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Bechara Choucair, MD
Oakland, CA

Dr. Choucair is senior vice president and chief health officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Hospitals. He oversees the organization’s efforts to address the social health of its 12.5 million members and the 68 million people who live in the communities it serves.

From January through November 2021, Dr. Choucair served as the White House national vaccinations coordinator. In that role he focused on coordinating the timely, safe, and equitable administration of COVID-19 vaccinations for the U.S. population, in close partnership with relevant federal departments and agencies, state and local authorities, health systems, and community-based organizations. During his tenure as vaccinations coordinator, more than 450 million doses of the vaccine were administered nationwide. He returned to Kaiser Permanente in December 2021.

Dr. Choucair has earned several local and national awards, including being named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Health Executives in the United States.

Dr. Choucair, a family physician by training, holds an MD from the American University of Beirut and a master’s degree in health care management from the University of Texas at Dallas. He completed his family medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Employment Agreements
Michael Burke, JD

Wayne, PA

Michael has practiced health law for over 30 years. He represents numerous physicians during their review and negotiation of employment agreements across the country. He has published writings on employment agreements, and he has been a fixture at National Conference since 2014.

Leadership
Amy Crawford-Faucher, MD, FAAFP

Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Crawford-Faucher is the Vice Chair for Allegheny Health Network’s Primary Care Institute and for the Department of Family Medicine. She played a leading role in AHN’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic by facilitating the transition to telemedicine visits and establishing strategy and outreach to the community, among other roles. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and long-time contributing editor for American Family Physician.

Leadership
Aaron George, DO, FAAFP, FCPP

Hagerstown, MD

Dr. George is the Chief Medical Officer for Meritus Health. He was an Andlinger Fellow in health policy with the Center for Public Health in Vienna, Austria, where he worked on the primary care workforce and academic development. He was awarded the FMEC Emerging Leaders award, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, and named a 40 under 40 Physicians by the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Health Equity
Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP, FAAFP

New York, NY

Dr. Ravi is the CEO and co-founder of PurpLE Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to end the cycle of gender-based violence in the United States. She has multiple peer-reviewed publications on health care delivery for historically marginalized communities. She was recognized as a 2021 40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health by the National Minority Quality Forum and selected as a 2022 Presidential Leadership Scholar.

Leadership
Raj Woolever, MD, FAAFP

Augusta, ME

Dr. Woolever is the Executive Director of Maine-Dartmouth FMR. Dr. Woolever served as a medical officer in the U.S. Air Force and has been a residency director for 12 years, receiving multiple teaching awards. He has presented widely on professionalism, team building, hidden curriculum, and mentoring, and has published work on topics such as thyroid disorders and inpatient management of diabetes, among others.

Student Storytelling

Lt. Cmdr. Brian Ford, MD, FAAFP
Bethesda, MD

Dr. Ford is a board-certified family physician and serves as a faculty physician at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has served in a variety of roles, both stateside and overseas, emphasizing clinical medicine, education, and humanitarian assistance. He is completing a fellowship in Faculty Development at UNC-Chapel Hill and currently serves as a faculty coach and member of the Executive Curriculum Committee.

Christen D. Johnson, MD, MPH
Columbus, OH

Dr. Johnson is a board-certified family physician at Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers. She is pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Antiracist and Multicultural Education and serves as the faculty lead for the Cultural Competency and Race in Medicine Curriculum at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She has facilitated local, regional, and national research presentations, and has her research published in peer-reviewed journals, textbooks, and grants.

Rose Marie Leslie, MD
Faribault, MN

Dr. Leslie is a board certified family medicine physician who practices at Allina Heath, providing primary care and obstetrics services to patients in rural Minnesota. She also works as Social Media Consultant for Allina Health marketing and social media team. Beyond her clinical duties, she creates informative and engaging health education videos on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. She is a recurring expert contributor to Minnesota-based Kare 11 News and has been featured by national publications and organizations such as the CDC, NPR, Rolling Stone Magazine, CNN, Good Morning America, and more. I’m 2020, she was recognized as “Most Influential” on TikTok’s Top 100 list of content creators.

Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, MD, FAAFP
Hollis, NH

Dr. Ramas has over a decade of clinical experience serving both rural and urban under-resourced communities. She is the Regional Medical Director at Aledade, an Accountable Care Organization, and has been featured in distinguished journals. She has emerged as a leading voice in health equity, community resilience, and clinical innovations thanks to her vast experience in primary care, organized medicine, and advocacy efforts.