On Dec. 31, 2022, Annette Small will step down from her role as Interim Executive Director of the Kansas City Medical Society. The new Executive Director will be announced soon.

Annette entered this role during the pandemic, but distance did not minimize her tremendous impact or ability to tackle important initiatives. Her leadership has helped KCMS better serve its members and hospital partners through listening, collaboration, and action.

Annette departs the Kansas City Medical Society with a few parting words about her time, experiences, and excitement for the future:

  • What were the most rewarding aspects of serving in this role?
    Meeting and working with the physicians of KC–witnessing their passion for patients and the best for our community and each other.
  • What are you proud to have accomplished?
    Bringing physicians together for their annual meetings to celebrate their dedication. The community responded so well with donations of space, money, food and beverages in both 2021 and 2022.
  • Why was it important to you to serve as the Interim Executive Director?
    I have been a nurse in the KC metro area for more than 30 years. Supporting physicians and helping serve patients in need are core values and key tenets of my career. This was another way to do both of those in a new and important way.
  • Why will the Society be in good hands going forward?
    I’m very excited about the future of KCMS. There is a lot of passion for the physicians, and the new leadership team is well poised with experience and resources to help meet our goals of having a voice, supporting leadership development, and managing physician burnout.
  • What makes Kansas City Medical Society members special? How will they impact the future of health care in our communities?
    The passion of the KCMS physicians for the community and each other is priceless—they are comfortable and confident in making their voices heard for the betterment of the community as well as their peers. They are very thoughtful, inclusive, and actively involved and educated in health equity. I am thrilled to have been part of this organization and am grateful for all the relationships and experiences!

Thank you, Annette, for all you have done — and will continue to do —
to enhance health care in our communities.

Annette Small Headshot

Annette Small, RN, BSN, MBA

Interim Executive Director, Kansas City Medical Society