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 – 2021

Chair Jeff Stone, MD Canton
President Tom Fausett, MD Adel
Vice President Sharon Rabinovitz, MD Atlanta
President-Elect Susana Alfonso, MD Atlanta
Secretary Samuel “Le” Church, MD Hiawassee
Treasurer John Vu, MD Griffin
Speaker Carl McCurdy, MD Jasper
Vice Speaker Monica Newton, DO Gainesville

District Directors and Alternates – 2021

Director, District 1 Sherma Peter, MD Sylvania
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 Cedrice Davis, MD Marietta
Director, District 6 Steve Wilson, MD Warner Robins
Director, District 7 Pam Obi, MD Rome
Director, District 8 William “Donny” Nash, MD Nashville
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 Natalie Britt, MD Savannah
Alternate Director, District 2 Zita Magloire, MD Cairo
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 Monique Davis-Smith, MD Macon
Alternate Director, District 7 Christina Douglass, MD Armuchee
Alternate Director, District 8 Jonathan Wade, MD Nashville
Alternate Director, District 9 Nkiruka Udejiofor, MD Woodstock
Alternate Director, District 10 C. Judson Pickett, MD Augusta
Alternate Director, District 11 Wanda Gumbs, MD Atlanta
Resident Director Zazi Nylander, MD – Emory Atlanta
Resident Director Nida Jiwani, DO – Northside Snellville
Resident Alt. Director Samuel Nwaobi, MD – Piedmont Columbus Columbus
Resident Alt. Director Nicole Oberfoell, MD – HCA Memorial Savannah Savannah
Student Director Stephanie Lam – Emory Atlanta
Student Director Yacine Sow – Morehouse Atlanta
Student Director Leah Topper – Augusta University Augusta
Student Alt. Director Christina (Ha Eun) Cho – Augusta University Augusta
Student Alt. Director Terry Liefde – American University of Antigua Antigua
Student Alt. Director Andrew Morrissey – PCOM Duluth
AAFP Delegate Eddie Richardson, Jr, MD Eatonton
AAFP Delegate Beulette Y. Hooks, MD Midland
AAFP Alternate Delegate Angeline Ti, MD Atlanta
AAFP Alternate Delegate Mitch Cook, DO Athens

GAFP Committee Leadership – 2021

Education and Research
Chair: Theresa Jacobs, MD
Vice Chair: Ken Howard, MD
Chair: John Vu, MD
Vice Chair: Michael Satchell, MD

Vice Chair: 

Bruce LeClair, MD

Chip Cowart, MD

Chair: Ellie Daniels, MD
Vice Chair: Folashade Omole, MD
Practice Management
Chair: Claire Visitacion, MD
Vice Chair: Howard McMahan, MD
Public Health
Chair: Daniel Singleton, MD
Vice Chair: Angeline Ti, MD
Student and Resident Recruitment
Chair: Julie Dahl-Smith, DO
Vice Chair: Kevin Johnson, MD
PAC Board
Chair: Jeff Stone, MD
Vice Chair: Monica Newton, DO
Georgia Healthy Family Alliance
President: Eddie Richardson Jr, MD, MD
Vice President: Mitzi Rubin,  MD

SECTION 9: Advisory Committee.
All past presidents shall become an Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors and shall be considered ex-officio members of the Board with the privilege of the floor, but without the right to vote. (GAFP Bylaws, Chapter 8, Section 9)