Board of Directors



Chair Julie Smith
Treasurer Spencer Fields
President and CEO Troy Ross


Voting Board Members


Cameron Ahrens
Health Care Manager
Johnson County Government

Gregg Laiben MD
Vice President, Health Innovations
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KC

Cindy Kirtley
Director of Compensation & Benefits
JE Dunn

Becky Brosche
National Director Employers, Payer and Channel Access

Julie Celano
Chief Human Resources Officer
The University of Kansas Health System

Collier Case
Director, Health & Productivity



Jennifer DeSchepper
HR Manager
Cartwright Companies

Courtney Gatzoulis

Mike Heckman
Vice President, Population Health

Amy Hughes
Director Compensation & Benefits
BlueScope Steel

Matt Tritz
KC Employee Benefits Division

Craig Kovarik
Husch Blackwell LLP

Scott Kuennen
Executive and Family Medicine Physician
Clay-Platte Family Medicine

Michael Margherio
VP of Sales & Account Management

Colleen Meurer
Director, HR Benefits & Executive Programs
Hallmark Cards

Tammy Leslie
System Director, Total Rewards
Saint Luke’s Health System

Dan Robson
General Manager, Sales

Julie Smith
Vice President of HR
American Century Investments

James Wetzel
Sr. Vice-President & Chief Medical Officer
Olathe Health System


Non-Voting Board Members

Provider Liaison Agencies

Bruce Bagley, MD
Senior Consultant
Physician Leadership and Organizational Development

Angela Broderick Bedell
Executive Director
Kansas City Medical Society

Michael R. Dunaway
The Health Alliance of MidAmerica

Broader Business Community

Tracy Bird
Practice Management Consultant
Medical Practice Advisors

Civic Council Liaison

Jewel D. Scott
Executive Director
Civic Council of Greater Kansas City

Emeritus Board Members

William L. Bruning (retired)
Former President and CEO
Mid-America Coalition on Health Care

Christine Wilson
Former President and CEO
Mid-America Coalition on Health Care


Members and Contributors

ALR Technologies
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Century Investments
ARJ Infusion Services
Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
BlueScope Steel, NA
Bukaty Companies
Cartwright International
Cerner Corporation
Children´s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
CIGNA HealthCare of Kansas/Missouri
Clay-Platte Family Medicine
Cobbs Allen
CST Industries
Crystal Clear RX
Data File Technologies
Epic Hearing Healthcare
Fusion Health
Genentech USA
Genentech USA
Gilead Science

Global Alzheimer's Platform
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Health Delegates
Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates
Hello Heart App
Helzberg Diamonds
H&R Block, Inc.
Holmes Murphy & Associates
Husch Blackwell, LLP
Ideal Health Strategies
Infusion Express
J.E. Dunn Construction
Johnson County Government
JCA Incentives
Kansas City Metropolitan Healthcare Council
Kansas City Metropolitan Physician Association
Lockton Companies, LLC
MedTrak Services
medZERO, Inc.
Merck & Company, Inc.
Midwest Transplant Network
Mindful Momentum Inc.
Mosaic Life Care
National Hemophilia Foundation
Navitus Health Solutions
Nestle Health Sciences
North Kansas City Hospital

Novo Nordisk, Inc.
Olathe Health System
Omada Health
Orthus Health
Quad Med
Quantum Health
Saint Luke´s Health System
Seaboard Corp
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Spec* KC
Stinson Leonard Street
Total Solution Partners
Truss Advantage
Tria Health, LLC
Trividia Health
The Kansas City Medical Society
The University of Kansas Hospital
United Healthcare Heartland States
Waddell & Reed
Willis Towers Watson
YMCA of Greater KC
Your Wellness Connection