Board of Directors
The Board of Directors operates to further the mission of the AAFP: to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity. Learn more about the responsibilities, including time commitment and remuneration, for each position:
John Meigs, Jr., MD, FAAFP, is a family physician in Centreville, Alabama. Meigs was in private practice in Centreville, his hometown, from 1982 to 2013. In 2013, he merged with another practice to become a part of Bibb Medical Associates, which is housed in a clinic at Bibb Medical Center, a 25-bed rural hospital in Centreville. He also serves as chief of staff at Bibb Medical Center.
Michael L. Munger, MD, FAAFP, has been a practicing family physician in the Kansas City metropolitan area for 30 years. He is currently in practice at Saint Luke’s Medical Group in Leawood, where he also serves as vice president of medical affairs for primary care. The group has 105 members at 14 different sites, all of which have received Level 3 patient-centered medical home designation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. He formerly served as medical director for Sweet Life at Grand Court Assisted Living, also in Overland Park.
Wanda D. Filer, MD, MBA, FAAFP, is a family physician in York, Pennsylvania. She has been a practicing family physician for more than 25 years. She is the founder and president of the Strategic Health Institute in York, a health care consulting firm dedicated to building awareness of today’s health issues and the need for change. In addition, Filer is a family physician at Family First Health, a federally qualified health center in York and Adams Counties. She also served six years as the associate program director at the York Hospital Family Practice Residency Program.
Javette Orgain, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is an associate professor of clinical family medicine in the University of Illinois Chicago Department of Family Medicine and team physician for Vitas Innovative Healthcare. Orgain is medical director/consultant for the Village of Park Forest Health Department and until 2013 served as medical director at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System Mile Square Health Center until 2013.
Alan Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician at SSM/Health Dean Medical Group in South Central Wisconsin, where he has practiced for the past 27 years. He has more than 30 years of clinical experience and background in leadership, community service, public health, advocacy and education. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, where he teaches both students and residents.
Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP, serves as executive vice president and chief executive officer for the American Academy of Family Physicians. Henley 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.
Mott P. Blair, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician at Vidant Family Medicine in Wallace, North Carolina. His practice has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. Blair got his start in a small practice, where he was one of two physicians. He later worked as a solo physician. More recently, his practice merged with a hospital system. As a regional medical director in the system, Blair’s leadership helped the practice earn a Level 3 patient-centered medical home designation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. He is also an affiliate assistant professor in the department of family medicine in East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine.
John S. Cullen, MD, is a family physician in Valdez, Alaska. He has practiced the full scope of family medicine in a rural community of 4,000 people in Alaska for the past 21 years. Cullen works in a small group practice and is both chief of staff and director of emergency medical services at Providence Valdez Medical Center. He has been actively involved in residency and medical student teaching for more than 18 years, providing comprehensive training in rural health care. He is an associate clinical professor at Dartmouth University.
Lynne M. Lillie, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician in Rochester, Minnesota. She has been a full-time practicing family physician for 21 years and is currently a member of the Mayo Clinic Department of Family Medicine in Rochester. She is in clinical practice with a focus on gynecologic and dermatologic procedures. Throughout her career, Lillie has held leadership roles on multiple clinical quality and practice redesign committees. Since joining Mayo Clinic in 2013, she has served on the Mayo Clinic physician burnout task force and currently serves as clinical faculty for the Mayo Family Medicine Interest Group and on the opioid advisory group.
John L. Bender, MD, MBA, FAAFP, is a family physician in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he is senior partner and chief executive officer at Miramont Family Medicine. Bender is also chairman of the board for Physicians Accountable Care Solutions, LLC, a nationwide accountable care organization, which produced more than $10 million in Medicare savings in 2015. He is also an associate professor of family medicine with a preceptor appointment to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a preceptor to Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Gary L. LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician in Dayton, Ohio. A lifelong Daytonian and public servant, LeRoy cares for the underserved as a staff physician at the East Dayton Health Clinic. He was the clinic’s medical director from 1994 to 2008, and helped secure funding to remodel and expand the center and its services. LeRoy serves the Dayton community through Reach Out Montgomery County, Dayton Public Schools, American Red Cross and Saint Vincent’s Homeless Shelter.
Carl R. Olden, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician in Yakima, Washington. He is the senior family physician at Pacific Crest Family Medicine. He also serves as the chief medical information officer and medical director for utilization and quality for Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Olden is a clinical instructor in family medicine for the University of Washington School of Medicine and Pacific Northwest University of the Health Sciences.
Robert F. Raspa, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician and faculty member with St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Center in Jacksonville, Florida. He is a retired captain in the U.S. Navy and has been a practicing family physician with St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Center since 2003. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Clinical Assistant Professor at both the Florida State University School of Medicine and University of Florida School of Medicine.
Leonard D. Reeves, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician and associate dean of the Northwest Clinical Campus of the Medical College of Georgia in Rome, Georgia. He is a family physician at the Faith and Deeds Free Clinic in Rome, where he also serves as board president. Prior to that, Reeves served as assistant director of the Floyd Family Medicine Residency and clinic director of Floyd Medical Center in Rome.
Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician with the Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers in Columbia, South Carolina. She has been a practicing family physician with the Eau Clair Cooperative Health Centers since 2012 and currently serves as lead provider and HIV Specialist. Stewart began her career as a National Health Services Corps scholar, caring for underserved patients in rural South Carolina. She continues to work with underserved communities in both rural and urban settings.
Matthew Burke, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician at Promptcare, an urgent care center in Washington, D.C.. He diagnoses and treats patients who need prompt medical attention for illnesses or injuries that are not life threatening. Prior to working with urgent care patients, Burke was a staff physician at the Georgetown University student health center. He also taught and supervised residents, and taught undergraduate classes about issues such as health policy and social determinants of health.
Stewart Decker, MD, is a family medicine resident in Klamath Falls, Oregon. In late 2015, he helped found the Oregon Policy & Engagement Network, an organization that works to enable medical students to learn about and become engaged in political issues. He also works with Healthy Klamath, a project focusing on community-based health interventions. From March through September 2013, Decker was a project manager at Sacred Valley Health in Ollantaytambo, Peru, where he trained rural community health workers in strategic long-term planning and program policy development.
Lauren Abdul-Majeed is a fourth-year student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. As a medical student, she aspires to provide care as a family physician for underserved communities. Throughout her academic career, she has worked toward meeting that goal. As a medical student volunteer with the New Life Volunteering Society Free Health Clinic, Abdul-Majeed was a patient health education coordinator. She also served as a peer educator for medical students and vice president of the South Asian Medical Students Association.
Conflict of Interest
In accordance with AAFP policy, members of the AAFP Board of Directors are required to provide AAFP with a statement regarding actual or potential conflicts of interest. Conflict of interest statements for individual directors are available upon request. Requests should be directed to the Deputy Executive Vice President at firstname.lastname@example.org.