SCAFP’s Commissions & Committees

The SCAFP Board of Directors has created 12 Commissions and Committees organized to assist them in the workings of the chapter and to address issues pertinent to family medicine and the practice of primary care. These groups provide an excellent forum for physicians to make real impacts in improving the specialty.

The duty of the Bylaws Commission is to recommend changes in the Bylaws and present the amendments appropriate to this purpose. In presenting amendments to the Annual Assembly, the commission makes recommendations for or against the proposed amendments.

Objecctives: To keep the organic laws of the South Carolina Chapter, AAFP, updated and effective for the organization at all times and to integrate them with the laws and requlations of the AAFP.

2017 – Carla Gentry, MD, Spartanburg
2017 – Karen Adris, MD, Liberty
2018 – Fran Kunda, MD, Spartanburg — CHAIR
2018 – Sam Stone, MD, Chester
2019 – Michael Bryant, MD, Ninety Six
2019 – Hugh Morgan, MD, Johnson

It is the responsibility of the Finance Commission to supervise the accounting activities of the treasury. To arrange for an annual audit of the books and to prepare an annual budget with recommendations for the consideration and approval of the Board of Directors.

Objectives: To maintain the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians in a strong and secure financial position. It should anticipate a gradual acquisition of adequate reserve funds. Being mindful of the laws which non-profit organizations must consider.

2017 – Keith Shealy, MD, Lancaster
2017 – Ada Stewart, MD, Columbia
2018 – Neal Shealy, MD, Barnville
2018 – Jony Bolinger, MD, Easley
2019 – Carla Gentry, MD, Spartanburg — CHAIR
2019 – Patrician Witherspoon MD, Columbia

It is the responsibility of the Finance Commission to supervise the accounting activities of the treasury. To arrange for an annual audit of the books and to prepare an annual budget with recommendations for the consideration and approval of the Board of Directors.

Objectives: To maintain the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians in a strong and secure financial position. It should anticipate a gradual acquisition of adequate reserve funds. Being mindful of the laws which non-profit organizations must consider.

2017 – Keith Shealy, MD, Lancaster
2017 – Ada Stewart, MD, Columbia
2018 – Neal Shealy, MD, Barnville
2018 – Jony Bolinger, MD, Easley
2019 – Carla Gentry, MD, Spartanburg — CHAIR
2019 – Patrician Witherspoon MD, Columbia

This commission works to recruit and retain SCAFP association members, promote the value of membership in the organization, initiate and coordinate new and extended member services, address life-stage and career stage issues and address other issues related to membership and member services.

2017 – John Ferguson, MD, Summerville
2017 – Kristi Ford, MD, Greenwood
2018 – Sarah Crickman, Summerville
2018 – Kenneth Becker, Seneca
2019 – Griffin Cupstid, MD, Spartanburg — EDITOR/CHAIR
2019 – Andres Leone, MD, Columbia

It shall be the duty of this Commission to represent the Academy in its relationships with voluntary health agencies and other agencies and institutions concerned with the public health, medical services, epidemiology and the social aspects of medicine not falling within the purview of other commissions of the Academy. The Commission recommends to the Board of Directors policies and projects which will reflect the philosophy of family medicine in its relation with such agencies and institutions. The Commission will inform the membership of important public health issues in the state and recommend to the Board of Directors actions to improve education of physicians and the public.

2017 – Lori Carnsew, MD, Easley
2017 – Mark Humphrey, MD, Columbia
2018 – Lucius Laffitte, MD, Beaufort
2018 – Ada Stewart, MD, Columbia — CHAIR
2016 – Brintha Vasagar, MD, Georgetown
2016 – Mark Godenick, MD, Spartanburg

SCAFP Committees

  • Advisory to Resident & Student Affairs Committee
  • Committee on Continuing Professional Development
  • Committee on Legislation & Governmental Affairs
  • SCAFP Nominating Committee
  • Committee on Rural & Underserved Health Issues
  • Committee on Special Constituencies

If you would like to become involved in one of these committees or commissions, please contact chapter offices at info@scafp.org.