Careers

Board Roster

WAFP Board Officers

Rod Erickson, MD

Board Chair


I practiced full spectrum rural medicine for 37 years before transitioning to a hospitalist practice in 2022. My interests within medicine have included obstetrics, wilderness medicine, and practice-based research. Community involvement has been a very important part of my family's life. I enjoy hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and kayaking.


Eric Stader, MD

President


Dr. Stader is an "old-fashioned" family doctor thriving in a small private practice in rural SW Wisconsin. He is committed to practicing excellent, full-spectrum family medicine in a manner which reflects his faith and values, prioritizes family, and honors his colleagues, staff, and patients. His interests include education of the next generation of rural clinicians, travel/mission medicine, practice management, and much more.


Beth Menzel, MD

President Elect


Dr. Menzel enjoys teaching and practicing the full spectrum of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency, where she serves as the Program Director. She has special interests in health advocacy (community and legislative), prenatal care/obstetrics, and resident education. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially outdoors or cheering for the Packers or Badgers.


Erin Morcomb, MD

Vice President


Erin Morcomb, MD, is a current faculty physician practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine at the La Crosse Mayo Family Medicine Residency program in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where she previously completed her residency training. She earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in the Twin Cities. Her clinical and professional interests include full-spectrum primary care, preventative medicine, resident education and quality initiatives in medicine. She is especially fond of hospital medicine, obstetrics/women's health and geriatrics. Outside of medicine, she enjoys participating in instrumental music performance activities, being involved with the local humane society and with care for rescue animals and is an avid reader.


Jean Riquelme, MD

Treasurer


Jean Riquelme, MD is a family physician in Waupun, WI. She is previously a faculty member of both University of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Zachary Baeseman, MD

Foundation President


Zach attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI. Zach is a firm believer that physicians hold an obligation not only to their patients, but to their community. Consequently, he took an extra year to obtain a Master of Public Health in Madison, WI. He focused his graduate research on rural healthcare and the health assessment of rural Wisconsin.

Zach’s professional interests include obstetrics, rural healthcare, epidemiology, public health, and preventative cardiology. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar, training for the American Birkebeiner (50 kilometer cross-country ski marathon in northern WI), being out in the woods, training his bird dog, and spending time with his family. He is very passionate about practicing rural full-scope family medicine, healing our sick healthcare system, and mentoring medical students and residents.


Sabrina Hofmeister, MD

Director


I am a family physician with a full-spectrum academic medicine practice in Milwaukee, WI. I enjoy being able to provide patient care to the community as well as train medical students and future family physicians. It is important to me to always be advocating for patients, our specialty, and the profession of medicine in general as health and wellness play a role in all aspects of society.


Hector Lopez, MD

Director


Dr. Lopez is the President of the Board and Medical Director at Independent Physicians Network, and he practices outpatient Family Medicine in Greenfield, Wisconsin. For the last 28 years, one of his passions has been taking care of the Hispanic Population in Milwaukee as a full-time solo practitioner. He is a firm believer in, the practice of medicine as independence. He is also happy to share his experience with others, including medical students, residents and doctors. He enjoys sharing time with his kids and family and outdoor activities, including Hunting with his dog Rico.


Beth Damitz, MD

Director


Beth A. Damitz, MD is a Professor with the All Saints Family Medicine Residency program within the Medical College of Wisconsin's Department of Family and Community Medicine. She serves as the Medical Director and has a special interest in health systems management, bioethics and professional well-being. Outside of work she enjoys travelling and spending time with her Labrador retriever.


Diana Flint, MD

Director


I am interested in managing individual and family health care through thoughtful diagnoses and discussion resulting in both immediate and preventive health care. From toddlers to teens and young adults to seniors, I strive to treat each patient compassionately and respectfully. I also focus on women's health issues including birth control, pap smears, colposcopy, weight management, and women's mental health issues.


Khalyne Johnson-Moss, MD

Director


Khalyne Johnson, MD started her career practicing in The Bahamas the country of her birth. She now practices family medicine in Sheboygan, WI where she lives with her husband and her family. She has a special interest in Women's health and procedures.


Thomas Joles, MD

Director


Thomas Joles, MD is a Family Physician in Chippewa Falls, WI. He was born and raised in Chippewa Falls and is a US Army Veteran. Dr. Joles practices outpatient primary care has a special interest in men’s health and weight loss. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children.


Kim Hardy, MD

Director


Kimberly completed her residency at MCW- Waukesha and currently practices at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse. She is an Epic Physician Builder, Director of CME and champion in quality work. She is a four time Ironman Finisher, enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and rescued dogs.


Michelle Prentice, MD

Director


Born and raised in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, Dr. Prentice’s foray into the medical world began in primary and public health care research, culminating in her role as the coordinator for the Canadian Primary Health Care Research and Innovation Network. After clinical training across NYC, Ottawa and Toronto working in both family medicine and public health departments, she was ultimately drawn to Milwaukee for MCW’s unique community-based residency training program with a specialized urgent care track. Now, she practices urgent care full time with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she leads their clinical guidelines committee. She draws from her passion and training in public and population health to create an outlook for family medicine futurism as a new physician representative for the WAFP.


Jeremy Waldhart, DO

Director



Joe Gravel, MD

AAFP Delegate


Joseph W Gravel Jr., MD, FAAFP is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, he served as a residency program director for 20 years. He is a Past President of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD), the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC), and the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians. He most recently served on the STFM and STFM Foundation Board of Directors, Chair of the Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Committee (AFMAC), and Treasurer and Credentials Committee Chair for the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Board of Directors. He currently is a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine. He is a past recipient of the STFM Advocate Award.


Karina Atwell, MD

AAFP Alternate Delegate


Karina Atwell, MD, MPH is an assistant professor with the family medicine residency program in the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She is also boarded in Public Health and General Preventative Medicine. She is passionate about bridging the gaps between community health, public health and clinical primary care; and fostering the education of “community-aware” clinicians. Outside of her professional roles she enjoys the adventures of being a mom, spending as much time as possible outdoors, running and HIIT workouts, and savoring time with family and friends.


Ken Schellhase, MD

AAFP Alternate Delegate



Megan Cory

Resident Director


Meg Cory was born and raised in West Texas and graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She is currently a medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Meg co-founded the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Beat Diabetes, and serves as the Executive Director, overseeing multiple branches located in California, Texas, and Wisconsin. She plans to pursue a career in Family and Community Medicine and is interested in developing strategies for innovative patient education that directly yields improved health outcomes. Meg continually seeks opportunities to develop her passion for chronic illness management and disease prevention on a public and individual patient level.


Sarah Hotovy, MD

Resident Director


Sarah Hotovy is a second year resident at the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency in Eau Claire. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She enjoys the full spectrum of family medicine and has a special interest in health policy, specifically payment reform and improving access to healthcare.


Paul Beinhoff

Student Director


Paul is a fourth year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee campus. He plans on pursuing a career in academic Family Medicine and has an interest in both medical education and primary care research. In his free time, he enjoys painting miniature figurines, watching movies with his cat, and traveling. 


Jesslyn Hendrickson

Student Director


Jesslyn is a second year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin - Central Wisconsin based out of Wausau. She plans to pursue a career in full-scope Family and Community Medicine in a rural, underserved area. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her Australian Shepherd, rock climbing, and working on her family's livestock farm.


Katherine Ernste

Student Director


Katherine is currently a second year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin - Central Wisconsin in Wausau, WI. In her future, she wants to practice full-spectrum Family Medicine with an interest in OB and women's health. She is very passionate about rural and community medicine as well. In her free time she enjoys exercising, playing on recreational volleyball teams and chasing around her 2 little nephews.

Conflict of Interest

In accordance with WAFP policy, members of the WAFP Board of Directors are required to provide WAFP with a statement regarding actual or potential conflicts of interest. Conflict of interest statements for individual members are available upon request.

Requests should be directed to Executive Director, Brandon Wimmer.

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