Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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

Conference of Metropolitan Hospital Associations

Leawood, KS 

Gary Duncan, LFACHE

President Emeritus, Freeman Health System

Joplin, MO 

Sean Kumer, MD

University of Kansas Hospital

Kansas City, KS 

Richard Muther, MD

Kidney Associates

Kansas City, MO 

Sarah Oakley, RN, MSN

North Kansas City Hospital

North Kansas City, MO 

Ken Powell

Mariner Wealth Advisors

Leawood, KS 

Steve Reintjes, MD

North Kansas City Hospital

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 Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists

Overland Park, KS 

Cathy Ashbaugh, RN

University of Missouri Health Care

Columbia, MO 

Tracie Baker

Prairie Village, KS 

Aliessa Barnes, MD

Children’s Mercy

Kansas City, MO 

Geoffrey L. Blatt, MD

Midwest Neurosurgery Associates

Kansas City, MO 

Dana Buchmueller, RN

Research Medical Center

Kansas City, MO 

Jimi Cook, DVM, PhD, OTSC

University of Missouri Health Care

Missouri Orthopedic Institute

Columbia, MO 

Reagan Cussimanio

University of Kansas Hospital

Kansas City, KS 

Pranavkumar Dalal, MD

Kidney Associates of Kansas City

Kansas City, 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, M.S.Ed

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 

Todd Murphy, MD

Wichita Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Associates

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 Hospital

Kansas City, KS 

Mark Wakefield, MD

University of Missouri Health Care

Columbia, MO

Emeritus Board Members

Walter Andrews, MD

Children’s Mercy

Kansas City, MO 

Dennis Diederich, MD

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS 

Thomas H. Estep, MD

Wichita, KS 

Gilbert Ross, MD

University of Missouri Health Care

Columbia, MO

Legal Counsel

Darren Sharp

Armstrong Teasdale, LLP

Kansas City, MO