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Advancement Board

Board Members

Renny Arensberg

Chair, Community Affairs Committee KVC Health Systems

Rob Ayala-Flores

Puente Marketing & Advertising

Whitney Bartelli

Vice Chair, Marketing Committee CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Paul M. Black

PB Global Ventures LLC

Ellen Bolen

Community Volunteer

Owen Buckley

Lane 4 Property Group

Lynn Carlton

Burns & McDonnell

Kelly Carnago


Jeff Chadiha

NFL Media

Tim Cowden

Kansas City Area Development Council

Jason Dalen

Vice Chair, Government Affairs Committee
RBC Wealth Management

Chelan David

Lead to Read KC

Katie Dunn

Mariner Wealth Advisors

Octavio Estrella

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools

Ray Evans

Pegasus Capital Management

Kirsten Flory

Foundations Commercial Real Estate

Sonia Garapaty

FSC, Inc.

Christy Gautreaux

Community Volunteer

Mercedes Givens

Creative Planning

Sean Goodale

Retina Associates

Tami Greenberg

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ken Hager

Retired CFO and Treasurer DST

Hibba Haider, MD

Choice Physicians Group

Brigid Hall

Community Volunteer

The Honorable Jane E. Henney M.D.

Former Commissioner of Drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Bob Hunter

Retired, FCI Advisors

Brian Kaufman

Prairie Capital Management

Jeffrey Kramer, MD

The University of Kansas Health System

Ahsan Latif

Kansas Corporation Commission

Alan Lowden

H&R Block

Michael Maddox

CrossFirst Bank

Maria Maffry

Chair, Marketing Committee

Melanie Mann

Mann Development Company

Kay Martin

Vice Chair, Community Affairs Committee
Community Volunteer

Tim McKee

Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Clyde McQueen

Full Employment Council

Teesha Miller

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Laurie Minard

Garmin International

Erika Moody

Helix Architecture and Design

Kyle Myers

PNC Bank

Troy Nash, EdD, JD, MBA

Newmark Zimmer

Paul Neidlein

JE Dunn

Dean Newton

Vice Chair, Board Development Committee Delta Dental of Kansas

Danny O’Neill

The Roasterie

Jason Parson

Parson & Associates

Andrea Perdomo-Morales

Vibrant Health

Laura Perin


Sam Porritt

Falling Forward Foundation

Mary Ann Powell

Community Volunteer and Freelance Editor

Wayne Powell

iBossWell, Inc.

Andrea Price

Community Volunteer

Stacie Prosser

Kansas City Business Journal

Will Pryor


Brandy Rea

Rea Family Foundation

Ora Reynolds

Hunt Midwest Enterprises, Inc.

Debra Romberger, MD

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Marilyn Rymer, MD

Retired Neurologist

Jim Saladin

Lettermen's Energy

Charlie Schellhorn

The Aberdeen Financial Group, LLC

Ram Shankar

UMB Financial Corporation

Scott Smith

Retired, HNTB Infrastructure

Betsey Solberg

Secretary Fleishman Hillard

Jim Stowers

Oxford Companies

Jeannine Strandjord

Advancement Board Chair
Retired, Sprint

Awais Sufi


Mike Talboy

Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhoades, P.C

Ursula Terrasi

Terrasi Living

Bruce Toby, MD

The University of Kansas Health System

Ricardo Torres

KC Billboards

Michael Tracy

Chair, Government Affairs Committee
OMNI Employment Management Services

Tucker Trotter

Dimensional Innovations

Angelo Trozzolo

Trozzolo Communications Group

Tray Vedock

Chair, Board Development Committee Gravel Ventures

Abby Wendel

Chair, Board Development Committee UMB Financial

Debbie Wilkerson

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Suzanne Williams


Kay Wolf

Former Kansas State Senator

Linda Woodsmall-DeBruce

Community Volunteer

Jeff Yowell

Getter Farms

Emeritus Members

Greg Graves
Retired, Burns & McDonnell

Forrest Hoglund
The Hoglund Foundation

Robert Honse
Retired, Farmland Industries

Drue Jennings
Retired, Polsinelli

Bob Regnier
Bank of Blue Valley

Charlie Sunderland
Retired, Ash Grove Cement Company

Lifetime Members

Mary Birch
Lathrop & Gage

Tom Bowser
Retired, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City

Janie Gaunce
Grapevine Designs

Laura Gregory
Community Volunteer

Bill Hall
Retired, Hall Family Foundation

Mary Hunkeler
Community Volunteer

Cheryl Jernigan
Community Volunteer

Lynn Kindred, MD
Retired, The University of Kansas Health System

Earl Merkel, MD
Russell Regional Hospital

Charlie Rhoades, MD
Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic

Jewel Scott
Retired, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City

Joy Wheeler
Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri

David Wysong
Former Kansas State Senator

Ex-Officio Members

Douglas Girod, MD
University of Kansas

Bob Page
President and CEO
The University of Kansas Health System

Tammy Peterman, MS, RN, FAAN
President, Kansas City Division
The University of Kansas Health System

Dan Martin
KU Endowment

Robert Simari, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor
The University of Kansas Medical Center



Abiodun Akinwuntan, PhD, MPH, MB
Dean, School of Health Professions
The University of Kansas Medical Center

Dr. Noreen Carrocci
4-Wichita Advisory Board

Sally Maliski, PhD, RN
Dean, School of Nursing
The University of Kansas Medical Center

Akinlolu O. Ojo, MD
Executive Dean, School of Medicine
The University of Kansas Medical Center

Talal Khan, MD, MBA
President, The University of Kansas Physicians
Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
The University of Kansas Medical Center and Health System

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