Georgia Leadership Wins Awards at AAFP National Conference


The Georgia Academy recently sent 24 leaders and staff to attend AAFP’s annual leadership conferences, National Chapter Constituency Leaders and Annual Chapter Leadership Forum (NCCL and ACLF), held concurrently in Kansas City.  The GAFP was recognized with three awards from AAFP:

  • Full Delegation to the National Chapter Constituency Leaders Program
  • 100 Percent Membership Participation of all Georgia Family Medicine Residents
  • Highest Percentage of AAFP FAM MEDPAC Contributions by a Large-Sized Chapter

A special congratulations goes to Dr. Chetan Patel, who was elected to serve as the IMG Co-Convener for NCCL 2020 and as the Constituency Alternate delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates.

The Georgia Chapter also invited the New Mexico and Arizona State Chapters to attend a group dinner for additional leadership discussions.  The Academy thanks the following leaders who attended this meeting:

Omoniyi Adebisi, MD

Susana Alfonso, MD

Mike Busman, MD

Loy “Chip” Cowart, MD – GAFP Board Chair

Ellie Daniels, MD

Loretta Duggan, MD

Donald Fordham, MD – GAFP President

Wanda Gumbs, MD

Casey Heinritz, DO

Beulette Hooks, MD

Catherine James-Peters, MD

Marissa Lapedis, MD

Zita Magloire, MD

Chetan Patel, MD

Leonard Reeves, MD – AAFP Board Member

Jeff Stone, MD – GAFP President – Elect

Angeline Ti, MD

Nkiruka Udejiofor, MD

John Vu, MD


Fay Fulton – Executive Vice President

Angela Flanigan –Chief Operating Office

Felicia Kenan – Director of Education