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. Have a question for one of MAFP’s board members? You can email

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Executive Commission

Board Chair
Kara Mayes, MD (St. Louis)​

Afsheen Patel, MD (Kansas City)

Natalie Long, MD (Columbia)

Beth Rosemergey, DO (Kansas City)

Lisa Mayes, DO (Macon)

District Directors

District 1 Director – Arihant Jain, MD (Cameron)
Alternate – Brad Garstang, MD (Kansas City)​

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

District 2 Director – Vacant
Alternate Katherine Holbrook, DO (Kirksville)
Counties: Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Clark, Sullivan, Adair, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Shelby, Marion, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe, Ralls, Pike

District 3 Directors – Dawn Davis, MD (St. Louis) and Lauren Wilfling, MD (St. Louis)
Alternate – Christian Verry, MD (St. Louis)

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

District 4 Director – Jennifer Allen, MD (Hermann)
Alternate – Jennifer Scheer, MD (Gerald)

Counties: Lincoln, Warren, Gasconade, Franklin

District 5 Director – Amanda Shipp, MD (Versailles)
Alternate – Vacant

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

District 6 Director – David Pulliam, DO, FAAFP (Higginsville)
Alternate – Misty Todd, MD (Sedalia)

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

District 7 Directors – Chad Byle, MD (Kansas City) and Jacob Shepherd, MD (Lees Summit)
Alternate – Rachel Hailey, MD (Lees Summit)

Counties: Jackson

District 8 Director – Andi Selby, DO, FAAFP (Branson)
Alternate – Barbara Miller, MD (Buffalo)

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

District 9 – Director – Douglas Crase, MD (Licking)

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

District 10 Director – Gordon Jones, MD (Sikeston)
Alternate – Jenny Eichhorn, MD (Jackson)

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

Directors at Large

Stacy Jefferson, MD (St. Louis)
Krishna Syamala, MD (St. Louis)
Kento Sonoda, MD (St. Louis)

Resident Directors

Kelly Dougherty, MD (Mercy)
Noah Brown, MD (Mercy)

Student Directors

Abby Crede (UMKC)
Mikala Cessac (UMC)

AAFP Delegates

Peter Koopman, MD (Columbia)
Kate Lichtenberg, DO (Kirkwood)
Sarah Cole, DO (St. Louis) – Alternate
Jamie Ulbrich, MD (Marshall) – Alternate

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.