Delegates Appointed to Represent Michigan at NCCL


From among the applicants who expressed interest in representing the Michigan Chapter at the 2016 National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL), the MAFP Board of Directors recently appointed: Rachel O'Byrne, MD (Detroit) - Woman Physician Delegate; Jorge Plasencia, MD, FAAFP (Saginaw) - IMG Physician Delegate; Leanne Swiderski, MD (St. Clair Shores) - New Physician Delegate; Preston Thomas, MD (Farmington Hills) - Minority Physician Delegate; and Michael Workings, MD, FAAFP (Detroit) - GLBT Physician Delegate.

"The MAFP Board of Directors is appreciative that these five Michigan Family Physicians are eager to share their perspectives at the AAFP's premier leadership and policy development event for underrepresented constituencies," said MAFP President Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP. "It is also exciting that many of these individuals are attending the NCCL for the first time, providing our Chapter with the opportunity to nurture new leaders to help guide us into the future."

These five delegates will convene with other Chapters' delegates at the 2016 NCCL, May 5-8 in Kansas City, Missouri, where they will develop skills to advocate for issues relevant to their respective constituencies, as well as their practice, patients, and specialty

It's not too early to start planning for the 2017 NCCL. Click here to learn more about this leadership skills building event and consider applying to serve as a special constituency delegate on behalf of the Michigan Chapter when the call for applications is issued later this year.