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Keri Bergeson, MD

Keri Bergeson, MD  is a full spectrum family physician in a rural community in Central Washington. She received her medical degree from and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota. She is currently the medical director at Columbia Valley Community Health, 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. 

Dr Bergeson is also the rural site director for a brand-new rural residency training program opened in partnership with the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Program. She has received local, state, and national recognition for her leadership skills and she is passionate about leading complex change and ongoing leadership development both for herself and those around her.

Kathleen Brooks, MD

Dr Kathleen Brooks is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, working part-time precepting in the North Memorial Family Medicine residency program and teaching in the medical school.She serves as a national consultant to medical schools implementing longitudinal integrated clerkship models. Her previous roles in the University of Minnesota included associate dean for Primary Care, assistant dean for Continuing Medical Education and director of the Rural and Metro Physician Associate Programs. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Minnesota, and completed her family medicine residency there. After a number of years in clinical practice, she transitioned into administrative medicine, health policy and teaching. She completed an MBA in at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN and an MPA degree at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member in the University of Minnesota Medical School. she served as the Minnesota medical director for Medicare Part B, physician consultant for the Medicaid Director in the Minnesota Department of Human Services, medical coordinator for the MN Board of Medical Practice and in administrative roles in several health systems. She developed and taught a physician leadership curriculum for the University of St. Thomas Physician Leadership College executive program for 10 years. She has done physician leadership consulting for a number of large health systems in the Midwest.

Renee Crichlow, MD

Dr Renee Crichlow is a full spectrum family physician at the University of Minnesota, Department of Family and Community Medicine, North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. She received her undergraduate degree in biology and political theory from University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr Crichlow attended medical school at University of California, Davis and also where she completed her residency. Following residency she completed her first fellowship in faculty development (clinical research focus) at University of California, San Francisco. Dr Crichlow then joined faculty at UC Davis with a joint appointment in family medicine and OB/gynecology. Following UC Davis she worked and taught as a family physician in rural Montana while on faculty with the University of Washington in the Montana Family Medicine Residency Program. She has seen patients at the Broadway Family Medicine Clinic and taught family medicine in North Minneapolis since 2009, and she is the founder of a youth health career mentorship program called The Ladder. Most recently, Dr Crichlow was an 2012 Emerging Leader Fellow. She has served in numerous leadership positions through local, state, national, and international levels, including areas of health policy development, academic endeavors, and community outreach. Dr Crichlow serves as the chair of the fellowship.

Joanna Drowos, DO, MPH, MBS, SMQ

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Dr Joanna 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 for the 3rd year curriculum. Dr Drowos earned her DO and Master of Public Health Degrees at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine and Medical Quality She earned her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 2008. Her scholarly interests include public health and preventive medicine, primary care focused curricula and faculty development for community-based preceptors.


John Frey, MD

John Frey, MD, is part-time faculty in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and medical degree from Northwestern University. Following medical school he completed his residency at the University of Miami. He then joined faculty at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine and Commonwealth. Following Massachusetts, Dr Frey joined faculty at the University of North Carolina where he directed the fellowship program and also served as vice chair. At the University of Wisconsin, Dr Frey served as department chair from 1993-2006. From 2007-2014, he was the director of community engagement for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, an NIH funded program to create research partnerships between communities and the university. Dr Frey has also served as editor of the Family Medicine Journal and the Wisconsin Medical Journal and associate editor of the Annals of Family Medicine. He has consulted and taught in many countries including Latin America, the Caribbean, United Kingdom, and Asia. He was a Kellogg National Fellow from 1984-1987 and Lyndhurst Prize recipient from 1989-1992. He has served on the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee of the National Library of Medicine and now currently serves as their consultant. Dr Frey has extensive involvement with STFM. He was a STFM past president, received the STFM Recognition Award and the F. Marian Bishop Leadership Award.

Rosanne Illes, PhD


Dr Roseanne Illes is the director of Behavioral Medicine and clinical assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine residency program at Lee Health since the program started. She created and oversees the behavioral medicine curriculum for the program. Dr Illes is a clinical health psychologist and received her doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She did her fellowship in graduate medical education and integrated primary care at the Michigan State University Flint Campus Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training (CAPT).She is the chair of the Florida State University’s GME subcommittee on Wellness and has co-led the Wellness committee for her program. In her position at the residency program she has led multiple quality improvement clinic initiatives including implementing a controlled medication policy and improving early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr Illes has been in leadership roles in multiple national and local organizations/committees including the resiliency and post-partum system-wide workgroups for Lee Health, Southwest Florida Behavioral Health syntegration review, and is currently the chair of the Diversity and Disparity Committee of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (APAHC). She is in the process of applying for promotion to associate professor and becoming certified in Lifestyle Medicine and working collaboratively with another faculty member on creating the Lifestyle Medicine track for the program. Dr Illes has coordinated and assisted with running team building activities for the program and has provided mentorship with leadership skills to the residents and peer faculty/colleagues through individual consultations, presentations, and workshops.

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