Board Roster

WAFP Board Officers

Kenneth Schellhase, MD

Board Chair

Ken Schellhase is a Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he has worked since 2001. He also serves as a Medical Director for Children's Community Health Plan, Wisconsin's largest Medicaid HMO. In his spare time he enjoys being a semi-pro drummer.

Steve Bartz, MD


Dr. Bartz completed all of his medical training, including geriatric fellowship, at the University of Cincinatti where he subsequently served 6 years on the faculty. After spending 10 years as a faculty physician at a family medicine residency program in Janesville, WI, Dr. Bartz recently took a position with Froedert/Medical College of Wisconsin. He enjoys medical mission work and has been on numerous humanitarian trips to Central and South America. Outside of medicine, Dr. Bartz, a Master Gardener, and his wife enjoy nature walks, skiing, and traveling.

Lisa Dodson, MD


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.

Sabina Singh, MD

First Vice President

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

Second Vice President

Elizabeth Pyne, MD currently works as a family physician at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center in Milwaukee. She graduated from Columbia-St. Mary's residency program and has an interest in women's health and international medicine.

Eric Stader, MD


Dr. Stader 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. 

WAFP Board Members

Barbara Ankarlo, MD


Barbara Ankarlo has lived in Cumberland, WI since September of 2000. She has been practicing full spectrum family medicine including OB at Cumberland Healthcare for the past 18 years. She has enjoyed her practice in Cumberland, but will be leaving Cumberland at the end of September this year and will be joining the Mayo Health System in December. She is excited to continue providing high quality healthcare, and looks forward to meeting new people in Chetek and the surrounding area. She also looks forward to continuing to provide healthcare to those who chose to follow her to her new practice in Chetek. Her husband and her have twin boys who are now 15 and continue to keep them busy.

Byron Crouse, MD

AAFP Delegate

Byron Crouse is the Associate Dean for Rural and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In this role he oversees the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) Program, a medical student rural track program and the Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program that promotes the development of rural graduate medical education opportunities. He also is responsible for the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health and the Wisconsin AHEC program. 

Alan David, MD

AAFP Alternate Delegate

Dr. Alan David is the Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to his duties as department chair, he also teaches students and actively sees patients. Dr. David is a Past President of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians and former member of the American Board of Family Medicine Board of Directors.

Kristen Fox, MD

Resident Director

Kristen Fox is a third year resident at the Waukesha Family Medicine Residency. Her professional interests include clinical teaching, women's health, and addiction medicine. Outside of work she enjoys outdoor activities and cooking tasty food.

Andrea Gavin, MD

AAFP Delegate

Dr. Gavin currently splits her time between administrative duties as Chief Medical Officer for Sheboygan County and a traditional family medicine practice. She is passionate about advocating for patients and her physician colleagues. 

Suzanne Gehl, MD

AAFP Alternate Delegate

Suzanne Gehl, MD

Kirsten Grove, MD


Heather Koch, MD

Resident Director

Heather Koch is a second year resident at the University of Wisconsin Waukesha Family Medicine program. Her professional interests include public health, full spectrum family medicine and global health. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time on the beautiful Wisconsin waters, hiking, and traveling.

Collin Lash

Student Director

Collin Lash is a second-year medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He has a particular interest in providing primary care services in rural areas and is training in the Wisconsin Academy of Rural Health program. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, fishing, and camping.

Janice Litza, MD

Foundation President

Dr. Litza has been serving the WAFP Foundation Board for over 5 years and is currently practicing family and integrative medicine in the Racine community with ongoing commitment to a highly diverse patient population. She has served in various leadership positions from academic medicine to FQHCs, and now as Ascension Regional Primary Care Medical Director in Racine with state wide and national involvement.

Rebecca Lundh, MD


Rebecca Lundh, MD is an assistant professor for the Medical College of Wisconsin at the Columbia-St. Mary's Family Medicine Residency. Her professional interests include teaching residents and students and caring for the underserved urban population in Milwaukee

Beth Menzel, MD


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.

Erin Morcomb, MD


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.

Keren Rosner, MD


Having lived in Wisconsin for most of her life, Keren Rosner, MD enjoys advocating for Family Medicine as a WAFP board director. She resides in Waukesha, WI and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and four children. Hobbies include running, wakeboarding, playing the violin, and visiting state capitols.

Robert Sander, MD


Robert Sander, MD completed his family practice residency at St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend in 1981, and then started a solo practice in Valparaiso, Indiana. After 6 years in a solo practice in Valparaiso, Indiana he joined the Waukesha Family Practice residency to pursue another long-standing interest in teaching and helping to address the deficit in primary care providers, especially in rural settings. For nine years he was involved in training both residents and medical students and served as clinic director; in 2000 he again set up a solo practice while continuing as a part-time faculty member at Waukesha. After 5 years he realized that solo practice was no longer a viable practice model, and he joined Ministry Health Care in Stevens Point where he worked for 10 years, although he was no longer doing obstetrics or inpatient care. For the final year of his career, before retiring at the end of 2017, he worked in urgent care at Aspirus in Wisconsin Rapids. In retirement Robert teaches physical examination and clinical reasoning skills at the central Wisconsin campus of the Medical College of Wisconsin and leads community workshops that teach self-management skills to those with chronic medical problems.

Jayni Sanghavi

Student Director

Jayni Sanghavi is a second-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is passionate about primary care and the psychosocial aspects of health, and as an aspiring Family and Community Medicine physician, is particularly interested in addressing the cycle of poverty as it relates to health. Aside from her passion for medicine, her other interests include spending time with family and friends, getting physical activity, engaging in the Indian culture, and learning more about her faith (Jainism) and other religions.

Robert Sedlacek, MD


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.

Blaise Vitale, MD


Blaise Vitale, MD attended medical school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his residency at the University of Iowa and then moved to Grantsburg, WI. He completed a three year obligation with the National Health Service Corps but has remained in Grantsburg since 1991. He also teaches 4th year medical students from the University of Wisconsin. He has a CAQ in Sports Medicine and has an interest in tick-borne diseases.

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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