Executive Management Team
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.
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.
Charlotte Kerner CPA, is responsible for the financial operations of the organization, including financial reporting, budgets, investments and cash management.
H. Clifton “Clif” Knight, MD, FAAFP, is senior vice president, 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.
Shawn Martin senior vice president, advocacy, practice advancement and policy at the AAFP, is responsible for overseeing 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.
Shannon M. Scott provides strategic input to the AAFP as well as oversight of the organization’s marketing and communications efforts (news, public relations, websites, social media), membership, and meetings and conventions management initiatives.
Julie K. Wood, MD, MPH, FAAFP 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. Through these relationships, Wood facilitates the continued development of family medicine and coordinates the AAFP’s international activities.