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.
Emily Chin, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Emily received her MD/MPH from Tufts School of Medicine and completed her training at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency. She practices in Beverly, MA and has interests in population health and women's health.
Ronald Adler, MD, FAAFP
Ronald Adler has practiced and taught Family Medicine at UMass Medical School for 30 years, all at a resident-training practice serving vulnerable populations. His interests include women’s health, quality improvement, practice transformation, behavioral health integration, shared decision-making, and reduction of waste and harms with an emphasis on avoiding overdiagnosis and overtreatment. His book, Cancer Screening Decisions: A Patient-Centered Approach, was published in November 2017.
Dr. Adler trained as an Improvement Advisor at IHI, in preparation for his role as Director for Primary Care Practice Improvement through the Center for the Advancement of Primary Care at UMass. He created and led improvement initiatives that focused on diabetes, hypertension, and CAD, and he has led local and state-wide initiatives to transform practices into Patient-Centered Medical Homes. He subsequently led recruitment and engagement activities for the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network, part of the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.
Dr. Adler has a strong interest in quality measurement in health care. He has multiple publications on this topic, and he has served as a member of the Primary Care Measure Advisory Committee of the American Board of Family Medicine, and of the Technical Expert Panel for the 2021 Impact Assessment of CMS Quality and Efficiency Measures Project.
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.
Hannah Biederman, MD
Hannah Biederman, MD is a family physician at the Cambridge Health Alliance. She completed her residency training at the Mt Sinai Downtown residency in urban family medicine. She is the current Co-Fellowship Director of the Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship at the Cambridge Health Alliance where she trains residents and fellows. Dr. Biederman holds a Harvard medical school lecturer appointment and participates in the Harvard Primary Care Clerkship. Hannah currently co-chairs the MassAAFP Legislative and Advocacy Committee.
Michael Richardson, MD
Dr. Richardson graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School before completing a family medicine residency at Boston University Medical Center. He is a physician at One Medical in Boston and is involved with MassAFP’s legislative committee.
Kathryn Maier, MD
Kathryn Maier is a family doctor in Holden at Reliant Medical Group. She graduated from NYMC in 2009 and did her family medicine residency at UMass-Barre. She loves to run, hike and play board games with her family.
Matthew Libby, MD
Dr. Libby practices underserved primary care, urgent care, and substance use disorder treatment, and is the Chief Clinical Operations Officer, at Outer Cape Health Services, an FQHC with three locations serving the outermost communities of Cape Cod. He earned a B.S. in Physics and began his career in education before returning to medical school at the University of New England. He completed Family Medicine residency at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, and further training as a Linde Fellow for Primary Care Leadership at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He led Outer Cape Health's practice transformation efforts as Site Medical Director. He also has been the Director of Clinical Informatics, overseeing the development of telehealth and remote patient monitoring, as well an electronic health record conversion to Epic. He is an Instructor in Family Medicine and Community Health at University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.
Apolline is a fourth year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine and is going into a career in Family Medicine. Her clinical interests include LGBTQ+ healthcare, advocacy and women's health. She is a Massachusetts native and currently lives in Roxbury, MA with her fiancee.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
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.