Board of Directors
Janice Litza, MD - President
Dr. Litza has chosen to dedicate her medical career to caring for the underserved and has been increasing integrative practice options to her patients. She currently works for Wheaton Franciscan in Racine and has years of leadership, administrative, and academic experiences.
Zachary Baeseman, MD - Vice President
Zach grew-up in Edgar, a rural village in North Central Wisconsin. His hometown has no stop-and-go-lights, no fast food, and the largest employer in town is the K-12 Public Schools (all in one building). Zach's professional interests include obstetrics, rural healthcare, epidemiology, public health, and preventative cardiology. He is very active in leadership and scholarship and currently serves as a member of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Board of Directors.
Larry Pheifer - Treasurer
Larry has served as the executive director of the WAFP since 1998.
Andrea Gavin, MD - Director
Dr. Gavin currently splits her time between administrative duties as Chief Medical Officer for Sheboygan County and a traditional family medicine practice. She is passionate about advocating for patients and her physician colleagues.
Mark Deyo-Svendsen, MD - Director
Mark Deyo-Svendsen, MD has practiced in Menomonie since 1986, and is chair of Family Medicine for Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin.
David Wehby, MD - Director
Dr. Wehby works for Aurora Health Care in Occupational Medicine and Urgent Care clinics throughout Ozaukee and Mikwaukee Counties.
Daniel Jurczyk - Student Director
I'm currently a 3rd year medical student at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. I am in the WARM rural medicine training program with my home base in Marshfield, WI.
Samantha Olesiak - Student Director
Samantha Olesiak is currently a third-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Samantha grew up on a small family farm in Weyerhaeuser, WI and attended UW-Green Bay for her undergraduate degree. She is currently engaged in research focused on recruitment and retention of rural physicians and is very honored to be given the opportunity to serve on the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Board of Directors.
Jeremy Waldhart, DO - Resident Director
Jeremy Waldhart, DO is currently a second-year resident at Columbia St. Mary's Family Medicine Program. Jeremy grew up in West Bend, went to UW-Milwaukee for his Undergrad and then attended medical school at Michigan State. He plans on staying in metro-Milwaukee upon graduation from Residency practicing in academic medicine.
Steve Bartz, MD - WAFP President Elect
Steve Bartz, MD is a Faculty Physician at Mercy Health System in Janesville, WI. He is a Volunteer Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Internal Medicine, at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Bartz was the Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program Educator of the Year in 2007 and 2009. He enjoys traveling on medical missions and gardening.
Lisa Dodson, MD - WAFP 1st Vice President
Lisa Grill Dodson, MD became the first Campus Dean of the MCW-Central Wisconsin Campus in August, 2014. She received her MD degree from the SUNY Stony Brook and Family medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University. Prior to moving to Wisconsin, she practiced in the frontier community of John Day, Oregon, and was associate professor of family medicine ot OHSU.
Sabina Singh, MD - WAFP 2nd Vice President
Sabina Singh, MD is a Family Physician at Bellin Health in Green Bay, WI. She has a special interest in family medicine, primary care, disease management and prevention and weight loss. Dr. Singh serves as a board member for Women's Fund and Encompass. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano, aerobics, ballroom dancing, reading and attending concerts.
Becky Wimmer- Executive Director
***Conflict of Interest:
In accordance with WAFP-Foundation policy, members of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians - Foundation Board of Directors are required to provide WAFP-Foundation with a statement regarding actual or potential conflicts of interests. Conflict of interest statements for individual directors are available upon request. Requests should be directed to the Executive Director, Becky Wimmer.