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. Available Resident Leadership positions follow.  The application cycle for 2020-2021 leadership positions has closed.  If interested in serving during the 2021-2022 leadership cycle submit your  application and materials by 11:59pm, May 31, 2021.

2019-2020 Resident Leadership

Elizabeth M. Ferruzzi, MD (2021)

Elizabeth M. Ferruzzi, MD (2021)

Novant Health Family Medicine Residency

Resident Director-Elect


Clayton A. Cooper, MD, MBA (2021)

Clayton A. Cooper, MD, MBA (2021)

Duke Family Medicine Residency

Resident Director-Elect


Contact Dr. Ferruzzi at:
Contact Dr. Cooper at:

Foundation Board of Trustees

Resident Trustee: Bryan P. Grove, MD, PGY-2, Atrium Health FMRP -
Resident Trustee: Ryan M. Paulus, DO, PGY-1, UNC FMRP -

Resident Representatives to NCAFP Committees

Member Satisfaction and Practice Environment: Katherine Haga, DO, PGY-2, Novant Health FMRP -
Payer and System Advocacy: Christine Wu, MD, PGY-2 Novant Health FMRP -
Workforce Pipeline: Taylor Sandberg, MD, PGY-2, Cabarrus Atrium FMRP -


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 in the following documents: Summary of Resident & Student Leaders Positions.pdf and 2019-20 Meeting Schedule for Resident & Student Leaders.pdf 

Submit your information via this Resident Leader Interest Form no later than 11:59pm, May 31, 2021.  Please note, your CV, interest statement and a letter from your program director / other faculty advisor are all due by this date and time.

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 all elected positions and some appointed positions, the NCAFP deadline is May 31st. For some appointed positions, the deadline is Aug. 5th.  Review the: NCAFP Policy for AAFP Nominations.pdf

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.