Established in 1984, the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is the philanthropic 501(c)(3) arm of the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) - the only organization solely committed to advocating for family medicine interests.

The CAFP Foundation is dedicated to advancing the specialty of family medicine through four major areas: education and training, peer learning, scholarly activity and pipeline development.

Our Mission

Through philanthropy, the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation nurtures each generation of family physicians to ensure the future of family medicine and celebrate the joy of our specialty!

Our Approach


Investing in family medicine’s future means providing opportunities for students and residents to attend seminal family medicine events including the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference.

Scholarly Activity

Empowering students and residents to conduct and present clinical and educational research allows them to meet critical academic requirements through the Student Research Grant Program and the Resident Poster Contest.


Building a strong primary care workforce is possible when we support leaders dedicated to transforming their communities through mentorship programs and organized networks, including Future Faces of Family Medicine, Emerging Health Advocates, and Family Medicine Interest Groups.


Training the next generation of healthcare leaders ensures a capable and diverse workforce and is accomplished through activities including Procedures Workshops, the Family Medicine Summit, and the Primary Care Residency Collaborative.


The CAFP Foundation welcomes contributions of all and any sizes to help make their presence in the community strong and positive.

Upcoming Events

2022 Family Medicine Summit  - Saturday, August 27, 2022

Students & Residents

Learn more about tools, resources, and opportunities medical students and family medicine residents need to succeed.

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Foundation Board Members

Ron Labuguen, MD, FAAFP

Brisbane, CA



Immediate Past President
Marianne A. McKennett, MD
Chula Vista, CA

Irina de Fischer MD, FAAFP
Greenbrae, CA

Honorary Member
Thomas Bent MD, FAAFP
Laguna Beach, CA

Anna Askari MD, MS

Aliso Viejo, CA

Van Nguyen, DO

Riverside, CA

Parastou Farhadian, MD

Moreno Valley, CA



Lalita Abhyankar
San Francisco, CA

Trustee – Corporate
Scott Kessenick, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

Trustee: Non-FP
Wendy Lee, MBA
Newport Beach, CA

Resident Co-Directors
Christina Spandler, MD

Sacramento, CA

Nadine Grace-Abraham, MD
Eastvale, CA

Student Co-Directors
Pranshul Goel

Sacramento, CA

Mohammed Rafae
Walnut Creek, CA


Executive Director
Pamela Mann, MPH


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