2017 Congress of Delegates

Delegates Choose New AAFP Leaders

September 13, 2017 12:20 pm News Staff San Antonio –

The AAFP Congress of Delegates today elected John Cullen, M.D., of Valdez, Alaska, to be the Academy's president-elect. Others elected or chosen by acclamation for the following positions are

Moments after election results are announced in San Antonio, AAFP President-elect John Cullen, M.D., of Valdez, Alaska, (second from left) is escorted to the podium along with his wife, Michelle, by sergeants-at-arms Adebowale Prest, M.D., of Hebron, Md., (left) and Yvette Oquendo-Berruz, M.D., of Columbia, Md. (right).

  • Speaker of the Congress -- Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., of Oregon, Wis.
  • Vice Speaker -- Russell Kohl, M.D., who lives in Stilwell, Kan.
  • Directors -- Sterling Ransone, M.D., of Deltaville, Va.; Windel Stracener, M.D., of Richmond, Ind.; and Erica Swegler, M.D., of Austin, Texas
  • New physician Board member -- Benjamin "Frankie" Simmons III, M.D., of Concord, N.C.
  • Resident Board member -- Alexa Mieses, M.D., M.P.H., of Durham, N.C.
  • Student Board member -- John Heafner, M.P.H., of St. Louis

Related AAFP News Coverage
Q&A With Michael Munger, M.D.
AAFP's New President Brings Experience, Empathy, Passion

(9/13/2017)

Academy Officers Cover Critical Topics at Town Hall Meeting
AAFP Task Force to Examine Aspects of Maintenance of Certification
(9/11/2017)

Additional Resources
2017 Congress of Delegates: Day One(storify.com)

2017 Congress of Delegates: Day Two(storify.com)