Staff Leadership

Douglas E. Henley, M.D., FAAFP

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer

Douglas E. Henley, M.D., FAAFP, works with the AAFP Board of Directors on the mission, strategy and vision for the AAFP and provides representation to other organizations, including medical, public, and private sectors. He also serves on the board of directors of the AAFP Foundation, the charitable arm of the AAFP.

Todd C. Dicus, J.D., CAE

Deputy Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Todd C. Dicus has overall responsibility for development and implementation of operational strategy, including oversight of budgetary, human resources, legal and compliance functions. He assumed this position in January 2009.

Dale L. Culver, C.P.A.

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Financial and Administrative Services

Dale L. Culver, C.P.A., is responsible for the financial operations of the organization, including financial reporting, budgets, investments and cash management.

Craig Doane

Vice President, Publications and Strategic Partnerships

Craig Doane joined the AAFP Foundation in 2007 and oversees all corporate development fundraising and Foundation activities, which annually raise more than $11 million in grants and donations.

H. Clifton "Clif" Knight, M.D., FAAFP

Vice President for Education

H. Clifton “Clif” Knight, MD, FAAFP, is vice president for education. He oversees all organizational activities related to medical education and continuing medical education. These areas include education and training of medical students and residents; student interest in the specialty of family medicine, including federal policies that affect it; and CME curriculum development, production, and accreditation and regulations.

R. Shawn Martin

Vice President of Advocacy and Practice Advancement

Shawn Martin oversees the AAFP Division of Government Relations and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, DC, as well as the Division of Practice Advancement at the AAFP headquarters in Leawood, Kan. In this role, he directs legislative and private sector advocacy on issues such as physician payment and medical liability reform.

Donna Valponi

Vice President, Communications and Membership

Donna Valponi provides strategic oversight of the organization’s communications (marketing, news, public relations and Web sites), membership, contact center, and meetings and conventions management initiatives.

Julie Wood, M.D., FAAFP

Vice President for Health of the Public and Interprofessional Activities

Julie Wood, M.D., has oversight responsibilities for the public health, scientific, and research activities of the AAFP, as well as the AAFP’s relationships with other medical organizations in the United States and abroad.