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Our Boards of Directors

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Children's Health System

Akhil Jain, Chair

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.

  • Akhil Jain, Chair
  • Julie Beck
  • Martha Colen
  • James D. Dahling
  • R. Justin Fulton
  • Kim Georges
  • Owen Griffin
  • John R. Lawson
  • Miles Leon
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Scott Nottingham, MD
  • Robert Obermeyer, MD
  • Kieran Poulos
  • Marta Satin-Smith, MD
  • Brian R. Skinner
  • Elly B. Smith
  • Svinder Toor, MD
  • Katie Van Buren
  • Stacey Vellines
  • Edward D. Whitmore

Children's Health Foundation

Lawrence A. Bernert III, Chair

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.

  • Lawrence A. Bernert III, Chair
  • Dan Boyle
  • Scott Carr
  • Mark Compton
  • James D. Dahling
  • Kimberly Geiger
  • Doug Hillebrandt
  • Henry J. Huelsberg, III
  • Kelly Johnson
  • Carrie Lauck
  • Michael R. Matacunas
  • Merrick McCabe
  • Kim McMillan
  • Matthew Nusbaum
  • Karen P. Priest


    The King's Daughters

    Stacey Vellines, President

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

    •  Paula Adams
    •  Taylor Preist
    •  Beth Bryant
    •  Kathy Protogyrou
    •  Laura Fulton
    •  Sunny Barlow Sonner
    •  Chandy Jones
    •  Ashley Friend Vellines
    •  Katherine Knaus
    •  Carrie Williams
    •  Carrie L. Lauck


      •  Nicole Federinko Legum


        •  Ame McCullin



          Development Advisory Board

          Deb Vollmer, 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
          • Brad Martin 
          • Stephen E. Sigmon
          • Todd Copeland
          • Sean Meehan
          • Andrea Vail
          • Edward Deets 
          • Richard Meredith
          • Susan Whitten
          • Pace Edwards
          • Hon. Eileen Olds
          •  Rolf A. Williams
          • Stephen A. Leon 
          • Dana Ramirez, MD
          •  Bennett Zier   

          Friends of the Child Advocacy Center

          Friends of the Child Advocacy Center is a group individuals passionate about advocating for and supporting the needs of our Child Advocacy Center. Their focus is on fundraising, advocacy, community education, and philanthropic introductions for this program. 

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

          Future Generations Board

          Lee Westnedge, 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.

          • Ashley Bussey
          • Stephan Lipskis
          • Dennis Cestra, Jr.
          • David Poteran
          •  Cynthia Chaing
          • Cameron Reeves Poynter
          •  Billy Chard
          •  Amy Przymuzala
          • Katie Denton
          •  Shikma Rubin 
          • Matt Fanghella
          •  Will Russell 
          • Nate Fine
          •  Leah Swatts
          •  Brooke Garrett
          •  Jill K. Wainger
          • Katherine Hines
          •  J. Britton Williston
          •  Ryan King
          • Katherine Wynne 
          • Stephen Klimkiewicz


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