Our Boards of Directors

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Children's Health System

Edward A. "Buzz" Heidt Jr., Chairman

The Board of Directors for Children's Health System has governance authority over all affairs, property, and funds of Children's Health System and CHKD.

  • Buffy Barefoot
  • Robert J. Obermeyer, MD
  • Michelle G. Brenner, MD
  • J. Christopher Perry 
  • Jim Dahling 
  • Karen P. Priest 
  • Susan R. Einhorn 
  • Marta S. Satin-Smith, MD 
  • Douglas D. Ellis, Sr. 
  • Brian K. Skinner
  • R. Justin Fulton 
  • Elly Bradshaw Smith
  • Kim Georges
  • Svinder S. Toor, MD 
  • Akhil Jain
  • Kathryn M. Van Buren 
  • John R. Lawson, II
  • Mark R. Warden 
  • Miles Leon
  • F. Blair Wimbush 
  • Christine Neikirk


    Children's Health Foundation

    Lynne Mallory-Winter, Chairman

    The Children's Health Foundation serves to invest, grow and safeguard the assets of the Children's Health System. Additionally, the Foundation Board is frequently utilized as a participant in the Health System strategic planning.

    • Julie Childress Beck
    • Beth Johnson
    • Larry Bernert
    • Michael Matacunas
    • Dan Boyle
    • Merrick McCabe
    • Jim Dahling
    • Kim McMillan
    • Michael Glasser
    • Sherri Miles
    • Chris Graves
    • Sharon Owlett
    • Kathleen Heaton
    • Dan Ryan
    • Charlie Henderson
    • Lauren Wolcott
    • Trey Huelsberg


      The King's Daughters

      Elly Bradshaw Smith, President

      The King's Daughters Board is elected annually by the membership and is the decision-making body of The King's Daughters.

      • Mary Louise Barhydt
      • Kim Georges
      • Kathy Protogyrou
      • Julie Childress Beck
      • Chandy Jones
      • Mary Beth Sims Rickman
      • Cathy V. Britt
      • Kristi Jones
      • Ashley Friend Vellines
      • Betsy Cooper
      • Katherine M. Knaus
      • Stacey J. Vellines
      • Angie Francis Floyd
      • Kristina Malleck
      • Whitney Metzger Weireter

      Development Advisory Board

      Dan Boyle, Chair

      The Development Advisory Board is comprised of regional business and community leaders who serve the Health System by furthering fund-raising and development opportunities, serving as ambassadors throughout the business community, and acting as advocates for the Health System, its needs, and its philanthropic efforts.   

      • Susie Archer
      • Wendy Goldberg 
      • David E. Russell
      • Catherine Callahan
      • H. Scott Hardison
      • Stephen E. Sigmon 
      • Todd Copeland
      • Kari Jacobs
      • Deb Vollmer 
      • Doug Davis
      • Sunshine Leinbach 
      • Mark R. Warden 
      • Edward Deets 
      • Stephen A. Leon
      • Stephen Whitfield 
      • Walker Dorroh 
      • Chris Mehler
      • Rolf A. Williams 
      • Janet D. Dungan 
      • Brad Martin
      • Bennett Zier
      • Pace Frizzell 
      • J.T. McDonald


        Child Abuse Development Board

        Sarah Bishop, Chair

        The Child Abuse Development Board is a group individuals passionate about advocating for and supporting the needs of our Child Abuse Program. Their focus is on fundraising, advocacy, community education, and philanthropic introductions for this program. 

        • Warren Aleck
        • Solon E. Paul 
        • Lawrence Steingold 
        • L. Ashley Brooks
        • Jenn Pfitzner
        • Lydia C. Taylor
        • Jean Compton
        • Betsy F. Phillips
        • Kelly Till
        • Scott Duncan
        • Jim Schneider
        • Sandra Warden
        • Sandra Harrison
        • Ken B. Shewbridge
        • Carol Weinstein
        • Lynn Hornsby
        • Gay W. Shulman
        • Dorothy Winn
        • Maureen E. Olivieri
        • Lisa Smith
        •  Judi Worley

        Future Generations Board

        Brooke Garrett, Chair

        The Future Generations Advisory Board is a group of young leaders in the community whose mission is to educate, advocate and support CHKD within their professional, personal, social and other relationships and to actively participate in one or more philanthropic undertakings each year to benefit the hospital and annual financial contributions.

        • Dennis Cestra, Jr.
        • David Poteran
        • Billy Chard
        • Cameron Reeves Poynter
        • Jason Deans
        • Amy Przymuzala
        • Katie Denton
        • Shikma Rubin
        • Matt Fanghella
        •  Will Russell
        • Nate Fine
        • Natalia Soniak
        • Katherine Hines
        • Leah Swatts
        • Trey Huelsberg
        • Jill K. Wainger
        • Ryan King
        • Lee Westnedge
        • Stephen Klimkiewicz
        •  J. Britton Williston
        • Stephen Lipskis
        • Katherine Wynne


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