Executive Management Team

R. Shawn Martin

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer

Shawn Martin serves as executive vice president and chief executive officer for the American Academy of Family Physicians. Martin 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.

Todd C. Dicus, JD, 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.

Charlotte Kerner, CPA

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

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, CPE, FAAFP

Senior Vice President, Education

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.

Stephanie Quinn

Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy

Stephanie Quinn, serves as senior vice president, advocacy, practice advancement and policy. She oversees the AAFP Divisions of Government Relations and Practice Advancement as well as the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care.

Shannon M. Scott

Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Membership

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

Senior Vice President for Health of the Public, Science and Interprofessional Activities

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.