MAFP Director of Communications Appointed to AAFP Commission

December 19, 2019 — Dana Lawrence, director of communications at MAFP, has been appointed to serve as a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Commission on Membership and Member Services for a three-year term that began December 15, 2019.

The Commission on Membership and Member Services is one of eight commissions that direct AAFP policies and programs. This commission guides the AAFP's membership efforts and assists constituent chapters in their membership endeavors.

Ms. Lawrence has served as director of communications at MAFP for the past four years. Beginning January 1, 2020, she will transition to her new position as director of member services. In this role, she will continue to guide MAFP's strategic communications while also supporting the organization's member services aimed at delivering exceptional member value.

"I am honored to be appointed to this commission and very excited to join family physicians and chapter staff from across the country in helping to shape the Academy's membership initiatives. With more than 134,600 members spanning 50 states and territories, it is exciting to have a hand in expanding the Academy's membership to more family physicians, family medicine residents, and students and enhancing the value of membership," said Ms. Lawrence.

Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians represents 134,600 physicians and medical students nationwide, and it is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

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