AAFP Foundation Staff

How to Contact Us

You may contact us by email or by phone at (800) 274-2237 (extensions listed below). The AAFP Foundation Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. To find our mailing address and driving directions, or to complete a contact us form, please visit the Contact Us page.

Foundation Staff Members

Executive Office and Administration

Kesha Whitley
Executive Assistant and Liaison to the Board of Trustees
(913) 906-6000, ext. 4456


Brenda Cherpitel
Director, Development
(913) 906-6000, ext. 4452

Erin Heffernan, MBA
Manager, Development
(913) 906-6000, ext. 4440

Dionne Lewis
Development, Strategist
(913) 906-6000, ext. 4408

Tracy Ingram
Development Coordinator
(913) 906-6000, ext. 4458

Strategic Partnerships

Melanie Hayden
Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships
(913) 906-6000, ext.4430

Maria Arnone
Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships
(913) 906-6000, ext.4442

Jodi Talia
Lead Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships
(913) 906-6000, ext.4447

Shelly Ruhlman
Sr. Program Coordinator, Strategic Partnerships
(913) 906-6000, ext. 4445

Program Administration

Phyllis Naragon, MA
Director, Programs and Administration
(913) 906-6000, ext. 4410

Sharon Hunt, MA
Programs Strategist
(913) 906-6000, ext. 4470

Sondra Goodman, MS, MPA
Programs/Grants Specialist
(913) 906-6000, ext. 4457

Annette Routon
Program Specialist
(913) 906-6000, ext. 4406

Don Ivey, MPA
Manager, Center for the History of Family Medicine
(913) 906-6000, ext. 4420

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