Committees

Committee Report Form

Bylaws
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.

Chair: Grace Yu, MD
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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.

Chair: Santina Wheat, MD 
Members: Fadya El Rayess, MD, MPH, Cara Marshall, MD, Ildi Martonffy, MD, Leon McCrea, MD, MPH, Theresa Nevarez, MD, MBA, Paul Ravenna, MD, Suki Tepperberg, MD, MPH, and John Waits, MD. 
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Finance
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.

Chair: Kelsie Kelly, MD, MPH 
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FMAS Scholarships
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. 

Co-Chairs: Kristina Diaz, MD and Ijeoma Amanze, MD
Staff Contact: Lindsay Blake


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.

Chair: Kim Stutzman, MD
Members: Mallory McClester Brown, MD, Steve Brown, MD, Sarah Cole, DO, 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, Kim Stutzman, MD, MEd, Alexandra Verdieck, MD, and Wendy Warren, MD


Membership
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. 

Chair: Nick Schenk, MD 
Members: Angela Cherry, MD, MBA,  Tamer Elsayed, MD, Lalitha Hansch, MD, Sarah Holder, DO, Afsha Kaisani, MD, Arturas Klugas, MD, Aaron Lambert, MD, Karen Olmos, MD, John E. Snellings, MD, Grant Studebaker, MD, Karen Weaver, MD
Staff Contact: Sam Pener
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Nominations
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. 

Chair: Kim Stutzman, MD
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Task Forces

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. 

Chair: Fred Miser, MD 
Staff Contact: Mary Theobald, Project Manager


Governance Task Force
The purpose of the AFMRD Governance Task Force is to review the nominations and election recommendations from the Governance Assessment to provide final recommendations to the Board.

Chair: Kristina Diaz, MD
Members: Wendy Barr, MD, Thanuja Chandrasena, DO, Ronya Green, MD, Erin Kavanaugh, MD, Thomas Macabobby, MD, Alexis Reedy-Cooper, MD, Raj Woolever, MD


PD Wellness Task Force
The purpose of the AFMRD Wellness Task Force is to explore options for providing wellness support to AFMRD members as well as their team members and to recommend wellness initiatives to the Board of Directors.

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