FAFP / Foundation Committees
2022 Committee Charges*
FAFP members are encouraged to engage through participation on FAFP and FAFP Foundation Committees as well as represent the Florida Academy at meetings that require FAFP participation (e.g., AAFP and FMA meetings). Click on the button below and complete the survey to indicate your interest in participating and getting more involved with YOUR Academy.
CPD COMMITTEE – (Education) – Julia Jenkins, MD, Chair (FAFP Foundation)
Charge: Strategically plans and develops criteria and curriculum for the presentation of all continuing medical education (CME) programming offered through the FAFP and FAFP Foundation. The committee closely adheres to medical education requirements of the AAFP, ACCME, and American Board of Family Medicine. The committee addresses any issues related to CME grant funding and other educational programming support.
Commitment: Meets in person at CME weekend events, at planning conference in the summer/fall, and via conference calls as needed.
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE – David Feller, MD, Chair
Charge: Responsible for developing and maintaining a program of activities that will keep the members and the outside public aware of the activities of FAFP. These activities include editorial oversight of all FAFP publications, websites, and electronic communications. The committee will create opportunities and innovations that drive, influence and improve FAFP membership recruitment, member engagement and overall communications goals while incorporating the use of social media and public relations strategies. The committee will also oversee the Resident Scholar program.
Commitment: Meets via conference call 3 to 4 times per year as needed.
FINANCE COMMITTEE – George Bernardo, MD, Chair
Charge: Responsible for recommending an annual budget to the Board of Directors of the FAFP and assisting with the Board of Trustees of the FAFP Foundation budget. The committee provides financial oversight of both organizations, including standard fiscal operating procedures and investment strategies, and reviews proposals seeking product endorsement.
Commitment: Meets in the fall and via conference call as needed.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE (Advocacy) – Michael Swartzon, MD, Chair
Charge: Responsible for evaluating the impact of proposed and passed legislation and regulations and to advise the Executive Committee and Board of Directors in developing policies and actions necessary to protect and advance the interests of family physicians and their patients. Members of the Committee are expected to be actively involved with their local legislators in addition to attending meetings where legislative matters and policy are discussed.
Commitment: Meets in person at CME weekend events (conference line is available) and via conference call as needed.
MEMBERSHIP & INNOVATION COMMITTEE – Robert Campbell, MD, Chair
Charge: The committee provides feedback to the FAFP board on how to continuously develop and maintain FAFP’s value proposition for Florida’s family physicians taking into consideration the Academy’s diverse membership and practice types. This includes analyzing the FAFP’s membership satisfaction, development and recruitment, and working with the FAFP Resident and Student Leadership Council and the Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) to foster and promote the family physician pipeline. Furthermore, the committee shall support all aspects of practice enhancement, innovation and organizational policy development that can be developed and leveraged to support FAFP members in providing patients the safest, highest quality healthcare.
Commitment: Meets in person at CME weekend events.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE – John Gross, MD, Chair
Charge: A Bylaws sanctioned committee of the Academy. It is responsible for vetting nominations of members to serve on the Board of Directors, Executive Officers, and Awards of Recognition for service.
Commitment: Meets in person at Summer CME meeting and via conference calls as needed.
RESIDENCY DIRECTOR’S COUNCIL (Academy Strength) – Maribeth Williams, MD, Chair
Charge: Serves as the think tank for developing strategies to improve residency training of family physicians in the state of Florida.
Commitment: Meets in person at CME weekend events.
FM DEPARTMENT CHAIR’S COUNCIL (Academy Strength) – E. Robert Schwartz, MD
Charge: Serves as the think tank for developing strategies to best position the FAFP in the recruitment of medical students into family medicine and aligning them with Florida Family Medicine Residency training programs in hopes of keeping them in Florida. This includes but is not limited to: Ensuring Florida Departments of Family Medicine teach medical students the importance of family medicine and primary care, whether they ultimately go into the specialty or not · Support the advancement of the academic foundation of family medicine (i.e. research)
Commitment: Conference calls as deemed necessary by the committee chair.
If you are interested in serving on one of the committees listed above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation of Events
AAFP Annual Chapter Leader Forum and National Conference of Constituency Leaders (ACLF/NCCL)
April 28-30, 2022, Kansas City
AAFP Family Medicine Advocacy Summit & State Legislative Conference
May 22-24, 2022 Washington, DC
FMA Annual Meeting (22 Delegates needed)
August 5-7, 2022, Hyatt Grand Cypress Orlando
AAFP Congress of Delegates
September 18-21, 2022, Washington, DC