Board of Directors

Board Members

Officers

Chair/Past President: 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.

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 Trinidad, Colorado where he serves primarily uninsured and Spanish-speaking patients.

President-elect: 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.

Vice President: 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 with Clinica at the Pecos Medical & Dental Clinic where he is able to care for an underserved patient population.

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: Gina Alkes, MD, MPH, Buena Vista
Dr. Alkes recently graduated from residency in Grand Junction and is now practicing in Buena Vista, CO. She graduated from the University of Colorado for both undergraduate and medical school. Dr. Alkes is very interested in community and preventive health, and obtained her MPH during training to fulfill her interest in medical policy.

External Relations/Awards Committee Chair: Rick Budensiek, DO, Greeley
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.

Term Expiring 2017

Stephanie Gold, MD, Denver
Dr. Gold completed her residency at University of Colorado (Denver Health Medical Center) Program in 2015, where she was Chief Resident. She continued on as faculty at Denver Health and is also a health policy fellow with the Farley Health Policy Center at CU. Dr. Gold has a particular interest in health policy, particularly as it relates to underserved populations, and completed a residency elective with State Senator Irene Aguilar. She served on the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors while a medical student.

Anneliese Heckert, DO, Pueblo
Dr. Heckert in a native of the East Coast and moved to Colorado from Philadelphia where she attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Heckert currently practices at Mountain Family Health Centers in Glenwood Springs.

Anibal Martinez, MD, Castle Rock
Dr. Martinez is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, Rose Family Medicine Residency Program and is also the vice chair for the department at Rose Medical Center. He received his MD from the School of Medicine in Uruguay in 2001 and eventually earned an assistant professor spot at the same University in the Biomedical Research Department. Dr. Martinez came to the United States in 2004 after being awarded a clinical research fellowship with NIH. In addition to teaching, seeing patients and doing research at the Rose Clinic, Dr. Martinez is a regular contributor to diverse community advocacy events for the Hispanic community in Denver and appears regularly on TV news for local Hispanic channels.

Mason Shamis, MD, Ft. Collins
Dr. Shamis joined the medical team at the InnovAge PACE center in Loveland in October 2015. He now provides medical care in a team-based approach to elderly patients with complex medical and social-emotional needs. Prior, Dr. Shamis practiced privately at Associates in Family Medicine in Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2011, Dr. Shamis earned NCQA Level 3 recognition for providing patient-centered medical care. Dr. Shamis completed his residency at Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program in Fort Collins, Colorado. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

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.

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 Broomfield Family Practice and will be providing bilingual full-spectrum primary care.

Term Expiring 2019

Gina Alkes, MD, MPH, Buena Vista
Dr. Alkes recently graduated from residency in Grand Junction and is now practicing in Buena Vista, CO. She graduated from the University of Colorado for both undergraduate and medical school. Dr. Alkes is very interested in community and preventive health, and obtained her MPH during training to fulfill her interest in medical policy.

Krista Ault, MD, Durango

Dr. Ault is a board-certified family practice physician at Mercy Family Medicine, Mercy Medical Plaza. 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.

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 and accepted the position of the Associate Director of the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program, Denver Health Track. Dr. Staff work at Denver Health’s Lowry Family Health Center and continues to teach Family Medicine residents in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

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, where he is the Chair of the Subcommittee on Global Family Medicine.

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

President & Chair: 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.

President-elect: 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 Trinidad, Colorado where he serves primarily uninsured and Spanish-speaking patients.

Resident Representatives

Somayyeh Farazandeh, MD, 2017, St. Anthony North

Brian Juan, MD, 2017, Pueblo
Dr. Juan is a resident at Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program in Pueblo. He is a longtime Colorado resident with a lifetime of interest in the diverse qualities that make a good family physician. Growing up, Dr. Juan’s childhood home doubled as a clinic, where his father served the bulk of the population in their small North Jersey town as a general practitioner. Dr. Juan has special interest in leadership and policy.

Syed Gillani, DO, 2017, Pueblo
Dr. Gillani is a resident at the Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program in Pueblo. He graduated from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) through the Émigré Physician Program (EPP). This program gives a second chance to foreign physicians who cannot find entry into the United States healthcare system as physicians. In 2001, Dr. Gillani had to leave his native Pakistan and venture to the United States to seek medical treatment for a rare bone tumor. He is passionate about taking care of patients in underserved communities around the world.

Cleveland Piggott, MD, 2018, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

Matthew Mullane, MD, 2017, St. Anthony North

Student Representatives

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.

Grace Borton, RVU, grad 2017
Grace is originally from a small, rural town in northern Michigan. Growing up in this area is what originally spurred her interest in family medicine. Having the opportunity to see the wealth of knowledge that family physicians can provide to their patients and the life-long patient physician relationships that develop has continued to keep her moving toward family medicine. Grace served as a First Year Liaison and president on the RVU Student Chapter of the ACOFP.

Joshua Told, RVU, grad 2017
Joshua served as President of the ACOFP RVU student chapter and President of Collegium Aesculapium at Rocky Vista. Prior to coming to Rocky Vista, he graduated from Snow College in Ephraim, Utah where he received an Associates of Science degree and Utah Valley University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Administration with an emphasis in Emergency Management. While attending Utah Valley and Snow Joshua worked as an EMT/ Firefighter.

Marshal Ash, RVU, grad 2018

Bobby Nieland, RVU, grad 2018

 

Board Nominations

Board nominations for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors are open!

Access the nomination form here.

You may nominate a colleague or yourself for the board of directors. The CAFP requires that the nomination form, including a paragraph on why the nominee would be a good member of the board, are received by December 1, 2016.

New members of the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors are nominated every year. Family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students all serve on the board of directors. Board members are nominated by colleagues or fellow students, or they may nominate themselves.

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