August 3, 2002, 2:52 p.m. News Staff — Residents and students elected more than a dozen new leaders when the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students returned to an in-person meeting for the first time in three years.
Those who were elected by delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members at the conference, held July 28-30 at the Kansas City, Mo., Convention Center, will be confirmed and appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors in the coming weeks.
The elected residents are:
Resident member, AAFP Board of Directors: Chase Mussard, M.D., Oregon Health and Sciences University Family Medicine Residency Program, Portland;
Resident chair, 2023 National Conference: Tisha Van Pelt, M.D., University of South Florida Morsani (Morton Plant Mease Health Care) Family Medicine Residency Program, Clearwater;
Resident alternate delegates, AAFP Congress of Delegates: Janet Nwaukoni, D.O., McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Lake Forest Family Medicine Residency Program, Grayslake, Ill.; Moses Syldort, M.D., Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Glen Cove Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Glen Cove, N.Y.
Resident member, AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees: Joseph Hinojosa, M.D., Prisma Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville Greer Family Medicine Residency Program, Greenville; and
Resident member, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Board of Directors: T. Austin Witt, M.D., Duke University Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Durham, N.C.
The elected students are:
Student member, AAFP Board of Directors: Richard Easterling, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson;
Student chair, 2023 National Conference: Samantha Driscoll, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio;
Student alternate delegates, AAFP Congress of Delegates: Olivia Dhaliwal, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio; Tameka Lawrence, Ross University School of Medicine, Bridgetown, Barbados;
Student member, AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees: Madeline Standbridge, East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City;
Student member, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Board of Directors: Caryssa Lim, M.P.H., Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, Pasadena, Calif.; and
National FMIG Coordinator: Taree Chadwick, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine.
The 2022 conference drew 4,418 registrants, including 1,270 students and 1,249 residents.
Several appointed student and resident leadership positions remain available, including:
Information about leadership positions and application materials are available at aafp.org/getinvolved.