TAFP committees, commissions, and sections

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TAFP committees, commissions, and sections

BYLAWS COMMITTEE
The TAFP Bylaws Committee studies the TAFP Bylaws and makes recommendations for changes, deletions, and interpretations after consideration of submitted proposals.
Chair: Terrance Hines, MD
Staff Contact: Jonathan Nelson

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The TAFP Executive Committee has full authority to act for and on behalf of the TAFP Board of Directors whenever the business of the Academy demands prompt action in the interim between meetings of the Board or when it is impractical or impossible to convene the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee is also responsible for evaluating and making recommendations to the Board concerning the internal affairs of the Academy.
Chair: Janet Hurley, MD
Staff Contacts: Tom Banning / Kathy McCarthy

FINANCE COMMITTEE
The TAFP Finance Committee is responsible for maintaining a sound financial policy for the Academy, supervising the Academy’s investments, maintaining the TAFP reserves and their distribution, monitoring the Academy’s capital expenses, and reviewing profits and losses of the Academy’s various programs.
Chair: Javier D. “Jake” Margo Jr., MD
Staff Contact: Robert Montoya

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The TAFP Leadership Development Committee is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating an ongoing training program to assist members in developing their leadership skills.
Chair: Farron Hunt, MD
Staff Contact: Jessica Miley

NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The TAFP Nominating Committee prepares nominations for the TAFP Board of Directors, officers, and delegates and alternate delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates, and makes recommendations regarding appointments to AAFP, the Texas Medical Association, the American Medical Association, other state committees and commissions, and any other appointments, which may be requested.
Chair: Linda Siy, MD
Staff Contact: Kathy McCarthy

COMMISSION ON ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
The Commission on Academic Affairs supports family physicians in academic centers in their research and scholarly efforts. The Commission also works to increase the number and diversity of Texas medical student graduates entering family medicine, to ensure that an adequate number of family physicians practice in rural underserved areas in Texas, and to communicate and develop educational policies at the state and national levels.
Chair: Ronald Cook, DO, MBA
Staff Contact: Juleah Williams

COMMISSION ON CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Commission on Continuing Professional Development defines the TAFP educational mission statement and ensures that TAFP is working to fulfill it. This Commission also works to periodically assess the educational needs of TAFP members, develops learning objectives consistent with those identified educational needs, identifies speakers capable of meeting those learning objectives and assess the effectiveness of its educational activities in meeting the educational needs of TAFP members. This Commission is also charged with maintaining contact and cooperation with the AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development and to ensure continued compliance with requirements for certification by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education.
The Commission on Continuing Professional Development is also responsible for planning all TAFP continuing education activities.
Chair: Oscar Garza, MD
Staff Contact: Jessica Miley

COMMISSION ON CORE DELEGATION
The Commission on Core Delegation serves as a liaison between TAFP and AAFP through their committee/commission structure. The Commission is responsible for assuring that TAFP initiatives are promoted within other medical organizations, coordinating the communication of TAFP policies to the AAFP through delegates and alternate delegates and members of AAFP committees and commissions, developing and maintaining a long-range plan to ensure adequate representation by the TAFP in all appropriate functions and activities of the AAFP, and coordinating the campaigns of TAFP candidates for AAFP elected offices.
Chair: Janet Hurley, MD
Staff Contact: Kathy McCarthy

COMMISSION ON HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND MANAGED CARE
The Commission on Health Care Services and Managed Care emphasizes the urgency of proactive TAFP involvement in managed care issues and policy development. The Commission also strives to provide TAFP members with an understanding of the ever-changing world of health care delivery systems.
Chair: Anne Marie Ponce de Leon, MD
Staff Contacts: Tom Banning / Jonathan Nelson

COMMISSION ON INTERNAL AFFAIRS
The Commission on Internal Affairs serves as an impartial review panel for any human resource (personnel) concerns or problems within TAFP that are deemed necessary. The Commission may convene at the request of the TAFP Executive Committee, TAFP CEO/EVP, or any staff member who may need final appeal on any grievance.
Chair: Janet Hurley, MD
Staff Contact: Tom Banning

COMMISSION ON LEGISLATIVE AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
The Commission on Legislative and Public Affairs assumes a proactive approach in the health care delivery system by maintaining legislative awareness that allows responses in any area of importance to TAFP members and their patients.
Chair: Jorge Duchicela, MD
Staff Contact: Tom Banning

COMMISSION ON MEMBERSHIP AND MEMBER SERVICES
The Commission on Membership and Member Services oversees membership recruitment and retention efforts, the development of the TAFP website, Texas Family Physician and other publications, public relations, and leadership development.
Chair: Sarah Samreen, MD, FAAFP
Staff Contact: Kathy McCarthy / Jonathan Nelson

COMMISSION ON PUBLIC HEALTH, RESEARCH, AND CLINICAL AFFAIRS
The Commission on Public Health, Research, and Clinical Affairs acts to improve access to care in rural and underserved areas by supporting physicians in these areas and by encouraging resident exposure to rural practice. The Commission also promotes and works to improve public health, promote the art and science of evidence-based medicine, acts to increase responsiveness and assume a proactive approach toward the health care delivery system and health care policies, and works to maintain excellent reciprocal relationships with diverse groups of organizations that share in common visions.
Chair: Adanna Amechi-Obigwe, MD
Staff Contact: Perdita Henry

TAFP FOUNDATION
Chair: Linda Siy, MD
Staff Contact: Kathy McCarthy

TAFP POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Chair: Justin Bartos, MD
Staff Contact: Tom Banning

SECTION ON MATERNITY CARE AND RURAL PHYSICIANS
Chair: Alyssa Molina, MD
Staff Contact: Jean Klewitz

SECTION ON MEDICAL STUDENTS
Chair: Jason Johnston
Staff Contact: Juleah Williams

SECTION ON RESEARCH
Chair: Fozia Ali, MD
Staff Contact: Perdita Henry

SECTION ON RESIDENT PHYSICIANS
Chair: Katelyn Davis, MD
Staff Contact: Juleah Williams

SECTION ON SPECIAL CONSTITUENCIES
Chair: Graciela Moreno, MD
Staff Contacts: Jonathan Nelson / Jean Klewitz