There’s Still Time To Join a 2023 Committee

GAFP Colleagues (Active, Life, Resident, Medical Student),

One of the most important roles serving as your President this year is appointing the Committee members for 2023. I am soliciting your interest in participating on one of the Georgia Academy’s committees for this year. We anticipate meeting in-person and will continue to have virtual options for most positions as well. We typically meet three times a year.

Here are the dates for the 2023 committees. 

– Saturday, March 11, 2023 – Committee Meetings – Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina

– Thursday, June 8 – Committee Meetings – Wild Dunes Resort – Isle of Palms, SC

– Saturday, August 12 – Committee Meetings – Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa – Young Harris, GA

I appreciate your consideration of service with your colleagues on a committee. We are only strong with many voices of family medicine working together. 

Committee membership will be held to no more than 15 members. For most committees, this will include one slot for a resident and a medical student. The expectation is that each member selected for a committee will have the ability to 1) attend the three committee conclave meetings, 2) respond to emails, and 3) review committee materials and be ready to offer advice and guidance. 

There will also be a Legislative Session Working Group that meets weekly, but for a shorter time (January-April 2023) which weekly reviews health legislation that is moving through the Georgia General Assembly.

Bylaws Committee (15 members): This committee will review governance issues and review any needed bylaws changes.  Bylaws changes must be sent to the general membership for review and approved by the GAFP Congress of Delegates. Beulette Hooks, MD (Chair) and Donald Fordham, MD (Vice Chair). 

Education and Research Committee (15 members): This committee is responsible for all the educational activities of the Georgia Academy, including the annual and summer meeting, as well as our regional and online CME options. Theresa Jacobs, MD (Chair) and Ken Howard, MD (Vice Chair).

Finance Committee (15 members): This committee reviews the financials including our annual audit, staff benefits and the budget. It also makes recommendations to the Board on financial policies. John Vu, MD (Chair) and Brian Pratt, MD (Vice Chair).

Legislative Committee (15 members): This committee oversees all advocacy and legislative activities and recommends action to the Board to assure representation of family medicine and our patients. Chip Cowart, MD (Chair) and Casey Henritz, DO (Vice Chair).

State Legislative Session Working Group (unlimited members): This working group will meet weekly by phone (typically Monday evenings) from January – April to review the policy priorities of the Georgia Academy along with receiving updates on the activities of the Georgia General Assembly. Chip Cowart, MD (Chair) and Casey Henritz, DO (Vice Chair).

Membership Services Committee (15 members): This committee has the responsibility for membership recruitment and retention, overview of leadership development, as well as, for all local and national award nominations. This committee is also tasked with monitoring the communications to our members. Alice House, MD (Chair) and Christina Kelly, MD (Vice Chair)

Practice Management Committee (15 members): The Practice Management Committee works on keeping members informed on all the moving parts of the business of family medicine.  It monitors insurance policies, new payment models, and seeks to ease administrative burdens. Christina Douglass, MD (Chair) and Sherma Peter, MD (Vice Chair)

Public Health Committee (15 members): This committee works to improve the health and welfare of our state’s citizens by assisting Georgia’s Department of Public Health in their mission.  It also seeks to keep our members informed of ways to support our patients with the variety of issues on social determinants of health that they encounter. Angeline Ti, MD (Chair) and Dan Singleton, MD (Vice Chair).

Student and Resident Recruitment Committee (15 members – 9 active/life members, 3 students, 3 residents) This Committee promotes family medicine to our Georgia medical students, pre-medical students as well as looks for areas to support family medicine residents. Plans the annual medical student meeting.  Julie Dahl-Smith, DO (Chair) and Jody Bahnmiller, MD (Vice Chair).

Thank you,

Sharon Rabinovitz, M.D. 

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Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
Fax to 404-321-7450 or email Alesa McArthur