Dr. Kimberly Williams joined Smoky Hill FMRP as an Associate Director in 2010. In October of 2018, she took on the role of Program Director. Prior to joining on as faculty, she received her Bachelor of Science in General Science from York College in York, Nebraska. She then went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine- Wichita.
Dr. Williams then traveled to Pennsylvania with her husband Caleb to complete her residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she served as chief resident. After residency, Dr. Williams completed a one-year Fellowship in Faculty Development in Lancaster.
Dr. Williams is from Wichita and enjoys being close to family. In her spare time, Dr. Williams enjoys being active in her church, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their 3 children.
Dr. Williams is a member of the AAFP, KAFP and CMDA. Her special interests include women’s health, obstetrical care and diabetes.
Dr. Leah Peterson is native to Salina, and joined the Smoky Hill Faculty after graduating residency in 2015. She was promoted to Associate Program Director in 2021. Prior to becoming a faculty physician, Dr. Peterson received both her Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and her medical degree from the University of Kansas. Dr. Peterson is a member of the AAFP, KAFP, KPPEPR, and the Saline County Medical Society. She is admittedly the nerdiest of the faculty and schedules all of the didactic sessions for the residents. Outside of teaching, her special interests in medicine include women’s and children’s health, inpatient medicine, LGBTQ+ care, HIV and Hepatitis C management, and evidence-based medicine.
Dr. Peterson is married to Jake Peterson, an attorney (and former Swedish Folk Dancer), who loves Star Wars and wears a lot of green ties. They have two adorable children, one dog, a few chickens, and two beehives. In her spare time, Dr. Peterson enjoys cardio, cooking, gardening, beekeeping, reading, getting Jake to help her build stuff, and crafty pursuits.
Dr. Robert Kraft joined Smoky Hill FMRP as an Associate Director in 2004. In 2018, he expanded his role to include Chief Medical Officer of Salina Family Healthcare. In November 2019, he became CEO. Dr. Kraft received his Bachelor of Science in Genetics from The University of Kansas and subsequently completed his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine- Kansas City. He then went on to complete his residency at Smoky Hill FMRP.
During medical school, Dr. Kraft was inducted into the very prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. In 2010, Dr. Kraft received the Kansas Academy of Family Physician Exemplary Teaching Award in the full-time faculty category. This award recognizes family medicine faculty members in Kansas who have demonstrated exemplary teaching skills or have developed and implemented innovative new teaching models or programs.
Dr. Kraft is from Concordia, KS. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family. He is happily married to Carmen San Martin and they are the proud parents of two. Dr. Kraft also enjoys traveling, reading, and cheering on the beloved KU Jayhawks, especially in the raucous Allen Fieldhouse.
Special interests include: ambulatory practice improvement and chronic disease management.
Danielle currently serves as the Behavioral Science faculty at Smoky Hill. She completed her Masters of Science in Family Therapy at Friends University in Wichita, KS. After completing school, Danielle began her professional career providing mental health services in the areas of crisis, outpatient, and addiction to individuals, couples, and families.
Her professional interests include co-occurring disorders, couple/family therapy, and high risk patient care. As the behavioral science faculty, she assists in developing and teaching the Behavioral medicine curriculum at Smoky Hill. She also does an excellent job of supporting and evaluating residents in the advancement of their mental health knowledge and clinical interviewing skills.
Danielle is passionate about integrated health care, holistic options for disease/illness management, and improving systems to aid patients. During her down time, she can typically be found with a book on the patio or traveling to a new destination.
Dr. Nguyen grew up in Liberal. When starting college at the University of Kansas (KU), Dr. Nguyen had her heart set on a Computer Science major. However, after her first year of college, she found her love for medicine and realized computer science was not the right career choice for her.
Dr. Nguyen completed her undergraduate degree at KU and her MD at the KU School of Medicine. After graduating from medical school, she completed her residency at UKMC Truman Lakewood, but she is still a Jayhawk at heart.
In her free time, Dr. Nguyen loves spending time with her husband, baking, board games with friends, tennis, and spending time with her pets – five dogs and a potbelly pig named Emma. Her friends love her baking – especially the lemon blueberry sweet rolls and peach cobbler. Dr. Nguyen loves having friends to share calories with!
Dr. Rhyne received her Bachelors at Ottawa University (Ottawa, KS) in Biology. She then graduated from The University of Kansas School of Medicine- Wichita Campus. She went on to complete her residency training at Wesley Family Medicine (Wichita, KS).
In her spare time she enjoys: going on adventures with her husband and son, watching and playing sports (go Chiefs!), and taking in TV shows like The Office, The Bachelor, and any home makeover show that is on TLC.
Dr. Martha Riese received dual Bachelor of Science Degrees in Nutritional Sciences and Food Science from Kansas State University in 2010. She then graduated from The University of Kansas School of Medicine, and went on to complete her residency training at Smoky Hill. She joined the faculty in 2019. Dr. Riese is a member of the AAFP, KAFP, and the Saline County Medical Society. Her medical interests include women and children’s health, wound care, and obesity and nutritional medicine.
Dr. Riese grew up on a farm near Salina. She is happily married and has four children. In her spare time, Dr. Riese enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, and doing outdoor activities.
Dr. Abbey Rupe joined Smoky Hill as an Associate Director and faculty Pediatrician in 2015. Dr Rupe received her Bachelors of Arts in Microbiology from the University of Kansas in 2001. She then received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita in 2005. During her medical education, Dr. Rupe was inducted in to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Rupe then went on to complete her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine- Wichita where she served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Rupe grew up in Minden, NE. She is married to Dr. Chris Rupe, a general surgeon. They have two children. In her spare time, Dr. Rupe enjoys running, reading, spending time with family, and volunteering in the community.
Dr. Rupe is an active member of the AAP, KAAP, and the Saline County Medical Society.
Residency Program Manager
Krista grew up in Hoisington, Kansas. She moved to Salina after high school to attend Salina Area Technical College. Krista was hired on by SFHC right after graduation in 2004. She moved to the residency world in February of 2018. Krista has a passion for our mission of providing care in rural Kansas and helping the underserved.
Away from work Krista enjoys being a boy mom to her two boys. They enjoy going to the lake, fitness, outdoor activities and cheering on the Royals and Kansas City Chiefs.
Residency Support Specialist
Courtney was raised in and around Abilene, KS. She is a 2010 gradate of the Enterprise Adventist Academy. Her hometown’s popular attractions made her fall in love with the customer service world.
“Abilene, being home to the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood home, attracts people from all over the world and being a small part of their visit and hearing their stories of travel has always been a fond memory for me,” she said.
Courtney previously served as Tourism Assistant for the City of Abilene. Now, in addition to her role at SHFMRP, she is working towards a degree in Healthcare Administration.
When she’s not at work or online classes, she is spending most of her time with her two sons: going to the zoo, playing football in the backyard, racing HotWheels, or defending her base in a Nerf battle. Courtney and her husband also enjoy going to the casino together.