Board of Directors

Board Members

Officers

Chair/Past President: Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD, Denver
Dr. Osbourne-Roberts grew up in many places across the country, as his father was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In doing so he developed an appreciation for the ability to care for many different types of people. He has served on the CAFP board for over 6 years, including on the education committee. Dr. Osbourne-Roberts currently practices at Salud Family Medicine in Commerce City, Colorado where he serves primarily uninsured and Spanish-speaking patients.

President: Monica Morris, DO, Denver
Dr. Morris is a Colorado and Westminster native, and has served on the CAFP board for over six years, beginning as a resident member. She served on the board’s residency committee, and currently serves on the education committee. Dr. Morris practices at Kaiser Permanente in Westminster.

President-elect: Zach Wachtl, MD, Denver
Dr. Wachtl received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed his residency at Rose Family Medicine. He is passionate about quality care for all and working as a partner with his patients to achieve the best outcome. Dr. Wachtl currently practices at Clinica Family Health, an FQHC serving Adams, Broomfield and Boulder counties. He enjoys caring for his largely Spanish speaking and underserved patient population.

Vice President: Gina Carr, MD, MPH, Buena Vista
Dr. Carr, MD, MPH is a Colorado native and graduate from the University of Colorado for both undergraduate and medical school, now practicing in Buena Vista, CO. In an office as a solo primary care provider, she has developed relationships with Chaffee County public health department and visiting specialists in order to increase services available to the community at large. Dr. Carr is passionate about community and preventive health so is excited to be involved with CAFP in order to advocate for system change to make health care better for all patients. She also has an interest in international medicine and has taken mission trips to Africa, which highlight the multitude of resources we have here in the US. She plans to continue to volunteer for this type of work throughout her career as it helps focus her efforts here at home to make sure we, as family physicians, are leaders in the efficient utilization these resources.

Secretary/Treasurer: John Cawley, MD, Ft. Collins
Dr. Cawley is originally from rural northeaster North Dakota, but asks that you don’t hold that against him. He completed his residency in Ft. Collins and now practices there at Associates in Family Medicine. He is passionate about helping fellow physician navigate the current changes in primary care, and serves on the CAFP board’s education committee.

Member-at-Large: Craig Anthony, MD, Denver
Dr. Anthony is a new physician, having graduated from St. Anthony’s Family Medicine Residency in June, 2015. He currently practices at St. Anthony North Family Medicine in Westminster. Dr. Anthony’s clinical interests include pediatrics and adolescent health, preventative medicine, and patient education. In his spare time he enjoys skiing and snowboarding, camping, sailing and golf.

External Relations/Awards Committee Chair: Glenn Madrid, MD, Grand Junction
Dr. Madrid opened his private practice, Primary Care Partners, P.C., in Grand Junction in 1989. What began as a four person family medicine office now includes over 30 providers, is the largest primary care group on the western slope, and is known for a model that delivers some of the highest quality healthcare at the lowest costs in the country. Dr. Madrid practices the full spectrum of family medicine including obstetrics, and has an active inpatient and nursing home service.

Term Expiring 2018

Craig Anthony, MD, Denver
Dr. Anthony is a new physician, having graduated from St. Anthony’s Family Medicine Residency in June, 2015. He currently practices at St. Anthony North Family Medicine in Westminster. Dr. Anthony’s clinical interests include pediatrics and adolescent health, preventative medicine, and patient education. In his spare time he enjoys skiing and snowboarding, camping, sailing and golf.

Brian Juan, MD, Westminster 
Dr. Juan graduated from Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program in Pueblo in June 2017, and now practices at Permanente Medical Group in Westminster. He previously served as a resent representative on the CAFP Board. Dr. Juan’s interests include policy, community outreach, family medicine resident and medical student relations, and working with physicians from diverse practice settings.

Laurie Patton, MD, Parker
Dr. Patton was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Colorado during high school. She began her medical career as a nurse, but eventually graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. After completing one year of residency Dr. Patton stayed home to raise her children. She eventually graduated from Rose Family Medicine Residency in 2000. She currently practices at Miramont Family Medicine in Parker.

Aaron Shupp, MD, Broomfield
Dr. Shupp is a Colorado native and has a passion for primary care and community advocacy. In a prior career, he worked as an engineer and business manager in the technology sector. Dr. Shupp became interested in Family Medicine while serving on Longmont City Council’s Housing and Human Services Board. He trained at University of Colorado School of Medicine and Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program in Pueblo, where he served as chief Resident. Dr. Shupp recently joined Partners in Health Family Medicine in Westminster and will be providing bilingual full-spectrum primary care.

Term Expiring 2019

Krista Ault, MD, Durango
Dr. Ault is a board-certified family practice physician at Mercy Family Medicine, Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango. Dr. Ault earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency at HealthOne/Rose Family Medicine in Denver. Prior to joining Mercy in 2014, she practiced at Partners in Health Family Medicine in Westminster, Colorado for two years. Dr. Ault enjoys all aspects of family medicine, in particular pediatrics, women’s health, geriatrics, and minor procedures for multiple generations of family members.

Corey Lyon, DO, Denver
Dr. Lyon is a faculty family physician with the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program and serves as the associate program director for the residency. In addition, he is the medical director of the AF Williams Family Medicine Center. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Dr. Lyon trained and served as a family physician in the Navy for 7 years, then worked as a faculty family physician in a community residency program in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Lyon has particular interest in areas including advocacy, evidence based medicine and education.

Virginia Richey, DO, Wheat Ridge
Dr. Richey completed her residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver in 2009. She served on the CAFP Board in 2015 and attended the AAFP National Conference of Constituency Leaders as the CAFP LGBT delegate. Dr. Richey is also a member of the Vaccine Advisory Committee for Colorado. She is passionate about primary care advocacy and raising awareness and promoting physician health and well-being. Dr. Richey currently practices at SCL Physicians
Family Practice Specialists in Wheat Ridge.

TJ Staff, MD, MPH, Denver
Dr. Staff attended Georgetown University for undergraduate and medical school and completed residency at the West Suburban Family Medicine Residency Program in Chicago. He continued his training with a fellowship in Maternal & Child Health for two years, which included a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Staff remained at PCC Community Wellness Center, the FQHC associated with his residency program, until 2012. He moved to Denver in October of 2012 for the position of the Associate Director of the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program, Denver Health Track. Dr. Staff works at Denver Health’s Lowry Family Health Center and continues to teach Family Medicine residents in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Term Expiring 2020

Melissa Devalon, MD, Monument
Dr. Devalon completed her residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver and has practiced most of the last 24 years in Monument, for a large physician-owned multi-specialty group. She has held several leadership positions within the group, including on the board of directors, as chair of the FP department, and as chair of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee. Her passion is to promote family medicine across all of Colorado, to benefit all Coloradans.

Stephanie Gold, MD, Denver
Dr. Gold practices at Denver Health and is a faculty member with the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency. She also works at the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center and with the CU Practice Innovation Team on projects related to payment reform and integrating behavioral health with primary care. She completed her residency at University of Colorado (Denver Health track), where she was a Chief Resident, and subsequently did a fellowship in health policy at the Farley Center.

Matthew Mullane, MD, MPH, Denver
Dr. Mullane is originally from Knoxville, TN, and completed his MD/MPH program through UTHSC- San Antonio. He graduated from St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency in 2017, and now practices at St. Anthony North. While a resident Dr. Mullane served on the CAFP Board, and was a representative to the AAFP’s National Conference Resident Congress. While at the Congress he wrote and championed many resolutions that were passed by the congress on topics including: wording of DNR orders for end of life discussions, Nexplanon training for family physicians, and screening guidelines for anal cancers. Dr. Mullane has a passion for advancing high quality, patient centered care in the clinic setting and was a champion for advancing his residency clinic’s use of population health data for driving quality improvement.

Alan-Michael Vargas, MD, Rifle
Dr. Vargas completed residency as Chief Resident at Icahn Mount Sinai in 2013, and since moving to Colorado has practiced in the Rural Western Slope with Grand River Health (a Critical Access Hospital). At Grand River Health Dr. Vargas has served on their Medical Executive Committee for 2 years and currently serves as the Vice Chief
of Staff. He previously served as the International Medical Graduate delegate for CAFP to the AAFP’s National Conference of Constituency Leaders. Dr. Vargas is excited to represent the interests of the rural western slope on the Board of Directors.

Delegates

Brian Bacak, MD, Highlands Ranch – term expires 2017 (1st term, two congresses, 2016 & 2017)
Dr. Bacak has served the CAFP as a Board Member, Alternate Delegate, Delegate, and is a Past President and Chair of the Academy. He’s a veteran of the US Army serving in Georgia, Germany, and oversees as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Dr. Bacak is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, completed his residency at Martin Army Hospital in Fort Benning, GA. He’s worked as a Clinic Commander for the Army, taught in military and civilian Family Medicine Residencies, and was the Program Director for the Rose Family Medicine Residency in Denver from 2006-2014. He’s currently the Associate Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado. He serves as a CAFP Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates, and is on the AAFP’s Commission on Education.

Rick Budensiek, DO, Greeley – term expires 2017 (1st term, two congresses, 2016 & 2017)
Dr. Budensiek has been in practice in Colorado for over 20 years. He started Westlake Family Physicians in Greeley, which was eventually purchased by Banner Health. Dr. Budensiek continues to practice in Greeley, and has held numerous leadership position in the medical community, including with the Colorado Medical Society and the Weld County Medical Society.

Alternate Delegates

Glenn Madrid, MD, Grand Junction – term expires 2017 (1st term, two congresses, 2016 & 2017)
Dr. Madrid opened his private practice, Primary Care Partners, P.C., in Grand Junction in 1989. What began as a four person family medicine office now includes over 30 providers, is the largest primary care group on the western slope, and is known for a model that delivers some of the highest quality healthcare at the lowest costs in the country. Dr. Madrid practices the full spectrum of family medicine including obstetrics, and has an active inpatient and nursing home service.

Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD, Denver – term expires 2017 (1st term, two congresses, 2016 & 2017)
Dr. Osbourne-Roberts grew up in many places across the country, as his father was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In doing so he developed an appreciation for the ability to care for many different types of people. He has served on the CAFP board for over 6 years, including on the education committee. Dr. Osbourne-Roberts currently practices at Salud Family Medicine in Commerce City, Colorado where he serves primarily uninsured and Spanish-speaking patients.

Resident Representatives

Andrew Clithero, MD, 2019, North Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Greeley
Dr. Clithero is a resident at North Colorado Family Medicine in Greeley, CO. During medical school and now residency, Dr. Clithero noticed the role social issues play in illness. That led him to be more interested in larger-picture issues like structural health disparities and health policy. He hopes that his participation on the CAFP Board will allow him to learn more about, and begin to work on, these issues.

Kyle Leggott, MD, 2019, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Denver
Dr. Leggott is a resident at the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program in Denver. He
was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, and traveled to Boston for undergraduate education,
where he played collegiate football. As a resident, he has strong interests in academia, health policy, preventable diseases, and institutional leadership, and is eager to bring a resident voice to these issues on the CAFP Board.

Lisa Matelich, MD, 2019, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency, Grand Junction
Dr. Matelich is a native of Washington state, and completed her undergraduate and medical education at the University of Washington. While in medical school she had the opportunity to work with homeless populations, and that experience sparked her interest in organized medicine, and advocating for the needs of underserved patients and the physicians who work with them. Dr. Matelich is also passionate about practicing full spectrum family medicine in rural settings.

Julie McKenzie, DO, 2018, St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency, Westminster
Dr. McKenzie is a Colorado native, growing up in Summit County. She attended CU Boulder for her undergraduate education and stayed in Colorado for medical school, attending Rocky Vista University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Julie is currently a resident at St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency in Westminster. Julie is passionate about leadership, and is excited to represent her fellow residents on the CAFP Board.

Lindsey Pearson, MD, 2019, Rose Family Medicine, Denver
Dr. Pearson has a strong interest in public health, which started while she volunteered at a free clinic in Tecate, Mexico before entering medical school. During medical school she began work on her MPH, which she is in the process of completing. Her additional interests include rural and underserved communities, especially American Indian and Alaska Native populations, as well as women’s health. She has previously participated on the CAFP Legislative Committee, and is excited to expand her involvement with the CAFP.

Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH, 2018, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Denver
Dr. Piggott was born in New York but moved to Georgia to complete his undergraduate education at the University of Georgia. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina, where he also received his MPH. While a medical student Dr. Piggott served in leadership roles at the local, state and national level. He had the chance to re-start a health policy interest group at the University, and organized peers around the state in advocacy efforts concerning Medicaid reform and expansion. Dr. Piggott also enjoys ballroom dancing, enjoying the many attractions of Colorado, and spending time with his wife Susie, also a family medicine resident at the University of Colorado.

David Stuart, MD, 2019, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency, Grand Junction
Dr. Stuart was born and raised at the foot of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs, CO. He studied chemical and biochemical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, and after spend a couple of years as an engineer and rock climber he refocused on his dream of becoming a physician and moved to Omaha, NE for medical school at Creighton University. Dr. Stuart is excited to be back home in Colorado, along with his wife Dr. Anna Jones, also a resident at St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency in Grand Junction. Dr. Stuart is passionate about representing a rural community at the state level, and has interests in quality improvement through education, community involvement, and advocacy for socially disadvantaged populations.

Daniel Wandsneider, DO, 2018, Rose Family Medicine, Denver
Dr. Wandsneider is current a resident at Rose Family Medicine in Denver, where he is a part of the leadership and advocacy track. Dr. Wandsneider is passionate about improved access to care, helping physicians get the support they need to treat patients, leadership and mentoring. He is excited to continue learning more about leadership and advocacy on the CAFP Board.

Jessica Zha, MD, 2019, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Denver
Dr. Zha attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. She was drawn to family medicine because of an interest in advocating for underserved and marginalized communities, but was discouraged to find a lack of support for family medicine, and related issues, at the University of Pennsylvania. In her forth year of medical school Dr. Zha led a group of students to advocate for more recognition and incorporation of primary care, public health, and the social determinants of health in the school curriculum and school mission. Working on that project helped Dr. Zha develop a passion for advocacy and leadership, skills she is excited to continue to use on the CAFP Board.

Student Representatives

Marshal Ash, RVU, grad 2018

Emily Garban, CU, grad 2018
Emily is a native of Nevada, and first moved to Colorado to receive her undergraduate degree at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. As a medical student at the University of Colorado, she has held numerous leadership positions, including Class of 2018 Family Medicine Interest Group Co-President, CAFP Liaison, and AAFP Membership Ambassador at UCSOM. Emily is excited to have a voice in the future of family medicine, and represent the interests of CU students on the CAFP Board.

Lindsey Herrera, CU, grad 2018
Lindsey was born in Durango and attended Colorado State University-Pueblo for her undergraduate education. She is passionate about family medicine and hopes to act as a liaison to CU and to Southern Colorado for the broader primary care community.

Mallory Krueger, RVU, grad 2018

Bobby Nieland, RVU, grad 2018

Katie Teixeira, RVU, grad 2018
Originally from California, Katie moved to Colorado  after completing her undergraduate degree at Auburn University in Alabama. While serving in the AmeriCorps Community HealthCorps Program at Salud Family Health Center in Frederick, CO, she discovered her passion for family medicine. Katie attends Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is interested in how health policy on the state and national level influences the physician-patient relationship. She is excited to serve on the CAFP Board of Directors and learn more about how to improve healthcare for both her future patients and fellow physicians.

Board Nominations

Nominations for the CAFP Board of Directors are now open.

You can nominate yourself or a colleague. To complete a nomination, please send the name, phone number, and email of the nominee; as well as a paragraph explaining why you or the individual you are nominating would be a good candidate for the board of directors, to Raquel Rosen at raquel@coloradoafp.org.

The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2017.

For more information regarding serving on the board, click here.