Board of Directors
A Board of Directors made up of family physicians, students, and residents leads the WAFP.
Lillian Wu, MD, FAAFP
Russell Maier, MD, FAAFP
Angela Sparks, MD, FAAFP
Mark Johnson, MD
Shawn West, MD, FAAFP
Jordan Storhaug, MD
Jeanne Cawse-Lucas, MD
Jonathan Wells, MD, FAAFP
Molly Hong, MD, FAAFP
Patrick McLaughlin, MD
Pamela Pentin, MD, JD, FAAFP
Ann Diamond, MD
Megan Guffey, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Jie Casey, DO
David Escobar, DO, FAAFP
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 Health of the Public & Science
Kevin Martin, MD, FAAFP
AAFP Commission on Federal and State Policy
Ying Zhang, MD
AAFP Commission on Quality and Practice
Jose Carlos Flores-Rodarte, MD, MPH (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
Ellen Ouellette, MD, MPH, Addy
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
- Jeanne Cawse-Lucas, MD, EC liaison
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.
- Lillian Wu, MD, FAAFP, Chair
- Angela Sparks, MD, FAAFP
- Mark Johnson, MD
- Shawn West, MD, FAAFP
- Jeanne Cawse-Lucas, MD
- Russell Maier, 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.
- Shawn West, MD, FAAFP, 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
- Ann Diamond, MD, Co-Chair
- Shawn West, MD, 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 Diverse Constituencies Subcommittee supports the interests of the Academy’s under-represented constituents (as defined by the AAFP) and underserved patient populations. Those constituency groups include women physicians, minority physicians, physicians in the first seven years post-residency, physicians who are graduates of international medical schools, as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender physicians, and those who otherwise represent the interests of underserved patients.
- John Nguyen, MD, Chair
- Lillian Wu, MD, FAAFP, 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
- Mark Johnson, MD, EC Liaison
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. Your committee chairs are:
- Mark Johnson, MD, EC Liaison
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.
- Patrick McLaughlin, MD, Co-Chair
- Jordan Storhaug, MD, Co-Chair
- EC Liaison: Russell Maier, MD, FAAFP
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