WMS Elections

Meet Our Current Officers

and 2021 Candidates

Candidates listed below will be included on the
2021-2022 WMS election ballot.
Successful candidates will begin their term July 1, 2021

Current WMS Officers 

JJ Chen, MD, MBA, MPH

JJ Chen, MD, MBA, MPH

President ~ Psychiatry Cheyenne

Jasper James “JJ” Chen, MD, MBA, MPH, is unopposed in seeking election to the position of WMS President. His term will begin July 1, 2021

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David Wheeler, MD, PhD

David Wheeler, MD, PhD

Past President ~ Neurology Casper

David B. Wheeler, MD PhD, will automatically transition to the office of past president July 1, 2021

Office of WMS Vice President 2021-2022 Term 

WMS Vice President

WMS Vice President

The following individual is seeking election to the office of WMS Vice President for the 2021-2022 term beginning July 1, 2021. The Vice President shall stand for the President in his absence or disability as well as serve on the Strategic Planning Committee and chair the Bylaws Committee when convened by the President.

Kris Schamber, MD

Kris Schamber, MD

Vice President

Dr. Schamber is unopposed in seeking election to the position of WMS Vice President for the term beginning July 1, 2021.

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Office of WMS Secretary/Treasurer 2021-2022 Term 

WMS Secretary/Treasurer

WMS Secretary/Treasurer

The following individual is seeking election to the office of WMS Secretary/Treasurer for the 2021-2022 term beginning July 1, 2021. The Sec/Treasurer shall be responsible for the minutes and custodian of all records, books and papers belonging to WMS. He shall also supervise the finances, pay all authorized obligations, and chair the Budget/Finance Committee among other duties.

Spencer Weston, MD

Spencer Weston, MD

Family Medicine - Evanston

Spencer Weston, MD, is unopposed in seeking election to the position of WMS Secretary/Treasurer. His term will begin July 1, 2021.

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Office of WMS Open Trustee 2021-2022 Term

WMS Open Trustee

WMS Open Trustee

The following individuals are seeking election to the office of WMS Open Trustee for the 2021-2022 term beginning July 1, 2020. The Open Trustee is a non-officer with voting capacity on the Executive Committee. 

Luke Goddard, MD

Luke Goddard, MD

Emergency Medicine - Sheridan

Luke Goddard, MD, is a WMS member physician practicing emergency medicine in Sheridan.

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Matt Mitchell, MD

Matt Mitchell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ~ Casper

Matt Mitchell, MD, is a WMS member physician practicing orthopedic surgery.

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Office of WMS Trustee-At-Large 2021-2022 Term

**denotes incumbency

 

WMS Trustees-At-Large

WMS Trustees-At-Large

Trustees-At-Large are elected to represent county medical societies that have vacancies. They need not be from the geographic area that they serve. Five physicians are seeking election for five open positions.

Candidates on this year’s ballot include:
**David Armstrong, DO – – Rheumatology
**Kristina Behringer, MD – Family Medicine
David Dansie, DO
– Family Medicine
Carol Fischer, MD
– Family Medicine
Jacob Merrell, MD
– Diagnostic Radiology

David Dansie, DO

David Dansie, DO

Family Medicine ~ Rock Springs

David Dansie, DO, is a WMS member practicing family medicine in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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Carol Fischer, MD

Carol Fischer, MD

Family Medicine - Cheyenne

Carol FIscher, MD, is a WMS member physician practicing family medicine in Cheyenne.

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Jacob Merrell, MD

Jacob Merrell, MD

Radiology - Cheyenne

Jacob Merrell, MD, is a WMS member physician practicing radiology in Cheyenne.

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WMS Bylaws and Elections

WMS Bylaws Section 2.1 Subsection C. dictates that all elected officers, Open Trustee, Retired Physician Trustee and Trustees-at-Large be elected by an open voting process from the membership. The office of Immediate Past President is not an elective office and does not require nomination and shall not be included on the election ballot. The Immediate Past President position is automatically filled by the President upon completion of his/her term of office. All members eligible to vote shall receive a ballot, distributed within a period of not more than twenty days after the final slate of candidates has been determined. Valid returns must be received no later than May 20. A simple majority of ballots received shall determine victory. 
 
To learn more about the WMS Board of Trustees and WMS Governance, CLICK HERE.