Advocacy & Leadership Development Program

December 9, 2022
9 am-4:15 pm ET | MAFP Headquarters | 2164 Commons Parkway, Okemos, MI

Intended Audience

Family physicians, family medicine residents


This one-day immersion program will change the way you think about advocacy and help shape you into an advocacy leader in your clinic, institution, and community. Sessions focus on leadership development, media relations, lobbying, grassroots advocacy, and political fundraising.


  • Open to MAFP physician and resident members
  • Selection preference will be given to members not previously engaged with MAFP committees or other Academy leadership initiatives
  • Applicants must agree to attend the full program and take part in related follow-up activities
  • There is no cost to participate
  • Participants will be given the opportunity to learn more about and/or contribute to the Family Medicine Political Action Committee (FMPAC), the exclusive PAC devoted solely to amplifying the family medicine voice in the Michigan Legislature. To learn more about the Family Medicine PAC and how it is working on your behalf or to contribute, click here.


Subject to change.

Welcome & Introductions

9:05-11:05 am
Leadership Lessons Learned from COVID-19

11:05-11:15 am

11:15 am-12:30 pm
Media Training: Confidently and Effectively Share Your Message

12:30-1 pm

1-2 pm
Advocacy in Family Medicine

2-3 pm
Navigating the State Budget and Legislative Process

3-4 pm
Legislative and Healthcare Leadership: An Insider's View

4-4:15 pm
Conclusion & Evaluations

2022 Cohort

Temmy Brotherson, MD, Sparrow Family Medicine Residency

Andre Halabu, MD, McLaren Oakland Family Medicine Residency

Christopher Hopper, MD, Wayne

Carla Hunter, MD, FAAFP, Detroit

Peter Huynh, MD, McLaren Bay Family Medicine Residency

Jaclyn “Summer” Liston-Crandall, MD, Marshall

Christian Mackey, MPH, University of Michigan Medical School

Arti Madhavan, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Farmington Hills

Katie Mirzaee, MD, MyMichigan Midland Family Medicine Residency

Janani Naidu, DO, Ascension Providence Family Medicine Residency

Quentin Simmons, MD, MPH, Ascension Providence Family Medicine Residency

Anoop Sinha, MD, Ascension Providence Family Medicine Residency

Meghana Swamy, MD, McLaren Flint Family Medicine Residency

Sarah Toates, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Kristi VanDerKolk, MD, FAAFP, Kalamazoo

Registration Information

Contact Information

Matt Black
[email protected]

Applications Due Nov. 7

Participation in this exclusive member-only program is based on a competitive application process; space is limited.



  • MAFP active physician member: $0
  • MAFP resident member: $0


AAFP has reviewed 2022 MAFP Advocacy and Leadership Development Program and deemed it acceptable for up to 6.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 12/09/2022 to 12/09/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.