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Board Roster

The MassAFP's Board of Directors works to further the organization's mission, comprising family physician members from around the Commonwealth and across the spectrum of practice settings. 

This group is responsible for the direction of the organization and governs, develops policy and sets the course – always framed around MassAFP’s mission.

Committee and Workgroup Chairs take responsibility for supplementing the work of the board. They, along with their committee members, align their work with the strategic goals of the organization and work on addressing any specific immediate needs of the organization. 

MassAFP Leadership

Ron Adler, MD


Michael Richardson, MD


Manju Mahajan, MD, FAAFP

Vice President 

Hannah Biederman, MD

Immediate Past President & Board Chair

Julie Johnston, MD, FAAFP

Immediate Past President & Board Chair

Dr. Johnston is a graduate of Brown University's Alpert Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island. She completed her residency at Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, Massachusetts, and participated in the Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership Training Academy. At the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, she coordinates the women's health rotation and the women's health area of concentration. Her areas of interest include the empowerment of women, reproductive health access, immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception provision, and political action. Dr. Johnston is the 2018 women's delegation co-convener and delegate for the National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL). In addition, she has leadership roles at the state level, including serving as the family medicine representative on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Perinatal Advisory Committee and the Special Legislative Commission on Postpartum Depression.

Matthew Libby, DO, FAAFP


Stephen Finney, MD, MS


Ghazala Alam, MD


Dr. Ghazala Alam, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Chelmsford, MA and has over 37 years experience in the  medical field.  She graduated from the University of Karachi medical school in 1983. She is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments.

Sandhya Tagaram, MD, FAAFP, FHM


Rebecca Kano, MD


Jenny Chiang, MD


Alain Chaoui, MD, FAAFP


Kathryn Maier, MD


Wayne Altman, MD, FAAFP


Bonu Kapoor-Mohimen, MD


Kara Carew, MD


Rachel Weinstock, MD

Resident Director

Jean Chang, MD

Resident Director (Alternate)

 Benji Cole

 Student Director

John Almeida

Student Director (Alternate)

Kami Phillips, MD

AAFP Delegate

David Gilchrist, MD, MBA, FAAFP, CPE

AAFP Delegate

Julie Johnston, MD, FAAFP

AAFP Alternate Delegate

Flora Sadri-Azarbayejani, MD

AAFP Alternate Delegate


MassAFP Past Presidents              

2022-2023 Emily Chin, MD, FAAFP Wakefield
2021-2022 Julie Johnston, MD, FAAFP Chelmsford
2020-2021 Michele Parker, MD, FAAFP Gardner
2019-2020 Jennifer Sparks, MD, FAAFP Cambridge
2018-2019 David Gilchrist, MD Holden
2017-2018 Flora Sadri, DO Northfield
2016-2017 Frederic Baker, MD Holden
2014-2016 Kami Phillips, MD Gardner
2012-2014 Joseph W. Gravel, Jr., MD, FAAFP  N. Reading
2010-2012 Thomas C. Hines, MD Medford
2008-2010 Dennis M. Dimitri, MD, FAAFP Worcester
2006-2008 Patricia A. Sereno, MD, MPH Malden
2004-2006 E. John Lentini, DO, FAAFP Braintree
2002-2004 Laura C. Knobel, MD, FAAFP Walpole
2000-2002 Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP Worcester
1998-2000 Randy E. Wertheimer, MD Worcester
1996-1998 Hugh M. Taylor, M.D., FAAFP Hamilton
1994-1996 Rachel Wheeler, MD Somerville
1992-1994 Leonard M. Finn, MD Needham
1990-1992 Neil F. Cannon, MD Holden
1988-1990 Barrie Paster, MD, FAAFP Amesbury
1986-1988 Susan Black, MD, FAAFP Tewksbury
1985-1986 Robert J. Roy, MD Acton
1984-1985 Sidney Zeitler, MD, FAAFP* Malden
1983-1984 Robert H. Bessom, MD* Lynn
1982-1983 Arthur G. Simoneau, MD, FAAFP* Marlborough
1981-1982 Donald B. Rogers, MD, FAAFP* Northampton
1980-1981 John J. Janas, Jr., MD, FAAFP* Lowell
1979-1980 Philip B. Nedelman, MD, FAAFP Braintree
1978-1979 Robert Dutton, MD, FAAFP* Essex
1977-1978 J. Stanley Carp, MD, FAAFP* Milton
1976-1977 Everett W. Haggett, MD, FAAFP* Greenfield
1975-1976 Forrest Beam, Jr., MD*  Yarmouth
1974-1975 Paul E. Cochrane, MD, FAAFP.* Fitchburg
1973-1974 William A. Damon, MD* Gardner
1972-1973 Eli I. Jacobs, MD, FAAFP* Belmont
1971-1972 William N. Stecher, MD, FAAFP* Shirley
1970-1971 Jospeh D. Karras, MD, FAAFP* Cataumet
1969-1970 Irving I. Rubin, M.D., FAAFP* Pittsfield
1968-1969 Robert A. Babineau, MD* Fitchburg
1967-1968 Nathaniel N. Bennett, MD* Springfield
1966-1967 William J. Taggart, MD* Wellesley
1965-1966 F. Woodward Lewis, MD, FAAFP*  Groton
1964-1965 Richard L. Fowler, MD, FAAFP* Spencer
1963-1964 James P. Warbase, MD* New Bedford
1962-1963 J. Whitney Brown, MD* Needham
1961-1962 Harry L. Roberts, Jr., MD* Longmeadow
1959-1961 Charles A. Herrick, MD, FAAFP* Manchester
1958-1959 Burton F. Elder, MD* Chatham
1957-1958 Edmond P. Larkin, MD, FAAFP* North Adams
1956-1957Daniel M. Rogers, MD*Wenham
1955-1956William H. Chasen, MD* Chestnut Hill
1954-1955Adelaide D. Corr, MD* 
1953-1954Philip F. Fortin, MD*Holyoke
1952-1953James G. Simmons, MD*Fitchburg
1951-1952Harvey A. Kelly, MD*Winthrop
1950-1951Harold F. Brown, MD*Newton
1948-1950John R. Fowler, MD*Barre



In accordance with MassAFP policy, members of the MassAFP Board of Directors are required to provide MassAFP with a statement regarding actual or potential

conflicts of interest.

Conflict of interest statements for individual directors are available upon request.

Requests should be directed to Chapter Executive, Tricia Kennedy.




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