KMS announces new Executive Director
The Kansas Medical Society Board of Trustees has selected Rachelle Colombo as the organization’s next Executive Director. Ms. Colombo currently serves as KMS’ Director of Government Affairs; she will transition into her new role effective January 1, 2020, and will continue to spearhead the organization’s legislative efforts at the Statehouse.
“Rachelle has been a passionate advocate for KMS and the entire physician community for the past eight years. We look forward to having her continue to serve KMS in this new capacity,” said LaDona Schmidt, MD, KMS President and a Lawrence family physician.
A Wichita native, Ms. Colombo is graduate of Baylor University. She grew up in a medical family–her father, Robert Bingaman, MD is a general surgeon and her sister, Rebecca Green, MD is a family physician; both practice in Wichita. Ms. Colombo and her husband, Jeff, reside in Topeka with their two children, Katie and Max.
Ms. Colombo has a great deal of advocacy experience at the state Capitol and in Kansas politics. Before joining KMS in 2011, she served as Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives.
Jerry Slaughter has been serving as KMS’ Interim Executive Director, following the resignation of Jon Rosell in September.