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GFA Professional Development and Program Planning Committees

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Professional Development Committee

This committee shall be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the educational and professional development programs for GFA members outside of the annual GFA Professional Development Conference. This committee is also responsible for the GFA mentoring cirlces. 

New GFA Member Mentoring Program


Sheila Crow, PhD
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine


Robert Best, PhD
Associate Dean of Administrative and Faculty Affairs
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Jacqueline Hill, PhD, MPH, CHES
Director, Office of Faculty Development
Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Rania Sanford, EdD, ACC
Director, Faculty Professional Development and Executive Coach
Stanford University School of Medicine

Terri Kurz, PhD
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education

Texas A&M University College of Medicine

Lee Ellen Buenconsejo-Lum, MD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & DIO
Professor of Family Medicine
University of Hawaii School of Medicine

Program Planning Committee

This committee shall be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the annual GFA Professional Development Conference. 


Kimara Ellefson
National Director for Partnerships, Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin


Stefanie Carter, EdD
Director, Faculty Affairs

Assistant Professor, Medical Education
Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine

Annalise Ellis, MHA
Director of Faculty Affairs and Student Records

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Michael Rowland, PhD
Associate Dean, Faculty & Professional Development

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Joseph E. Losee, MD, FACS, FAAP 
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Dr. Ross H. Musgrave Endowed Chair in Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Beatriz Tapia, MD, MPH, CPH
Assistant Dean of Faculty Development

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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