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.
David B. Wheeler, MD, PhD is a practicing neurologist in private practice in Casper.
WMS Vice President
Jasper James “JJ” Chen, MD is a practicing psychiatrist in Cheyenne.
WMS Secretary Treasurer
Kristopher Schamber, MD is a practicing internist in Sheridan.
WMS Past President
Lisa Finkelstein, DO is a practicing urologist in independent practice in Jackson.
WMS Open Trustee
Betsy Spomer, MD is a practicing family medicine physician in Powell.
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 – Kim Westbrook, MD
Campbell County – John Mansell, MD
Carbon County – Deeanne Engle, MD
Fremont County –
Goshen County – Marion Smith, MD
Johnson County – Larry Kirven, MD
Laramie County –
Natrona County – Matt Mitchell, MD
Northeast Counties –
Northwest Counties – Allen Gee, MD, PhD
Platte County –
Sheridan County Representative – Kris Schamber, MD
Sweetwater County Representative – Larry Laurdisen, DO
Teton County Representative –
Uinta County Representative – Spencer Weston, MD
Retired Physicians – Robert Kanard, MD
PA Representative – Bob Cummings, PA-C
WWAMI Student Representative –
Counties without county representation are represented by the following Trustees-At-Large
David Armstrong, DO
Dean Bartholomew, MD
Kristina Behringer, MD
Bradley Hanebrink, DO