About Us

Investing in the Future of Family Medicine


The mission of the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is to advance the delivery of accessible, compassionate and comprehensive health care to the people of California by supporting the goals and projects of the California Academy of Family Physicians and securing diverse philanthropic resources in order to accomplish those goals.

Anthony Chong, MD, FAAFP

Anthony Chong, MD, FAAFP

CAFP Foundation President

Board of Trustees

Anthony Chong, MD

Marianne McKennett, MD



Thomas Bent, MD

Kiki Nocella, PhD, CMPE

Christopher Coulter, MD MPH

Irina deFisher, MD

Lauren Simon, MD, MPH

Neil Chawla, MD

Stephen Brunton, MD

Leroy Ounanian, MD

Karina Melgar, MD (resident)


CAFP Foundation Executive Director
Shelly Rodrigues, CAE, FACEHP

CAFP Foundation Staff
Richa Saraswat

Your Resident and Student Council Leaders

Student Council

Co-chair: Michelle Yim

Co-chair: Ridwa Abdi

Nicolas Hatamiya

Andrew Le

Hannah Valino

Allen Rodgriguez

Danielle Glaeser

Angela Hsu

Michelle Lough

George Sayre

Leanna Wonoprabowo


Resident Council

Co-Chair: Laura Doan

Co-Chair: Matt Varallo

David Tran

Jerry Abraham

Stacey Ludwig

Tonatzin Rodrigues

Oluyemi Ajrotutu

Hardeep Ahuja

Mehan Chock

Nicole Constantz

Nicole Hansen

CAFP Foundation
1520 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109

CAFP Foundation

501 (c) 3 Status

According to IRS records, the CAFP Foundation was issued a tax determination letter in February 1985, which recognizes the organization as exempt from federal income tax. Furthermore the records indicate that the CAFP Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization of the Internal Revenue Code.

Please contact Shelly Rodrigues, CAE if you would like a copy of the CAFP Foundation’s 501 (c) 3 tax letter.

Donor Privacy Policy

The California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (CAFP-F) is committed to protecting the privacy of its website visitors. The CAFP-F maintains safeguards to store and secure information from members and customers. The safeguards may be physical, electronic or procedural. We reserve the right to make changes to our website’s policies and conditions of use at any time. By visiting www.cafpfoundation.org, you accept these conditions.

What information does the CAFP Foundation collect?

It is the CAFP Foundation’s general policy to collect only personal information that the visitor knowingly chooses to provide. The following information is collected from all visitors to this website and is recorded in a log file:

  • Time and date of visit
  • Computer’s IP address
  • Browser and operating system used
  • Page(s) viewed
  • Referring page

For General Users

The CAFP Foundation does not collect any personal information from users other than those data items mentioned above. Users of this site browse anonymously. The CAFP Foundation does not review the use of this site by individual users unless this information will assist staff in troubleshooting individual problems. The CAFP Foundation will also review this information if a user’s account is associated with:

  • Attempts to violate the security of CAFP Foundation computer networks
  • Activity that degrades the performance of this site
  • Activity that might be related to copyright violations
How is your credit card information used?

The CAFP Foundation does not disclose credit card account information or activity provided by its users. When users choose to pay using their credit cards, the CAFP Foundation submits this information securely by encryption to obtain payment from the appropriate clearing house. Credit card numbers are not stored in CAFP Foundation donor databases.

How does the CAFP Foundation use collected data?

The CAFP Foundation uses the data it collects to better serve users of this site. The CAFP Foundation uses information submitted on this website in the following ways:

  • CAFP Foundation services: The CAFP Foundation uses collected data to improve its Web content, to respond to visitor needs and preferences and to develop new services.  The CAFP Foundation will not sell/share/trade donor’s personal information to third parties unless required by law or emergency circumstances (see below).
  • Disclosure required by law or emergency circumstances: The CAFP Foundation may release personal information to third parties in order to comply with legal requirements such as a regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order. In the event that the CAFP Foundation is legally required to disclose your personal information to a third party, the CAFP Foundation will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.
How does the CAFP Foundation use cookies?

Cookies are a technology used by the CAFP Foundation to identify a user as the user navigates this site. The user’s browser allows the CAFP Foundation to place some information on the user’s hard drive that identifies the computer utilized. The CAFP Foundation may use session cookies, which are temporary files stored in memory on the user’s computer whenever a website is accessed. The cookies are terminated by closing the browser. A persistent cookie is a file stored on the user’s hard drive that may be deleted manually by the user or will expire by the web server.

The CAFP Foundation may use session cookies on some areas of its website in order to provide greater functionality. The information generated from these cookies is used to help determine which services are most important and guide editorial decisions.

A user who does not desire to have cookies stored on their computer has the option to disable the cookie either by indicating when asked that they do not wish to have the cookie created or by disabling the cookie functionality in their browser.

For privacy questions or concerns about the CAFP Foundation website, please contact Shelly Rodrigues, CAE.

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