Executive Director’s Message

June 2, 2022 – On behalf of the MDAFP board of directors, I’m pleased to announce the candidacy of Kisha Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP for the position of AAFP Director. The election for Director candidates as well as Speaker, Vice Speaker and President-Elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of  Directors will take place in September at the Congress of Delegates (COD).

Dr. Davis, past MDAFP president, has been an active member and leader of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians for many years and also served as New Physician Director on the AAFP Board of Directors in 2013-14. Her leadership experience combined with her passion for public health as well as her ability to both envision family medicine’s future and to rally FM colleagues around a shared vision, make her a strong candidate.

Adding to Kisha’s strong skillset that makes her the ideal candidate to serve on the AAFP board, her experience as a family physician and patient advocate differentiates her from the other candidates. She often states, “They are all your patients”. These words echo as her mantra and guide for all she does as a family physician.  She tells the story, “I recall clearly, as an intern staring at the family medicine service board, carefully counting patients I would see. With a lucky 13 listed, I counted 6 for me, 4 to the sub-intern, 2 in labor, 1 for discharge.  The fateful words that followed from my Chief, “they are all your patients” was both a call to action and an eye-opening alignment to the relationships and responsibilities of family medicine. This has become my true north – and as family physicians, and for the AAFP – “They are all our patients”.”

I encourage you to visit her campaign website and learn more about Kisha!

Putting a strong candidate from Maryland forward to the AAFP, is especially exciting for our chapter. The 2022 COD takes place in Washington DC September 19-20 at the Marriott Marquis. All AAFP members are welcome to attend the Congress. I know Kisha would love to see a strong contingency of her fellow Maryland colleagues there to cheer her on, so I urge you to consider coming for all or part of the COD.

Dr. Kisha Davis, serving as an AAFP Reference Committee Chair
Dr. Davis testifying before the US Senate Finance Committee on COVID – 19 Health Care Flexibilities: Perspective, Experiences, and Lessons Learned via Zoom in 2021

Becky Wimmer
MDAFP Executive Director

© Copyright 2022 MDAFP or MDAFP Foundation • 210 Green Bay Rd • Thiensville, WI 53092 • Phone: 888-894-2606 • E-Mail: info@mdafp.org