Board of Directors
A Board of Directors made up of family physicians, students, and residents leads the WAFP.
Angela Sparks, MD, FAAFP
Lillian Wu, MD, FAAFP
Mark Johnson, MD
Ann Diamond, MD
Sonal Patel, MD, MPH
Julie Moran, MD
Jonathan Wells, MD, FAAFP
Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, PhD, FAAFP
Jie Casey, DO
James Opara, MD, FAAFP
Megan Guffey, MD, MPH, FAAFP
David Escobar, DO, FAAFP
Pamela Pentin, MD, JD, FAAFP
Molly Hong, MD, FAAFP
Diana Huang, MD, MA
Deepthi Ennamuri, MD
Delegates to the AAFP:
Russell Maier, MD, FAAFP, Yakima
Eastside Alternate Delegate
Tony Butruille, MD, Leavenworth
Gregg VandeKieft, MD, MA, FAAFP, Olympia
Westside Alternate Delegate
Kevin Wang, MD, FAAFP, Seattle
AAFP Commission on Federal and State Policy
Ying Zhang, MD
AAFP Commission on Quality and Practice
Jonathan Staloff, MD (Resident Representative)
AAFP Commission on Health of the Public and Science
Brian Hunsicker (Chapter Staff)
Other Ex-Officio Members
WAFP Foundation President
Stan Garlick, MD, Port Angeles
Resident Alternate Trustee
Colbey Ricklefs, MD, MPH, Seattle
June Bredin, MD, FAAFP
WSMA Alternate Delegate
Lydia Bartholomew, MD, MHA, FAAFP
The board has four standing committees – Bylaws, Executive, Finance and Membership. Those committees, in addition to the other committees listed here, offer opportunities for members to be involved in the Academy.
Committee meetings are open to any WAFP member. To find out more about committee meetings or serving on a committee, please contact our office.
The Bylaws Committee ensures the organization has effective procedures for its board and House of Delegates operations. It proposes and evaluates bylaws changes to the board and House of Delegates. The Committee also advises component chapters on bylaws issues, keeping them free of conflicts with the state (WAFP) and national (AAFP) organizations.
- Blain Crandell, MD, Chair
- EC liaison: Jonathan Wells, MD
The Executive Committee is composed of WAFP’s President, Immediate Past-President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer and Speaker of the House of Delegates. It acts for and on behalf of the Board of Directors when relevant and/or whenever the business of the Academy demands prompt action between board meetings.
- Angela Sparks, MD, FAAFP, Chair
- Mark Johnson, MD
- Ann Diamond, MD
- Sonal Patel, MD, MPH
- Jonathan Wells, MD, FAAFP
- Lillian Wu, MD, FAAFP
The Finance Committee ensures the WAFP is managing membership funds appropriately and in support of the mission. It is responsible for financial planning, account and investment supervision, budget development and the annual review of the academy’s financial policies and practices.
- Sonal Patel, MD, MPH, Chair
The Governmental Affairs Committee promotes legislative efforts supportive of family medicine and advocates for the health of the people of Washington. The Committee undertakes legislative and health policy initiatives which enhance the ability of family physicians to provide excellent, cost-effective, continuous care for patients.
- Matt Logalbo, MD, Co-Chair
- EC Liaison:
The Committee on Membership & Member Services supports recruitment and retention of members in the WAFP, including a specific focus on diverse constituencies. The committee reviews membership needs and trends so member services can be adapted to meet emerging needs. The Membership Committee and its subcommittees devise programs of interest to under-represented constituents and develop programs to promote membership interest and active participation in local chapters. Membership committee members help facilitate communication among and between members, leaders and constituent chapters.
- Stuti Nagpal, MD, Chair
- Lillian Wu, MD, FAAFP, EC Liasion
The Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA) Subcommittee plans, coordinates and conducts the Annual Scientific Assembly, the ABFM Self-Assessment Module Workgroups, the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Courses and other CME for family physicians and mid-level primary care providers. The subcommittee conducts needs assessments, curriculum development, presentation recruitment and develops evaluation tools for each of the CME events offered.
- Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, PhD, FAAFP, Chair
- Jeanne Cawse-Lucas, MD, EC Liaison
The Pipeline Committee encourages medical schools and residencies to develop and maintain excellent programming and facilities for the education and training of family physicians. The committee encourages interest in family medicine in Washington and throughout the WWAMI network.
- Natalie Nunes, MD, FAAFP, Chair
- EC Liaison: Mark Johnson, MD
The Resident & Student Subcommittee promotes the participation of students and residents in the activities of the Academy; Washington state medical schools and residency programs; and other state, regional and national constituencies relating to family medicine. The committee also promotes understanding between student and resident constituencies and the Academy.
All WAFP student and resident members are members of this subcommittee.
- Deepthi Ennamuri, MD, Resident Trustee
- Colbey Ricklefs, MD, Alternate Resident Trustee
- Max Sutherland, Student Co-Trustee
- Linda Chang, Student Co-Trustee
- EC Liaison: Mark Johnson, MD
The Practice Enhancement Committee assists family medicine practices as they adopt practice change and redesign initiatives. It identifies practical knowledge development tools to be shared with members on topics relating to patient satisfaction, practice management, and emerging technology. The committee serves as a liaison with health systems (hospitals, clinics, health plans, HMOs, ACOs and ACHs) to encourage fair treatment of and representation by family physicians, to collaborate in developing plans and programs for improving services and standards in the health care system, and to advocate for fair compensation for family physician teams.
- Jordan Storhaug, MD, Chair
- EC Liaison:
The Public Health Committee represents the Academy with public health agencies, voluntary health associations, and other agencies and institutions concerned with child and public health, medical services, epidemiology and the social aspects of medicine.
- Ashlin Mountjoy, MD, MPH, Co-Chair
- James Wallace, Jr., MD, MPH, FAAFP, Co-Chair
- Angela Sparks, MD, FAAFP, EC liaison