The WMS Board of Trustees is composed of executive officers and up to 16 county component society seats, who provide statewide representation. Retired physicians, Physician Assistants, Residents, and Students are also represented on the WMS Board. These individuals participate in determining policy, responding to developing situations, and receiving and acting upon reports from committees and task forces. The Board, as a body, has full authority to act and speak for the membership.
Elections will be held electronically in May of each year to determine the coming year’s WMS officers.
Jasper James “JJ” Chen, MD is a practicing psychiatrist in Cheyenne.
WMS Vice President
Kristopher Schamber, MD is a practicing internist in Sheridan.
WMS Secretary Treasurer
Spencer Weston, MD is practicing family medicine physician in Evanston, WY.
WMS Past President
David B. Wheeler, MD, PhD is a practicing neurologist in private practice in Casper.
WMS Open Trustee
Matt Mitchell, MD is a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Casper.
Stephen Brown, MD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Casper.
AMA Alternate Delegate (non-voting)
Paul Johnson, MD, is an ear, nose and throat physician and surgeon at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie.
WMS Trustees and The Areas They Represent
Albany County – Tracey Haas, MD
Campbell County – John Mansell, MD
Converse County – Deeanne Engle, MD
Johnson County – Luke Goddard, MD
Johnson County Alternate – Erica Dobbs Rinker, MD
Laramie County – Ron Malm, DO
Natrona County – Raoul Joubran, MD
Natrona County Alternate – Bert Toews, MD
Northeast Counties – Heith Waddell, MD
Northwest Counties – Sarah Durney, MD
Sheridan County Representative – Sierra Gross, MD
Sweetwater County Representative – Larry Lauridsen, DO
Teton County Representative – Giovannina Anthony, MD
Retired Physicians – Robert Kanard, MD
PA Representative – Jim Hutchison, PA-C
WWAMI Student Representative – Maison Furley
UW Family Practice Residency – Katherine Gaker, DO
Counties without county representation (Carbon, Fremont, Goshen, Platte, and Uinta) are represented by the following Trustees-At-Large
David Armstrong, DO
Carol Fischer, MD
Kristina Behringer, MD
David Dansie, DO
Jacob Merrell, MD