John Feehan, MD, FAAFP
2018-19 Board President

Welcome to the first Board Brief! Your Academy is committed to keeping you informed on all KAFP news. We hope you enjoy learning how your KAFP Board of Directors is working for you. Below is an overview of business conducted at the Spring Board Meeting on April 6, 2019. This meeting was a virtual meeting with the option to attend in-person at the Wichita Public Library. If you have any questions, please contact kafp@kafponline.org.

First Virtual Meeting:

This spring marked the first virtual meeting, a conference that is set-up at a location with virtual participation via video or phone. Board members could choose to attend in-person at the meeting location or via video or phone participation. Virtual board meetings will facilitate additional KAFP members from across the state to be engaged in leadership opportunities.  The summer (board meeting following Annual Meeting) and winter (board meeting prior to Advocacy Day) meetings will remain as on-site board meetings.

Discussion Regarding a Poll on Resolutions:

A balanced and robust discussion was held regarding a proposed resolution in response to an AAFP Congress of Delegates (COD) vote that was taken at the 2018 COD meeting. The discussion related to consideration of a poll of membership on a particular vote.  There was agreement that input from membership is desired, but the Board has outlined a process to solicit input from KAFP members not just on one item, but expanded to include multiple resolutions of interest, which will go before the COD.  This process will be implemented for the 2019 AAFP COD meeting, and the initiative is expected to proceed for subsequent COD meetings.

 2019 Resolutions:

The Board approved a proposal on process to give KAFP members the opportunity to review resolutions to go before the AAFP COD, and provide feedback.  Every effort is being made to give our COD delegates and alternate delegates valuable input from our membership.


The Executive Vice President search committee presented to the Board recommendations regarding candidates for the EVP position (yes, Carolyn is going to retire, to spend more well earned time with family and friends).  The Board reviewed the candidates in detail, and developed a proposal process for the search committee to retain a new EVP.  It is anticipated that the new EVP will be present at the Annual Meeting, June 6-8, 2019.

Foundation Trustees

The KAFP-Foundation proposed nominations to the Foundation Board.  These nominations were reviewed, and the KAFP Board approved these recommendations to move forward to the Annual Meeting.