Board Candidates

The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce the following candidates for upcoming elections. Learn more about each candidate by reading their Candidate Statement linked below. 

CVs of candidates are available for members to review by request only.  Submit requests directly to Carolyn at  kafp@kafponline.org.

District Director Election Results Announced

Congratulations to the following members who were elected to serve in districts 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8. And many thanks to all who ran – your participation is most appreciated.

Click here for District County Map.

District Director & Faculty Director Elections

Per KAFP bylaws, elections for District Directors are conducted by U.S. Mail ballot. 2019 elections will be held for districts 1, 3, 5, and 7; and for KU Kansas City Faculty Director and KU Wichita Faculty Director. One representative from each district and each campus will be elected.

  • April 4: Ballots mailed to members in each district/campus up for election.
  • May 7: Deadline for ballots to returned to KAFP office to be counted.

Click here to view the district map.  |  Click here to view the current Board of Directors.

District 1

Keith Ratzlaff, MD

Olathe, KS

As an active Family Physician for 15 years, I have experienced the rollercoaster ride of community medicine in the outpatient, inpatient and obstetric realm. By serving on a variety of boards and committees, I have helped shape policies and procedures…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

District 3

Jared Johnson, MD

Wichita, KS

As my current term as District 3 Director on the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians board of directors comes to a close, I have been looking back on these last couple of years to reflect, and I feel a great sense of pride. Not pride in myself or any of my own accomplishments, but pride in…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

Doug Nunamaker, MD

Wichita, KS

I grew up in Baxter Springs, KS and Manhattan, Kansas so I have seen healthcare in both small town and urban settings. My father was a hospital administrator for nearly 40 years in those towns and I was able to observe and integrate much of what he did into my own understanding of the practice of medicine.…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

Dirk Smith, MD

Wichita, KS

As a family physician who was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, I would be honored to have the opportunity to support and serve as a representative for District 3 for the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. I grew up in…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

District 5

Robyn Hartvickson, MD

Newton, KS

As Kansas family physicians, we strive on a daily basis to provide thoughtful, compassionate, evidence based healthcare in order to improve the lives of the individuals and families throughout our communities. I truly believe this mission goes beyond treating the patient …… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

Danelle Perry, MD

Manhattan, KS

As a family physician I believe that our patients are our first priority. I feel that working on the KAFP board will give me the opportunity to work on issues that align with that priority. Medicaid expansion and raising the age to purchase tobacco are two things that I look forward to…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

District 7

Elizabeth “Libby” Hineman, MD

Scott City, KS

Over the last 12 years as a practicing rural family physician, I have experienced the true joy of caring for my surrounding community with full spectrum family medicine. I have found this profession to truly be the call to serve that I…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

Jill Linville, MD

Lakin KS

For the past 12 years, I have been pursuing my goal of becoming a family practice doctor in rural Kansas. I had the privilege of completing medical school at the University of Kansas in Salina, Kansas. I then completed my residency training at…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

KU Kansas City Faculty Director

K. Allen Greiner, MD

Kansas City, KS

My interest in being a faculty representative to the Board of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) comes from firsthand experience with the organization and its leadership. I have been a member of the KAFP for over 23 years, and I have…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

Margaret Smith, MD, MPH, MHSA, FAAFP

Kansas City, KS

I am on the faculty of The University of Kansas Medical Center in the Department of Family Medicine in Kansas City. I have been in this position for the past seven years. As member of the Family Medicine department I work closely with medical students and residents…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

KU Wichita Faculty Director

Rex Keith, MD

Wichita, KS

Serving as the Wichita resident faculty representative, I would be very familiar with what is necessary to maintain a good supply of quality family medicine physicians for the state of Kansas. Having programs for high school and undergraduate students to not only explore healthcare as a career but the field of Family Medicine is…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

Jennifer Thuener, MD

Wichita, KS

Having seen family medicine practiced in multiple states, I appreciate the scope and capabilities that family physicians have in Kansas, and wish to support and advocate for patient centered, full spectrum care. I have seen the effects of …… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

Officer, Delegate & Alternate Delegate Elections

The election for officers, Delegate and Alternate Delegate will be conducted in person during the Member Meeting & Election held on Friday of the Annual Meeting at 1:00 p.m. The following positions are up for election. You must be present to vote.

Secretary

Debra Doubek, MD, FAAFP

Manhattan, KS

It is an honor to be asked by the nominating committee to run for secretary of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. To understand me, you need to understand my background. I was born and raised in Belleville, Kansas, a town of…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

Jared Johnson, MD

Wichita, KS

As my current term as District 3 Director on the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians board of directors comes to a close, I have been looking back on these last couple of years to reflect, and I feel a great sense of pride. Not pride in myself or any of my own accomplishments, but pride in…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

Delegate

Doug Gruenbacher, MD

Quinter, KS

I am grateful for the opportunity to be a candidate for KAFP Delegate. I enjoyed serving last year as delegate and would be honored to continue. Prior to serving as delegate I served 3 years as alternate delegate. I have also served as KAFP President and most recently have been chairman of the AAFP Commission …… [continue reading Candidate Statement]

Alternate Delegate

Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP

Plainville, KS

It is my intention to represent your collective Kansas voice as we discuss the issues facing family physicians. I will promise to always listen to all viewpoints, and my door is open to engage in discussion about any of the resolutions proposed…… [continue reading Candidate Statement]