Board of Directors

The officers are elected to a one-year term and directors are appointed for a three-year term at the Annual Business Meeting in June. Residents and Students are elected by their peers at the Missouri Reception held during National Conference in August. AAFP Delegates are selected by the Nominating Committee to serve a three-year term and ratified at the Annual Business Meeting.

Executive Commission

Board Chair
Sarah Cole, DO (St. Louis)

Jamie Ulbrich, MD (Marshall)

John Paulson, DO (Joplin)

John Burroughs, MD (Kansas City)

Lisa Mayes, DO (Macon)

Board of Directors

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District 1
Counties: Atchison, Nodaway, Worth, Harrison, Mercer, Holt, Andrew, Gentry, Daviess, Grundy, Linn, Buchanan, DeKalb, Caldwell, Livingston, Carroll, Platte, Clinton, Clay

Director – Arihant Jain, MD (Cameron)
Alternate – Jared Dirks, MD (Kansas City)

District 2
Counties: Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Clark, Sullivan, Adair, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Shelby, Marion, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe, Ralls, Pike

Director – Brooks Beal, DO (Kirksville)
Alternate – Vacant

District 3
Counties: City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles

Director – Kara Mayes, MD (St. Louis)
Director – Emily Doucette, MD (St. Louis)
Alternate – Dawn Davis, MD (St. Louis)

District 4
Counties: Lincoln, Warren, Gasconade, Franklin

Director – Jennifer Scheer, MD, FAAFP (Gerald)
Alternate – Kristen Weidle, MD (Washington)

District 5
Counties: Howard, Boone, Audrain, Cooper, Callaway, Montgomery, Morgan, Moniteau, Cole, Osage, Camden, Miller

Director – Natalie Long, MD (Columbia)
Alternate – Vacant

District 6
Counties: Ray, Lafayette, Saline, Cass, Johnson, Pettis, Bates, Henry, Benton, Vernon, St. Clair, Hickory, Cedar

Director – David Pulliam, DO (Higginsville)
Alternate – Carrie Peecher, DO (Marshall)

District 7
Counties: Jackson

Director – Wael Mourad, MD (Kansas City)
Director – Afsheen Patel, MD (Kansas City)
Alternate – Beth Rosemergey, DO (Kansas City)

District 8
Counties: Barton, Dade, Polk, Dallas, Laclede, Jasper, Lawrence, Greene, Webster, Wright, Newton, Christian, McDonald, Barry, Stone, Taney

Director – Kurt Bravata, MD (Joplin)
Alternate – Charlie Rasmussen, DO, FAAFP (Branson)

District 9
Counties: Maries, Pulaski, Phelps, Crawford, Dent, Texas, Shannon, Howell, Douglas, Ozark, Oregon

Director – Patricia Benoist, MD (Houston)
Alternate – Vacant

District 10
Counties: Jefferson, Washington, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Iron, Reynolds, Carter, Ripley, Butler, Wayne, Madison, Perry, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Scott, Stoddard, New Madrid, Mississippi, Dunklin, Pemiscot

Director – Vicki Roberts, MD (Sikeston)
Alternate – Gordon Jones, MD (Sikeston)

Director at Large:
Jacob Shepherd, MD (Grain Valley)

Resident Directors

Director – Ann Lottes, MD (SLU)
Alternate – Misty Todd, MD (UMC)


Director – MiMi Liu (SLU)
Alternate – Morgan Dresvyannikov (UMKC)


Delegate – Todd Shaffer, MD, FAAFP (Kansas City)
Delegate – Keith Ratcliff, MD, FAAFP (Washington)
Alternate – Kate Lichtenberg, DO, FAAFP (Kirkwood)
Alternate – Peter Koopman, MD, FAAFP (Columbia)

How the Missouri Chapter Influences AAFP Policies

Two members from the Missouri AFP serve as delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates, which is the organization’s policy-making body. Missouri Academy members may submit resolutions on issues that they would like to see addressed. Missouri Academy leadership determines whether resolutions should be submitted to the AAFP Congress of Delegates.  For more information on how to submit a resolution to the Missouri AFP Board of Directors, click here.