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 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

Philip Dooley, MD, FAAFP
Jasmine Estrada
Jason Foster, MD
Shelly Gruenbacher, MD
Jonathan Pike, MD

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

  • Ashley Bloom, MD
  • Sarah Bradshaw, MD
  • Cheryl Dobson, MD
  • Lauren Ferrell, MD
  • Mary Fischer
  • Doug Gruenbacher, MD
  • Caitlin Henry
  • Norman Kahn, MD, FAAFP
  • Erin Locke, MD
  • Jennifer Bacani McKenney, MD, FAAFP
  • Dirk Smith, MD, FAAFP
  • Anh Vinh, MD


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

  • Melissa Rosso, MD
  • John Feehan MD, FAAFP
  • Parker Greider
  • Courtney Huhn, MD
  • Rick Kellerman, MD, FAAFP
  • Kelsie Kelly, MD
  • Emily Lenherr
  • Jill Linville, MD
  • Cooper Nickel, MD
  • Keith Ratzlaff, MD
  • Tessa Rohrberg, MD

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

  • Allen Greiner, MD
  • Shana Jarmer, MD
  • Jared Johnson, MD
  • Douglas Nunamaker, MD
  • Daniel Parente, MD
  • Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP
  • Rebecca Rezaei, MD, FAAFP
  • John Saxer MD, FAAFP
  • Dereck Totten, MD, MPH

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

  • Patrick Allen MD, FAAFP
  • Sheryl Beard MD, FAAFP
  • Jen Brull MD, FAAFP
  • Debra Doubek MD, FAAFP
  • Chad Johanning MD, FAAFP
  • Colleen Loo-Gross MD, MPH
  • Beth Oller MD
  • Danelle Perry MD
  • Aleksandra ‘Ola’ Siwkiewicz MD
  • Margaret Smith MD, FAAFP
  • Jennifer Thuener MD
  • Belinda Vail MD, FAAFP
  • Nicole Yedlinsky MD, FAAFP