Commissions

Volunteer Today

Members find that serving on one of the three Commissions is an excellent way to guide programs and services to best meet the needs of its members and its mission.  Members may volunteer to serve on a Commission by submitting the  Volunteer Form. Meeting days/time vary according to commission. Please see below for more information.

Advocacy Commission

Investigates and/or initiates methods of improving the health and well-being of the citizens of Missouri, representing the interests of family physicians and strengthening the specialty of family medicine, including encouraging the passage of laws to that end. This commission will also have the responsibility for evaluating and initiating changes in the by-laws.

  • MAFP monitors and tracks legislation of interest to family physicians and your patients
  • Legislative Updates prepared by MAFP Governmental Consultant, Pat Strader, distributed electronically through the Show Me State Update email blast
  • Stay informed by reviewing and tracking legislation through emails from the governmental consultant

Co-Chair – Keith Ratcliff, MD, FAAFP
Co-Chair – Emily Doucette, MD
Legislative Consultant – Pat Strader
Staff Liaison – Kathy Pabst

Time Commitment:  Face-to-face meetings are held two times per year in conjunction with each CME conference and every other Thursday evening during the legislative session (January – May).

Education Commission

Responsible for conducting all educational and research programs of the MAFP, as well as encouraging and assisting in all resident and student affairs in Missouri.

  • Annual Scientific Assembly (June)
  • Annual Fall Conference (November)
  • Self Assessment Module (November)

Co-Chair – Peter Koopman, MD, FAAFP
Co-Chair – Sarah Cole, DO
Staff Liaison – Sarah Mengwasser

Time Commitment:  Face-to-face meetings are held two times per year in conjunction with each CME conference and conference calls on an as needed basis.

Member Services Commission

Responsible for any publications, public relations efforts, and communications with the news media regarding public relations efforts. The commission does not speak for the organization or represent the Board to the media. Shall be charged with the recruitment and maintenance of qualified members of this Academy.

  • Co-chairs review and approve submissions for publication in magazine such as but not limited to case reports submitted by residents and students, on an as  needed basis
  • Judge Family Physician of the Year Award nominations
  • Proof magazine

Co-Chair – Kate Lichtenberg, DO, MPH, FAAFP
Co-Chair – Kathleen Eubanks-Meng, DO
Staff Liaison – Becki Hughes

Time Commitment:  Face-to-face meetings are held two times per year in conjunction with each CME conference and conference calls on an as needed basis.