Getting Involved

Our focus is Family Medicine. Get more involved in MDAFP, the only organization in Maryland fully dedicated to providing value to our Family Physician members and their patients through advocacy, education, and workforce initiatives.

We need members to help serve on the following committees and workgroups. Meetings will be via phone conference and limited to 3-5 meetings. If you have any interest in the below topics please help us by agreeing to serve.

If interested, email Executive Director, Becky Wimmer and she will provide you with more details. Thank you in advance – we NEED your participation, ideas and energy!


Governmental Advocacy
The GAC advises the board on legislative and regulatory matters and recommends an annual legislative agenda to the board for approval. In addition, GAC reviews and recommends policy on all state and local legislation affecting the practice of medicine, scope of practice, access, public health and medical liability. The committee also works with the Executive Director and key staff to coordinate the efforts of the contract lobbyist and member education regarding key issues. The GAC also addresses needed position statements in governmental advocacy areas where MDAFP does not have an existing policy. 

Co-Chairs: Amar Duggirala, DO, MPH, FAAFP & Ariel Warden-Jarrett, MD, FAAFP


Nominating Committee
Led by the immediate past president, the nominating committee recruits new leadership to the Board and committees, and drafts a slate for officers. This committee meets annually.

Finance Committee

Led by the treasurer, the finance committee reviews financial statements, reviews the annual budget that is prepared by the executive director, addresses the financial goals of MDAFP, and makes recommendations regarding existing and new revenue streams. This committee meets quarterly.

Chair: Ramona Seidel, MD, FAAFP


Education Committee
Oversees MDAFP Annual Meeting & Summer Summit as well as the Winter Regional Conference educational programming including topics and tracks and KSA sessions. MD’s regulatory requirements are monitored and taken into consideration in program development. Determines needs and identifies topics for additional programming and acts as the clearing house for educational program proposals. Also, has oversight responsibilities for the process for obtaining AAFP CME credit and assigning a designated CME physician reviewer. This committee meets as needed throughout the year, requiring more frequent meetings leading up to a conference.


Co-Chairs: Kelly Ryan, DO & Stacy Ross, MD, FAAFP

Interested in participating on an MDAFP Committee? Contact Becky Wimmer.


If a timely issue arises, the Executive Committee may appoint a work group. Work groups are shorter term commitments that are focused on a specific project. For work group opportunities that fit your interest and availability, keep an eye on your inbox. MDAFP will include a call for work group volunteers on an as-needed basis in chapter newsletters.


In late July and early August 2020, your MDAFP Board of Directors spent a substantial amount of time discussing the importance of racism and the relation to health equity that exists. As a result, they decided to form a task force to work on how MDAFP will respond to this critical issue, address it and ensure this is at the forefront of what we as an organization and as individuals react to and contribute to positive and productive solutions around health equity. The MDAFP executive committee followed up and developed a charge for the newly formed task force, Task Force on Racism and Health Equities Task Force. READ MORE

What Members Should do with an Idea for the Academy

If your idea is a state-specific proposal, please complete the below project proposal, or submit via email to Executive Director Becky Wimmer. The appropriate committee or workgroup will review and make recommendations for this proposed project and involve you along the way.

Thank you for your interest in contributing to MDAFP’s vision and focus. SUBMIT PROJECT PROPOSAL HERE

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