AAFP chapter delegates who attended the Academy's 2016 National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) held here May 5-7 elected colleagues to fill various leadership positions.
New physician Board member candidate Matthew Burke, M.D.
AAFP Board of Directors new physician member candidate: Matthew Burke, M.D., of Arlington, Va., a member of the Maryland chapter (Note: This candidate is to be approved by the 2016 Congress of Delegates in Orlando, Fla.)
New physician alternate delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates: Kimberly Becher, M.D., of Clendenin, W.Va.; and Melissa Hemphill, M.D., of Portland, Ore.
Member constituency alternate delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates: Eleanor Lavadie-Gomez, M.D., of Iowa City, Iowa; Lubna Madani, M.D., of Elmhurst, Ill.; Mary Nguyen, M.D. of Castroville, Texas; LaTasha Seliby, M.D., of Arlington, Va., a member of the Washington, D.C., chapter; Benjamin Simmons III, M.D., of Concord, N.C.; Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., of Richmond, Calif.
2017 NCCL convener Ravi Grivois-Shah, M.D., M.P.H.
The member constituency alternate delegates represent the following constituency groups: women; minorities; international medical graduates (IMGs); and gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT) physicians or physicians who support GLBT issues.
AAFP delegate to the AMA Young Physicians Section: Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., of New York, N.Y., will serve with Sabesan Karuppiah, M.D., M.P.H., of Duncansville, Pa., who is completing the second year of his term.
2017 NCCL convener: Ravi Grivois-Shah, M.D., M.P.H., of Tucson, Ariz.
2017 member constituency co-conveners: Simmons and Sugimoto (GLBT constituency); Megan Guffey, M.D., of Manson, Wash., and Madani (IMG constituency); Lavadie-Gomez and Nguyen (minority constituency); and KrisEmily McCrory, M.D., of Rensselaer, N.Y., and Seliby (women's constituency).
Twenty-three chapters sent full delegations to the 2016 NCCL, meaning all five member constituencies were represented by a chapter delegate. NCCL had 40 chapters represented with 157 chapter delegates. The total of 206 registrants included 107 new physicians and 86 first-time attendees.
In addition, 217 individuals attended the concurrent Annual Chapter Leader Forum.
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