The Bylaws Committee is responsible for reviewing the current Bylaws and bringing forth any necessary changes for membership approval. Members are encouraged to submit suggested Bylaws changes to the committee chair for review. Bylaws changes are voted on by the membership during the annual meeting.
Diversity and Health Equity
The purpose of the Diversity and Health Equity Committee is to recommend ways in which AFMRD can embed elements of anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion into programs and activities and explore opportunities to provide education and resources to help members meet accreditation requirements while developing the diverse workforce needed to care for the American population.
Santina Wheat, MD - Chair
Members: Shoba Belegundu, MD, Fadya El Rayess, MD, MPH, Rachel Friedman, Kevin E. Johnson, MD, Cara Marshall, MD, Ildi Martonffy, MD, Leon McCrea, MD, MPH, Safiya McNeese-Ruffin, MD, Theresa Nevarez, MD, MBA, Paul Ravenna, MD, Suki Tepperberg, MD, MPH, Melanie VanDemark, MD, and John Waits, MD.
The Finance Committee is composed of the Treasurer, President, President-Elect, a Member-at-Large, Executive Director, and the Strategic Initiatives Coordinator. This committee is responsible for the oversight of financial matters, including regular reports to the Board and annual reports to the membership. The committee reviews the audit annually.
The FMAS Scholarships Committee oversees the application process of applicants for scholarships provided by the AFMRD to the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit held each spring in Washington, DC.
Graduate Survey Advisory Panel (ABFM/AFMRD Grad Survey)
Advisory Panel members review the survey questions, evaluate the need for changes or additions to content, and give input to the reports programs receive from the ABFM regarding their graduate data.
Sarah Cole, DO - Chair
Members: Mallory McClester Brown, MD, Steve Brown, MD, William Dixon, MD, Tim Graham, MD, MHPE, Kennedi Hall, MPH (ABFM), David McInnes, MD, MSEd, Lars Peterson, MD, PhD (ABFM), Zubair Syed, MD, Kate Duchene Thoma, MD, MEd, Alexandra Verdieck, MD, John Waits, MD, and Wendy Warren, MD
The Membership Committee addresses membership, retention, communications to members, coordination of the member needs assessment, and serves as a focus group or sounding board for staff on various projects.
Nick Schenk, MD - Chair
Members: Angela Cherry, MD, MBA, John DesMarais, MD, MS, Kristina Diaz, MD, Parastou Farhadian, MD, Kamini Greer, MD, MPH, Lalitha Hansch, MD, Sarah Holder, DO, Arturas Klugas, MD, Aaron Lambert, MD, Karen Olmos, MD, Nicholas M. Schenk, MD, Joe Skariah, DO, MPH, John E. Snellings, MD, Grant Studebaker, MD, Karen Weaver, MD
Staff Contact: Sam Pener
The Nominations Committee oversees the nominations and election process of the Board of Directors members. Nominations Committee members are nominated each fall by the AFMRD Board of Directors.
Family Medicine National Innovation in Continuity Clinic Experience (FM-NICCE) Task Force
The FM-NICCE Task Force oversees the data collection of FM-NICCE pilot participants. Only programs selected in the initial application period are allowed to participate in this pilot.
The PD Toolbox Task Force oversees the contents and organization of the Program Director's Toolbox.
The PD Wellness Task Force
Chair: Parastou Farhadian, MD
Members: Jeremy Fish, MD, Alysia Courtot Herzog, MD, Afsha Rais Kaisani, MD, MS, Stephen Auciello, MD, Nguyet-Cam Vu Lam, MD, Meagan Vermeulen, MD