Board of Directors

A Board of Directors made up of family physicians, students, and residents leads the WAFP.

Angela Sparks
Angela Sparks, MD, FAAFP
President
 
Burien, WA
Lillian Wu
Lillian Wu, MD, FAAFP
Immediate Past President
 
Renton, WA
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson, MD
President-Elect
 
Seattle, WA
Ann Diamond
Ann Diamond, MD
Vice President
 
Winthrop, WA
Sonal Patel
Sonal Patel, MD, MPH
Secretary-Treasurer
 
Seattle, WA
Julie Moran
Julie Moran, MD
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Spokane, WA
Jonathan Wells
Jonathan Wells, MD, FAAFP
Speaker, House of Delegates
Seattle, WA
Morhaf-Al-Achkar
Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, PhD, FAAFP
Vice Speaker, House of Delegates
Seattle, WA
Jie Casey
Jie Casey, DO
Eastside Trustee
 
Ellensburg, WA
James-Opara
James Opara, MD, FAAFP
Eastside Trustee
 
College Place, WA
Megan Guffey
Megan Guffey, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Eastside Trustee
Manson, WA
David Escobar
David Escobar, DO, FAAFP
Westside Trustee
 
Stanwood, WA
Pamela Pentin
Pamela Pentin, MD, JD, FAAFP
Westside Trustee
Seattle, WA
Molly Hong
Molly Hong, MD, FAAFP
Westside Trustee
 
Port Townsend, WA
DIANA-HUANG
Diana Huang, MD, MA
New Physician Trustee
 
Seattle, WA
Deepthi Ennamuri, MD
Deepthi Ennamuri, MD
Resident Trustee
 
Seattle, WA
Colbey Ricklefs
Colbey Ricklefs MD, MPH
Alternate Resident Trustee
 
Seattle, WA
Max Sutherland
Max Sutherland
Student Co-Trustee
 
Spokane, WA
Linda Chang
Linda Chang
Student Co-Trustee
 
Seattle, WA

Extended Leadership

Delegates to the AAFP:

Eastside Delegate
Russell Maier, MD, FAAFP, Yakima

Eastside Alternate Delegate
Tony Butruille, MD, Leavenworth

Westside Delegate
Gregg VandeKieft, MD, MA, FAAFP, Olympia

Westside Alternate Delegate
Kevin Wang, MD, FAAFP, Seattle

Ex-Officio Members:

AAFP Representation

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

WSMA Delegate
June Bredin, MD, FAAFP

WSMA Alternate Delegate
Lydia Bartholomew, MD, MHA, FAAFP

Committees

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.

WAFP Committees

Committee Mission

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.

Committee Members

  • Blain Crandell, MD, Chair
  • EC liaison: Jonathan Wells, MD

Committee Mission

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.

Committee Members

  • Angela Sparks, MD, FAAFP, Chair
  • Mark Johnson, MD
  • Ann Diamond, MD
  • Sonal Patel, MD, MPH
  • Jonathan Wells, MD, FAAFP
  • Lillian Wu, MD, FAAFP

Committee Mission

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.

Committee Members

  • Sonal Patel, MD, MPH, Chair
  • Mark Johnson, MD
  • Julie Moran, MD
  • Angela Sparks, MD, FAAFP
  • Jonathan Wells, MD, FAAFP
  • Lillian Wu, MD, FAAFP

Committee Mission

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.

Committee Members

  • David Escobar, DO, FAAFP, Co-Chair
  • Matt Logalbo, MD, Co-Chair
  • EC Liaison: Ann Diamond, MD

Committee Mission

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.

Committee Members

  • Stuti Nagpal, MD, Chair
  • Lillian Wu, MD, FAAFP, EC Liasion

Committee Mission

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.

Committee Members

  • Natalie Nunes, MD, FAAFP, Chair
  • EC Liaison: Mark Johnson, MD

Committee Mission

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.

Committee Members

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

Committee Mission

The Professional Affairs 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 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.

Committee Members

  • Jordan Storhaug, MD, Chair
  • EC Liaison: Jonathan Wells, MD, FAAFP

Committee Mission

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.

Committee Members

  • Ashlin Mountjoy, MD, MPH, Co-Chair
  • Angela Sparks, MD, FAAFP, EC liaison