Resident Leadership

Resident Leaders: NCAFP Academy Board of Directors

Resident physician members of the NCAFP are encouraged to become actively involved in the leadership of our association through the Resident Section. 

2020-2021 Resident Leadership

Clayton A. Cooper, MD, MBA

Clayton A. Cooper, MD, MBA

Duke Family Medicine Residency

Resident Director


Ryan Paulus, DO

Ryan Paulus, DO

University of North Carolina Family Medicine Residency

Resident Director-Elect


Contact Dr. Cooper at: 
Contact Dr. Paulus at:

Foundation Board of Trustees

Resident Trustee: Matthew Drake, MD, PGY-1, ECU, FMRP - 
Resident Trustee: Vanessa Crerar, DO, PGY-2, Novant Health FMRP -

Resident Representatives to NCAFP Committees

Member Satisfaction and Practice Environment: Brianna Buchannan, DO, PGY-3, Campbell University/Harnett Health Program -
Payer and System Advocacy: Allyson Mentock, MD, PGY-2, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Program -
Workforce Pipeline: Macy Osborne, MD, PGY-2, Atrium Health - Cabarrus Program -


NC Academy of Family Physicians Resident Leadership Positions

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

  • Resident Director  (1) Appointed to the NCAFP Board of Directors. This is a one-year term.
  • Resident Director-Elect (1)  Appointed to the NCAFP Board of Directors. This is a one-year term however the Director-Elect automatically succeeds to the position of Director  for another one-year term.
  • Resident Trustee  (2)  Resident Trustees are appointed to the NCAFP Foundation Board of Trustees.  The Trustee position is a one-year term.
  • Committee Representatives (3) One resident is appointed to each of the NCAFP Committees structured in accordance with the NCAFP Strategic Plan.  Descriptions of the committees can be found using this link on the NCAFP website.  The Representative position is a one-year term.

More information about positions and meeting obligations can be found here: Summary of Resident & Student Leaders Positions.pdf. You can find a PDF of the Nomination Form here:  Application Form 2022-2023.pdf.

The following opportunity does not require an application or an appointment by the NCAFP nominating committee.  If a resident is interested in the following volunteer role they should contact Greg Griggs at NCAFP offices at or via telephone at 919-833-2110.

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 in their 1st or 2nd year, have an interest in leadership and becoming more involved in the Academy in the future; however, 3rd year residents are also welcome.  The liaison's role is to help communicate issues of importance to your peers, primarily around advocacy issues but it isn't necessarily limited to advocacy and legislative topics.  Time commitment is minimal and email contact will be carefully and minimally utilized.


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 a complete listing of AAFP resident leadership positions please visit the AAFP site.

For a complete list of student and resident leaders currently serving in AAFP positions please visit the AAFP's online directory.