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Shawn P. Parker, JD, MPA

Advisory Council 

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Shawn P. Parker, JD, MPA is currently part of the executive leadership team with the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians serving as their General Counsel and Chief of Staff.  In this combined role, Shawn manages a wide range of responsibilities to support the legal and administrative operations of both the NCAFP and NCAFP Foundation as well as provide governance, legal, and strategic guidance to the Executive Vice President/CEO and Governing Boards. Shawn represents the NCAFP externally on legal, contractual, regulatory, and business development issues.


Shawn has significant senior level experience in many positions across the health care spectrum, most recently as a health care attorney at Smith Anderson where he advised physicians, and health care entities and related nonprofit organizations on legal, policy, legislative advocacy, executive strategy, regulatory, and practical guidance concerning the business and politics of organized medicine. Prior to that, Shawn served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC). Additionally, he was employed as a Senior Legislative analyst and Staff Attorney with the North Carolina General Assembly serving as nonpartisan staff to standing and interim study health care committees.  Shawn recently completed his sixth and final year as a public member of the North Carolina Medical Board and currently serves as a Board Member to the Federation of State Medical Boards.

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