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Discover Children's Mercy Alumni

November 2019 alumni

Front row: Hunter (Children’s Mercy Facility Dog), Margaret Jones, Carlene Hall, Shannon Moylan, Eva Karp, Barjdeep Kaur, Demi Lloyd, Steve Levy

Back row: Hi Blomquist, Jessica Palm, Jill Warren, Kevin Lawson, Jodi Coombs, Kacy Seitz, Major John Broussard, Chad Battison, Dr. Rob Steele

Not pictured: Lindsay Bowen, Matt Bowen, Beau Gostomsky, Greg Meila

August 2019 alumni

Forefront: Hunter, Children’s Mercy Facility Dog

Front row: Lori Feek, Bonnie Illig, Emily Darling, Rep. Brenda Shields, Joe Reardon, Maggie Ertz, Emily Diebolt, Caitlin O’Byrne Waters, Purvi Tober

Back row: Carrie Saia, Amy Winterscheidt, Kimberly Cook, Tina Wheeler, Peggy Rooney, Adam Proffitt, Jana Calkins, Rebecca Rezaei, Megan Hise, George Morris, Bruce Reed, Rep. Tom Cox, Terrence Gallagher

Not pictured: Whitney Frost, Daniel Lacy, Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove

Children's Mercy April 2019 Alumni

April 2019 alumni

Seated: Lily Lieberman, Maggie Freeman, Anne Durrie, Gina Lichte, Jenna Neher, Sarah Moe, Maureen Kempinski, Stephanie Lewis, Hunter (Children’s Mercy Therapy Dog)

Standing: Carey Bickford, Dr. Glenn Goldstein, Kent Sunderland, Dr. Dan Durrie, Stewart Koesten, Dr. Rex Archer, Kathy Currey, Michelle Lunbeck, Dr. Melissa Conroy, Dr. Ted Brown, Erin Dugan, Dana Johnson

Not pictured: Mary Bloch

November 2018 Discover Children's Mercy alumni

November 2018 alumni

Foreground: Hope (Children’s Mercy Therapy Dog)

Seated: Kim Duggan, Ingrid Burnett, Paul Kempinski, Susan Johnson, Dan Frazier, Linda Gallagher, Rebecca Bowen, Try Bowen

Standing: Andy Pence, Megan Pence, Betsy Braham, Gary Muller, Russ Melchert, Russell Gray, Jerry Hobbs, Terry Matlack, Pamela Miller, Michael Cummings

Not pictured: Becci Blaesing, Becky Gordon, Brett Gordon, Carey Wilkerson Looney, Donna Pfautsch

August 2018 Discover Children's Mercy Alumni

August 2018 alumni

Seated: Kate Dixon, Nikita Sharma, Georgiane Hayhow, Julie Pine, Karen Braman, Jen Porter, Erin Brower

Standing: Tom Esselman, Tom Gerend, Patrick Sallee, Greg Lakin, Jeff Andersen, Amy Young, Jay Arnold, Tara Adler, Jay Selanders, Katherine Holland, John Jones, Teesha Miller, Doug Waltman

Not pictured: Cathy Baier, Tracy O’Rourke

April 2018 alumni

Seated: Clint Robinson, Tucker Trotter, Lori Tinkler, Robbie Harding, Edna Talboy, Lee Wong-Medina, Ken Jackson

Standing: Julie Foster, Adam Miller, Alan Edelman, Debbie Sosland-Edelman, Julie Weeks, Corey Ziegler, Tracy Humphreys, Sally Pollock, Mark Sappington, Cora Storbeck, Jean-Paul Chaurand, Paul Gomez, LTC Jarett Skinner

Not pictured: Louis Byrd, Dr. Robert Kenagy, Ahmad Mehr

November 2017 alumni

Forefront: Hunter, Children’s Mercy Facility Dog

Seated: Curt Chase, Christy Wilson, Troy Lillebo, Lisa Diven, Dave Borchardt, Lt. Col. Matthew Harrison, Josh Hurlbert

Standing: Sammy Panettiere, Sheila Tracy, Natalie Gershon, Courtney Thomas, Brooke Cox, Dee Evans, Lt. Col. Suzanna Holbrook, Sheila Martinsen, Jennifer Kingry, Amy Milroy, Georgia Croft

Not pictured: Ronnie Burt, Dr. Kevin Dishman, Patrick Looney, Brenda Sharpe

August 2017 alumni

Forefront: Hunter, Children’s Mercy Facility Dog

Seated: Neala Hackett, Steven Layt, Rep. Joy Koesten, Rep. Jan Kessinger, Marty Travers, Gerald Holland, Christine Wilson, Heather Counts Garrett

Standing, 1st row: Jennifer Huxel, Kelly Jernigan, Sally Groves, Mayra Aguirre, Rebecca Hall, Rene Larsen, Sen. Pat Pettey, Katie Reysack, Sarah Sentmore, Angela Smart

Standing, 2nd row: Shane Hackett, Col. Mark MacDougall, Pat Contreras, Tyler Oliver, Mayor Michael Boehm, Adam Timmerman

Not pictured: Ramin Cherafat

April 2017 alumni

Forefront: Hunter, Children’s Mercy Facility Dog

Seated: Rep. Cindy Neighbor, Sen. Dinah Sykes, Rep. Patty Markley, Emily Gretzinger, Kelsey Thompson, Sally Pacheco, Kelly Ranallo, Julie Nelson Meers

Standing, 2nd row: Emily Boeshaar, Nancy Dillingham, Inge Richter, Ellen Bresky, Col. Mario Caycedo, Kathy Adams, Hilary Allen, Katie Erwin, Julie Moorhead, Col. John Melton

Standing, 3rd row: Dennis Ridenour, Lucy Pitts, Mark Nuss, Brian Kinkade

Not pictured: Andy Marso, Jaime Masters, Sen. John Skubal, Kyle Vena

November 2016 alumni

Forefront: Hunter, Children’s Mercy Facility Dog

Seated: Steven Johnson, Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, Jeff Simon, Elise Reuter, Julianne Story, Joanna Smith, Misbah Aslam

Standing: Jo Beutler, Cindy Muller, Phil Johnson, Shelly Freeman, Matt Wildman, Mike Jeffries, Jim Stowers, Bran Kaberline, Rep. Stan Frownfelter, Rep. Pam Curtis, Ann Cary, Joan Charbonneau, Robb Heineman

Not pictured: Legislator Scott Burnett, Rep. Mike Cierpiot

August 2016 alumni

Front row: Jessie Ng and Hunter, Children's Mercy Facility dog

Seated: Doug Elmer, April Hudson, Roxanne Shanks, Kimberly Jones, Judy Sherry, Daniel Landon, Carolyn Carlson, David Cauble

Standing: Desiree Mowry, Candy Merrill, Bob Bloss, Pam Bloss, Kathy Nelson, Pamela Frank, Kristina Weger, Jeanne Krug, Molly Haase, Chad Austin, Randy Belcher, Caleb Clifford, Larry DeAngelis, Michael Paine, Rob Alumbaugh, David Cho

April 2016 alumni

First row: Kate Hughes, Marilyn Dobski, Shelby Rauen, Pete Spender, Brad Bradley, Stacy Gewecke, Patty Garney

Second row: Lonna Anderson, Lisa Dietrich, Ashley Green

Third row: Mike Randol, Dr. Tom Curran, Mark O’Donnell, Karen O’Donnell, Corey Biggs, Bill Lyons, David Epstein, Alison Ward, Ellen Merriman, Chris Nelson

Not pictured: Rep. Erin Davis, Dr. Bridget McCandless

Discover Children's Mercy November 2015 alumni

November 2015 alumni

First row: Tami Greenberg, Annie Presley, Joe Gregg, Becky Krueger, Bill Krueger, Jacob Reid, Helen Thompson

Second row: Justin Compton, Jacob Littrell, Jennifer Draper, Helen Sifers, Katie Dunn Fitzgerald, Mary Lockton, Mary McPherson, Cokethea Hill

Third row: Rep. Noel Shull, Rhonda Holman, Joe Badger, Michelle McSpadden, Linda Walsworth McLerran, Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, Nicola Heskett, E.J. Becker, Lou Kaucic

Not pictured: Scott Martinsen

August 2015 alumni

First row: Linda Bond, Kathy Swatek, Karissa Alumbaugh, Quentin Savwoir, Michelle Robin, Marjorie Benzkofer

Second row: Stacie Prosser, Michael Huetsch, Susan Belger Angulo, Kirby Upjohn, Michele Stowers

Third row: Paul Barnds, Eric Zahnd, Shana Marchio, Steve Swatek, Andrew Teigen, Matt McBride, Tom Carignan, Carrie Stewart, Bryan Andres, Susanne Teel, Ellen Riley

Discover Children's Mercy alumni March 2015

March 2015 alumni

First row: Erin Klassen, Mayor Eileen Weir, Chris Coffey, Patty Gee Nicholson, Heather Townsend, Trent Green, Jill Deramus Dean, Jean Deramus Wagner

Second row: Sarah Irsik-Good, Diane Power, Diane Gallagher, Mayor Randy Rhoads, Dan Beutler, Lisa Vedock, Betty Lam Hamilton, Dr. Kathy Perryman, Addie Ward, Mark Sesler, Ann Uryasz, Nicky Deramus Bunch

Third row: Dave Smith, Liz Pruett, Tray Vedock, Justin Apprill, Ambassador Allan Katz, Frank Uryasz

Discover Children's Mercy alumni Novemeber 2014

November 2014 alumni

First row: Danny O’Neill, Ken Mishler, Henry Bond, Matt Haase, Sen. Julia Lynn, Christine Kemper

Second row: Melinda Ward, Sen. Jolie Justus, Laura Brooks, Sergio Alois Garcia Hofer, Morrie Pitluck, Scott Hall, Jeff Anthony, Tom Bell

Not pictured: Jim Kaufman, Charlie Schellhorn

Discover Children's Mercy alumni August 2014

August 2014 alumni

First row: Jason Van Eaton, Sen. David Pearce, Lauren Houts, Emily Mueller, Tracey Osborne, Carter Weitz

Second row: Fred Graefe, Herb Kuhn, Kate Gibbs, Abbey Johnson, Stephanie Bond, Brian O’Neal, Alex Smith, John Keech

Third row: Mark McDougald, Sen. Chris Molendorp

Not pictured: Mary Heinrich, U.S. Representative Lynn Jenkins, Dan Margolies, Evan Peters

Discover Children's Mercy alumni April 2014

April 2014 alumni

First row: Brennen Britton, Jonathan Baum, Corey Dillon, Dr. Susan Mosier, Kristi Wyatt

Second row: Meredith Baum, Margi Pence, Felisha McDougald, Sen. Vicki Schmidt, JP Mason, Denise Martinek

Third row: Braden Perry, Jonalee McLaughlin, Jon Stephens, Marje Tripp, Montie Tripp, Tally Sharma

Not pictured: Thomas Killian

Discover Children's Mercy alumni August 2013

August 2013 alumni

First row: Julie Murphy Finn, Kay Sharp, KS State Senator Kay Wolf, Dr. Patrick James

Second row: Jennifer Boyer, Jenea Oliver, Rob Bratcher, Julie Green

Third row: Pamela Johnson, Paul McLaughlin, Colin Brainard, Cindy Green

Fourth row: Mike Maslowski, Tom Weir, Peters Willson

Not pictured: Zachary Brown, MO State Representative Nick Marshall, Mark Wietecha

April 2013 alumni

First row: Debbie Sosland-Edelman, Buffy Smith, David Goebel, Kimberly Young, Ginny Vineyard

Second row: Kathy Nemechek, Raleigh Drennon, David Daniel, Melissa Novak, Brandi Thomas

Not pictured: Mary Hunkeler, Tammy Peterman, Dr. Steven Stites

August 2012 alumni

First row: Sarah Happ, Cindy Ortiz, Kristina Weger, Cori Turner, Carol Bates, David Oliver

Second row: Teng-Kee Tan, PhD, Heidi Cashman, Sarah Baum, Ed Connolly

Third row: Jack Ovel

Not pictured: Missouri State Senator Shalonn “Kiki” Curls

All alumni

Kathy Adams – President, Children's Relief Association

Tara Adler – Development Manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

Mayra Aguirre – Program Officer, Hall Family Foundation

Hilary Allen – Director of Planning, Intouch Solutions

Karissa Alumbaugh – Community Volunteer

Robert Alumbaugh – Partner, NorthPoint Development

Jeff Anderson – Secretary, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)

Bryan Andres – Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, IPFS Corporation, CO-Chair, Children's Mercy 2016 Red Hot Night

Susan Belger Angulo – Director of Development, Children's Center for the Visually Impaired

Jeff Anthony – Chief Financial Officer, McCarthy Auto Group

Justin Apprill – Chief Project Development Officer, U.S. Engineering Company

Rex Archer, MD, MPH - Director of Health, City of Kansas City, Missouri

John (Jay) Arnold – Chair, Children's Mercy Family Advisory Board

Chad Austin – Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Kansas Hospital Association

Joe Badger – District Representative, Office of U.S. Senator Jerry Moran

Cathy Baier – Owner, US Federal Properties

Paul Barnds – Community Volunteer (Children's Mercy)

Chad Battison – Founder, Sunesis Advisors

Jon Baum – Chief Executive Officer, George K. Baum & Company; Member, Children's Mercy Board of Directors

Meredith Baum – Student, Pembroke Hill School

Sarah Baum – Community Volunteer; Co-Chair, Children's Mercy Healthier Ever After Campaign

E.J. Becker – Morning News Co-Host, KMBC Radio

Randy Belcher – Executive Creative Director, Doner Advertising

Tom Bell – President/Chief Executive Officer, Kansas Hospital Association

Marjorie Benzkofer – Global Lead, Reputation Management Practice, FleishmanHillard

Dan Beutler – President, George J. Shaw Construction Company

Jo Beutler – Community Volunteer

Carey Bickford – Member, Children’s Mercy family advisory board

Corey Biggs – Portfolio Manager, Hallmark Cards, Inc; Member, Children's Mercy Foundation Board

Becci Blaesing – Vice President for Medical Development,
Kansas University Endowment Association

Mary Bloch – Community Volunteer 

Hi Blomquist – Retired Business Owner and Attorney

Robert Bloss – Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Hallmark Cards

Pamela Bloss – Registered Nurse, Office of Dr. John Dunlap

Michael Boehm – Mayor, Lenexa, Kansas; Senior Vice President, Business Banking Group, Commerce Bank

Emily Boeshaar – President-Elect, Children's Relief Association

Henry Bond – Chief Financial Officer, Lockton Companies

Linda Bond – Partner, Kit Bond Strategies

Stephanie Bond – Community Volunteer; Management Consultant

Dave Borchardt – Director of Events, Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation

Lindsay Bowen – Community Volunteer

Matt Bowen – Vice President of Operations, Superior Bowen

Rebecca Bowen – Community Volunteer

Trey Bowen – President and CEO, Superior Bowen

Jennifer Boyer – Staff Director, Office of U.S. Senator Pat Roberts

William "Brad" Bradley – Retired

Betsy Braham – Board Member, Children's Mercy

Colin Brainard – Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Representative Lynn Jenkins

Karen Braman – Senior Vice President, Healthcare Strategy & Policy, Kansas Hospital Association

Rob Bratcher – Senior Vice President, Division Manager Healthcare Banking, Commerce Bank

Ellen Bresky – Community Volunteer

Brennen Britton – District Representative, Office of U.S. Senator Jerry Moran

Laura Brooks – Partner, Berkowitz Oliver

Major John Broussard – Deputy Commander of Administration, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Riley, Kansas

Erin Brower – State and Local Government Affairs Director, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Larrie Ann Brown, J.D. – Attorney and Legislative Counsel , Brad Smoot Law Office

Col. Theodore (Ted) Brown, MD – CEO/Commander, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Riley

Zachary Brown – Field Representative, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler

Holly Buckendahl – Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities-Kansas City

Nicky Deramus Bunch – Director, Deramus Foundation, Community Volunteer

Ingrid Burnett – Representative, State of Missouri

Scott Burnett – Legislator, Jackson County, Missouri

Ronnie Burt – President/CEO, Visit KC

Louis Byrd – Hybrid Designer/Owner, Mellie Blue

Jana Calkins – Assistant News Director, FOX4 KC

Tom Carignan – Vice President, Senior Client Relationship Manager, UMB Bank

Carolyn Carlson – Director, Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Ann Cary, RN, MPH, PhD, FNAP – Dean and Professor, UMKC School of Nursing

Heidi Cashman – District Representative, Office of U.S. Congressman Kevin Yoder

Col. Mario Caycedo – Chief Medical Officer, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Riley, Kansas

Joan Charbonneau – CEO, Perfect Promotions

Curt Chase – Partner, Husch Blackwell

Jean-Paul Chaurand – Vice President, H&R Block Foundation and Marion and Henry Block Family Foundation; Board Member, Children's Mercy Board of Directors

Ramin Cherafat – Chief Operations Officer, McCownGordon Construction

Mike Cierpiot – Representative, State of Missouri

Caleb Clifford – Chief of Staff, Jackson County Executive

Chris Coffey – Chief Operating Officer, Sunflower Health Plan

Justin Compton – Vice President of Corporate Partnership, Sporting KC

Ed Connolly – Past Chair, Children's Mercy Board of Directors

Melissa Conroy, MD – Pediatrician, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Riley

Pat Contreras – Government Affairs/Business Development, McCownGordon Construction

Kimberly Cook – Senior Account Supervisor, Prairie Dog

Jodi Coombs, MBA, BSN, RN – Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Mercy

Brooke Cox – Marketing Specialist, Summit Homes

Tom Cox – Representative, State of Kansas, District 17

Georgia Croft – Community Volunteer

Michael Cummings – Senior Principal, TK Architects

Shalonn “Kiki” Curls – State Senator, Missouri's 9th Senate District

Kathy Currey – Department Vice President of Operations, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Pam Curtis – Representative, State of Kansas

Emily Darling – Director, Advancement Board, KU Endowment

Erin Davis – State Representative, Kansas House District 15

Jill Deramus Dean – Director, Deramus Foundation, Community Volunteer

Larry DeAngelis – Senior Vice President, Brand Leader, Doner Advertising

Emily Diebolt – Associate Director of Programs, Ronald McDonald House Charities Kansas City

Lisa Dietrich – Principal, Mercer

Nancy Dillingham – Community Volunteer

Corey Dillon – Senior Regional Director, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

Kevin Dishman, MD – Vice President, Acute Care Services, Stormont Vail Health

Lisa Diven – Director, WIN for KC

Kate Dixon – Health Policy Fellow, Office of Congressman Roger Marshall, MD

Marilyn Dobski – McDonald's Owner/Operator, Dobski & Associates

Jennifer Draper – Community Volunteer

Raleigh Drennon – Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Bailey Lauerman

Erin Dugan, PhD – President/CEO, KidsTLC

Kim Duggan – Vice President of Medicaid and FRA,
MHA Management Services Corporation

Anne Durrie – Community Volunteer; Durrie Consulting

Daniel Durrie, MD – Founder and President, Durrie Vision

Alan Edelman – Community Volunteer

Doug Elmer – Vice President, PREP-KC

David Epstein – Owner, Tom's Town Distilling Company

Maggie Ertz – Administrative Fellow, Children’s Mercy

Katie Erwin – Account Supervisor, FleishmanHillard

Tom Esselman – CEO, Connecting for Good

Dee Evans – Associate Director of External Relations, UMKC

Lori Feek – Associate Director Charitable Trusts & Foundations, UMB Bank

Julie Murphy Finn – Director, State Government Affairs & Economic Development, Kit Bond Strategies, LLP

Katie Dunn Fitzgerald – Senior Wealth Consultant, Mariner Wealth Advisers, LLC

Julie Foster – President, CRA (Children's Relief Association)

Dan Frazier – Vice President, Operations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Maggie Freeman – Manager, Ronald McDonald Family Room

Shelly Freeman – Attorney, Fineline HR Consulting

Whitney Frost – District Director, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Stan Frownfelter – Representative, State of Kansas

Diane Gallagher – Vice President, American Century Investments, President of the Board, Ronald McDonald House Charities-Kansas City

Linda Gallagher – Representative, State of Kansas

Terrence Gallagher – Member, Children’s Mercy Family Advisory Board; Chair, Children’s Mercy Kansas Patient Family Advisory Council

Patty Garney – Community Volunteer

Heather Counts Garrett – Owner/Principal, The Counts Law Firm

Tom Gerend – Executive Director, Kansas City Streetcar Authority

Natalie Gershon – Vice President of Marketing, Boulevard Brewing

Stacy Gewecke – Director, Partnership Marketing, Sporting Kansas City

David Goebel – Partner, Merryck & Company; Member, Children's Mercy Board of Directors

Glenn Goldstein, MD – Founder, Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers

Becky Gordon – Community Volunteer

Brett Gordon – Chairman and Co-Founder, McCownGordon Construction

Beau Gostomsky – Vice President-Revenue Cycle, Children’s Mercy

Fred Graefe – Law Office of Frederick H. Graefe, Washington, DC

Russell Gray – Managing Editor, Kansas City Business Journal

Ashley Green – Manager of Partnership Marketing, Sporting Kansas City

Cindy Green – District Representative, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran

Julie Green – Community Volunteer

Trent Green – CBS Broadcaster, Former NFL and Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback

Tami Greenberg – CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities - Kansas City

Joe Gregg – Triad Capitol Advisors, Inc.

Emily Gretzinger – Director, Marketing & Communications, Ronald McDonald House Charities of KC

Sally Groves – Program Officer, Hall Family Foundation

Matt Haase – District Office Director, Office of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

Molly Haase – District Director, Office of U.S. Representative Kevin Yoder

Neala Hackett – Owner, MarketLeverage

Shane Hackett – Executive Director, Heartland Soccer

Carlene Hall – Community Volunteer

Scott Hall – Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Rebecca Hall – Program Officer, Hall Family Foundation

Betty Lam Hamilton – Senior Vice President, Kaufman Hall

Sarah Happ – Client Results Executive, Cerner Corporation

Robbie Harding – Community Volunteer

Lt. Col. Matthew Harrison, DO – Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, Ft. Riley, Kansas

Georgiane Hayhow – Broker/Owner, The Hayhow Group Real Estate

Robb Heineman – CEO, Sporting Club

Mary Heinrich – Senior Vice President, Fleishman Hillard

Nicola Heskett – Executive Director, Children's Center for the Visually Impaired

Cokethea Hill – Vice President - Special Initiatives, United Way

Megan Hise, RN – Community Volunteer

Jerry Hobbs – President, Prairie Dog

Sergio Garcia Hofer – Consul for Community Affairs, Consulate of Mexico

Lt. Col. Suzanna Holbrook, DO – Director of Medical Services, Irwin Army Community Hospital

Gerald Holland – Vice President of Marketing, Sporting KC

Katherine Holland – Director, Marketing and Sales, Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation

Rhonda Holman – Vice President, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Lauren Houts – Account Executive, Lockton Companies

April Hudson – Programs and Operations Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities - Kansas City

Kate Hughes – President, Children's Relief Association

Tracy Humphreys – Account Manager, Prairie Dog Creative Agency

Mary Hunkeler – Community Volunteer; Member, Children's Mercy Board of Directors

Josh Hurlbert – Field Representative Manager, Office of Congressman Sam Graves

Lt. Col. Jennifer Huxel – Chief, Inpatient Nursing and Women’s Health Nursing Services, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Riley

Bonne Illig – The Illig Family Enterprise Trust (TIFEC)

Sarah Irsik-Good – Director of Quality Improvement, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care

Ken Jackson – Executive Director, March of Dimes

L. Patrick James, M.D. – Senior Medical Director/National, Quest Diagnostics

Mike Jeffries – Director of Development, Ronald McDonald House Charities

Lynn Jenkins – United States Representative

Kelly Jernigan – Vice President, The Commerce Trust Co.

Abbey Johnson – Director of Client Engagement, Bailey Lauerman

Dana Johnson – Account Supervisor, Healthcare & Corporate Reputation, FleishmanHillard

Pamela MK Johnson – Chief Executive Officer, Missouri Care Health Plan

Phil Johnson – Executive Director, Palmer Square Capital Management

Steven Johnson – Administrative Fellow, Children's Mercy

Susan Johnson – Chief People and Communications Officer, Andrews McMeel Universal

John W. Jones – Chief, Clinical Privileging and Outcomes Improvement, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Riley

Kimberly Jones – Attorney/Owner, Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC

Margaret Jones – Sales Executive and Community Volunteer

Jolie Justus – Missouri State Senator

Brian Kaberline – Editor, Kansas City Business Journal

Eva Karp – Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical and Patient Safety Officer, Cerner

Allan Katz – Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs & Political Science, UMKC, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal, Founder, The Village Square, Kansas City

Lou Kaucic – Founder & CEO, Coaches Collective International

Jim Kaufman – Vice President of Public Policy, Children's Hospital Association

Barjdeep Kaur – Director of Private Investments, Cambridge Associates

John Keech – Senior Manager, Higdon & Hale CPAs, PC; Chair, Children's Mercy Planned Giving Council

Christine Kemper – Owner, Kemper & Company, LLC

Maureen Kempinski – Community Volunteer

Robert Kenagy, MD, MMM – Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Stormont Vail Health

Jan Kessinger – Representative, State of Kansas

Thomas Killian – Regional Vice-President & COO, Amerigroup Kansas, Inc.

Brian Kinkade – Vice President, Children's Health & Medicaid Advocacy, Missouri Health Association

Erin Klassen – Field Representative, U.S. Congressman Sam Graves

Dr. Joy Koesten – Representative, State of Kansas

Stewart Koesten – CEO, Aspyre Wealth Partners

Becky Krueger – Community Volunteer

Bill Krueger – President/CEO, Lansing Trade Group, LLC

Jeanne Krug – Director, Human Resources, Seaboard Corporation

Herb Kuhn – President and Chief Executive Officer, Missouri Hospital Association

Daniel Lacy – Vice President, Operations, McCownGordon Construction

Dr. Greg Lakin – Health Officer/Medicaid/Medical Director, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)

Daniel Landon – Senior Vice President, Governmental Relations, Missouri Hospital Association

Rene Larsen – Director of Finance, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

Kevin Lawson – Senior Manager, Partnership Marketing, Sporting Kansas City

Steven Layt – CEO, Glide Path Leadership

Steve Levy – Senior Vice President, Construction Operations, McCownGordon Construction

Stephanie Lewis – Manager and Senior Population Health Management Strategist, Cerner Corporation

Gina Lichte – Executive Director, Girls on the Run Serving Kansas City

Lily Lieberman – Reporter, Kansas City Business Journal

Troy Lillebo – Asst. Vice Chancellor of External Relations, UMKC

Jacob Littrell – Lead Project Liaison, Centric Projects

Demi Lloyd – Co-founder, DEMDACO

Mary Lockton – Community Volunteer

Carey Wilkerson Looney - Vice President, Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation / The H&R Block Foundation

Patrick Looney – Executive Vice President/Principal, Bukaty Companies

Michelle Lunbeck – Vice President, Member Relations, Marketing & Communications, Children’s Hospital Association

Julia Lynn – Kansas State Senator

Bill Lyons – Member, Children's Mercy Foundation Board

Col. Mark MacDougall – Chief Nursing Officer, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Riley

Ashley Bland Manlove – Representative, State of Missouri, District 26

Shana Marchio – Director of Federal Affairs & Communications, Kit Bond Strategies

Dan Margolies – Managing Editor, Health, KCUR

Patty Markley – Representative, State of Kansas

Nick Marshall – Missouri State Representative

Andy Marso – Health Care Reporter, Kansas City Star

Denise Martinek – Executive Director, Women's & Children's Services, Shawnee Mission Medical Center

Scott Martinsen – Partner, Lirkland Woods & Martinsen, PC

Sheila Martinsen – Of Counsel, Kirkland Woods & Martinsen

Mike Maslowski – President/Chief Executive Officer, MB2 SPORTS, Retired Kansas City Chief

JP Mason – Legislative Assistant, U.S. Representative Sam Graves

Jaime Masters – Chief of Health Services, Jackson County, Missouri

Terry Matlack – Managing Director, Vantedge Partners; 
Board Member, Children's Mercy

Matt McBride – Chief Financial Officer, Continental Title Company

Bridget McCandless, M.D. – President/CEO, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Felisha McDougald – Principal, Midwest Professional Insurance

Mark McDougald – Regional Manager/Owner, Guaranteed Rate/Midwest Professional Insurance

Jonalee McLaughlin – Community Volunteer

Paul McLaughlin – Attorney, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP; Board Member, Children's Mercy

Linda Walsworth McLerran – Community Volunteer

Mary McPherson – Community Volunteer

Michelle McSpadden – Vice President - Strategic Initiatives, Bishop-McCann

Julie Nelson Meers – Senior Vice President, Mobank

Ahmad Tamim Mehr – Owner, Westport Transportation

Greg Meila – Managing Director, Cambridge Associate

Russell Melchert, PhD – Dean and Professor, UMKC School of Pharmacy

Col. John Melton – Commander, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Riley, Kansas

Candy Merrill – Prairie Fire, Merrill Companies

Ellen Merriman – Community Volunteer

Pamela Miller – Community Volunteer

Teesha Miller – Director, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Jackson County, Missouri

Amy Milroy – Director, Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center

Adam Miller – Director, Alumni Fellowship, Teach for America

Ken Mishler, PharmD – President/Chief Executive Officer, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care

Sarah Moe – Federal Affairs Director, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Chris Molendorp – Missouri State Representative

Kathy Wolfe Moore – State Representative, Kansas Legislature

Julie Moorhead – Legislative Assistant, Office of Congressman Sam Graves

George Morris – Bond Sales & Management, Country Club Bank

Susan Mosier, M.D. – Director of Medicaid, Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Desiree Mowry – Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

Shannon Moylan – Partner, FleishmanHillard

Emily Mueller – Health Legislative Aide, Office of U.S. Senator Pat Roberts

Cindy Muller – Community Volunteer

Gary Muller – CEO, Americo

Jenna Neher – President, National MS Society

Cindy Neighbor – Representative, State of Kansas

Christopher Nelson – Vice President, Enterprise Trust Company

Kathy Nelson – President/CEO, Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation

Kathy Nemechek – Partner, Berkowitz Oliver; Board Member, Children's Mercy Hospital Hands & Hearts Auxiliary

Patty Gee Nicholson – Community Volunteer

Mark Nuss – Vice President, Commercial/Corporate Lending, UMB

Karen O'Donnell – Community Volunteer

Mark O'Donnell – CFO, Lansing Trade Group

David Oliver – Partner, Berkowitz Oliver; Member, Children's Mercy Board of Directors

Tyler Oliver – Founder, Colby Capital, LLC

Danny O'Neill – President/Owner, The Roasterie

Tracy O'Rourke, FACHE – Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Stormont Vail Health

Tracey Osborne – President, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

Sammy Panettiere – Consultant, Panettiere Public Affairs

Sally Pacheco – Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Michael Paine – Director, Cerner Corporation

Jessica Palm – Vice President, Lead Executive: Team KC, Kansas City Area Development Council

David Pearce – Missouri State Senator

Andrew Pence – Account Executive, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Margi Pence – Community Volunteer; Member, Children's Mercy Board of Directors

Megan Pence – Assistant Vice President Account Executive, Lockton Companies

Braden Perry – Attorney, Kennyhertz Perry

Kathy Perryman, MD, FAAP – Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Medical Staff President, Children's Mercy

Evan Peters – Vice President, Network Management, Cigna

Tammy Peterman, RN, MS – Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer, University of Kansas Hospital

Pat Pettey – Senator, State of Kansas

Donna Pfautsch – Representative, State of Missouri

Mary Pilcher-Cook – Senator, State of Kansas

Julie Pine – General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer, Lead Bank

Morris Pitluck – Senior Vice President/Director of Research, Bernstein Rein

Lucy Pitts – Coordinator of Regional Relations, Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kansas

Sally Pollock, PhD – Psychologist (retired)

Jen Porter – Regional Executive, American Hospital Association

Diane Power – Community Volunteer, former Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities

Annie Presley – Author, ACE Publishing LLC

Adam Proffitt – Kansas Medicaid Director, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)

Stacie Prosser – Publisher/Market President, Kansas City Business Journal

Liz Pruett – Community Volunteer

Kelly Ranallo – Founder, RARE KC

Mike Randol – Director, Division of Health Care Finance, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Shelby Rauen – Vice President, Strategic Planner, Doner

Joe Reardon – President & CEO, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Bruce Reed – Retired Executive; Community Volunteer

Page Branton Reed – Community Volunteer; Past Chair of Children's Mercy Board of Directors

Jacob Reid – President, Sporting KC

Steve Renne – Vice President of Children's Health and Medicaid Advocacy, Missouri Hospital Association

Elise Reuter – Reporter, Kansas City Business Journal

Rebecca Rezaei, MD – Medical Director, Sunflower Health Plan by Centene

Randy Rhoads – Mayor, City of Lee's Summit, Missouri

Inge Richter – Community Volunteer

Dennis Ridenour – President and CEO, BioKansas

Ellen Riley – Senior Vice President, Kaufman Hall & Associates

Michelle Robin, D.O. – Chief Wellness Officer, Your Wellness Connection

Clint Robinson – Associate Vice President and Director of State and Local Government Affairs, Black & Veatch

Matt Roney – Business Director and Partner, Kit Bond Strategies

Peggy Rooney – President, Children’s Relief Association (CRA)

Carrie Saia – CEO, Holton Community Hospital

Patrick Sallee – CEO, Vibrant Health

G. Mark Sappington – Partner, Kutak Rock LLC

Quentin Savwoir – Special Assistant for Public Policy, Office of Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, Missouri

Charles Schellhorn – Chairman/President, Aberdeen Financial Group; Chair, Children's Mercy Board of Directors

Vicki Schmidt – Kansas State Senator

Kacy Seitz – Beacon Parent, Special Needs Planning Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Jay Selanders – Chair, Kutak Rock LLP

Mark Sesler – Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Russell Stover Candies

Roxanne Shanks – CEO, LifeFlight Eagle

Kay Sharp – Director of Constituent Services and Outreach, Senator Pat Roberts

Brenda Sharpe – President/CEO, Reach Healthcare Foundation

Judy Sherry – Judy Sherry Consortium

Brenda Shields – Representative, State of Missouri, District 11

Noel Shull – State Representative, Missouri General Assembly

Helen Sifers – Paralegal, Self-Employed

Jeff Simon – Office Managing Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

Lt. Col. Jarett Skinner, D.O. – Director of Surgical Services, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, KS

John Skubal – Senator, State of Kansas

Angela Smart – Program Officer, Hall Family Foundation

Alex Smith – Health Reporter, KCUR

Buffy Smith – Platte County Field Representative, Office of U.S. Congressman Sam Graves

David Smith – President, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City

Joanna Smith – Account Executive, Microsoft

Brad Smoot, JD – Attorney and Lobbyist, Brad Smoot Law Office

Deborah Sosland-Edelman, PhD – Executive Director, Sosland Foundation; Chair, Children's Mercy Board of Directors

Pete Spender – Brand Leadership Director, Doner

Robert Steele, MD – Executive Vice Presiden, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Children’s Mercy

Jon Stephens – Interim President & Chief Executive Officer, Kansas City Convention Visitors Association

Carrie Stewart – Program Manager, William T. Kemper Foundation

Steven Stites, MD – Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Kansas Medical Center

Cora Storbeck – President, Hallmark Corporate Foundation

Julianne Story – Attorney, Husch Blackwell LLP

Jim Stowers – CEO, Oxford Companies

Michele Stowers – Community Volunteer

Kent Sunderland – President, Sunderland Foundation

Katherine (Kathy) Swatek – Community Volunteer (Children's Mercy)

Steve Swatek – Garney Companies (Retired)

Dinah Sykes – Senator, State of Kansas

Edna Talboy – Owner, Salcedo-Talboy Consulting; Board Member, Children's Mercy Board of Directors

Teng-Kee Tan, PhD – Dean, Henry W. Bloch School of Management , University of Missouri-Kansas City

Susanne Teel – Community Volunteer

Andrew Teigen – Senior Vice President, Hays Companies, Board Member, Children's Mercy

Brandi Thomas – Community Program Manager, Sporting Kansas City

Courtney Thomas – President/CEO, Central Exchange

Helen Thompson – Owner, It's My Nature, LLC

Kelsey Thompson – Executive Director, Missouri Chapter, American Association of Pediatrics

Adam Timmerman – Field Representative, Office of U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler

Lori Tinkler – Chief Executive Officer, National Board for Respiratory Care

Purvi Tober – Senior Account Executive, FleishmanHillard

Heather Townsend – Vice President, Patient Experience, MDM Health Care

Sheila Tracy – President, Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

Marty Travers – Group President, Black & Veatch Corporation

Marje Tripp – Community Volunteer

Montie Tripp – Community Volunteer

Tucker Trotter – Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Innovations; Chair, 2018 Children's Mercy Red Hot Night

Corey Casey Turner – Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

Kirby Upjohn – Executive Director, David Woods Kemper Foundation

Ann Uryasz – Accounting Administrator, The National Center for Drug Free Sport

Frank Uryasz – President, The National Center for Drug Free Sport

Jason Van Eaton – Managing Partner, Kit Bond Strategies

Lisa Vedock – Community Volunteer

Tray Vedock – Chief Executive Officer, SKC Communication Products, Executive Board Member, Operation Breakthrough

Kyle Vena – Director, Baseball Administration, Kansas City Royals

Ginny Vineyard – President, Ginny Vineyard Communications

Jean Deramus Wagner – Director, Deramus Foundation, Community Volunteer

Doug Waltman – President, Leadership Institute of Kansas City

Adelaide Ward – Community Volunteer

Alison Ward – Community Volunteer

Melinda Ward – Member Attorney, Van Osdol & Magruder, PC

Jill Warren – Department Vice President of Provider Contracting and Partnerships, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Caitlin O’Byrne Waters – Employee Benefits Consultant, CBIZ

Maurice Watson – Chairman, Husch Blackwell; Past Chair, Children’s Mercy Board of Directors

Julie Weeks – Marketing Communications Manager, Boulevard Brewing Company

Kristina Weger – Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

Kristina Weger – Health Policy Advisor, Office of U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

Eileen Weir – Mayor, City of Independence, Missouri

Tom Weir – Vice President, OREO Manager, Blue Ridge Bank and Trust, Board Member, Children's Mercy

Carter Weitz – Chairman/Chief Creative Officer, Bailey Lauerman

Tina Wheeler – Senior Account Manager, Prairie Dog

Mark Wietecha – President and Chief Executive Officer, Children's Hospital Association

Matt Wildman – Vice President, Cerner

Christy Wilson – Founder, Erin Andra Wilson Foundation

Peters Willson – Health Policy Consultant

Christine Wilson – Director, Public Relations & Communications, The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Amy Winterscheidt – Community Involvement Director/President, Hallmark Corporate Foundation

Kay Wolf – Kansas State Senator

Lee Wong-Medina – Deputy Consul, Consulate of Mexico

Kristi Wyatt – Senior Vice President, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Kevin Yoder – United States Congressman

Amy Young – Creative Director, Avadim Technologies

Kimberly Young – Executive Director, Executive MBA Program, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Eric Zahnd – Prosecuting Attorney, Platte County, MO

Corey Ziegler - Corporate Counsel, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation