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. 

2023-2024 Resident Leadership

Morgan Parker, DO

Morgan Parker, DO

Resident Director


Stephanie Wilcher, MD, MPH

Stephanie Wilcher, MD, MPH

Resident Director-Elect


Morgan Parker, DO - Novant Health Cornelius FMRP - Contact Dr. Parker at
Stephanie Wilcher, MD MPH - Duke University Rural FMRP - Contact Dr. Wilcher at

Foundation Board of Trustees

Resident Trustee: Caleb Smith, MD, UNC FMRP -
Resident Trustee: Sofia Gkoulgkountina, DO, Novant Health Cornelius FMRP-

Resident Representatives to NCAFP Committees

Member Satisfaction and Practice Environment: Madelina Cutrone, MD, Novant Health Cornelius FMRP -
Advocacy: Celeste Rousseau, MD, Duke University FMRP -
Workforce Pipeline: Allison Carter, MD, UNC 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 here: Summary of Resident & Student Leaders Positions.pdf. You can find a PDF of the Nomination Form here:  Application Form 2024-25.pdf.

Resident 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. Resident liaisons will meet virtually with the resident director and director electee in the spring each year to discuss updates and have an open forum. Though not a requirement, liaisons are encouraged to attend the resident business meeting at the Winter Conference as well as help coordinate a NCAFP site visit at your residency. The position does not require an application or an appointment by the NCAFP nominating committee.  If a resident is interested in the volunteer role they should contact Perry Price at NCAFP offices at or via telephone at 919-980-5357.


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. In addition, NCAFP requires service on the state level before nominating someone to a national position.

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.