Governing Board

A. Michael Borkon, MD – Chair
Mid America Heart & Lung Surgeons, PC
Kansas City, MO

Barbara MacArthur, RN, MN – Vice Chair
University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KS

Stevan Whitt, MD – Secretary
University of Missouri Health Care
Columbia, MO

Sameer Brahmavar
Cerner VP of Community Development
Prairie Village, KS

Thomas Crouch, MD
Kansas City, MO

Kevin Dishman, MD
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS

Michael R. Dunaway
Missouri Hospital Association
Overland Park, KS

Gary Duncan, LFACHE
Duncan Consulting
Joplin, MO

Thomas H. Estep, MD
Wichita, KS

Richard Muther, MD
Kidney Associates
Kansas City, MO

Sarah Oakley, RN, MSN
North Kansas City Hospital
North Kansas City, MO

Ken Powell
Leawood, KS

Steve Reintjes, MD
The Kansas City Neurosurgery Group, LLC
North Kansas City, MO

David Theis
Garnett, KS

Brad Warady, MD
Children’s Mercy
Kansas City, MO

Advisory Board

James D. Kaplan, MD – Advisory Board Chair
Kansas City Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists
Overland Park, KS

Walter Andrews, MD
Children’s Mercy
Kansas City, MO

Cathy Ashbaugh, RN
University of Missouri Health Care
Columbia, MO

Tracie Baker
Prairie Village, KS

Geoffrey L. Blatt, MD
Midwest Neurosurgery Associates
Kansas City, MO

Dana Buchmueller
Research Medical Center
Kansas City, MO

Jimi Cook, DVM, PhD, OTSC
University of Missouri Health Care
Missouri Orthopedic Institute
Columbia, MO

Pranavkumar Dalal, MD
Kidney Associates of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Brady Dubois
Mosaic Life Care
St. Joseph, MO

Jameson Forster, MD
Saint Luke’s Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Carole Freiberger-O’Keefe, DO
Saint Luke’s Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Alexandra Garrick, MSEd
National Kidney Foundation
Overland Park, KS

Ronda Horstman, RN
CryoLife
Kennesaw, GA

Cheri Hunt, RN, MHA, NEA-BC
Children’s Mercy
Kansas City, MO

Taba Kheradmand, PhD
Midwest Transplant Network
Westwood, KS

Sean Kumer, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Dan Murillo, MD
Transplant Institute, Research Medical Center
Kansas City, MO

Judi Murphy, RN, MSN
Wesley Healthcare
Wichita, KS

Carol Perry, RN, BSN, MSM, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS

Venkataraman Ramachandran, MD
University of Missouri Health Care
Columbia, MO

Timothy Schmitt, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Mark Wakefield, MD
University of Missouri Health Care
Columbia, MO

Emeritus Board Members

Dennis Diederich, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Gilbert Ross, MD
University of Missouri Health Care
Columbia, MO

Legal Counsel

Darren Sharp
Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
Kansas City, MO