Medical Director, Great Lakes Physicians Aledade ACO, Midland, MI (Midland, MI)
After completing Family Medicine residency at MidMichigan Medical Center in 2001, Dr. Aloff joined Midland Family Physicians, a four-physician private practice in her hometown. She is a past president of MAFP and has served on numerous MAFP committees and AAFP commissions, including the AAFP Commission on Quality and Practice. She currently serves AAFP as the primary care representative to the AMA’s RUC (Resource Based Relative Value Scale Update Committee).
Director, American Board of Family Medicine (Lexington, KY)
Dr. Biggs has been on the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Board of Directors since 2016. She also serves on ABFM's Operations Committee, Communications/Publications Committee, and Certification Committee as its Chair. She currently is professor of Family Medicine at Central Michigan University College of Medicine. In 2018, Dr. Biggs became director of CMU College of Medicine’s Comprehensive Community Clerkship, a six-month longitudinal primary care clerkship. She has been in medical education for over 20 years at Family Medicine residencies at the University of Michigan (1997-2001) and MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland (2002-2011), and as program director for the University of Kansas Family Medicine Residency in Kansas City, KS (2014-2018). Dr. Biggs served as AAFP Deputy Director of Medical Education from 2011 to 2013 and remained active in the AAFP as a member of the Commission on Education (2014-2018) and chair of the Subcommittee on Resident and Student Issues (2017-2018). She began her career in private practice in Dexter, MI, after graduating from medical school and residency from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Biggs practiced full-scope Family Medicine, including maternity care and vaginal deliveries, in all her practice locations until 2018.
Assistant Attorney General, Michigan Department of Attorney General, Criminal Division (Ann Arbor, MI)
Ms. Carter has been an assistant attorney general for over 20 years, primarily in the Criminal Division of the Michigan Department of Attorney General, with past assignments including the High Tech Crime Unit, Child Protection Unit, and Mortgage Fraud Unit. In 2011, she was tapped to join the new Human Trafficking Unit, where she prosecutes human traffickers. She has convicted almost two-dozen people under the state’s human trafficking statute. Ms. Carter was appointed by the Governor as chair of the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission and works on behalf of the Attorney General on Michigan’s Joint Anti-Trafficking Task Force and Michigan’s Human Trafficking Task Force. She regularly contributes to the Attorney General’s efforts to improve Michigan’s criminal law, testifying on over a dozen occasions before Michigan House and Senate subcommittees considering legislation involving child sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Ms. Carter also frequently trains on human trafficking throughout Michigan.
Director and Family Physician, Canyons Medical Center (Sandy, UT)
Dr. Cobble received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, where he completed residency in Family Medicine. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and a certified specialist in clinical hypertension. He is the former medical officer for Atherotech Labs and VAP Diagnostics Labs, and has helped direct research regarding diabetic dyslpidemia and cardiovascular risk from lipids. Dr. Cobble also holds a master’s in psychopharmacology to help direct neuropsychiatric care in his practice. His clinical focus is on dyslipidemia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, primary care medicine, and encouraging people to make healthy lifestyle changes. He has been featured on the Emmy Award-winning syndicated TV talk show “The Doctors,” and the radio show “Green Tea and Honey.”
President, American Academy of Family Physicians (Valdez, AK)
Dr. Cullen has practiced full-scope Family Medicine in a rural Alaskan community of 4,000 people for the past 25 years. He works in a small group practice and is director of emergency medical services at Providence Valdez Medical Center. Dr. Cullen has been actively involved in residency and medical student education for more than 20 years, providing comprehensive training in rural healthcare. He is an associate clinical professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. From 2007 to 2013, Dr. Cullen served on the Alaska State Medical Board. During this time, he also served on the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and he has visited several states to evaluate their rural healthcare systems and critical access hospitals. A member AAFP since 1994, Dr. Cullen has served on numerous commissions and committees. At the state level, he is an active member of the Alaska Academy of Family Physicians, where he has held numerous leadership positions, including president and president-elect.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine; Director, Family Medicine Residency, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (Kalamazoo, MI)
Dr. Dregansky graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1981 and received his training in Family Medicine at DD Eisenhower Army Medical Center. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army until 1987, after which he practiced solo Family Medicine and then was an employed Family Physician until 2014. He then joined the faculty of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. He has served on the MAFP Board of Directors since 2016 and is currently chair of the Advocacy Committee.
President & CEO, Together Health Network (Southfield, MI)
Dr. Eathorne serves as president and chief executive officer of Together Health Network (THN), a statewide clinically integrated network of healthcare providers including Ascension Health, Trinity Health, Michigan Medicine, and their physician partners. Created to improve access, lower cost, and enhance the quality of care for the communities served, THN is focused on supporting transformation of care delivery through its member organizations, delivering value through payer and employer partnerships. Dr. Eathorne has served in a variety of physician leadership roles, with a focus on supporting the development of a more integrated, evidence-based, technology-enabled care model that enhances the patient, family, and provider experience. A Family Medicine physician fellowship-trained in primary care sports medicine, he has practiced for over 20 years and is acutely aware of the health and care challenges and opportunities facing us all.
Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (Kalamazoo, MI)
Dr. Eichorn is a board-certified Family Physician and diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He currently practices as an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, MI. He also serves as director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program, which is an extension of WMed Family Medicine Residency. Dr Eichorn is involved in grassroots efforts to use community resources to prevent disease and promote health in his community. He has a keen interest in the effects of food not only on obesity, but also on other physical, emotional, and mental conditions. His background in agriculture assists him in providing a holistic approach to using food as medicine.
Board Member, Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence and Internist (retired), Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (Ann Arbor, MI)
Dr. Farmer attended Michigan State University (BA, 1968), Wright State University, Dayton, OH (BS, 1974), University of Michigan School of Public Health (MS Industrial Hygiene, 1978), and MSU College of Human Medicine (MD, 1982). She completed her Internal Medicine residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, in 1985. She practiced General Internal Medicine for 30 years, both privately and in a salaried model. During that time, Dr. Farmer served her community as an Ypsilanti Charter Commissioner (1993-1996 and 2010-2013) and Mayor of Ypsilanti (1995-2006). Since retiring in 2013, she has continued to be active with the Washtenaw County and Michigan State Medical Societies on the Legislative and Bioethics Committees and with the House of Delegates. Dr. Farmer is on the Board of Washtenaw NOW, Sherbro Foundation Sierra Leone, and Eastern Michigan University Women’s and Gender Studies Program. She is a member of the executive committee of Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence.
Director, Strategic Partnerships, Risk Resource, ProAssurance (Okemos, MI)
Mr. Hakim obtained a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Michigan State University and a master’s in business administration from University of Detroit Mercy. He worked in exercise physiology and cardiology and managed occupational and employee health programs before joining ProAssurance, where he oversees development and management of all online education and is charged with initiating and maintaining relationships with state and national medical societies and other ProAssurance partners. Mr. Hakim is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and the Michigan Society for Healthcare Risk Management and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, MI)
Dr. Hendriks graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed residency at Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice. She then became the Falencki Fellow in Reproductive Health and Advocacy at The Institute for Family Health in New York City. As part of this fellowship, Dr. Hendriks promoted and taught full-spectrum women’s reproductive health within a community health center setting. She is a graduate of the Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership Training Academy. After fellowship, Dr. Hendriks returned to her native Michigan, where she is now on faculty at University of Michigan.
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (East Lansing, MI)
Dr. Heselschwerdt attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Texas at Austin. She currently works in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Heselschwerdt teaches second-year medical students and works as a preceptor for McLaren Family Medicine Residency. She also volunteers with Spartan Street Medicine and is the faculty advisor for MSUCOM's new upcoming literary magazine, Tensegrity. Dr. Heselschwerdt enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine, particularly women's and LGBTQ+ health, and is passionate about healthcare advocacy.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (Kalamazoo, MI)
Dr. Jevert-Eichorn is a board-certified Family Physician and Michigan native currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Western Michigan University’s Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, where she also completed her Family Medicine training. She was part of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine's Faculty for Tomorrow inaugural program and a recipient of the AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Jevert-Eichorn is a core faculty member at WMed Family Medicine Residency and practices full-spectrum Family Medicine, including obstetrics. She spends most of her time outside of work as a wife and mother, caring for her special needs son.
Medical Director, Value Partnerships, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (Detroit, MI)
Faculty, Detroit Medical Center - Sports Medicine (Detroit, MI)
Dr. Moore completed medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, residency at Phoenix Baptist Family Medicine, and a primary care sports medicine fellowship at University of Connecticut. He currently practices primary care sports medicine at Detroit Medical Center and is faculty at DMC Sports Medicine Fellowship, adjunct clinical faculty at DMC Sinai Grace / Michigan State University Family Medicine Residency, and clinical assistant professor at MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also team physician for the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Rugby Club, Detroit Roller Derby, Milford High School, Lakeland High School, and Hartland High School. His clinical interests include concussion, chronic tendinopathy, and diagnostics / interventional ultrasound.
Hospitalist/Family Medicine Physician, McLaren Bay Region (Bay City, MI)
Dr. Pionk is a board-certified Family Physician, primarily practicing as a hospitalist at McLaren Bay Region where she treats patients in the critical care, neuro-telemetry, telemetry, and general medical units. She also serves as part-time faculty for McLaren Bay Region Family Medicine Residency in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Pionk actively works and serves on the hospital’s Rapid Response and Code Blue, Antibiotic Stewardship, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Infection Control, Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, and Door to Balloon Committees and is chair of the Family Practice Quality Committee. Dr. Pionk completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at Oakland University and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. After living in eastern Kentucky (and loving it), she moved to Bay City for her clinical rotations in medical school to be closer to family. Falling in love with the Great Lakes Bay Region community, she ultimately stayed at McLaren Bay Region. During her off-time, Dr. Pionk enjoys traveling, golfing, bowling, and caring for her three cats, Lucy, Louis, and Charmin.
Clinical Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, MI)
Dr. Prussack received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and then completed medical school, Family Medicine residency, and a fellowship in women's health at the University of Michigan. Her interests include reproductive healthcare, obstetrics, LGBTQ care, quality improvement, and medical education. She enjoys the full spectrum of primary care, with special interests in obstetrics and reproductive healthcare.
Dr. Reddy is in solo practice in South Lyon, MI. His special interests include preventive medicine, hypertension, adolescent medicine, and behavioral health. He has presented internationally on topics that range from Health Information Technology to Family Medicine advocacy. Dr. Reddy has been a pioneer in telemedicine and virtual care for the past four years. He sits on the Strategic Development Committee for Ascension Michigan and is serving his second term as MAFP Speaker. Dr. Reddy graduated from Saba University School of Medicine and completed residency and chief residency at Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus, OH. He is a recipient of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine's Resident Teacher Award.
Director, Women’s Primary Care, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (Washington, DC)
Ms. Schelberg has worked at Alzheimer’s Association for almost eight years. In her current role of care consultation director, she oversees and manages the Association's various social work and care consultation programs. Prior to that, she was a care counselor/social worker, serving as a liaison between the Alzheimer’s Association and Henry Ford Health System. A large part of her role was providing education and information on non-pharmacological interventions for dementia-related behaviors to patients' family members and caregivers. Ms. Schelberg has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice and Aging in Families and Society.
Founder & Chief Consultant, Switalski Law & Consulting PLLC/The Stutman Switalski Group LLC (Huntington Woods, MI)
Ms. Switalski was appointed to the bench by the Governor after serving as a Metro-Detroit felony prosecutor with a perfect trial record. Her
education, including her undergraduate, master's, and juris doctorate, have focused on issues of substance abuse, mental health, and interpersonal violence. She now practices law, focusing on, among other things, medical malpractice and business liabilities pertaining to substance use and abuse. She is a partner with The Stutman Switalski Group (TSSG), where she performs over 150 presentations to varying demographics annually. Ms. Switalski started her own business, Switalski Consulting LLC, where she assists medical, dental, and business entities in reviewing and drafting new policies to protect practices, corporations, and businesses, while informing employees of the dangers of controlled substance use and abuse.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, (Ann Arbor, MI)
Dr. Ursu earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, where she also completed her Family Medicine residency there and a women's health fellowship. She is interested in all aspects of women's heath including prenatal, reproductive health, and obstetric care.
Associate Medical Director, Hospice & Palliative Care, Munson Home Health (Traverse City, MI)
Dr. Van Alstine completed his palliative and hospice fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, in 2017. Being the only Emory fellow old enough to qualify for Social Security benefits, he was affectionately assigned the title of WOLF (World’s Oldest Living Fellow). Dr. Van Alstine is a 1979 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and earned his master's in business administration at the University of Chicago in 2000. He was a member of the first class of Family Medicine residents to complete their training at the University of Michigan in 1982. Prior to entering fellowship, Dr. Van Alstine had practiced 35 years in the rural community of Owosso, MI, where he also served many years as medical examiner for Shiawassee County. In 2016, Michigan State Medical Society awarded him the Frederick and Besse Moulton Plessner Memorial Award in recognition of his service as a rural physician. He is a past president of MAFP and received MAFP's "Archie" Award of Excellence in 2018 for his leadership contributions and devotion to the Academy.
Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (Charlevoix, MI)
Dr. Wadland holds degrees from Albion College (BA, 1969), Harvard Divinity School (1970), University of Michigan Medical School (MD, 1975), and University of Michigan School of Public Health (MS, Research Design and Statistics, 1988). He completed Family Medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina (1978), where he was chief resident. After community-based rural practice in Michigan and academic practice at the University of Vermont. Dr. Wadland was professor and chair of Family Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (1992-2014), where he was also senior associate dean of faculty affairs (2004-2014). His research focus is on health promotion and disease prevention. Now retired from MSU as professor emeritus, Dr. Wadland remains clinically active in medical missions and locum tenens support for rural practices in northwest Michigan. He also serves as associate editor for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and is a member of the executive committee of the Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence.
Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (East Lansing, MI)
A Michigan native, Dr. Walsworth earned a bachelor of arts in biology from Albion College and medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed the Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center-Dearborn Family Medicine Residency Program, serving as a chief resident, and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine OMERAD Primary Care Academic Fellowship in Academic Leadership. Dr. Walsworth is currently an associate professor and associate chair for clinical affairs of MSU College of Human Medicine's Department of Family Medicine, as well as chair for MSU HealthTeam’s Quality Council and Credentials and Privileges Committee. He serves organized medicine as a delegate to both the AAFP Congress of Delegates and American Medical Association House of Delegates. He also serves on several committees, including as secretary / treasurer of the Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan Board of Trustees, the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors, and the Ingham County Medical Society Board of Directors. Dr. Walsworth’s clinical and teaching interests include Patient-Centered Medical Home, practice management, quality improvement, preventive services, medical informatics, and the treatment of chronic pain.