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Leadership at Children's Mercy

The Administration and Board of Directors at Children’s Mercy have the honor, and responsibility, of ensuring the children of our community receive the best care possible. They work together — alongside more than 8,000 employees — to fulfill the mission and vision of the organization on a daily basis.


Paul Kempinski, FACHE, President/Chief Executive Officer

David Cauble, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Charles Roberts, MD, Executive Vice President/Executive Medical Director

Jo Stueve, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer     

Michael Artman, MD, Senior Vice President/Chairman, Department of Pediatrics

Tom Curran, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer; Executive Director, Children's Research Institute


Kim Brown, Vice President, Audit and Compliance

Marshaun Butler, Vice President, Clinical Support Services and Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas Operations/Chief Diversity Officer

John DeWitt, Vice President, Facilities and Support Services

Stacy Doyle, PhD, RN, Senior Vice President, Ambulatory and Physician Practice Operations

Laurie Ellison, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

Robin Faulk, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer; Executive Director, The Leadership Institute

Bob Finuf, Senior Vice President, Value and Payor Relations; Executive Director, Integrated Care Solutions

Robin Foster, JD, Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Scott Gage, Vice President, Business Development

Beau Gostomsky, RN, Vice President, Revenue Cycle

George W. Holcomb III, MD, Senior Vice President, Surgery

Cheri Hunt, RN, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer

Carol Kemper, PhD, RN, Senior Vice President, Service and Performance Excellence; Executive Director, Improvement Institute

Jennifer Kingry, Vice President, Finance

Genny Nicholas, Vice President, Government Relations

Jenea Oliver, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Shawn St. Peter, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery

Nicole Strombom, Vice President, Financial Planning

Mary Tomlinson, Vice President, Research Administration, Children’s Research Institute

David Westbrook, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation