Resident Leadership

Resident physicians of the NCAFP are encouraged to become actively involved in the leadership of our association through the Resident Section.  If you are interested in serving in 2018 please see below for list of available Resident Leadership Opportunities and a Link to submit your application.  Deadline is 11/15/17.

2017 Resident Leaders

Resident Director
Alyssa M. Shell, MD, PhD, PGY-3
MAHEC-Asheville Family Medicine Residency

Dr. Shell is a resident physician at MAHEC Asheville Family Medicine Residency Program. Originally from New Jersey, she graduated with honors from Harvard University with an A.B. in Social Studies and a Certificate in Health Policy. Her passion for social justice and health disparities inspired her to complete an MD/PhD program in Population Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Her doctoral research investigated the effects of residential racial segregation on mental health, particularly among Latino populations. More recently, Dr. Shell was inducted into the Pisacano Leadership Foundation, an organization founded by the American Board of Family Medicine aimed at cultivating future leaders in Family Medicine. As a resident, she continues to be passionate about primary care and practice transformation particularly when geared towards improving health in underserved populations. She is incredibly proud to be a family physician and is excited to be working with the NCAFP to advocate for family physicians and the patients that they serve.

Resident Director-Elect
Courtland Winborne, MD, MPH, PGY-2
Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency







Dr. Winborne is a resident physician at Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program in Concord, NC.  A native North Carolinian, she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences before attending the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina for her Masters of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine degrees.  In addition to her involvement with the NCAFP throughout medical school and now residency, Dr. Winborne has been active with the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association and the North Carolina Medical Society.  Dr. Winborne’s experiences as a student member of the NCAFP laid the foundation for her to assume a leadership role in the academy as a resident.  She looks forward to serving her peers and representing resident interests as the resident physician voice on the NCAFP Board of Directors.

NCAFP Foundation Board of Trustees

Resident Trustee: D. Landon Allen, MD, MPH, PGY-2 (MAHEC-Hendersonville)
Resident Trustee: Brian Antono, MD, MPH, PGY-2 (MAHEC-Asheville)

Resident Section Representatives to the NCAFP Councils

Government Affairs: Alyssa Shell, MD, PhD, PGY-3 (MAHEC-A)
Practice Management: Anna Afonso, MD, PGY-2 (Duke)
Continuing Medical Education: Jason Fishel, MD, PGY-3 (Carolinas Medical Center)
Public Relations & Marketing: Sam Fam, DO, PGY-3 (Duke)
Membership & Workforce: Latonya Beatty, MD, PGY-2 (New Hanover Regional Medical Center)

NCAFP Resident Leadership Positions

Resident leaders have the opportunity to provide input to help guide the NCAFP, its councils, and its philanthropic organization, the NCAFP Foundation as these entities strive to meet the goals of our Strategic Plan.

Resident Director- Sits as a voting member on the NCAFP Board of Directors and is expected to attend the three board meetings each year.  The director also leads the Resident Section meeting at the NCAFP Annual meeting and serves as the NC Chapter delegate to the AAFP’s Resident Congress which meets in Kansas City in July / August each year.. Funding is provided to attend state and national meetings as outlined in the NCAFP Board Policies.

Resident Director-Elect– Sits as a non-voting member on the NCAFP Board of Directors and is expected to attend the three board meetings each year.  If for some reason the Resident Director is unable to attend any NCAFP Board Meeting or the AAFP Resident Congress, the Resident Director-Elect shall have voting privileges on the NCAFP Board of Directors or attend the Resident Congress as the official State Delegate. Funding is provided to attend state and national meetings as outlined in the NCAFP Board Policies. The Resident Director-Elect automatically succeeds to the position of Resident Director.

Foundation Resident Trustee – (2) Residents are elected to sit on the NCAFP Foundation Board of Trustees and are expected to attend two Foundation Board meetings during the year. Trustees are also expected to participate in and support Foundation Fundraising efforts.  Trustees will represent the residents’ perspective to the Foundation when appropriate and will communicate the happenings of these meetings with the Resident Section.  Funding is provided for residents in these positions to attend the Winter and Spring Meetings as outlined in the NCAFP Board and NCAFP Foundation Policies.

Resident Council Representative– (4) Residents are elected annually to sit on the (4) different core NCAFP Councils. Position responsibilities are to provide resident input when appropriate and to communicate the happenings of these meetings with the Resident Section.  Council descriptions can be found here.


Resident Advocacy/Program Liaison– A volunteer(s) from each program serves as the communication point person between the NCAFP and their respective program. These residents are typically either first- or second-year residents that have an interest in leadership and in becoming more involved in the Academy in the future but this role is also available for third year residents.

Resident Elections Application Form







AAFP Resident Leadership & Involvement Opportunities

In addition to NCAFP leadership opportunities, there are many resident leadership options at the national level with the AAFP. Many of these positions require support from your state chapter, as a result please note that NCAFP’s deadlines are prior to AAFP deadlines. For all elected positions and some appointed positions, the NCAFP deadline is May 1st. For some appointed positions, the deadline is Aug. 15th. Please see attached for NCAFP policy on AAFP Nominations.

For a complete listing of AAFP resident leadership positions please visit….