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. You’ll 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 regional private dinner parties of 15 or less that feature VIP guests. And Chairman’s Circle members 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 (e.g., U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, M.D. – Wyoming, U.S. Sen. David Perdue, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, Rep. Tom Price, M.D., Rep. Phil Roe, M.D., Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D., and Rep. Buddy Carter) that takes place in concert with MAG’s annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting. Finally, Chairman’s Circle members are recognized during the HOD meeting.

Capitol Club Member – $1,000. You’ll get to attend regional private dinner parties of 15 or less that feature VIP guests. Capitol Club 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 House of Delegates meeting. And Capitol Club members are recognized during the HOD meeting. 

Silver Member – $500. You’ll get to attend an event with legislators in a more informal atmosphere – such as at a Braves game – where you’ll have the 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. You’ll 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 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,” says Michelle Zeanah, M.D., who is a pediatrician in 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.” says Fonda Mitchell, MD, an OB/GYN in Atlanta. “That’s why I believe it is so important for physicians in Georgia to support GAMPAC.” 

GAMPAC Bylaws and Policies

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chairman

James L. Smith, M.D.
Appointed 2018
Term expires June 2022

Vice-Chair

Fonda Ann Mitchell, M.D.
Appointed 2018
Term expires June 2022

Secretary-Treasurer

Randy Frank Rizor, M.D.
Appointed 2014
Term expires June 2018

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

Rutledge Forney, M.D.
MAG President
Ex-officio member

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

Dave Street
MAG Alliance President
Ex-officio member

Donald J. Palmisano Jr.
MAG Executive Director/CEO
Ex-officio member 

Other Ex-Officio Members 

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

Roy W. Vandiver, M.D.
AMPAC
Ex-officio member 

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

Appointed Physician Members

Snehal C. Dalal, M.D.
Appointed 2015
Term expires June 2019

Brett C. Cannon, M.D.
Appointed 2018
Term expires June 2020

Madalyn N. Davidoff, M.D.
Appointed 2013
Term expires June 2019

Matthews Weber Gwynn, M.D.
Appointed 2015
Term Expires June 2019 

Malcolm Sidney Moore Jr., M.D.
Appointed 2016
Term expires June 2018 

Lisa Perry-Gilkes, M.D.
Appointed 2015
Term expires June 2019

John James Rogers, M.D.
Appointed 2015
Term expires June 2019

Douglas W. Lundy, M.D.
Appointed 2015
Term expires June 2019

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

Michelle R. Zeanah, M.D.
Appointed 2018
Term expires June 2020

Vacant