Mary Lindsay White, MHA

Mary Lindsay White, MHA

Executive Director, USAFP

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Mary Lindsay (ML) White is the Executive Vice President of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians and the Executive Director of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians.  She assumed the roles of Executive in July 2015 after serving both Academy’s initially from 1996 – 1999 and again from 2002-2015. 

The VAFP is the largest medical specialty society in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a membership of over 3,400 family physicians, residents, and medical students.  The USAFP has a membership of over 3,000 family physicians, residents and medical students serving on active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Public Health Service. 

Mary Lindsay served a three-year term on the American Academy of Family Physicians Chapter Executives Advisory Council representing the extra-large state chapters from 2019-2021.  She currently serves as the Executive Trustee on the USAFP Foundation Board, on the Boards of the VA and US Academy’s and as a member of the Virginia Oral Health Coalition, ImmunizeVA Coalition, and the Virginia Center for Health Innovation’s Primary Care Task Force.

Mary Lindsay is originally from Arkansas (Go Hogs!) and moved to Richmond, VA in 1989 to attend the University of Richmond, where she earned a degree in Business Administration.  After college she spent a year working for Computer Associates, a consulting firm in Australia before returning to Richmond to start her career and continue her studies.  She earned a Masters in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia (now Virginia Commonwealth University) and worked for a medical malpractice insurance company in their physician practice management division from 2000-2002.

In her free time, Mary Lindsay enjoys travel, playing golf, watching sports, cooking and spending time with her husband John, twin 16-year-old boys Philip and Asher and twin Golden Doodle’s Ping and Pong.