UAFP 2024 Elections

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Candidate and Voting Information

UAFP's board of directors has seven vacancies for at large membership and seven candidates. Each term lasts three years and members can run to serve two consecutive terms.

We also have four current board members who have just finished their first term and are running to serve a second three-year term.

Dr. Lyndsay Drew is running for President-Elect.

As Dr. Drew is running unopposed and there are the same number of candidates as there are vacancies, voting will be done by members casting a "yes", "no", or "abstain" for each candidate.

All active and resident UAFP members will be sent a ballot at 8:00am MT on Monday, May 13 2024. Voting will remain open until Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 5:00pm.

Please contact us if you have any questions.


 

UAFP CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT

Lynsey-Drew

Lynsey Drew, DO, MBA, FAAFP

A graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, Dr. Drew is a native Utahn. She completed a Faculty Development Fellowship and has served as residency program faculty since 2013 for the Family Practice residency at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo. Dr. Drew has developed curriculum and assessment for medical students and residents for both the outpatient clinical and hospital setting, including obstetrics. She has been a member of the Utah Osteopathic Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing for 8 years and spent the last year acting as Chair.  She currently serves as Treasurer for the Utah Academy of Family Physicians Board of Trustees.

UAFP CANDIDATES FOR AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBERSHIP

Colten

Colten Bracken, MD

Why I'm Running

"I own a small Rural Health Clinic in Southwestern Utah with 2 providers. As a stand alone private clinic, I miss the professional nourishment that comes from regular interaction with other Family Physicians. I believe this is a common ailment for many rural FPs. I believe my unique experience and perspective as a private practice owner who has developed a Rural Health Clinic and NHSC/STAR Site could prove useful to the mission of the UAFP."

Dr. Bracken was born and raised in a small farming community in Southwestern Utah where he now practices. After high school he married his high school sweetheart and then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University graduating Summa cum Laude. He was accepted to the world-famous Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota to study under some of the greatest minds in medicine. It was there he found a passion for the needs of his patients and decided to pursue his calling in Family Medicine. His path then led him to residency at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah where he was chosen as the chief resident his final year. Following his residency, he worked for 3 years at Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield, UT practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine in the hospital, Emergency Room and clinic. He served as the Hospice Medical Director and was very involved in the home care of his patients. After being there for only 2 years, he was chosen to sit on Sevier Valley Hospital’s Medical Executive Committee where he learned the professional side of running a medical practice. Although he thorougly loved his time at Sevier Valley Hospital, his home town of Enterprise called and he moved home to start a new private Family Medicine practice that he has developed into a Rural Health Clinic and National Health Service Corps Site. In addition to working full time at his clinic, he also serves as the Medical Director for Zion's Way Home Health & Hospice, the City of Enterprise's Emergency Medical Services as well as a local Youth Wilderness Therapy Program. He absolutely loves serving the community that made him who he is. When he is not working at his dream job in his home town, you can find him in the surrounding mountains camping, hunting or coaching his 4 kids in their various sports activities.

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Katherine Hastings, MD

Why I'm Running

"I trained in the University of Utah and have now been back and practicing at the U for 5 years. I love my University community but desire to spread my connections and community beyond my bubble. I have also been involved with medical education for the last 5 years and as the UUSOM builds a new curriculum, that will require more primary care power, and I believe will produce more primary care physicians, I want to be a part of building a connection between the University and community and state that is beneficial for both providers, students and our shared futures."

Originally from Texas, I studied philosophy at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, attended Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed my residency training at the University of Utah. After a few years of practice in Missoula Montana, and the difficulties of starting a family away from family, I resettled in Salt Lake with my family and re-joined the University of Utah Madsen Family Clinic 5 years ago. After 5 years in a consistent practice I finally feel like I am getting to embrace the core of being a family physician by caring for families, year after year. I practice broad spectrum outpatient medicine with an interest in adolescent, young adult and women's health. I have grown clinical expertise in women's health procedures, birth control management, mental health, stress management and eating disorder management. In my 5 years at the University I have explored both educational and administrative roles, serving as the Family Medicine Clerkship Co-Director and the Clinic Director at Madsen. As the University of Utah School of Medicine roles out a new Mission Driven Curriculum I am leading the team building longitudinal clerkships opportunities throughout the state.

Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones, MD, MSPH

Why I'm Running

"As an Board member, I hope that I might help the UAFP influence to be inclusive, and promote respect, belonging and camaraderie."

As an Associate Professor with the University of Utah Department of Family & Preventive Medicine (DFPM) and an Attending Physician with the Community Provider Group (CPG), my mission is to fortify success for all. I am an academic Family Medicine physician with over 10 years of continuity care and over 7 years of urgent care experience. For more than 3 years, I served as an Associate Chair for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at the DFPM.   In this capacity, I worked closely with our Wellness Committee to successfully evaluate, assess, and implement changes to improve employee satisfaction, reduce burnout and empower employees to thrive. I continue to serve as Chair of the department EDI committee. Over the past 2 years, I have served as a Wellness Champion for CPG, which includes participating on the Recruitment and Retention Committee. Currently, as an urgent care provider, I am on the front line of clinical public health. I continue to teach and advise public health, medical, physician assistant and nurse practitioner students; and family medicine residents. I love being a wife, and a mom to 4, 6, 21 and 23 year olds. I enjoy serving as an active member of the Black Physicians of Utah, mentoring pre-med students and working in the community. I am also on the board for this organization. Furthermore, I am a certified Zumba instructor, leading a community group 3 days a week.

Collin Lash

Collin Lash, MD

Why I'm Running

"I have a passion for Family Medicine and would like to have the opportunity to promote and advocate for this specialty. I have always been interested in serving in leadership roles and in the past I have served as a medical student delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates, served on the UMA Legislative Committee throughout residency, and was a chief resident during my 3rd year of residency. At this stage in my medical career, I feel that my past experiences have prepared me well to take on larger leadership roles within the family medicine community. I am so grateful for all the support the UAFP has provided me throughout my last 4 years as a family physician in Utah and would like to use this opportunity to serve on this board and continue to build on all the amazing work that has already been done."

I was born and raised in rural Wisconsin and attended University of Wisconsin for both my undergraduate degree and medical school. After medical school, I couples-matched with my partner, Mikayla, and moved to Salt Lake City for my residency training at the University of Utah Family Medicine program. I graduated from residency in 2023 and have since been working as a faculty member at the St Marks Family Medicine Residency. I split time between the inpatient and outpatient setting and also help staff the prenatal clinic. In my free time, my wife and I enjoy spending time outdoors with our English Setter, Daisy. We are always looking for new trails to hike and also spend time hunting, fishing, and camping. A more recent hobby that we have picked up in Utah is doubles sand volleyball, which has provided us with a fun new challenge. When I'm not spending time outdoors, you can likely find me cheering on one of the Wisconsin sports teams (Badgers, Packers, and Brewers).

Matt McIff

Matthew McIff, MD

Why I'm Running

"I am interested in medical education and would love to participate in CME Conferences and other educational opportunities."

Matthew McIff, a native of Richfield, UT, received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Utah State University in Chemistry. He then worked at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City while applying to medical school. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and then completed a 3-year residency in Family Medicine in Fort Wayne, Indiana. While a resident he became interested in Emergency Medicine through moonlighting opportunities. After completing his residency, he continued working in a rural hospital emergency room in Columbia City, Indiana. Wanting to come back to Utah, he then took a position in an urgent care clinic with Intermountain Healthcare in St. George, Utah. After 5 years of emergency and urgent care medicine he felt the call to return to family medicine primary care and joined the Intermountain Sunset Clinic in St George where he practices today. While practicing in St George he has also served in various leadership positions in his clinic or region within the Intermountain system and has become experienced with offering cannabis therapy to his patients. He also has a very busy home life as a husband and father to 4 children.

Daniel Payne

Daniel Payne, MD

Why I'm Running

"I have been impressed by the work that the UAFP does to represent family physicians and primary care in Utah. I believe that in order to provide optimal access to and equitable primary care for all Utahns, there must be a strong infrastructure to support these physicians. Working with the UAFP board as a medical student and then resident representative, I was able to witness firsthand, the impact of the UAFP. I would love to help in continuing these efforts to provide legislative representation, access to resources and advocate as a voice for the diverse family physician needs of Utah while showcasing their strengths."

Dr. Daniel Payne is a native of Salt Lake City where he currently works at Foothill Family Clinic providing primary and sports medicine care. Dr. Payne attended the University of Utah for both his Undergraduate and Medical degrees. He then completed his residency at Utah Valley Family Medicine Residency with Intermountain Healthcare. He continued his training with a fellowship in Sports Medicine in Waco, Texas. He is happy being back in Utah and serving the community he grew up in. Dr. Payne loves outdoor activities including water and snow skiing, running, hiking, being in the mountains, traveling, and trying new restaurants. He loves finding time to do these things with his family.

Sara Walker

Sara Walker, MD, MS

Why I'm Running

"I would like to join the UAFP Board for the same basic reason that I became a physician: because I want to help people. I am passionate about improving intersectional women's health and reducing physician burnout, particularly during medical training. While I reach a fair number of people through my clinic and speaking/teaching events, I recognize that the UAFP Board has the potential to change more lives both now and in the future, with its advocacy and emphasis on bringing everyone in to the table. family physician needs of Utah while showcasing their strengths."

Sara is currently one of very few Utah physicians specializing in outpatient eating disorder care and a frequent state/national lecturer on eating disorders and Health at Every Size. She created and owns an eating disorders/sports medicine clinic called The Performing, Endurance, and Artistic Athlete Clinic, PLLC (ThePEAAC.com) in Salt Lake City, UT. She provides telehealth care in more than 15 states, is the course director of Intermountain Health’s Project ECHO: Eating Disorders, and serves as the sole physician on the MyClearStep Advisory Board (which developed a numberless scale for eating disorder patients). Sara is the founder of Sarabelle Lee, LLC, which offers an online personal finance course for medical trainees and individualized physician burnout coaching. As a Certified Life Coach, she has mentored countless doctors who now provide care across the US. She is a recurring speaker in the University of Utah family medicine residency and physician assistant curricula. Sara earned a BS in Honors Mathematics, a BSE in Biomedical Engineering, a minor in French & Francophone Studies, an MS in Bioinformatics, and an MD from The University of Michigan. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Utah, serving as Chief Resident her final year. Her Sports Medicine Fellowship was completed at Boston Children’s (a Harvard-affiliated hospital), and she is board-certified in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. Sara has worked with numerous elite/professional athletes and artists, including those from The Skating Club of Boston, The Boston Ballet, The Boston Conservatory at The Berklee College of Music, and the University of Utah women’s gymnastics team. Sara was the head local physician for the USA Gymnastics 2022 US Classic and the Medical Director for the 2021 USA Archery Olympic Trials. She was an athlete village physician for the FISU 2023 University Games (Winter) in Lake Placid, NY. She serves as a Team USA Physician for US Figure Skating in multiple national and international competitions, including the 2024 Bavarian Open, the 2023 National Championships, and the 2023 ISU Four Continents Championship.

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS RUNNING TO SERVE AN ADDITIONAL THREE-YEAR TERM

Shannon

Shannon Baker, MD

Lynsey

Lynsey Drew, DO, MBA, FAAFP

Bernadette

Bernadette Kiraly, MD

Tyson

Tyson Schwab, MD

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