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Family Physicians Welcome New Executive Vice President

Tuesday, May 19, 2015  
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Maria Huntley, CAE, MAM, is the new executive vice president of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP). 

Working in association management since 1998, Huntley has a long history of providing strategic executive support to over 40 associations. She has served as an advisor to the Boards of associations, providing guidance on governance, regulations and current trends. She is known for combining both strategic visioning and operational tactics.

“We are very excited to have Maria with us,” said M. Tariq Fareed, MAFP president.  “We believe she has the skill set to be a great champion for family medicine.”

Huntley has an undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota - Duluth and a graduate degree in Nonprofit Management from the Hamline School of Business at Hamline University where she currently serves on the Alumni Board. She also obtained her CAE (Certified Association Executive) Certification from the American Society of Association Executives in 2010. She is a member of the Midwest Society of Association Executives and the American Society of Association Executives. 

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the Academy,” said Huntley. “The valuable role that family medicine plays to provide quality medical care to all Minnesotan’s is the most inspiring mission I have had the opportunity to support in my career.”

Huntley lives in St. Paul with her husband and their two daughters.  She will fill the executive vice president role left by Virginia Barzan, CAE, who is retiring after 30 years of service to the Academy.

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students established to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota.  The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States, with 115,900 members.

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