• Executive Management Team

    R. Shawn Martin

    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. The AAFP is the medical specialty organization representing 133,500 family physicians and medical students nationwide.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.

    Shannon M. Scott

    Shannon M. Scott
    Chief Strategy Officer and Deputy Executive Vice President

    Shannon M. Scott serves as chief strategy officer and deputy executive vice president (DEVP). She leads the development and implementation of the AAFP’s strategic and operations plans, and directs the efforts of the membership, marketing, communications, meetings and conventions, and information technology teams. 

    Charlotte Kerner

    Charlotte Kerner, CPA
    Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Finance 

    Charlotte Kerner CPA, is responsible for the financial operations of the organization, including financial reporting, budgets, investments and cash management.

    Heather Leith

    Heather Leith, JD, CAE
    General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Administration and Human Resources

    Heather Leith, JD, CAE, serves as general counsel and senior vice president. She joined the AAFP in 2013 as general counsel. Leith leads the organization’s legal operations and also oversees  the AAFP's Divisions of Administration and Human Resources.

    Stephanie Quinn

    Stephanie Quinn
    Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy  

    Stephanie Quinn serves as senior vice president, advocacy, practice advancement and policy at the AAFP, and 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, she directs legislative and private sector advocacy on issues such as physician payment and medical liability reform.

    Margot Savoy

    Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP
    Senior Vice President, Education

    Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP serves as senior vice president for education.Savoy oversees all organizational activities related to medical education and continuing professional development. Her areas of focus include education and training of medical students and residents; student interest and choice of a career in the specialty of family medicine; expansion of graduate medical education in family medicine including federal policies that affect it; and development of continuing professional development opportunities, including CME.

    Julie Wood, MD, MPH, FAAFP

    Julie K. Wood, MD, MPH, FAAFP
    Senior Vice President for Research, Science and Health of the Public

    Julie K. Wood, MD, MPH, FAAFP has oversight responsibilities for the research, scientific and public health 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.