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, 3, 5, and 7 and faculty directors to serve Wichita and Kansas City campuses. And many thanks to all who ran – your participation is most appreciated.

Click here for District County Map.

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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]

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

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]