Meet the TAFP Board candidates
At the Member Assembly on Friday, Nov. 8, during this year’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit, members will elect colleagues to the TAFP Board of Directors. Two members are running for two available at-large positions and one member is running to hold the new physician position.
According to the TAFP Bylaws, a slate of candidates is proposed by the Nominating Committee. Candidates may also be nominated by local chapters provided the nominations are made at least 90 days prior to the election, and candidates may be nominated from the floor at the Member Assembly. The candidates profiled here were interviewed and received the recommendation of the TAFP Nominating Committee in April. The Member Assembly will cast votes for all of TAFP’s elected positions, including officers and open board positions. If you have any questions about the nomination or election process, please contact Kathy McCarthy at email@example.com.
New physician director
Mary Anne Snyder, DO, is a Texas native from Tyler. After completing her medical degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, she moved back to Texas to complete her family medicine residency at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. She is currently practicing outpatient and inpatient medicine in San Antonio. Snyder is an assistant professor at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, where she is also a preceptor for students on clinical rotations, and she is the mentor for the family medicine interest group and DO Care International. She is the current TAFP Alamo chapter president and is an AAFP Advocacy Summit Key Contact. With TAFP she serves on the Commission for Academic Affairs, as well as for the Commission on Public Health, Clinical Affairs, and Research. She enjoys volunteering her time at health fairs, international medical outreach, and free clinics. She loves playing with her baby, baking, and traveling.
Brian D. Jones, MD, CPE, is the Chief Medical Officer for the Methodist Patient Centered Accountable Care Organization and the VP of Value Based Care for Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock in 1997, completed a surgery internship at Methodist Heath System in Dallas in 1998 and completed his training in the UTSW/St. Paul Family Medicine Residency program. He received a Physician Executive Certification from the American Association of Physician Leaders in 2016. Within the Methodist Health System, he leads the clinical quality and provider engagement strategies and advocates for family physicians as crucial leaders in the transformation of care delivery from volume to value. He believes that family medicine is uniquely positioned to improve care quality, care efficiency and patient experience for our communities and for Texas. As a committed family physician, he still sees patients in a busy group practice in Cedar Hill.
Lindsay Botsford, MD, MBA, CMQ, is a family physician with Iora Primary Care in Houston. She is passionate about health care transformation, quality, leadership development, and decreasing the administrative burden. She served as medical director of MHMG Physicians at Sugar Creek in Sugar Land, Texas and faculty with Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program for six years, where she practiced newborn, prenatal, and inpatient care. She is a graduate of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Baylor College of Medicine’s Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and her MBA at the University of Houston. After being certified in medical quality by the American Board of Medical Quality, she was appointed to the NQF’s Primary Care and Chronic Illness Standing Committee in 2017. She has held local, state and national leadership, serving as Chair of the AAFP Commission on Quality and Practice in 2018 and helping to spearhead the creation of the TAFP Family Medicine Leadership Experience.