Governing Board

A. Michael Borkon, M.D. – 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, M.D. – Secretary
University of Missouri Health Center
Columbia, MO

Sameer Brahmavar
Cerner VP of Community Development
Prairie Village, KS

Thomas Crouch, M.D.
Kansas City, MO

Michael R. Dunaway
Missouri Hospital Association
Overland Park, KS

Gary Duncan, LFACHE
Duncan Consulting
Joplin, MO

Kevin Dishman, M.D.
Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Topeka, KS

Thomas H. Estep, M.D.
Wichita, KS

Richard Muther, M.D.
Kidney Associates
Kansas City, MO

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

Ken Powell
Leawood, KS

David Theis
Garnett, KS

Brad Warrady, M.D.
The Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Advisory Board

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

Cathy Ashbaugh, RN
University Hospital
Columbia, MO

Walter Andrews, M.D.
The Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Tracie Baker
Prairie Village, KS

Geoffrey L. Blatt, M.D.
Midwest Neurosurgery Associates
Kansas City, MO

Dana Buchmueller
Research Medical Center
Kansas City, MO

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

Pranavkumar Dalal, M.D.
Kidney Associates of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Brady Dubois
Mosaic Life Care Medical Center
St. Joseph, MO

Carole Frieberger-OKeefe, DO
Saint Luke’s Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Jameson Forster, M.D.
St. Luke’s Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Alexandra Garrick, M.S. E.d.
National Kidney Foundation
Overland Park, KS

Ronda Horstman, RN
CryoLife
Kennesaw, GA

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

Taba Kheradmand, PhD
Midwest Transplant Network
Westwood, KS

Sean Kumer, M.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Dan Murillo, M.D.
Transplant Institute, Research Medical Center
Kansas City, MO

Judi Murphy, RN, MSN
Wesley Healthcare
Wichita, KS

Carol Perry, RN, BSN, MSM, FACHE
Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Topeka, KS

Venkataraman Ramachandran, M.D.
University of Missouri Health Center
Columbia, MO

Timothy Schmitt, M.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Mark Wakefield, M.D.
University of Missouri Health Center
Columbia, MO

Emeritus Board Members

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

Gilbert Ross, MD
University of Missouri Hospital
Columbia, MO

Legal Counsel

Darren Sharp
Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
Kansas City, MO