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 during the next leadership cycle (Dec. 2019 – Dec. 2020) please continue reading for available Resident Leadership Opportunities and a link to submit your application.
2018-2019 Resident Leadership
Academy Board of Directors
David S. Baker, III, MD, PGY-2
MAHEC-Asheville Family Medicine Residency
Dr. Baker is a resident physician at MAHEC-Asheville Family Medicine Residency Program in Asheville, NC. A native North Carolinian, he grew up in Charlotte, then graduated from Davidson College in Davidson, NC with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion before attending the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina for his Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Baker also has the honor of holding the title of Eagle Scout. As they say, “once an Eagle always an Eagle”, throughout every phase of his education Dr. Baker has been steadfast in his commitment to serving others. Dr. Baker’s volunteer and leadership roles reflect his passion for the Latino community, youth and faith-based ministries. His experiences as a student member of the NCAFP helped provide the basis for him to assume a leadership role in the Academy as a resident. He looks forward to using his passion for social justice and service to continue to advocate for the citizens of NC through his role on the NCAFP Board of Directors.
(Morgan) Elizabeth M. Ferruzzi, MD, PGY-1
Novant Health Family Medicine Residency
Dr. Ferruzzi is a resident physician at Novant Health Family Medicine Residency Program in Huntersville, NC. A native North Carolinian, she grew up in Lenoir in Caldwell county. She graduated from NC State in Raleigh, NC with a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography followed by The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina for her Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Ferruzzi has a long history of service and mentorship to her community, reflecting her commitment to the people of North Carolina and as a medical student Dr. Ferruzzi held numerous leadership positions at Brody as well as with the NCAFP, she now looks forward to serving as a resident leader: “The mission of Family Medicine resonates with me in every patient encounter. When I sit down to talk with a patient, all the walls come down, and I feel at home – and I know why the physician-patient relationship is the cornerstone of Family Medicine. Humbly, with leadership alongside other Family Medicine physician leaders, this position would allow me to further the mission of the NCAFP from a resident perspective”.
Foundation Board of Trustees
- Resident Trustee: (Nyira) Lucy Muhirwa, MD, PGY-2, East Carolina University FMRP – email@example.com
- Resident Trustee: (Kathryn) Kate Timberlake, MD, PGY-2, Cone Health FMRP – firstname.lastname@example.org
Resident Representatives to NCAFP Committees
- Member Satisfaction and Practice Environment: Sarita Lavani, MD, PGY-2, East Carolina University FMRP – email@example.com
- Payer and System Advocacy: Alexa Mieses, MD, MPH, PGY-3 Duke FMRP – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Workforce Pipeline: Demetria Rawlinson, MD, PGY-3, Carolinas Medical Center FMRP – email@example.com
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. If you are interested in serving, the next leadership team nominations are due no later than 11:59pm, May 31, 2019. Submit your Interest via this Nomination Form.
Resident Director (1) 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 official NC Chapter delegate to the Resident Congress at the AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students which meets in Kansas City in July / August each year. As an appointed Resident Leader, the duties of the Congress during this conference must take priority over recruiting for the residency program.Funding is provided to attend state and national meetings as outlined in the NCAFP Board Policies. Time commitment in this role is one year, following the one year commitment when serving as the Resident Director-Elect.
Resident Director-Elect (1) 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 an NCAFP Board Meeting the Resident Director-Elect shall have voting privileges on the NCAFP Board of Directors. The Resident Director-Elect attends the Resident Congress at the AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students as the alternate delegate to the Resident Congress. As an appointed Resident Leader, the duties of the Congress during this conference must take priority over recruiting for the residency program. Funding is provided to attend state and national meetings as outlined in the NCAFP Board Policies. Commitment in this role as the Director-Elect is one year; however, the Resident Director-Elect automatically succeeds to the position of Resident Director for an additional one-year term.
Foundation Resident Trustee (2) Residents are appointed 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 to the Resident Section at the NCAFP Annual Meeting. 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. This is a one-year term.
Committee Representatives (3) Residents are appointed to serve as representatives to each of the NCAFP Committees operating in accordance with the NCAFP Strategic Plan. The Member Satisfaction and Practice Environment Committee, Payer and System Advocacy Committee and the Workforce Pipeline Committee will each meet twice yearly; resident representatives are expected to attend these in-person meetings as well as participate in possible virtual meetings. Students will provide their perspective to the committee when appropriate and as it relates to the overall strategic plan of the NCAFP. They will communicate the happenings of the committee meetings to the Resident Section at the NCAFP Annual Meeting. A small travel stipend is provided to help off-set some travel expenses for residents to attend the in-person meetings. The representative position is a one-year term.
The following opportunity does not require an application from the resident or “appointment” by the NCAFP nominating committee. If a resident is interested in the following role they should contact Tracie Hazelett.
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 their peers, primarily around advocacy issues but 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 1st. For some appointed positions, the deadline is Aug. 15th. Please click here for NCAFP policy on AAFP Nominations.
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.