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The Medical Fitness Association Fellowship
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The Medical Fitness Association is excited to announce the implementation of its new "Fellow" designation honoring members who have demonstrated exceptional service to the Medical Fitness Association, Industry and to their local community.  In December 2012, the Medical Fitness Association By-laws were revised and approved by the Board of Directors to reflect the Fellow designation.

Fellowship provides a means to recognize excellence, innovation and significant contributions to the medical fitness industry, and leadership in the Medical Fitness Association.
The Medical Fitness Association Fellowship is not just another membership category.  It is reserved for current members who are physicians, scientists and healthcare/wellness/fitness professionals with a demonstrated interest in medical fitness whose documented accomplishments support the stated objectives of the Medical Fitness Association.


Benefits include:
  • Organizational voting privileges.
  • Eligibility for Medical Fitness Association Board of Directors nominations.
  • Opportunity to attend special Fellow social and educational events.
  • Approval to use the initials FMFA (Fellow Medical Fitness Association)
  • Certificate indicating designation of Fellowship



Over the years, each and every member has earned points by attending events, volunteering to speak, participating on committees, and more.

Download the Fellow Checklist to see how many points you have earned!

Important Notes Regarding the Application and Submittal. 

Please read in full:
  • There is a $50 non-refundable application fee that is due upon receipt of your application.  Applications will not be considered without this fee.

  • All applications, supplemental documents and Fellow Recommendation Forms must be typed.  Applications, supplemental documents and Recommendation Forms that are not typed will not be considered. 

  • Please download the Application and fill it out as completely as possible.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  It is the applicant's responsibility to gather and submit all supporting documents (Manuscript publication, article publication, reviewer for peer reviewed journal, etc.).

  • Forms may be submitted electronically. Please send as .pdf documents. Paper is acceptable. If a paper application is sent, please do not staple. Please use paperclips, if necessary. 

General Instructions for Applying:

  • Please take a moment and download the Application, Fellow Checklist and the Fellow Recommendation Form.  It is the applicant's responsibility to contact Fellows from the list below for a recommendation.

  • Compile all supplemental documents and fill out the Application electronically wherever there is "Click here to enter text".

  • Once all documentation is complete, please send to the Medical Fitness Association office:


    Fax: (910) 420-8733, Attention Fellow Review Committee

    Mail: Medical Fitness Association
              Attention Fellow Review Committee
              90 Cherokee Rd., Ste. 3A
              Pinehurst, NC 28374

  • The $50 Application fee must be submitted in conjunction with your application:

    Download the Fellowship Application Payment Form.  

    The Fellowship Application Payment Form does not need to be typed.  
    This form may be submitted in the same format as your application.

    Pay the fee online.  
    Do not submit payment until the application has been faxed/emailed.  This fee is nonrefundable.

    To pay by phone, call the Medical Fitness Association office at (910) 420-8610.
  • You do not need to submit the Fellow Checklist.  This is for your own records.


List of Current Fellows:

Tom Arnold Retired from TriHealth
Bob Boone Medical Fitness Association
Bob Brown Spartenburg Regional Heart Center
Neil Byrd Rex Wellness Center
John Caliri FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness
Tom Campbell Community Healthplex Sports Club
David Carpenter Baptist Healthplex
Collette Carter Owensboro Health
Kathy DeBlasio UNC Wellness Centers
Lori Deemer, MD Hancock Wellness Center
David Evans Meritage Healthcare Strategies
David Flench Hancock Regional Hospital
Rich Gershom Akron General Health & Wellness Center
Eric Good Powell Wellness Center
Jeramie Hinojosa East Texas Medical Center
Jennifer Hopper Piedmont Atlanta Fitness Center
Jeff Jeran Vally Health and Wellness
Natalie Johnson Population Health Consultants
Hervey Lavoie OLC
Dan Lynch VisionBridge
Judy Martin Meritage Healthcare Strategies 
Jamy McGee UNC Wellness Centers
Kevin McHugh The Atlantic Club
Laura Neiberg Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center
Sue Parker Akron General Health & Wellness Center
Phil Raper North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Center
Doug Ribley Akron General Health & Wellness Center
Michael Richmond Heller & Richmond, Ltd.
Deb Riggs TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion
Lynn Robbins HealthPlex Associates
Brad Roy The Summit - Kalispell Regional Medical Center
Art Slowinski Advocate Heart Institute Elmhurst
Bob Stedman Works Family Fitness Center
Melissa Ziegler AKTA

It is the applicant's responsibility to contact a Fellow for a recommendation.

The Fellowship was awarded posthumously to Hank Boerner, founding member of the Association and director of the North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Center for twenty years.  Hank was a pioneer who understood how critical the role of medical fitness plays in the lives of a community, and continuously involved himself and his center in initiatives that matter to the lives of individuals.

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