Committees of the Board

Medical Practice Affairs (MPA) Committee

Coordinate the Academy’s medical practice affairs activities, including work on practice issues such as privileging, scope of practice, payment, technology adoption, and quality improvement.
MPAC Charter

Committee on Public Health and Equity (CPHE)

CPHE will address public health issues, both reactively and proactively, to guide CAFP policy and activity.
CPHE Committee Charter

Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC)

LAC is actively involved in efforts to enact health care reform in California, reviews legislative proposals and ballot initiatives, and recommends principles and organizational positions to the Board..
LAC Charter

Committee on Continuing Professional Development (CCPD)

The CCPD enhances and improves the quality of patient care by maintaining, developing, and increasing the knowledge, competence, skills and professional performance of family physicians, and other primary care physicians — within California and nationally.
CCPD Committee Charter

Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Committee

The JEDI Committee is responsible for guiding CAFP organizational efforts to prioritize justice by increasing diversity, equity and inclusion.
JEDI Committee Charter

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee nominates and evaluates candidates for CAFP office according to the qualifications set forth in the CAFP Bylaws.
GOV Committee Charter

Audit Committee

The CAFP Audit Committee was established by CAFP to ensure financial transparency for the organization.
Audit Committee Charter

Member Engagement Committee (MEC)

MEC works in defining member engagement measures and applying it to CAFP membership.
MEC Charter

Finance Committee

The CAFP Finance Committee (CFC) is responsible for conducting financial oversight and enhancing transparency.

Finance Committee Charter

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Committee Members

Committee on Continuing Professional Development (CCPD)

Carol Sue Havens MD, FAAFP - Co-Chair
Christopher V Flores MD - Co-Chair
David E Joseph Bazzo MD, FAAFP
Thomas Clinton Bent MD, FAAFP
William On Woo MD
Tipu V Khan MD, FAAFP
Laura Jane Murphy DO
Tessa Sonja Stecker MD
Shayne Poulin MD
Fari Valji MD
Bright Zhou MD
Shruti Javali MD
Janani Sankaran MD, MBA, MBBS, FAAFP
Muhammad Khan MD, FAAFP

Committee on Public Health and Equity (CPHE)

Stacey Ludwig MD - Chair
Scott E Nass MD, MPA, FAAFP - Vice Chair
Malcolm K Lakdawala MD
Benjamin Sill Tuck Leong MD
David Loc Tran MD
Kareen Y Espino MD, MPH
Rebecca C Bertin MD, FAAFP
Kelvin Khoa Vu DO, FAAFP
Michelle Lough MD, MPH
Shani Ife Muhammad MD, FAAFP
Julie Marie Celebi MD
Lulua Bahrainwala MD, MS
Cynthia Sharling Chen-Joea DO
Sakshi Joshi MD
Bianka Alejandra Aceves Martin

Governance Committee Members

Lauren Meryl Simon MD, MPH, FAAFP - Chair
Tipu V Khan MD, FAAFP
Grace Chen Yu MD, FAAFP
Ecler Ercole Jaqua MD, FAAFP
Kirsten Rae Vitrikas MD, FAAFP
Ronald H Labuguen MD, FAAFP

Finance Committee Members

Brent Katsumi Sugimoto MD, MS, MPH, FAAFP - Chair
Zhoobin Heidari Bateni MD
Toussaint L'Overture Mears-Clarke MD, FAAFP
Matthew David Varallo DO, FAAFP
Jorge Mario Galdamez MD, MPH
Erika Madeleine Roshanravan MD, FAAFP

Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force Committee Members

Shannon Connolly MD, FAAFP - Chair
Melissa Campos MD - Vice Chair
Robert Assibey MD
Adia Z Scrubb MD, MPP
Sheryl Laurissa Recinos MD
Prachi Priyam MD, MPH
Phillip Charles Brown MD
Andrea Banuelos Mota MD, MPH
Florence Yuan MD
Jorge Armando Otanez Cervantes MD
Theresa Vu MD

Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC)

Jeffrey S Luther MD, FAAFP - Chair
Erika Madeleine Roshanravan MD, FAAFP
Kimberly A Buss MD, MPH
Shannon Connolly MD, FAAFP
Catherine Marks MBBCH, FAAFP
Helen Petroff MD
Maria Janette Jerardi MD
Devesh Madhav Vashishtha MD, MS
Amy Tressan MD
Sheila Michelle Attaie DO
Adwoa Oforiwa Fibe Wiafe MD
Adedamola Ayodele Omole MD
Elizabeth Flores
Po-Yin Samuel Huang MD
Moazzum Bajwa MD, MS, MPH

Medical Practice Affairs (MPA) Committee

Taejoon Ahn MD, MPH - Chair
Lisa L Thomsen MD, FAAFP
Chen-Yuan Emily Lu, MD
Dominique N Quincy MD
Ecler Ercole Jaqua MD, FAAFP
Paige Alexandra Thiermann MD, FAAFP
Patricia Diana Chico MD
Patrick Sweet, MD

Member Engagement Committee (MEC)

Kevin J Rossi MD, FAAFP - C0-Chair
Matthew David Varallo DO, FAAFP - Co-Chair
Gregory R Lewis MD, FAAFP
Robert Assibey MD
Adnaan Edun MD
Dylan Michael Sabb MD
Jacklyn Nguyen
Juliana Jones MD
Cynthia Sharling Chen-Joea DO

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