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Board Roster

WAFP Board Officers

Sabina Singh, MD

Board Chair


Sabina Singh, MD is a Family Physician at Bellin Health in Green Bay, WI. She has a special interest in family medicine, primary care, disease management and prevention and weight loss. Dr. Singh serves as a board member for Women's Fund and Encompass. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano, aerobics, ballroom dancing, reading and attending concerts.


Elizabeth Pyne, MD

President


Elizabeth Pyne is a Family Physician and Medical Director at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers in Milwaukee. She has a special interest in infectious disease, community medicine and inclusive healthcare. Outside of medicine, she enjoys trivia nights, concerts and anything on the water.


Rod Erickson, MD

President-Elect


After practicing at a HMSA in rural Iowa for seven years, I moved to Tomah have practiced full spectrum family medicine here since 1991. My interests include geriatrics, rural health care, practice-based research, and wilderness medicine. As a family we enjoy biking, hiking, camping, cross country skiing and kayaking.


Eric Stader, MD

First Vice 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

Second Vice President


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


Lisa Dodson, MD

Treasurer


Lisa Grill Dodson, MD became the first Campus Dean of the MCW-Central Wisconsin Campus in August, 2014. She received her MD degree from the SUNY Stony Brook and Family medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University. Prior to moving to Wisconsin, she practiced in the frontier community of John Day, Oregon, and was associate professor of family medicine at OHSU.

WAFP Board Members

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.


Taylor Boland, MD

Resident Director


Taylor Boland is a second year resident at the University of Wisconsin. She is a part of the Rural Health Equity Track, and her clinic is based in the rural community of Belleville, WI. Her passions include Addiction Medicine, advocacy, Integrative Medicine, rural health, and medical education. She enjoys cheering on Wisconsin sports, exercising, and patiently waiting for her husband to graduate from his MD/PhD program.


Megan Cory

Student 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.


Beth Damitz, MD

Director


Beth A. Damitz, MD is an Associate 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.


Wesley Fox, MD

Director


Wes grew up in Pittsville, WI. He now lives in Holmen, WI, with his wife, Brooke. He works at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI, as an outpatient family medicine provider and preceptor in the Family Medicine Residency Clinic.


Andrea Gavin, MD

AAFP Delegate


Gavin began her career in family medicine in Plymouth in 1991and has made a tradition of giving back to her community through participation in local non-profit boards and fundraising activities. After being named Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Family Physician of the Year in 2001, Gavin became active with the WAFP Board and Foundation. She continues to be an active participant on the WAFP Board and nationally as one of the WAFP Delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. This experience, along with her participation in the Aurora Health Care Foundation has contributed to Gavin’s interest in fundraising activities that support the family medicine workforce and those who work to decrease health inequities.


Suzanne Gehl, MD

AAFP Delegate


Dr. Gehl is currently the owner of Solo Direct Primary Care Practice (Suzanne Gehl, MD LLC), and Chief Medical Officer/Director of Clinical Culture (SolidaritUS Health). She focuses her practice on revitalizing health care by restoring the doctor-patient relationship with individuals, families, employers and Labor Unions.


Danielle Gindlesberger, MD

Director


Danielle Gindlesberger, MD practices family medicine including obstetrics at SSM Health Sun Prairie. She also continues to teach at the local residency program as part-time faculty and is a mentor for medical students. She believes through teaching medical students and residents we can foster and grow the future of family medicine.


Thomas Hahn, MD

Director


Tom Hahn is a family physician at the University of Wisconsin Department Family Medicine and Community Health in Madison, WI. He works with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Family Medicine Residency Program and also teaches at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. His interests include full spectrum family medicine including hospital medicine and obstetrics and medical education.


Khalyne Johnson, 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.


Josh Matzke

Student Director


Josh is a second year medical student at Medical College of Wisconsin, where he is a part of the Urban and Community Health scholarly pathway. His passions include Street Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Primary Care for vulnerable populations. Outside of medicine, he enjoys exercising, golfing, traveling, and spending as much time as he can outdoors.


Mike Mazzone, MD

AAFP Alternate Delegate


Dr. Mike Mazzone is the Program Director of the Waukesha Family Medicine Residency at ProHealth. He is also the Chair of Primary Care for ProHealth Care. Dr. Mazzone is a Past President of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and a former Board member of the St. Joseph's Free Clinic in Waukesha.


Erin Morcomb, MD

Director


Erin Morcomb, MD, is a current faculty physician at the La Crosse Mayo Family Medicine Residency 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 and resident education, and she is especially fond of hospital medicine, obstetrics and geriatrics. Outside of medicine she enjoys participating in instrumental music performance activities.


Robert Sedlacek, MD

AAFP Alternate Delegate


Robert Sedlacek, MD works in the ambulatory family practice at Ascension Medical Group at Merrill; he also continues to round at the hospital and nursing homes, and make house calls. He is also an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin - Central Wisconsin Regional Campus, where he enjoys working with medical students. He believes in taking care of the whole person; body, mind, soul, and society; and in working toward a more equitable and safe health care system.


James Slawson, MD

Director


Jim Slawson has been a faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin while practicing and teaching family medicine in southeast Wisconsin for 25 years. He is also the Medical Director for Children’s Community Health Plan, a Medicaid HMO administered by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Slawson’s professional interest include population health and enhancing healthcare for Wisconsin’s underserved.

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, Larry Pheifer.

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