KAFP elects new officers & board members
WICHITA, KANSAS— Members of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) elected officers and leaders at its 2017 KAFP Annual Meeting in June at the Marriott Hotel in Wichita, Kan. The meeting and pre-session brought together 166 family physicians and registrants from across the state of Kansas and offered up to 19.5 AAFP continuing medical education credits.
Following are the officers elected and members of the 2017-18 Board of Directors:
President John Feehan MD, FAAFP, Olathe
President-Elect Jeremy Presley MD, Dodge City
Vice President Sheryl Beard MD, FAAFP, Wichita
Secretary Chad Johanning MD, FAAFP, Wichita
Treasurer Todd A. Miller MD, FAAFP, Wichita
Board Chair Lynn Fisher MD, FAAFP, Plainville
AAFP Delegate Jen Brull MD, FAAFP, Plainville
AAFP Delegate Gretchen Irwin MD, MBA, FAAFP, Wichita
Alternate Delegate Doug Gruenbacher MD, Quinter
Alternate Delegate Jennifer McKenney MD, FAAFP, Fredonia
Board of Directors:
Eric Clarkson DO, Pratt
Debra Doubek MD, Manhattan
Jared Johnson MD, Wichita
Sabrina Markese MD, Kansas City
Drew Miller MD, Lakin
Tara Neil MD, Wichita
Justin Overmiller MD, Smith Center
F. Ron Seglie MD FAAFP, Pittsburg
Margaret Smith MD, Kansas City
Communications - Sarah Marks MD, Shawnee
Finance & Insurance - Todd A. Miller MD, FAAFP, Wichita
Governmental Advocacy – Chad Johanning MD, FAAFP, Lawrence and Diane Steere MD, Wichita
Membership & Member Services – Melissa Rosso MD, Manhattan
KAFP-Foundation President Jen Brull MD, FAAFP, Plainville
About the 2017-18 President:
John Feehan MD, FAAFP of Olathe, Kansas, was installed on June 9, 2017 as the 69th president of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. John Feehan celebrates 30 years of practicing at Olathe Family Practice this year. He has held numerous leadership positions with Olathe Medical Center, including President of the Medical Staff. He facilitated the introduction of a Medical Ethics Committee, chairing it for eight years and has represented primary care on two insurance boards.
He led Olathe Family Practice in becoming the second NCQA certified Patient Centered Medical Home in Kansas. A champion of EHR, he is the lead physician of his practice in becoming a CPC+ site.
Dr. Feehan attended the University of Kansas earning degrees in Chemistry and Biology. He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Goppert Family Medicine in Kansas City.
Dr. Feehan first served as a KAFP District Director in 2008. In 2014 he was elected to a 5-year-term on the Executive Committee, currently serving as 2017-18 Board President. His hobbies include camping, marathons/triathlons, and playing the bagpipes, serving as the quartermaster of Kansas City St. Andrew’s Pipes and Drums. Dr. Feehan and his wife, Deb, have four children. He credits Deb, his faith and family as his balance in life.
About the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians:
The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is the largest medical specialty society in the state, with a total of 1,630 members. The mission of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is to promote access to, and excellence in, health care for all Kansans through education and advocacy for family physicians and their patients. The KAFP is affiliated with the American Academy of Family Physicians, the national association for family physicians. For more information about the KAFP visit the KAFP website at www.kafponline.org