• AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees

    The Board of Trustees has the responsibility of maintaining a proper balance among the interests of members, staff and the general public. Trustees are expected to attend meetings and take part in the decision-making process. It is the duty of the Trustees to keep themselves informed on programs of the Foundation, to study materials that are distributed to them and to exercise basic, sound judgment in arriving at decisions.

    The AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees consists of the following 19 members:

    • Foundation Officers (President, President-elect, Vice President, Treasurer) elected for a one-year term of office
    • Three At-large Trustees elected for 4-year terms
    • Three Chapter Trustees elected for 4-year terms
    • Three Corporate Trustees elected for 4-year terms
    • Three Public Trustees elected for 4-year terms
    • Two Academy Trustees elected for one-year terms
    • The Executive Vice President of the AAFP (Ex-officio, voting)
    • The Executive Director of the AAFP Foundation & Secretary (Ex-officio, non-voting)
    • The Resident Trustee elected for a 2-year term
    • The Student Trustee elected for a 1-year term

    View the current Board of Trustees, and learn about their roles and responsibilities.


    If you're interested in applying for an AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees position, contact Kesha Whitley at (800) 274-2237, ext. 4456.


    Center for the History of Family Medicine Board of Curators

    The Board of Curators for the Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) advises the AAFP Foundation on the overall planning and administration of the History Center and recommends to the AAFP Foundation's Board of Trustees policy governing the scope of the History Center and access to its collections.

    If you're interested in volunteering as a member of the CHFM Board of Curators, please contact Crystal Bauer at (800)274-2237, ext. 4420.

    Research Committee

    The Research Committee is responsible for setting the criteria for all grant awards of the Foundation. The members review research proposals that are investigator-initiated and make recommendations to the Board for approval. The Committee is responsible for stimulating and facilitating national research. The members of this committee consist of Trustees and representatives from the AAFP, and the committee is chaired by a member of the Board of Trustees.

    For more information about the Research Committee volunteer opportunities, please contact Sharon Hunt at (800) 274-2237, ext. 4470.

    Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium Steering Committee or Voting Representative

    The Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium (FMPC) 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 FMPC is governed by an 11-member Steering Committee(1 page PDF) that serves in a leadership and advisory capacity to the FMPC, in collaboration with the voting representatives(1 page PDF). Steering Committee members are elected to a three-year term, which will begin on January 1, 2017. There are three seats to be filled, including at least two for physician members.