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Leadership at Children's Mercy

The Board of Directors and Administration 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.


Board of Directors

Elizabeth Braham – Chair

Bill Krueger – Vice Chair

Vince Clark – Treasurer

Andrew Teigen – Secretary

Kevin Barth

Jean-Paul Chaurand

Carolyn Davis, MD

Laura Fitzmaurice, MD, FAAP, FACEP, FAMIA

Jeff Gehab

Paul Kempinski, MS, FACHE

Terry Matlack

Paul McLaughlin

Walter Porter

Edna Talboy

Tom Weir


President and CEO

Paul D. Kempinski, MS, FACHE - President and Chief Executive Officer

Executive vice presidents

David Cauble - Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Jodi Coombs, MBA, BSN, RN - Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Rob Lane, MD - Executive Vice President, Physician-in-Chief

Rob Steele, MD, MBA - Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Senior vice presidents

Tom Curran, PhD, FRS - Senior Vice President, Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Children’s Mercy Research Institute

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

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

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

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

Robin Foster, JD - Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Cheri Hunt, MHA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC - Senior Vice President, Chief Patient Care Officer

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

Chad Mills, CISSP, CRISC, CPP, CISA - Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

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

Shawn St. Peter, MD - Senior Vice President and Chair, Department of Surgery

Michelle Wimes, JD - Senior Vice President, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

Vice presidents

Kim Brown, CPA - Vice President, Audit and Compliance

Marshaun Butler, MHSA - Vice President, Clinical Support Services and CMHK Operations, Chief Diversity Officer

John DeWitt - Vice President, Facilities Management

Gena Fitzgerald - Vice President, Supply Chain Services

Scott Gage - Vice President, Support Services

Beau Gostomsky - Vice President, Revenue Cycle

Sommer Hatfield, JD - Vice President, Provider Administration

Jennifer Kingry - Vice President, Finance

Genny Nicholas - Vice President, Government Relations

Nicole Strombom, MBA - Vice President, Financial Planning

Mary Tomlinson - Vice President of Research Administration, Children’s Mercy Research Institute