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    2011DianeBeebe 

    Diane K. Beebe, M.D.
    Chair: 2013–2014
    Jackson, MS
    Term: 2009–2014

    Dr. Beebe is the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She previously served as the Residency Director and Vice-Chairman for the Department of Family Medicine. She is also a member of the ACGME-RRC for Family Medicine Accreditation Appeals Board and formerly served as Chair of the RRC-FM and on the Academic Council for the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors National Institute for Program Director Development. She is also a member of the ACGME Family Medicine Milestones Committee. Dr. Beebe will serve the ABFM on the Executive Committee as its Chair.

    2011CarlosJaen 

    Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D.
    Chair-Elect: 2013-2014
    San Antonio, TX
    Term: 2010–2015

    Dr. Jaén is the Chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He previously was co-director of the Center for Research in Family Medicine and Primary Care and served as chair of the Research Development Committee of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM). He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio Regional Campus and a Scholar at the Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) Center, also in San Antonio. Dr. Jaén will serve the ABFM on the Executive Committee, the Bylaws Committee, the Operations Committee, the Examination Committee, the Audit/Finance Committee, the Research & Development Committee as its Chair, the Communications/Publications Committee, and the MC-FP Committee.

    2011EricaBliss 

    Erika Bliss, M.D.
    Treasurer: 2013-2014
    Seattle, WA
    Term: 2009–2014

    Dr. Bliss is the lead clinician with Qliance Medical Group of Washington PC in Seattle, and the Director of Medical Care and Advisor with Qliance Medical Management. She served as a Steering Committee Member for Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4) Project. Dr. Bliss, a 1999 Pisacano Scholar, also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pisacano Leadership Foundation. Dr. Bliss will serve the ABFM on the Executive Committee, the Bylaws Committee as its Chair, the Operations Committee, the Audit/Finance Committee as its Chair, the Research & Development Committee, and the MC-FP Committee.

    2011AlanDavid 

    Alan K. David, M.D.
    Member-at-Large, Executive Committee: 2013-2014
    Milwaukee, WI
    Term: 2010–2015

    Dr. David is the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He previously served as the family medicine department chair at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Kentucky. Dr. David currently serves as the Chair of the Residency Education Committee for the ADFM. He has also served as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. David 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, the Communications/Publications Committee, and the MC-FP Committee as its Chair.

    2013Baxley 

    Elizabeth G. Baxley, MD
    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. Prior to this, Dr. Baxley spent 18 years on the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, serving as Chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine from 2003-2012. Her work has focused heavily on health care delivery system redesign and teaching about patient safety and quality improvement. Dr. Baxley will serve the ABFM on the Credentials Committee and the MC-FP Committee.

    2011Blanchette 

    Howard Blanchette, M.D.
    Valhalla, NY
    Term: 2009–2014

    Dr. Blanchette is Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Medical College. He is also the Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Westchester Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Blanchette serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Blanchette will serve the ABFM on the Operations Committee and the Communications/Publications Committee.

    2011brooks 

    Laura M. Brooks, M.D.
    Lynchburg, VA
    Term: 2011–2016

    Dr. Brooks is a practicing pediatrician at F. Read Hopkins Pediatric Associates in Lynchburg, Virginia where she has been since 2000. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatrics since 2009. Dr. Brooks previously served as the medical co-director of the newborn nursery and as an associate in pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Brooks will serve the ABFM on the Examination Committee and the Communications/Publications Committee.

    2013Montgomery  

    Montgomery Douglas, MD
    Valhalla, NY
    Term: 2013–2018

    Dr. Douglas is Chairman of the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at New York Medical College. He served as Board Chair of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians 2012-2013. He’s on the Steering Committee of the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Douglas was Program Director and Chair of Family Medicine at the former St Vincent Catholic Medical Center/New York Medical College Brooklyn-Queens Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Douglas will serve the ABFM on the Operations Committee and the Research & Development Committee.

    2011hara 

    Jimmy H. Hara, M.D.
    Los Angeles, CA
    Term: 2011–2016

    Dr. Hara serves as the Regional Lead Physician for Community Benefit for Southern California Kaiser Permanente and is the Residency Program Director Emeritus, after serving 25 years as Director for Kaiser Los Angeles. Dr. Hara is also the clinical professor of family medicine for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In 2006, he received the AAFP’s Nikitas Zervanos National Outstanding Residency Program Director Award and in 2009 received the Physician Humanitarian Award from the Medical Board of California. Dr. Hara will serve the ABFM on the Credentials Committee as its chair, the Examination Committee, the Research & Development Committee and the MC-FP Committee.

    2011kennedy 

    James Kennedy, M.D.
    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 Credentials Committee, the Operations Committee as its chair, the Communications/Publications Committee, and the MC-FP Committee.

    ChristineMatson 

    Christine C. Matson, M.D.
    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 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 Research and Development Committee and the MC-FP Committee.

    DavidMercer 

    David W. Mercer, M.D.
    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 Credentials Committee and the MC-FP 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.

    2011KaileeShaw  

    Kailie R. Shaw, M.D.
    Tampa, FL
    Term: 2010–2015

    Dr. Shaw is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of South Florida, where she also served as the Vice-Chairperson for 15 years. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition, she served on the Finance Planning Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Shaw will serve the ABFM on the Credentials Committee and the Communications/Publications Committee.

    KeithStelter 

    Keith L. Stelter, M.D.
    Mankato, MN
    Term: 2012–2017

    Dr. Stelter is the Associate Director of the Mankato Family Medicine Residency Program in Mankato, MN and an instructor with the Rural Physician Associate Program of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Stelter will serve the ABFM on the Operations Committee and the Examination Committee.

    2011Jones 

    Samuel Jones, M.D.
    Immediate Past Chair
    Fairfax, VA
    Term: 2008–2013

    Dr. Jones has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008. Dr. Jones has practiced at the Fairfax Family Practice Centers in Fairfax, Virginia for the past 20 years, in addition to serving as the Secretary/Treasurer for its Board of Directors. He is also the Program Director and a member of the teaching faculty of the Virginia Commonwealth University Fairfax Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Jones will serve the ABFM on the Executive Committee as its Chair. 

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