Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Chair/Past President: Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH, Denver
Dr. Piggott practices clinically and teaches at the University of Colorado, where he’s an associate professor and vice chair of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the department of family medicine. He 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 school. He is passionate about health equity, medical education, physician leadership, and behavioral health.

President: 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.

President-elect: 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.

Vice President: 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.

Member-at-Large: 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.

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.

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

Term Expiring in 2027

Ming Wu, MD, PhD, Littleton
Ming Wu obtained his MD PhD from the University of Oklahoma, and did his Residency Training at the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  He first practiced in a rural-adjacent setting in Oklahoma, before moving to Colorado in 2018.  He joined the Legislative Committee to help improve the practice of medicine in Colorado, and Family Medicine in particular, and then joined the Board in 2024.  His interests include the integration of mental health care into the primary care setting, and to improve insurance coverage of all treatment options available to physicians.

Elizabeth (Cissy) Kraft, MD, MHS, FAAFP, Denver
Dr. Elizabeth (Cissy) Kraft is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician. She is currently a Medical Director with MHN (Mountain Health Network) developing evidence-based guidelines, performing Population Health transformation in medical practices and presenting clinical educational modules in the CommonSpirit Health system. Dr. Kraft is an experienced National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) surveyor in health plan, LTSS, Population Health, Medicaid and Utilization Management Accreditation. She is currently a member of the Accreditation Review Oversight Committee (ROC). She has been a PCMH reviewer and is the interim chair of the RP-ROC for the NCQA recognition program. Dr Kraft was one of the co-founders of and currently serves as the Board Chair of Health Team Works, a national non-profit organization dedicated to practice transformation, health equity and risk readiness. She was a health plan managed care medical director for over 20 years in commercial, exchange, correctional care and Medicaid plans. Dr. Kraft served on the Board of the Colorado Prevention Alliance which won the prestigious Root Cause Coalition Inaugural award in 2018.

Michael (Rudy) Rudolph, MD, FAAFP, Denver
Rudy says “I was born in Colorado and grew up in Douglas County. I went to college in Washington state at Seattle Pacific University and returned to Colorado to attend medical school at the University of Colorado. I completed residency at Swedish Family Medicine in Englewood and a fellowship in faculty development at St. Anthony North Family Medicine, a one-year program affiliated with the University of North Carolina. I am currently on faculty at St. Anthony North. I have been a CAFP/AAFP member since I started residency and became a fellow of the AAFP in 2023. I have been a member of the CAFP Legislative Committee for three years and have been participating in the Primary Care Payment Reform Task Force for one year.”

Stephanie Sargent, MD, Montrose
Dr. Sargent practices rurally in Montrose, Colorado at Cedar Point Health after completing residency in a broad-spectrum family medicine residency program at Kootenai Health Family Medicine Residency and a one-year fellowship in psychiatry, completed in 2022. Her clinic is split 50/50 between behavioral health and primary care while also teaching students from CUSOM in the Montrose Rural Training Track LIC. She is currently completing the University of California Irvine fellowship for psychiatry in primary care with a focus in child/adolescents. Interests include rural health, high quality care for those with co-morbid mental illness, behavioral health integration and being outside with her husband and dog.


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.

John Cawley, MD

Alternate Delegates

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. She currently works as a hospitalist at both St. Mary’s in Grand Junction and Pagosa Springs Medical Center. She is also involved as the medical director of Hinsdale County EMS and Silver Thread Public Health District. Her experience with the CAFP has inspired her to try to do more to help move the needle toward higher-quality medical care for patients and better working conditions for family physicians in all practice settings by joining the AAFP delegation.

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.

Resident Representatives

Daniel Schaefer, MD, MPH, 2025, Poudre Valley Family Medicine Residency, Ft. Collins
Sami Driscoll, MD, 2026

Student Representatives

Medha Gudavalli, 2024, CUSOM
Katie Nicolich, 2024, RVU