Committees

Committee MeetingMembers of all member types are encouraged to serve on a committee. The leadership provided by committees is key to the success of Michigan Academy of Family Physicians and Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan. No experience is needed, only a desire to make a difference on issues impacting family medicine. 

Most committees meet virtually in-person and/or virtually 3-4 times per year. Additional work may be needed between meetings. Two-year committee appointments, with terms beginning in August, are made by the MAFP President and FMFM President.

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MAFP Committees

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
Helps shape healthcare policy through interactions with government, the public, business, other professional organizations and the healthcare industry.

Chair: Jessica Heselschwerdt, MD (Troy)
Vice Chair: Aisha Harris, MD (Flint)
Staff Liaison: Matt Black, Director of Government Relations

MEMBER ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Provides insight, guidance, and expertise in the development and implementation of MAFP’s multi-year member engagement and recruitment agenda, and works to recruit, engage, and retain members in the community of family medicine in Michigan.

Chair: Susan Stevens, DO, FAAFP (Livonia)
Vice Chair: Olivia Thomas, MD (Saginaw)
Staff Liaison: Sarah Pinder, Director of Member Engagement

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Provides advisory support for Academy efforts around family medicine practice management issues, including but not limited to practice transformation, practice ownership, administration and staffing, as well as payment and reimbursement matters incorporating new models of care and including working with third-party payers.

Chair: Srikar Reddy, MD, FAAFP (Eastpointe)
Vice Chair: Jamila Taylor, MD, FAAFP (Detroit)
Staff Liaison: Matt Black, Director of Government Relations

Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan Committees

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Plans and oversees all CME programming, including the Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo along with other CME initiatives, including CME aspects of the American Board of Family Medicine's Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians program.

Chair: Lauren Oshman, MD, MPH, FAAFP (Ann Arbor)
Vice Chair: Nicholas Moore, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM (Novi)
Staff Liaison: Sarah Pinder, Director of Member Engagement

STUDENT & RESIDENT EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Brings residency program directors and faculty, family medicine residents, medical school faculty and students together to advance family medicine education in Michigan. 

Chair: Nikolaus Fulbright, MD (South Lyon)
Vice Chair: Elizabeth Jones, MD (Ann Arbor)
MAFP Staff Liaison: Karlene Ketola, Chief Executive Officer