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GAMPAC

GAMPAC is the Medical Association of Georgia’s non-partisan political action committee and elects pro-physician candidates at the state level.

Members of the General Assembly consider important legislation in Georgia every year, measures that address key issues like licensure, Medicaid pay, insurance reform (e.g., “narrow networks”), the accessibility of care, and tort reform. It is consequently imperative for physicians to develop genuine, trust-based relationships with legislators in the state. GAMPAC is an easy and effective way for physicians to support political candidates who want to enhance the practice environment in the state and protect the patient-physician relationship.

With more than 1,000 members, GAMPAC has the resources and the brand recognition to be an effective advocate for physicians in Georgia.

GAMPAC supports candidates who…

– Want to ensure that Georgians have access to the physicians they need, especially in rural areas

– Understand that the state’s prescription drug monitoring program is helping to curb prescription drug abuse

– Want to preserve physician autonomy

– Want to protect physicians from frivolous lawsuits

– Want to adequately fund graduate medical education programs in Georgia

– Support physician-led, patient-centered medical home health care teams

– Oppose new taxes or pay cuts for physicians

You can join GAMPAC at the level that suits your needs…

Chairman’s Circle Member – $2,500. Members have the opportunity to meet with Congressional leaders – as well as tour some of the most well-known landmarks in the nation’s capital – during an exclusive annual “fly in” event in Washington, D.C. Chairman’s Circle members also get to attend the physician caucus dinner that is traditionally held on the eve of MAG’s Physicians’ Day at the Capitol. Additionally this level includes two exclusive events each year, including a breakfast that features prominent state and federal public policy makers and a GAMPAC luncheon that features well-known speakers that takes place in concert with MAG’s annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting.

Capitol Club Member – $1,000. Members are invited to the exclusive physician caucus Capitol Club Dinner on the eve of MAG’s Physicians’ Day at the Capitol. Additionally this level includes two exclusive events each year, including a breakfast that features prominent state and federal public policy makers and a GAMPAC luncheon that features well-known speakers that takes place in concert with MAG’s annual HOD meeting.

Silver Member – $500. Members receive invitations to special legislative events where there will be an opportunity to have more meaningful conversations with legislators. Silver members also get to attend two exclusive events each year, including a breakfast that features prominent state and federal public policy makers and a GAMPAC luncheon that features well-known speakers that takes place in concert with MAG’s annual HOD meeting.

Bronze Member – $250. Members are given the opportunity to attend two exclusive events each year, including a breakfast that features prominent state and federal public policy makers and a luncheon that features well-known speakers that takes place in concert with MAG’s annual House of Delegates meeting.

Every GAMPAC member also receives exclusive email updates on Georgia politics and fundraising events.

GAMPAC testimonials…

“GAMPAC empowers physicians to be effective advocate for their patients and their profession. By supporting GAMPAC, physicians ensure that their voice is heard in our state legislature.” – Michelle Zeanah, M.D., Statesboro. 

“GAMPAC is an effective way to elect legislators who support our profession, and it’s a great way to protect the patient-physician relationship. That’s why I believe it is so important for physicians in Georgia to support GAMPAC.”  – Fonda Mitchell, M.D., Atlanta. 

GAMPAC Bylaws and Policies

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chairman

Fonda A. Mitchell, M.D.
Appointed 2016
Term expires June 2022

Vice-Chair

Randy F. Rizor, M.D.
Appointed 204
Term expires June 2022

Secretary-Treasurer

Brett Cannon, M.D.
Appointed 2018
Term expires June 2022

Scott Bohlke, M.D.
MAG COL Chairman
Ex-officio member

Lisa Perry-Gilkes, M.D.
MAG President
Ex-officio member

Thomas E. Emerson, M.D.
Ex-officio member

Dave Street
MAG Alliance President
Ex-officio member

Tom Kornegay
MAG Interim Executive Director/CEO
Ex-officio member 

Other Ex-Officio Members

John B. Neeld, M.D.
AMPAC
Ex-officio member

Derek Norton
MAG Director of Government Relations
Ex-officio; non-voting

Appointed Physician Members

Brad Bushnell, M.D.
Appointed 2020
Term expires June 2022

Snehal C. Dalal, M.D.
Appointed 2015
Term expires June 2021

Rutledge Forney, M.D.
Appointed 2020
Term expires June 2022

Matt Weber Gwynn, M.D.
Appointed 2015
Term Expires June 2021

Carmen Kavali,, M.D.
Appointed 2020
Term expires June 2022

Douglas W. Lundy, M.D.
Appointed 2015
Term expires June 2021

Malcolm S. Moore Jr., M.D.
Appointed 2016
Term expires June 2020

Vinaya K. Puppula, M.D.
Appointed 2019
Term expires June 2021

Keith Raziano, M.D.
Appointed 2020
Term expires June 2022

Anurag Sahu, M.D.
Appointed 2020
Term expires June 2022

Charles I. Wilmer, M.D.
Appointed 2018
Term expires June 2020