Emerging Leaders Fellowship


Keri Bergeson, MD

Columbia Valley Community Health

Dr Bergeson is a full spectrum family physician in rural Central Washington. She received her medical degree from and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota. She is the medical director at a federally qualified health center in Chelan, WA. In this role, she has led her team through building and moving into a new clinic, changing electronic health records, and opening a rural residency program in partnership with the University of Washington. She is passionate about leading complex change and ongoing leadership development.

Kathleen Brooks, MD

University of Minnesota

Dr Brooks is associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota.  She served as associate dean for Primary Care, assistant dean for CME and director of the RPAP/MetroPAP programs there. She completed her MD and family medicine residency at the University of MN Medical School, her MBA in at the University of St. Thomas, and her MPA degree at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. She has done extensive work in governmental health policy and physician leadership development.


Renee Crichlow, MD

University of Minnesota

Dr. Renee Crichlow is a family physician at the University of Minnesota, North Memorial FMR, and Director of Advocacy and Policy for the University of Minnesota Department of Family and Community Medicine. She has completed a fellowship in primary care health policy with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She is the co-founder of a youth health career mentorship program called The Ladder. She is currently the President-Elect for the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians.

Joanna Drowos, DO, MPH, MBA

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Dr Drowos is an associate professor of Integrated Medical Science at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. She serves as associate chair of the Integrated Medical Science Department and the director for the Clinical and Preventive Medicine Clerkship. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine and Medical Quality. Her scholarly interests include public health and preventive medicine, primary care focused curricula and faculty development for community-based preceptors.

John Frey, MD

University of Wisconsin

Dr Frey is an Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin. He taught at the University of Massachusetts and the University of North Carolina, directing the Faculty Development fellowship program. He was editor of Family Medicine and is an associate editor of the Annals of Family Medicine and a consultant to the National Library of Medicine. Dr Frey is an STFM past president and recipient of the Lynn and Joan Carmichael Award and the F. Marian Bishop Leadership Award.

Rosanne Illes, PhD

Florida State University FMR

Dr Illes is the director of Behavioral Medicine and clinical assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine FMR. She is the chair of Florida State University’s GME subcommittee on Wellness and has co-led the Wellness committee for her program. She has been in leadership roles in national and local organizations and is currently the chair of the Diversity and Disparity Committee of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers. She provides mentorship and leadership training to residents and colleagues.

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Apr 27-May 1, 2019Annual Spring Conference




April 1: Early bird registration deadline for the Annual Spring Conference.

April 10: Call for presentations submission deadline for the Conference on Practice & Quality Improvement

June 17: Call for presentations submission deadline for the Conference on Medical Student Education