Chair/Past President: 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.
President: Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH, Denver
Dr. Piggot previously served on the CAFP Board as a resident member, and became the first ever chair of the CAFP Resident and Student Taskforce and on the education committee. Dr. Piggott has held multiple local and national positions in the medical community. Additionally, he has a solid foundation in health policy after receiving his MPH, and has a track record of advocating for patients and family physicians since medical student. Dr. Piggott is currently doing research on the relationship between physician and staff burnout and practice transformation in Colorado.
President-elect: Abbie Urish, MD, Colorado Springs
Dr. Urish completed her medical degree and training at Michigan State University after growing up in rural Wyoming and doing a short stint as a teacher in Colorado Springs. She returned to Colorado and has worked for over 5 years as a frontier family doctor; Chief of Staff/ER/hospitalist/clinician of a small critical access hospital. Dr. Urish has already served one term on the CAFP Board to better represent rural hospitals and clinics at the state level. As part of her recent position, she is interested with sources of revenue in rural health models of sustainability and wants to continue being involved in policies to promote access to health throughout the state. She had her third child this year and will be transitioning employment after maternity to be more self-employed and available to her young children and family.
Secretary/Treasurer: Alan-Michael Vargas, MD, Parachute
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.
Vice President: 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.
Member-at-Large: Roxi Radi, MD, FAAFP, Denver
Dr. Radi is a full spectrum family physician at Denver Health, and is very passionate about the patients and community she serves. A passionate advocate for health care during her three years on the board, Dr. Radi has served on CAFP’s Legislative and Education Committees, and is the Chair of the DEI Taskforce. She was recently a Public Health Faculty Fellow, has volunteered in the healthcare systems of China, Chile and Kenya and is passionate about using her skills and experiences to improve the health of all Americans, especially the undeserved in Colorado. As a Suboxone provider in a primary care setting, she is committed to finding ways to promote and fund these services as the front line of the opioid epidemic.
Term Expiring 2024
Megan Adamson, MD, MHS, FAAFP, Lafayette
Dr. Adamson works at Clinica, a federally qualified health center in Lafayette, CO. In addition to her practice, Dr. Adamson had advocated for the needs of freshly minted physicians as New Physician Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates and encourage participation in the policymaking process as Co-Convenor for the New Physician Caucus at the National Conference of Constituency Leaders. As faculty at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, she served as Academic Representative to the Board of the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians to enhance interest among students in Family Medicine in New Hampshire. She also served as Key Contact for the State of Vermont, attending AAFP’s Advocacy Summit, and served a 4-year term on AAFP’s Commission on Quality and Practice helping to implement policy around physician payment, performance and quality measurement, administrative burden, and health information technology, and is the incoming Commission Chair. For the past two and a half years, she has been AAFP’s Advisor to the RVU Update Committee advocating for fair valuation of our cognitive and procedural work. Originally from Boulder, Dr. Adamson is passionate about ensuring excellent health in our communities by supporting a strong foundation of primary care and Family Medicine.
Stephanie Karozos, MD, Westminster
Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Karozos moved to Colorado in 2015 for residency training at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, where she served as a Medical Executive Committee resident liaison and as chief resident. She stayed in Colorado to complete a fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at St. Anthony North Family Medicine, and is now adjunct faculty at St. Anthony North, practicing acupuncture and Integrative Medicine along with conventional primary care. Her clinical interests outside of Integrative Medicine include empowering patients to participate in their own health and disease management, adolescent medicine and preventative medicine. She is also passionate about addressing physician burn out.
Lindsey Pearson, MD, Boulder
Dr. Pearson first got involved with the CAFP during their intern year of residency at Rose Family Medicine. This was motivated by the fact that Dr. Pearson was feeling quite burned out, and wanted to be involved in something outside of residency. Dr. Pearson initially joined the Legislative Committee and then later in the year was able to become a Resident Board Member. After the closure of the Rose Residency Program, Dr. Pearson moved to St. Anthony North, where she completed her residency training.
Term Expiring 2025
Kyle Leggott, MD, Aurora
Dr. Leggott served as chief resident at the University of Colorado, and has strong interests in full spectrum family medicine, academia, health policy and advocacy, and health systems improvement. He is currently pursuing a one-year junior faculty development fellowship with a concentration in health politics within the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado. Dr. Leggott previously served as a resident member of the CAFP Board of Directors. During that time he was involved in numerous CAFP committees and events. He is an active member of the CAFP Legislative Committee, addressing the needs of patients and physicians through advocacy, education, and legislation in our state government. He has participated in the Doc of the Day program, providing medical care and testimony at the state capital. Dr. Leggott has also represented Colorado’s family medicine residents as the state delegate at the AAFP National Conference where he sponsored and passed multiple resolutions.
Karin Susskind, MD, Boulder
Dr. Susskind is a partner in one of the last physician-owned multispecialty practice in Colorado, and is keenly aware of the impact of many of the issues that challenge the field of family medicine: insurance concerns, hospital gerrymandering, and filling the workforce. She served as Chair of the Family Medicine Department at her community hospital, working on the credentialing committee, becoming a patient centered medical home and participating in our medical center board meetings. This experience cemented her understanding of the importance of “having a seat at the table.” Prior to having an MD, Dr. Susskind worked as a ranch hand in Greeley and later became an active AMSA member. There she had the opportunity to work in Appalachia and then represent rural health concerns as Liaison for Rural Health.
Tony Gerk, MD, Sterling
Aline Hansen-Guzman, MD, Fort Morgan
Dr. Aline Hansen-Guzman initially served as a member of the CAFP Board while she was a medical student at the University of Colorado. She currently works at Salud Family Health Center in Fort Morgan and serves as the Site Director for the University of Colorado Morgan County Family Medicine Rural Training Track. She practices full-spectrum family medicine including surgical obstetrics. Dr. Hansen-Guzman has served on the Governing Board and Medical Executive Committee of her local hospital for many years. She is passionate about rural health care, health equity, high quality care for pregnant and birthing patients, and culturally-competent care.
Term Expiring 2026
Lisa Rothgary, MD, Denver
Dr. Rothgary has been practicing family medicine in the Denver area since 2005, when she entered internship at the Rose Family Medicine Residency program. She currently splits her time between a small private practice, Living Well Family Medicine, and her position as CMO of HealthONE Colorado Care Partners, an ACO/CIN in the Denver area. Both of these roles have made her acutely aware of the current challenges facing family physicians as during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Her focus is on expanding beyond the acute management of the crisis to the development of a strategy that will allow the provision of chronic and preventive care throughout the pandemic. That strategy will need to include payer collaboration for long term reimbursement of telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and point-of-care COVID-19 testing. In addition, the psychosocial impact of the pandemic requires the development of sustainable systems for integrated and expanded behavioral health and the deployment of social determinants of health resources.
Lindsey Paulson, MD, FAAFP, Wray
A staff physician at Wray Community District Hospital and Clinic, Dr. Paulson has been able to fulfill her lifelong dream of practicing full-spectrum family medicine including obstetrics, pediatrics, inpatient, outpatient and emergency medicine. She is trained in surgical obstetrics and is passionate about providing safe, high quality maternity care in rural Colorado. Prior to moving to Wray, Lindsey completed her residency at North Colorado Family Medicine in Greeley where she was administrative chief resident. Outside of work, Dr. Paulson enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, traveling, reading, and is deeply involved in the Wray and Colorado communities. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boettcher Foundation and is an avid high school sports fans. She can be found on any given day on the sidelines at flag football practice, sharing stories with her elderly neighbors, mentoring resident physicians and medical students, and screaming her heart out for the Wray Eagles basketball teams.
Roberto Silva, MD, FAAFP, Aurora
Dr. Silva is the Director of Medical Student Education in Family Medicine and the Assistant Director of the Rural Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He grew up in rural New Mexico, graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and completed residency at the University of Colorado. Dr. Silva spent the first five years following residency practicing broad-scope family medicine in rural Colorado before returning to Denver where he currently practices at a Denver Health FQHC. He is involved in numerous medical education activities including medical school admissions, curriculum development, and faculty preceptor development. He directs the Rural Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship at CU SOM which each year places 20 Rural Program students in rural Colorado communities for nearly their entire core clinical year. Dr. Silva also holds leadership roles with the National Rural Health Association Rural Medical Education Group and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Medical Student Education Committee.
Whitney Kennedy, MD, Denver
Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD, Denver, term expires 2023 (1st term, two congresses, 2022 & 2023)
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.
Glenn Madrid, MD, Grand Junction, term expires 2023 (3rd term, two congresses, 2022 & 2023)
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.
Gina Carr, MD, MPH, Grand Junction (1st term, two congresses, 2023 & 2024)
Dr. Carr, MD, MPH is a Colorado native and graduate from the University of Colorado for both undergraduate and medical school, now practicing in Lake City, CO. As medical director of Lake City Area Medical Center, a Rural Health Clinic, she also acts as medical director of Hinsdale County EMS and Silver Thread Public Health District. 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 and bring the joy of practice back into the office. She enjoys bringing a rural perspective to the work that CAFP is doing to lead this change!
John Cawley, MD, FAAFP, Fort Collins, term expires 2023 (1st term, two congresses, 2022 & 2023)
Nina Ball, MD, 2023, Swedish Family Medicine Residency, Denver
William (Bill) Calawerts, MD, 2023, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Denver
Elana Curry, MD, 2023 University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Denver
Nicolas Heter, DO, 2024 Medical Center of Aurora HealthOne Family Medicine Residency
Marisa Wickerath, MD, 2024, St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency, Denver
Mattie Brand, 2022, RVU
Nicole Green, 2023 UPIKE
Medha Gudavalli, 2024, CUSOM