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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
  • Robert Obermeyer, MD
  • Martha Colen 
  • Kieran Poulos 
  • Jim Dahling 
  • Marta Satin-Smith, MD
  • Susan Einhorn 
  • Brian Skinner 
  • R. Justin Fulton 
  • Elly Bradshaw Smith 
  • Kim Georges 
  • Svinder Toor, MD
  • Owen Griffin
  • Kathryn Van Buren 
  • Miles Leon
  • Stacey Vellines
  • Kevin Murphy     
  • Edward D. Whitmore
  • Scott Nottingham, MD 


    Children's Health Foundation

    Larry Bernert, 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.

    • Larry Bernert, Chair
    • Carrie Lauck
    • Dan Boyle
    • Michael Matacunas
    • Mark Compton
    • Merrick McCabe
    • Jim Dahling
    • Kim McMillan
    • Kimberley Geiger
    • Matthew Nusbaum
    • Doug Hillebrandt            
    • Karen Priest
    • Trey Huelsberg
    • Catherine Stockwell
    • Kelly Johnson


      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 
            • Andrea Vail
            •  Todd Copeland
            • Sean Meehan
            •  Susan Whitten
            • Edward Deets 
            • Richard Meredith
            • Rolf A. Williams 
            • Walker Dorroh 
            • Hon. Eileen Olds
            •  Bennett Zier   
            • Pace Edwards 
            • Dana Ramirez, MD


            • Stephen A. Leon 
            • Stephen E. Sigmon 


              Friends of the Child Advocacy Center

              Sarah Bishop, Chair

              The Child Abuse Development Board 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
              • 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
              • Maureen E. Olivieri
              • Lisa Smith


                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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