Leadership Spotlight

Leadership development is an area of focus for the academy. The Leadership Spotlight is designed to highlight our members who model exceptional leadership in family medicine. These members are leaders in their communities, their workplace, and the WAFP. It is our hope that sharing these stories will inspire you to be a more engaged and active family medicine leader.

Nominations Now Open!

WAFP would like to highlight members in our communications who have demonstrated notable direction in the areas of Leadership, Advocacy and Wellbeing for Family Medicine in Wisconsin - and we need your help!

We invite you to nominate WAFP Family Medicine colleagues and mentors who you believe model exceptional leadership in primary care, in their practice communities and workplace. Nomination(s) should be submitted using the button below.

Katherine Ernste

About Katherine

WAFP Member: since 2022

Current Position: M2 at the Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin

Leadership Experience:

  • Medical Student Lead at the Wausau Free Clinic (2021-Present)
  • WAFP Student Director (2022-Present)
  • President of Pediatric and OB Interest Group at MCW-CW (2022-2023)
  • Treasurer of Family and Rural Medicine Student Association (2022-2023)


David Olson, MD

Thomas J. Grau, M.D.

Beth Menzel, MD

Heather Schmidt, DO

Melissa M Stiles, MD

Andrea Gavin, MD

Mike Mazzone, MD

2017 - 2018

Vanessa Abejuela-Matt, DO

Nicole Brady, MD

Camille Garrison, MD

Jim Jerzak, MD

Linda Meurer, MD

Sabina Singh, MD

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