Committee Volunteer Applications Now Open!

Looking for a way to get more involved with your Academy?  KAFP is pleased to invite members to volunteer to serve on one of our six committees; Communications, Governmental Advocacy, Finance & Insurance, Membership & Member Services, Practice Enhancement, and Professional Development.  Through committee involvement you can provide input on Academy activities and help advance the mission of the KAFP.

  1. Review the committees and a short description of their work below.
  2. Submit your volunteer application by July 1 to be considered for a committee appointment.
  3. KAFP will be in touch regarding your committee appointment in July.


The Communications Committee is responsible for the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians’ communications and awards. Main responsibilities include content in the Kansas Family Physician quarterly magazine; weekly e-newsletter; website; public relations and the image of the Academy; and solicitation and selection of award winners.

2019-20 Committee Members

Committee Chair: Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP

Governmental Advocacy

During the legislative session, members of the Governmental Advocacy Committee review health care legislation and help make recommendations to formulate the Academy’s position on bills and in writing/presenting testimony. They are involved in proposing the Academy’s legislative agenda and planning Advocacy Day. Committee members are encouraged to volunteer in the Family Doctor of the Day program.

2019-20 Committee Members

Committee Chair: Daniel Dickerson, MD, PhD, FAAFP, Eudora


Finance Committee develops the yearly budget, reviews investments, dues, grants and insurance.

2019-20 Committee Members

Committee Chair: Gretchen Irwin, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Wichita

  • Todd Miller, MD, FAAFP, Wichita

Membership & Member Services

This committee helps maintain and grow KAFP membership; address member needs and issues; promotes KAFP with Residents, Students, and FMIGs; addresses membership-related issues; and oversees the physician wellness and RISE activities.

2019-20 Committee Members

Committee Chair: Melissa Rosso, MD, Manhattan

Practice Enhancement

This committee addresses practice transformation, scope of practice, credentialing, integration of technology into practice, improved reimbursement, ACOs, third party payer relations/issues, and payment reform.

2019-20 Committee Members

Committee Chair: Jared Johnson, MD, Wichita

Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee works closely with the EVP and President-elect to plan each year’s Annual Meeting and other CME offerings.

2019-20 Committee Members

Committee Chair: Beth Oller, MD, Stockton