belong to one or more of the organization's standing committees (NOTE: Some are open only to PAFP leadership.)

The committees: Governance & Leadership Committee, Continuing Professional Development Committee, Resident & Student Affairs Committee, Governmental & Practice Advocacy Committee

 



Click here for a current list of committee members.



THOSE PARTICIPATING ON COMMITTEES MUST COMPLETE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST FORM

*Existing committee members, students, and residents are not required to submit an application  

 
Committee Descriptions


Governance & Leadership Committee - The purpose of the Governance Committee ensures that the Board is focused on its primary responsibility and to create a thriving future for family medicine and the members of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians.  The Committee carries out its work by examining how the board is functioning, how board members communicate, and whether the board is fulfilling its responsibilities.  Responsibilities include nominate, evaluate and retain board members; create a leadership succession plan and opportunities for board members; and, orient, mentor, and provide education and skills for board members. 

Chair: Douglas Spotts, MD

Staff: John S. Jordan, CAE, Executive Vice President



Continuing Professional Development Committee - Provides oversight and directs development of all continuing medical education programs. The Committee meets twice a year in person and via teleconference or other means as needed. Expectations include subject matter selection with a focus on board review and physician personal and professional wellness, input into learner objectives, peer review of slides to absolve potential conflicts, possible review of other conference development material, teleconferencing, and attendance at meetings. 

Chair: Drew Keister, MD

Staff: Janine Owen, Chief Education and Academia Officer



Government and Practice Advocacy Committee - 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: Susan Fidler, MD

Staff: Brent Ennis, Deputy EVP and COO



Resident and Student Affairs Committee - 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

Staff: Molly Talley, Director of Student and Resident Initiatives



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Leadership slate, 2017-2018



President-Elect

David O'Gurek, MD



Directors-at-Large

D. Scott McCracken, MD

Jeffrey Zlotnick, MD



AAFP Delegate

Brad Fox, MD



AAFP Alternate Delegate

Dennis Gingrich, MD



Foundation President

Mary Stock Keister, MD



 
Volunteer Leaders

List of PAFP leaders who are currently participating other state and medical boards:

Dennis Gingrich, MD - Board of Trustees, Pennsylvania Medical Society
James Joseph, MD - Department of Health, Medical Marijuana Task Force
Mary Stock Keister, MD - Department of Insurance, Sub-Committee on Health Innovation
Pam Valenza, MD - Department of Insurance, Sub-Committee on Health Innovation
Douglas Spotts, MD - PAFP Past President, AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
Clayton Cooper - PAFP Student Assembly Chair, AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees
Madalyn Schaefgen, MD - Pennsylvania Medical Society Specialty Leadership Cabinet
Brad Fox, MD - AAFP Advisor, American Medical Association CPT Council

 
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