Board of Directors
Janice Litza, MD - President
Zachary Baeseman, MD - Vice President
Zach attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI. Zach is a firm believer that physicians hold an obligation not only to their patients, but to their community. Consequently, he took an extra year to obtain a Master of Public Health in Madison, WI. He focused his graduate research on rural healthcare and the health assessment of rural Wisconsin.
Zach's professional interests include obstetrics, rural healthcare, healthcare leadership, 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 and as Rural Medical Director of ThedaCare Physicians.
David Wehby, MD - Treasurer
Dr. Wehby works for Aurora Health Care in Occupational Medicine and Urgent Care clinics throughout Ozaukee and Milwaukee Counties.
Mark Deyo-Svendsen, MD - Director
Mark has practiced medicine for 32 years at Red Cedar in Menomonie and Glenwood City. He currently serves as Vice Chair of Practice for the Department of Family Medicine of the Mayo Clinic. In this role he supports the clinical practice of physicians across the upper Midwest.
Jeremy Waldhart, DO - Director
Jeremy Waldhart, DO grew up in West Bend, went to UW-Milwaukee for his Undergrad and then attended medical school at Michigan State. He completed residency at Columbia St. Mary's Family Medicine Program. He currently works as an Associated Professor and Full Time Faculty for the Columbia St. Mary's Residency as part of the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Samantha Olesiak - Resident Director
Samantha Olesiak is currently finishing her 4th year of medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, awaiting her match results for family medicine residency. 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.
Lisa Dodson, MD - WAFP President Elect
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 1st 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.
Elizabeth Pyne, MD - WAFP 2nd Vice President
Elizabeth Pyne, MD currently works as a family physician at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center in Milwaukee. She graduated from Columbia-St. Mary's residency program and has an interest in women's health and international medicine.
Becky Wimmer- Executive Director
Becky has 20 years of experience in non-profit organizations, including foundations and associations with an emphasis on organizational management, technology and systems management.Email Becky
Larry Pheifer- WAFP Executive Director
Larry has served as the executive director of the WAFP since 1998.
***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.