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Published: June 27, 2023

CAFP Welcomes New Committee Members

The CAFP Committee Nominations Cycle
With the recent appointment of members to CAFPs new Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee, CAFP has now executed our second round of the annual, open committee nominations cycle.  We received over 100 applications from members throughout the state and are excited to welcome many of them to new committee positions! Congratulations and thank you, to these new committee members:

Committee on Continuing Professional Development

  • Muhammad Khan, MD
  • Prachi Priyam, MD, MPH

Finance Committee

  • Zhoobin Bateni, MD
  • Toussaint Mears-Clarke, MD, FAAFP
  • Matt Varallo, DO

Governance Committee

  • Ron Labuguen, MD
  • Kirsten Vitrikas, MD

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP (Chair)
  • Melissa Campos, MD (Vice Chair)
  • Rob Assibey, MD
  • Phillip Brown, MD
  • Jorge Cervantes, MD
  • Andrea Banuelos Mota, M, MPH (Resident member)
  • Prachi Priyam, MD, MPH
  • Sheryl Recinos, MD
  • Adia Scrubb, MD, MPP
  • Theresa Vu, MD
  • Florence Yuan, MD (Resident member)

Legislative Affairs Committee

  • Sheila Attaie, DOMoazzum Bajwa, MD, MS, MPH
  • Elizabeth Flores (Student)
  • Po-Yin Samuel Huang, MD
  • Maria Jerardi, MD
  • Adedamola Omole, MD (Resident member)
  • Amy Tressan, MD
  • Devesh Vashishtha, MD, MS
  • Adwoa Wiafe, MD (Resident member)

Medical Practice Affairs Committee

  • Patricia Chico, MD
  • Ecler Jaqua, MD, FAAFP
  • Paige Thiermann, MD, FAAFP
  • Dominique Quincy, MD

Member Engagement Committee

  • Cynthia Chen-Joea, DO
  • Julianna Jones, MD (Resident member)
  • Catherine Peony Khoo, MD
  • Bright Zhou, MD (Resident member)

We also extend our tremendous gratitude for the years of leadership and contribution by those members who recently completed their service:

Continuing Professional Development Committee thanks Susan Glockner, MD, and Lee Ralph, MD.

Finance Committee thanks Steve Green, MD, and Anupam Gupta, MD.

Governance Committee thanks Robin Linscheid, MD, and Toussaint Mears-Clarke, MD.

The inaugural Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force thanks outgoing members Mihal Emberton, MD, Caryssa Lim, MPH (Student), Melissa Velez See, MD, Shani Muhammad, MD, and Brent Sugimoto, MD.

Legislative Affairs Committee thanks Amy Nguyen Howell, MD, Alex McDonald, MD, Abhinaya Narayanan, MD, Felix Nunez, MD, Lisa Ward, MD, Michael Witte, MD, and Lauren Wolchok, MD.

Medical Practice Affairs Committee thanks Audra Budde, DO, Paul Grossman, MD, and Tarek Mahdi, MD.

Member Engagement Committee thanks Alex McDonald, MD, and Anjana Sharma, MD.

CAFP will open the next committee application cycle in November, with application due dates in January, and we anticipate limited openings on nearly every CAFP committee. Most committees include positions for students and residents and this is a great opportunity to develop your leadership. Learn more.

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