KAFP Board

KAFP has elected its 2024 Board of Directors. This leadership team serves as KAFP’s governing body and will advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients throughout Kansas and the United States. The new board members join the 2025 board of directors as outlined below:


President Jared Johnson, MD – Wichita

Jared Johnson went to college at Oklahoma Christian University where he graduated summa cum laude in 2003 as a university fellow with majors in biology and vocational ministry. In 2007, he received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. Johnson returned to Wichita to complete his family medicine training at Wesley Medical Center. He is board certified in family medicine.


President-Elect Keith Ratzlaff, MD, FAAFP – Olathe

Keith Ratzlaff has served as an active Family Physician for more than 15 years and has served on a variety of boards and committees.

Ratzlaff is a lifelong Kansan, born in Wichita, and has called Kansas City home for more than 25 years. Ratzlaff believes in supporting rural physician colleagues with tertiary specialties.


Treasurer Gretchen Irwin, MD, FAAFP – Wichita

Gretchen Irwin received her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine with a concentration in Women’s Health. Following medical school, Irwin completed her residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City Family Medicine Residency where she served as Chief Resident and earned a Master in Business Administration from Rockhurst University. She then completed fellowships in Operative Obstetrics and Faculty Development. She currently serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and ACGME Designated Institutional Official for the University of Kansas School of Medicine- Wichita.


Secretary Courtney Huhn, MD – Lansing

Courtney Huhn, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City where she also completed residency serving as Chief Resident. While in training, she received the KAFP Foundation Hostetter Award for Leadership in Family Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. In 2021, she completed the AAFP Leading Physicians Well-Being Scholarship Program. She previously served as Resident Chair of AAFP National Conference for Residents and Students, Student Delegate for the AAFP, a KAFP board member and on KAFP committees. Clinically, Courtney practices as a family physician and geriatrician in Topeka and maintains a Volunteer Associate Professor appointment at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she works with family medicine residents and serves as the Site Director for the geriatrics fellowship. Courtney is also a member of the American Geriatrics Society and Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Her inspiration and motivation are her husband and two daughters, who bring her joy and have accompanied her to KAFP and AAFP events throughout her career.


Immediate Past President Deb Doubek, MD, FAAFP – Manhattan

Debra Doubek is a native of Belleville, Kansas. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Following graduation from KU, Dr. Doubek completed her internship and family practice residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City. Dr. Doubek moved to Manhattan and started practice in 1992. She has been married for 38 years to Tom Phillips, former Manhattan mayor and state representative.


At-large directors

Sandra Archer, MD – Overland Park

Sandra Archer, MD, is a family medicine physician who has served in the Kansas City area for over 15 years. She currently works in value-based care and has served in RVU primary care, urgent care, and occupational medicine. She also worked as a chemical engineer in a previous career. Archer hopes to use her experiences to help KAFP and its members move family medicine forward.


Colleen Loo-Gross, MD, FAAFP – Wichita

Colleen Loo-Gross received her medical and public health degrees from the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita. She completed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Highland Family Medicine program with concentrations in global health and maternal child health. Following residency, Loo-Gross completed fellowship training in maternal child health with PCC Community Wellness Center/West Suburban Medical Center in the Chicago area. Loo-Gross moved back to Kansas in 2018 and joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine as faculty at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita.


Saby Karrupiah, MD, FAAFP – Overland Park

Sabesan “Saby” Karuppiah serves as the vice president and designated institutional official (DIO) for graduate medical education at HCA Healthcare in Kansas City and teaches evidence-based medicine at the Lee’s Summit Family Medicine residency program.

After receiving his medical education in India, Karuppiah trained in the United Kingdom and received his diploma in family medicine at the Royal College of General Practitioners. He completed leadership training in a faculty development fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Emerging Leaders fellowship. Karuppiah holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health.

Karuppiah said he is committed to reducing the number of uninsured, expanding support for preventative care services, increasing payment for primary care services, and expanding Medicaid in Kansas. He believes family medicine should be the foundation of an improved healthcare system.


Beth Oller, MD, FAAFP – Stockton

Beth Oller and her husband Dr. Mike Oller have served the rural community of Stockton for the past eleven years. Beth Oller provides full-spectrum care and has a passion for women’s health, reproductive healthcare, and gender-affirming care. 

Her biggest adventure and joy in life is raising her four children Lyla, Maya, Merrick, and Noble. She enjoys serving the community outside of medicine and is on several area boards. Oller also serves as an Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics instructor, a media ambassador for the American Academy of Family Physicians, and adjunct faculty for the University of Kansas Medical Center– Wichita. 


Tessa Rohrberg, MD, FAAFP – Wichita

Tessa Rohrberg received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita and completed her residency at the school’s Family Medicine Residency Program at Wesley Medical Center. During her residency, she received the American Academy of Family Physicians award for excellence in graduate medical education and served on the editorial advisory board of the Annals of Family Medicine. 

After residency, Rohrberg served in private practice for four years in Winfield, Kan. before joining the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the KU School of Medicine – Wichita and Wesley Family Medicine.


Nicole Yedlinsky, MD, FAAFP – Lansing

Nicole Yedlinsky serves as an associate professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City. Yedlinsky has a sub-certification in sports medicine and is registered in musculoskeletal ultrasonography.

Yedlinsky earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Womack Army Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Fairfax Family Practice as part of the National Capital Sports Medicine Consortium.

Yedlinsky is passionate about health and well-being, supporting physical activity, and promoting sustainable lifestyles for mental health. She offers a wide variety of procedures within the primary care setting with a focus on women’s health, reproductive health, obstetrics, and newborn health.


Resident director

Troy Ferrell, MD – Wesley Family Medicine Residency

Troy Farrell is in his second year as a family medicine resident physician at the Wesley Family Medicine program in Wichita. Ferrell is a native of rural Wisconsin and earned my medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison prior to coming to Wichita. Ferrell said he has thoroughly his time in southern Kansas. When out of his white coat you may find Ferrell running the Riverside path in downtown Wichita, planning his next camping road trip,*casually* cheering on the Green Bay Packers, or trying out new recipes in the kitchen. Following graduation, Ferrell intends to practice clinical/hospital family medicine in a rural community, with the possibility of pursuing a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative care.


Student director

Annie Carlson – KU School of Medicine

Annie Carlson is a second-year medical student at the University of Kansas. She graduated from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas in 2022 with a BA in Biology. Carlson grew up on a farm in rural South Dakota, which she attributes to shaping her passion for rural primary care. At KUSOM, Annie serves as secretary of the Rural Medicine Student Interest Group, Assistant Director and Director of Community Resources at JayDoc Free Clinic, and Student Ambassador for the AAFP.