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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 Childress Beck
  • Martha Colen
  • Jim Dahling
  • R. Justin Fulton
  • Kim Georges
  • Owen Griffin
  • John R. Lawson, II
  • Miles Leon
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Scott Nottingham, MD
  • Robert J. Obermeyer, MD
  • Kieran Poulos
  • Marta S. Satin-Smith, MD
  • Brian R. Skinner
  • Elly Bradshaw Smith
  • Svinder S. Toor, MD
  • Kathryn M. Van Buren
  • Stacey J. 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
  • Jim Dahling
  • Kimberley Geiger
  • Doug Hillebrandt
  • Henry J. Huelsberg, III
  • Kelly Johnson
  • Carrie Lauck
  • Michael R. Matacunas
  • Merrick McCabe
  • Kim McMillan
  • Matt Nusbaum
  • Karen Priest

The King’s Daughters

Stacey J. Vellines, President

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

  • Stacey J. Vellines, President
  • Paula Adams
  • Beth Bryant
  • Laura Fulton
  • Katherine M. Knaus
  • Carrie L. Lauck
  • Nicole Federinko Legum
  • Ame McCullin
  • Taylor Priest
  • Kathy Protogyrou
  • Sunny Barlow Sonner
  • Ashley Friend Vellines
  • Carrie Williams

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.

  • Deb Vollmer, Chair
  • Todd Copeland
  • Edward Deets
  • Pace Edwards
  • Stephen A. Leon
  • Brad Martin
  • Sean Meehan
  • Richard Meredith, Jr.
  • Hon. Eileen Olds
  • Dana Ramirez, MD
  • Stephen E. Sigmon
  • Andrea Vail
  • Rolf A. Williams
  • 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
  • Sarah Bishop
  • L. Ashley Brooks
  • Jean Compton
  • Scott Duncan
  • Sandra Harrison
  • Lynn Hornsby
  • Maureen E. Olivieri
  • Solon E. Paul
  • Jean Pfitzner
  • Betsy F. Phillips
  • Jim Schneider
  • Ken B. Shewbridge
  • Gay W. Shulman
  • Lisa Smith
  • Lawrence Steingold
  • Lydia C. Taylor
  • Sandra Warden
  • Dorothy Winn
  • Judi Worley
  • Nancy Yokois, MD

Future Generations Board

Cameron Reeves Poynter, 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.

  • Cameron Reeves Poynter, Chair
  • Ashley Bussey
  • Dennis Cestra, Jr.
  • Cynthia Chaing
  • Billy Chard
  • Carolyn Cooper Crutchfield
  • Katie Denton
  • Shawn Embose
  • Matt Fanghella
  • Nate Fine
  • Jason Friedman
  • Brooke Garrett
  • Katherine Hines
  • Ryan King
  • Stephen Klimkiewicz
  • Kelsey Mohring
  • David Poteran
  • Amy Przymuzala
  • Shikma Rubin
  • Will Russell
  • Leah Swatts
  • Virginia Thornton
  • Jill K. Wainger
  • Lee Westnedge
  • J. Britton Williston
  • Katherine Wynne
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