Board and Committee Leadership

Championing the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians’ (GAFP) advancement of family medicine are physician leaders who inspire and mount initiatives, education, resources, and advocacy efforts in service to fellow physicians and Georgia families.

Board of Directors – 2019

Chair Loy “Chip” Cowart, MD Statesboro
President Donald Fordham, MD Demorest
Vice President Susana Alfonso, MD Atlanta
President-Elect Jeff Stone, MD Canton
Secretary Tom Fausett, MD Smyrna
Treasurer Sharon Rabinovitz, MD Decatur
Speaker Carl McCurdy, MD Atlanta
Vice Speaker Samuel “Le” Church, MD Hiawassee

District Directors and Alternates – 2019

Director, District 1 Thomas J. Miller, Jr., MD Claxton
Director, District 2 Gurinder Doad, MD Albany
Director, District 3 Dan Singleton, MD Buena Vista
Director, District 4 Kevin Johnson, MD Lawrenceville
Director, District 5 Susan C. Schayes, MD Atlanta
Director, District 6 John Vu, MD Griffin
Director, District 7 Tom Bevill, MD Rome
Director, District 8 Jairaj Goberdhan, MD Adel
Director, District 9 Islam Eltarawy, MD Woodstock
Director, District 10 Daniel Grizzle, MD Athens
Director, District 11 Elvan Daniels, MD Atlanta
Alternate Director, District 1 Angela Gerguis, MD Statesboro
Alternate Director, District 2 Derek Heard, MD Albany
Alternate Director, District 3 Beverley Ann Townsend, MD Columbus
Alternate Director, District 4 Carmen Echols, MD Conyers
Alternate Director, District 5 Shameka Hunt McElhaney, MD Smyrna
Alternate Director, District 6 W. Steven Wilson, MD Warner Robins
Alternate Director, District 7 Pamela Obi, MD Rome
Alternate Director, District 8 Jay W. Floyd, MD Brunswick
Alternate Director, District 9 Monica Newton, DO Gainesville
Alternate Director, District 10 C. Judson Pickett, MD Augusta
Alternate Director, District 11 Wanda Gumbs, MD Atlanta
Resident Director Aparna Mark, MD Decatur
Resident Director Chivon Stubbs, MD East Point
Resident Alt. Director Brett Prestia, MD Savannah
Resident Alt. Director Hikma Jemal, MD Atlanta
Student Director Kenneth Franz-Joseph Hearn Athens
Student Director Sun Hee (Sunny) Shin Lawrenceville
Student Director Michelle Adaora Orabueze Atlanta
Student Alt. Director Charles Gober Athens
Student Alt. Director Jordi Gaton Athens
Student Alt. Director Carley Borrelli Alpharetta
AAFP Delegate Harry Strothers, III, MD, MMM Macon
AAFP Delegate Beulette Y. Hooks, MD Midland
AAFP Alternate Delegate Eddie Richardson, Jr., MD Eatonton
AAFP Alternate Delegate Mitzi Rubin, MD Atlanta

GAFP Committee Leadership – 2019

Education and Research
Chair: Theresa Jacobs, MD
Vice Chair: Ken Howard, MD
Chair: Sharon Rabinovitz, MD
Vice Chair: – John Vu, MD
Co-Chairs: Bruce LeClair, MD

Rick Wherry, MD

Chair: Mike Busman, MD
Vice Chair: Elvan “Ellie” Daniels, MD
Practice Management
Chair: Jairaj Goberdhan, MD
Vice Chair: Michael Satchell, MD
Public Health
Chair: Jay Floyd, MD
Vice Chair: Sherma Peter, MD
Student and Resident Recruitment
Chair: Julie Dahl-Smith, DO
Vice Chair: Kevin Johnson, MD
PAC Board
Chair: Loy D. “Chip” Cowart, MD
Vice Chair: Monica Newton, DO