• The Family Medicine Chapter Alliance (FMCA) is a collaborative program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and the Constituent Chapters and Chapter Foundations of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The Alliance is organized to improve the health care of all people.

    FMCA Membership

    Every AAFP Constituent Chapter/ Chapter Foundation may be a member of the FMCA. There are no costs or requirements for membership. The FMCA offers its members funding opportunities and empowers them to assist in the fulfillment of the mission and goals of the AAFP Foundation. 

    Voting Representatives

    Every Chapter/Chapter Foundation, as a member of the FMCA, has the right to appoint a voting representative from within their staff. Where a Chapter and a Chapter Foundation co-exist, they shall choose only one voting representative.

    Voting Representatives are encouraged to attend the two semi-annual FMCA meetings; in the spring at ACLF, and the virtual meeting in the fall. Representatives vote on the FMCA Grant Awards slate, Steering Committee Nominees, and other matters as needed.

    FMCA Steering Committee

    The FMCA is governed by Voting Representatives from each Chapter with an elected 11-member FMCA Steering Committee. The committee transacts business between the semi-annual meetings of the FMCA.

    The Steering Committee is responsible for recommending guidelines, policies, events, and programs to the FMCA; recommending expenditures consistent with the policies of the AAFP Foundation; setting the agenda, and planning the semi-annual FMCA meetings, and serving as reviewers for FMCA Grant Award submissions.


    Steering Committee Members



    Keith Callahan, MD

    Rhode Island


    Carletta Hauck

    South Dakota/Alaska

    1/1/2022 – 12/31/2024

    Kate Mahler, CAE


    1/1/2022 – 12/31/2024

    Pamela Mann, MPH


    1/1/2022 – 12/31/2024

    Desma Rozovics


    1/1/2022 – 12/31/2024

    Michelle Jimerson, MD


    1/1/2023 – 12/31/2025

    Kelly Scallon


    1/1/2023 – 12/31/2025

    Linda Stogner, MD

    New Mexico

    1/1/2023 – 12/31/2025

    Joseph Laterza, MD

    South Carolina

    1/1/2024 – 12/31/2026

    Kathy McCarthy


    1/1/2024 – 12/31/2026

    Kim McCaulou


    1/1/2024 – 12/31/2026

    Kara Sinkule


    1/1/2024 – 12/31/2026


    Call for Steering Committee Nominations

    The next call for Steering Committee members will open July 15, 2024 and will close August 15, 2024.

    This is a 3-year term starting January 1, 2025 through December 31, 2027. Responsibilities of Steering Committee members include:

    • Attending two Semi-Annual FMCA Meetings (either virtually or in-person, 1 hr. each): Spring at ACLF and a virtual meeting in the fall
    • Attending 2-3 Steering Committee Meetings (always virtual, 1 hr. each): Mid-April, Early-September, others as needed
    • Reviewing FMCA Grant Award Applications: 5-10 hours between March 7 and March 31
    • Reviewing Outstanding Program Award Applications: 1-2 hours between May 1 and May 25

    Nominate yourself or someone you know through the online portal by clicking on the Submit Nomination button below. Please note that a completed nomination form must include a short Letter of Interest with a brief bio on business letterhead.

    If you need any further information or questions reach out to Veronica Roberts at 913-906-6239.

    FMCA Grant Awards Program

    The FMCA administers a grant program and provides funding to support the philanthropic work of AAFP Chapters and Chapter Foundations.

    2024 FMCA Calendar of Events

    • Jan. 1: FMCA Grant Awards Application Period Open
    • Jan. 1: Chapter Engagement Pilot Project Application Period Open
    • Feb. 29: FMCA Grant Awards Application Deadline at 11:59 PM, CDT
    • Feb. 29: Chapter Engagement Pilot Project Application Deadline at 11:59 PM, CDT
    • Mar. 15: Call for Outstanding Program Award Nominations
    • April 19: FMCA Semi-Annual Meeting during AAFP Leadership Conference in Kansas City, MO
    • May 1: Deadline for Outstanding Program Award Nominations
    • May 17-18: AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting, Leawood, KS
    • July 15: Call for 2023 FMCA Steering Committee Nominations 
    • Aug. 15: Deadline for 2023 FMCA Steering Committee Nominations
    • TBD: FMCA Semi-Annual Virtual Meeting
    • Sept. 26:  Presentation of Outstanding Program Award at AAFP Foundation Annual Recognition Event in Phoenix, AZ
    • Nov. 22-23: AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting, Leawood, KS