MAFP Board of Directors

The officers are elected to a one-year term and directors are appointed for a three-year term. 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.

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Executive Commission

Board Chair
John Paulson, DO, PhD, FAAFP (Joplin)

John Burroughs, MD (Kansas City)

Kara Mayes, MD (St. Louis)

Afsheen Patel, MD (Kansas City)

Lisa Mayes, DO (Macon)

Board of Directors

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 – Mike Feuerbacher, MD (Maryville)

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

Director – Robert Schneider, DO (Kirksville)
Alternate – Vacant

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

Director – Emily Doucette, MD, FAAFP (St. Louis)
Director – Dawn Davis, MD (St. Louis)
Alternate – Lauren Wilfling, MD (St. Louis)

District 4
Counties: Lincoln, Warren, Gasconade, Franklin

Director – Jennifer Scheer, MD, FAAFP (Gerald)
Alternate – Jennifer Allen, MD (Hermann)

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

Director – Natalie Long, MD (Columbia)
Alternate – Amanda Shipp, MD (Versailles)

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

Director – David Pulliam, DO, FAAFP (Higginsville)
Alternate – Justin Cramer, MD, FAAFP (Marshall)

District 7
Counties: Jackson

Director – Beth Rosemergey, DO, FAAFP (Kansas City)
Director – Afsheen Patel, MD (Kansas City)
Alternate – Jacob Shepherd, MD (Lees Summit)

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

Director – Andi Selby, DO, FAAFP (Joplin)
Alternate – Barbara Miller, MD (Buffalo)

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

Director – Douglas Crase, MD (Licking)

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 – Gordon Jones, MD (Sikeston)
Alternate – Jenny Eichhorn, MD (Jackson)

Director at Large

Wael Mourad, MD, FAAFP (Kansas City)
Josephine Glaser, MD (St. Louis)
Krishna Syamala, MD (St. Louis)

Resident Directors

Wesley Goodrich, MD, UMKC
Kelly Dougherty, MD, Mercy (Alternate)


Karstan Luchini, KCU Joplin
Abby Crede, UMKC (Alternate)


Keith Ratcliff, MD, FAAFP, Delegate
Kate Lichtenberg, DO, MPH, FAAFP, Delegate
Sarah Cole, DO, FAAFP, Alternate Delegate
Peter Koopman, MD, FAAFP, Alternate Delegate

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.