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.

Objectives: 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 regulations of the AAFP.

2019 Michael Bryant, MD, Ninety Six

2019 Hugh Morgan, MD, Johnston

2020 H. Lucius Laffittee, MD, Beaufort

2020 T. Ed Evans, MD, Seneca

2021 Fran Kunda, MD, Spartanburg  CHAIR

2021 Richard Boyles, Jr., MD, Barnwell

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.

2019    Carla Gentry, MD, Spartanburg

2019    Patricia Witherspoon, MD, Columbia

2020    Cory Smith, MD, Florence     CHAIR

2020    Tan Platt, MD, Columbia

2021    Neal Shealy, MD, Barnville

2021    Jony Bolinger, MD, Easley

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.

2019    Robert Hanlin, MD, Greenville          CHAIR

2019    Patricia Bouknight, MD, Spartanburg

2020    H. Griffin Cupstid, MD, Spartanburg

2020    Johan Hernandez, MD, Columbia

2021    Cory Smith, MD, Florence

2021    Saleem Rasul, MD, Charleston

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.

2019    Griffin Cupstid, MD, Spartanburg     EDITOR/CHAIR

2019    Andres Leone, MD, Columbia

2020    Kay Durst, MD, Sullivans Island

2020    Marcia Taylor, MD, Gilbert

2021    Kenneth Becker, MD, Seneca

2021    Michael Bryant, MD, Ninety Six

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.

2019    Brintha Vasagar, MD, Georgetown

2019    Mark Godenick, MD, Spartanburg

2020    Tan Platt, MD, Columbia

2020    Lori Carnsew, MD, Easley

2021    Ada Stewart, MD, Columbia              CHAIR

2021    William O’Quinn, MD, Branchville

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.