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    KeithStelter

    Keith L. Stelter, MD
    Chair: 2016-2017
    Mankato, MN
    Term: 2012–2017

    Dr. Stelter is the Associate Director of the Mankato Family Medicine Residency Program in Mankato, Minnesota and an instructor with the Rural Physician Associate Program of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He maintains an active clinical practice in hospital, clinic and nursing home settings. Dr. Stelter will serve the ABFM on the Executive Committee as its Chair.

     
    2016 Baxley

    Elizabeth G. Baxley, MD
    Chair-Elect: 2016-2017
    Greenville, NC
    Term: 2013–2018

    Dr. Baxley is a Professor of Family Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, where she has served since 2012. Before joining the faculty at Brody, she spent 18 years at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, serving as Residency Director, and later as Chair, of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Baxley will serve the ABFM on the Executive Committee, the Bylaws Committee, the Credentials Committee, the Examination Committee, the Audit/Finance Committee, the Research & Development Committee as its Chair, and the Certification Committee.

     
    2016 Matson

    Christine C. Matson, MD
    Treasurer: 2016-2017
    Norfolk, VA
    Term: 2012-2017

    Dr. Matson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She has served as Associate Dean for Education, Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program and Co-Director of the Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Combined Residency Program in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Matson will serve the ABFM on the Executive Committee, the Bylaws Committee as its Chair, the Credentials Committee, the Examination Committee, the Audit/Finance Committee as its Chair, the Research & Development Committee, the Communications/Publications Committee, and the Certification Committee.

     
    2013Montgomery

    Montgomery Douglas, MD
    Member-at-Large, Executive Committee: 2016-2017
    Farmington, CT
    Term: 2013-2018

    Dr. Douglas is Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He previously served as Chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at New York Medical College. Dr. Douglas will serve the ABFM on the Executive Committee, the Bylaws Committee, the Credentials Committee, the Operations Committee, the Audit/Finance Committee, the Research & Development Committee, and the Certification Committee as its Chair.

     
    Biggs 2016

    Wendy Biggs, MD
    Overland Park, KS
    Term: 2016–2021

    Dr. Biggs is an Associate Professor and the Family Medicine Residency Program Director at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians and serves on the Graduate Medical Education Committee for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Dr. Biggs will serve the ABFM on the Credentials Committee and the Certification Committee.

     
    2015JohnBrady  

    John Brady, MD
    Newport News, VA
    Term: 2015-2020

    Dr. Brady is the owner/physician of The Village Doctor, a solo, independent family practice he opened in Newport News, VA, in 2003. He is the President of the Ideal Medical Practices organization and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Brady will serve the ABFM on the Operations Committee, the Examination Committee as its Chair, and the Certification Committee.

     
    2015ColleenConry  

    Colleen Conry, MD
    Aurora, CO
    Term: 2015-2020

    Dr. Conry is the Senior Vice-President for Quality and Clinical Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado. She previously served as Vice-Chair of Graduate Medical Education at the University of Colorado. Dr. Conry will serve the ABFM on the Examination Committee, the Research & Development Committee, and the Communications/Publications Committee as its Chair.

     
    2016 Cunha

    Christopher A. Cunha, MD
    Crestview Hills, KY
    Term: 2016-2021

    Dr. Cunha is the co-founder of Pediatric Associates, PSC in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, and also served for 18 years as Managing Partner. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatrics since 2012, currently serving as Chairman, and has served as Chairman of the Tristate PHO at Cincinnati Children's Hospital since 2007. Dr. Cunha will serve the ABFM on the Examination Committee and the Communications/Publications Committee.

     
    Gravel

    Joseph W. Gravel, Jr, MD
    Lawrence, MA
    Term: 2014-2019

    Dr. Gravel is the Chief Medical Officer for the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and the Residency Program Director for the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency. He has been a residency program director for 19 years. He is the Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians (MassAFP), and a Past President of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) and the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC). Dr. Gravel is a Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Gravel will serve the ABFM on the Credentials Committee as its Chair, the Operations Committee, the Examination Committee, and the Certification Committee.

     
    Kruse

    Jerry E. Kruse, MD, MSPH
    Springfield, IL
    Term: 2014-2019

    Dr. Kruse is a Professor in both the Department of Family & Community Medicine and Medical Education, and Executive Associate Dean at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Prior to this, Dr. Kruse spent 9 years as the Executive Director of the Quincy Family Medicine Programs, and 19 years on the faculty of the Quincy Family Practice Residency Program; serving as Assistant Program Director for 9 years and as Program Director for 12 years. Dr. Kruse will serve the ABFM on the Operations Committee as its Chair, the Examination Committee, the Research & Development Committee, and the Communications/Publications Committee.

     
    Lynn

    Lorna Anne Lynn, MD
    Philadelphia, PA
    Term: 2014-2019

    Dr. Lynn is the Director of Practice Assessment Development and Evaluation and Staff Administrator for the Conflict Of Interest Committees for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Prior to this, she served as the ABIM's Director of PIM Research for four years and as the Director of Recertification Development for 9 years. Dr. Lynn will serve the ABFM on the Examination Committee and the Certification Committee.

     
    2016 Magill

    Michael K. Magill, MD
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Term: 2016–2021

    Dr. Magill is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and serves as Director of the Utah Area Health Education Centers Program at the University of Utah. He previously served for 10 years as Executive Medical Director of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics/Community Physician Group. Dr. Magill will serve the ABFM on the Operations Committee and the Research & Development Committee.

     
    DavidMercer

    David W. Mercer, MD
    Omaha, NE
    Term: 2012-2017

    Dr. Mercer is the McLaughlin Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Mercer will serve the ABFM on the Examination Committee and the Certification Committee.

     
    MarciNielsen

    Marcia J. Nielsen, PhD, MPH
    Lawrence, KS
    Term: 2012-2017

    Dr. Nielsen is the first public member to serve on the ABFM's Board of Directors. She was recently named the Executive Director of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative. Dr. Nielsen previously served as the Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs at Kansas University Medical Center. Dr. Nielsen will serve the ABFM on the Credentials Committee and the Communications/Publications Committee.

     
    2015RobertRonis  

    Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH
    Cleveland, OH
    Term: 2015-2020

    Dr. Ronis is the Douglas Danford Bond Professor and Chairman for the Department of Psychiatry, and the Associate Director for the Neurological Institute and Psychiatrist-in-Chief for the University Hospitals Case Medical Center at Case Western University School of Medicine. Dr. Ronis will serve the ABFM on the Credentials Committee and the Communications/Publications Committee.

     
    Soper

    David E. Soper, MD
    Charleston, SC
    Term: 2014-2019

    Dr. Soper is the Vice Chairman and Director of the Division of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is also the J. Marion Sims Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MUSC. Dr. Soper will serve the ABFM on the Credentials Committee and the Communications/Publications Committee.

     
    2015MelissaThomason  

    Melissa Thomason
    Pinetops, NC
    Term: 2015-2020

    Ms. Thomason has been a Vidant Health Patient and Family Advisor since 2011 and has participated as a Patient Advocate and Speaker throughout the country. She currently serves on North Carolina Quality Center’s Patient and Family Advisory Council, National Quality Forum’s Surgery Standing Committee, and North Carolina Institute of Medicine’s Patient and Family Engagement Taskforce. Ms. Thomason will serve the ABFM on the Credentials Committee and the Communications/Publications Committee.

     
    2011kennedy

    James Kennedy, MD
    Immediate Past Chair: 2015-2016
    Winter Park, CO
    Term: 2011–2016

    Dr. Kennedy is a practicing family physician in Winter Park, Colorado, where he started a new Advanced Idealized Micropractice in 2005. He is also the Chair of the County Medical Society and the Rural Health Network in his community. In addition, Dr. Kennedy has served as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center since 1994. Dr. Kennedy will serve the ABFM on the Executive Committee as its Chair.

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