MSSC President

E. Jeanne Kroeker, MD is a board-certified internal medicine physician, practicing in Wichita.  Prior to medical school, Dr. Kroeker obtained a degree in chemical engineering from MIT and worked as an engineer for four years.  She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, graduating in 1999, and then completed a residency at the University of Kansas in Internal Medicine in 2002.  Dr. Kroeker currently practices outpatient internal medicine at Kansas Physicians Group, but she has worked with Preferred Medical Associates (Via Christi) and in solo practice for 13 years. She served as President of the Medical Staff of Via Christi Hospitals in 2010-2011 and Director of Utilization Management for Via Christi from 2007 to 2009.  She has served as the Medical Director for Project Access since 2011 and was a volunteer faculty member for UKSM-Wichita from 2003 through 2017.  

Outside of the office:  Dr. Kroeker is celebrating 25 years of marriage to her husband Mike in 2022 and is immensely proud of her two children, with her daughter working as an LDP in Integrated Supply Chain at Textron Inc. and her son majoring in Automotive Restoration at McPherson College.  She enjoys cooking, home projects, traveling, and trying to make things grow in her yard and garden.


MSSC Executive Director

Phillip Brownlee became the MSSC executive director in May 2017. He worked for 21 years at The Wichita Eagle, including 16 years as editorial page editor. During his tenure at The Eagle, Phillip and the editorial board won numerous journalism awards, including the Kansas Public Health Association service award. Phillip also worked previously as a certified public accountant in Dallas and as public information director. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Sterling College and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.

MSSC Board of Directors

  • Maurice L. Duggins, MD President Elect
  • Nassim H. Nabbout, MD Secretary
  • Amanda M. Valliant, MD Treasurer
  • Stephen J. Grindel, DO Immediate Past President
  • Megan Dingwall, MD
  • Phillip Hagan, MD
  • Stephanie N. Kuhlmann, DO
  • Mark D. Laudenschlager, MD
  • Justin Moore, MD
  • Katie Rosell, MD
  • Chady Sarraf, MD
  • Wassim H. Shaheen, MD
  • Jennifer E. Thuener, MD