The OAFP Foundation




Investing in future family physicians to serve our Oregon communities.

Over the past twenty years, the OAFP/Foundation has actively supported medical students exploring rural family practice, medical students matching in Family Medicine Residency Programs and many family medicine student interest group activities. We’ve provided anti-tobacco education in elementary schools and local and regional ethics lectures.

Now, the OAFP Foundation has developed a mission statement of its’ own:  Investing in future family physicians to serve our Oregon communities. Proceeds will go directly to mentorship, networking, education and scholarship programs and activities. Our goal is to raise funds from a variety of sources including generous contributions from our members, outside corporations and grants, and expand upon new opportunities for the next generation of family physicians – both medical students and Family Medicine Residents.











Support the OAFP Foundation every time you shop!

This holiday season, and throughout the year, many of us take time to shop for friends, co-workers, and family members, and many of us do so by shopping online with Amazon. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the OAFP Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. To find out more, click here.


Last year’s Annual Fundraising Auction was a great success. If you’re interested in donated to these programs, you can donate online or by mail.


OAFP Foundation Board of Trustees:

Dale Bookwalter

Geoffrey Carden, MD

Kathryn Kolonic, DO

Paul Neumann, MD, Foundation Treasurer

Peggy O’Neill

Bill Origer, MD

Chris Traver

Alexandra Verdieck, MD

Rick Wopat, MD

Lynn Estuesta, Executive Director


Laurel G. Case Award for Rural Experiences

Provides a one-time award to spend one or two weeks living and working with a rural family physician, in honor of the founding father of Oregon family medicine, Dr. Laurel G. Case. Open to OHSU students who have completed their first year of medical school and have shown an interest and understanding of family medicine.

2014 Laurel G. Case Award Winners:

Rita Aulie Justin Lee
Mary Clare Bohnett Casey Luce
Robin Brown Lisa Pearspn
Emma Cantor Sylvia Peterson-Perry
Benjamin Carpenter Jessica Petrovich
Leigh Hess  Neela Ramanujam
 Scott Hoffman  Annette Whitney



Mary Gonzales Lundy Award

In honor of Mary Gonzales Lundy upon her retirement after 21 years as executive director of the OAFP, this award provides a scholarship to a fourth year OHSU medical student who is committed to family medicine as his/her specialty of choice and who matches in a family medicine residency.

2015 Lundy Award Recipient: Joseph Volpi


Lundy award winner -- joe and mary









Tar Wars Anti-Tobacco Education Program


You can make a difference in the lives of your community by educating fourth-and-fifth grade students about the harmful effects of tobacco use.

Family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students, as well as other health care providers can present Tar Wars. You don’t need special training or a specific background to get involved; you just need enthusiasm and a joy for teaching.

The AAFP Tar Wars Program Guide for 2015-2016 has been revised and the Presenter resources, which include Tar Wars in the Office (in English and Spanish), the Tar Wars Program Guide, a Parent Information Handout and the Tar Wars PowerPoint Presentation, are available online at



2015 Tar Wars Poster Contest Winners:

1st Place: Dakota Wallock, Seaside Heights Elementary School (Laurie Dougherty, teacher), Seaside

Presenter:  Dominique Greco, MD

Dakota Wallock, First Place Tar Wars Winner







Second place winner:

Bailey O’Briant, Wilson Elementary  (Paul Bradley, teacher), Corvallis

Presenter:  Daniel Barrett, MD

Third place winner:

Allie Webb-Bowen Elementary (Barb Meyers, teacher), Corvallis

Presenters:  Daniel Barrett, MD

 Second and third place Tar Wars Poster Contest Winners