Advancement Board

The Advancement Board is an advisory group of more than 80 appointed members, which represents the objectives of the University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of Kansas Hospital and The University of Kansas Physicians, collectively known as the academic medical center. In its first eight years, the Advancement Board for the University of Kansas academic medical center has helped improve Kansas City-area and Kansas medical research and healthcare.

The Board works to develop community and political support for the academic medical center and to bolster philanthropic efforts for education, research and patient care. The full Board meets twice each year, with committee meetings and community affairs events held throughout the year. Under the direction and guidance of the Executive and Oversight Committees, standing committees work to accomplish strategic priorities. The Board Development Committee identifies community leadership in targeted sectors that support a robust advocacy contingency. Government Affairs works to empower board members to understand and respond to federal and state fiscal policy that impact the academic medical center. Community Affairs creates public awareness to engage and educate community leaders and advocates regarding the role of the academic medical center by sponsoring community outreach events.

Since its inception, the board has helped raise funds for The University of Kansas Cancer Center to apply for designation from the National Cancer Institute; pushed for passage of a 2008 Johnson County sales tax initiative that resulted in the newly opened Business, Engineering, Science and Technology Center in Overland Park; and raised substantial support for areas across KU Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital, including patient care, cardiac care, neurosciences and biosciences.

Watch a tribute to the Founding Members about the history of the Advancement Board:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGlMc6DmrwE

Advancement Board Director Jyll Kafer will be happy to answer any questions about the board.

Advancement Board Members 2013-14

Senator Barbara Allen
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Shirley Allenbrand
Shawnee Mission, Ks.

Mary Jane Barnes
Shawnee Mission, Ks.

Richard Barohn, MD
Kansas City, Mo.

Tom Bell
Kansas Hospital Association
Topeka, Ks.

Mary Birch, Chair-Elect
Lathrop & Gage, LLP
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Don Black
Shawnee Mission, Ks

Tom Bowser
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo.

Bill Brandmeyer
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Joseph Brandmeyer
Fambran Enterprises
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Jeff Briley
CBIZ Wealth Management
Leawood, Kan.

Judith Calhoun, Ph.D.
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kan.

Cindy Cash
Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce
Kansas City, Kan.

Art Chaudry
Kansas City, Mo.

Stephen Cloud
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Bill Coughlin
Kansas City, Mo

Fred Coulson
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Betty Crooker
Fairway, Kan.

Ray Daniels, Ed.D.
Kansas City, Kan.

Dale Davis
Emporia, Ks

Paul DeBauge
Emporia, Kan.

David Dickey
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Nancy Dillingham
Kansas City, Mo.

Courtney Earnest
Kansas City, Mo

Mark Faber
Sprint Center/AEG Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo.

Ramona Farris
United Healthcare
Overland Park, Kan.

Tracy McFerrin Foster
Hall Family Foundation
Kansas City, Mo.

Janie Gaunce
Grapevine Designs
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Doris Givens, PhD
Kansas City, Kan.

Larry Glaze
Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
Kansas City, Mo.

Glenn Goldstein, MD
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Jared Grantham, MD
Kidney Institute
University of Kansas Medical Center

Greg Graves
Burns & McDonnell
Kansas City, Mo.

Laura Gregory
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Lisa Hale
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Trudie Hall
Kansas City, Kan.

Joyce Hayhow
Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas City, Mo.

Cathy Hedlund
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Jim Heeter
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Kansas City, Mo.

Lisa Rinehart Hoffman
Kansas City, Mo

John Holt
WDAF-TV Channel 4
Kansas City, Mo.

Mary Hunkeler
Board Secretary
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Laurie Ingram
Kansas City, Mo

Eric Jager
Bartlett and Company
Kansas City, Mo.

Roy Jenson, MD
Gardner, Kan.

Cheryl Jernigan
Past board chair
Kansas City, Mo.

Jermee Jones
INTRUST Bank
Prairie Village, Kan.

Debra Kennedy
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Lynn Kindred, MD
Mid-America Cardiology Associates
Kansas University Medical Center

Lana Knedlik
Kansas City, Mo

Jan Kreamer
Shawnee Mission, Ks

Doug Krtek
KRTEK Real Estate Services
Kansas City, Mo.

Senator Audrey Langworthy
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Mark Larrabee
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Linda Lyon
Kansas City, Mo.

Maureen Mahoney
Kansas City, Kan.

Robert Marcusse
Kansas City Area Development Council
Kansas City, Mo.

Pat McCown
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Earl Merkel, M.D.
Russell Regional Hospital
Russell, Kan.

Ellen Merriman
Shawnee Mission, Ks

Joe Morris
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Steve Nigh, MD
Northwest Community Hospital
Arlington Heights, Ill.

Charles Peffer
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Keith Pence
Shawnee Mission, Kan

Bill Perry
Shawnee Mission, Kan

Joe Reardon
Kansas City, Kan.

Scott Rehorn
Red Development, LLC
Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Robert Reintjes, Jr.
Reintjes Services, Inc.
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Charlie Rhoades, M.D.
Kansas City Orthopedic Institute
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Dirk Schafer
Kansas City, Mo.

Jewel Scott
Civic Council of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo.

Mahnaz Shabbir
Shabbir Advisors
Overland Park, Kan.

Jim Shay
Kansas City Power & Light
Kansas City, Mo.

Neal Sharma
Shawnee Mission, Ks

Bruder Stapleton, M.D.
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Wash.

Ira Stolzer
Leawood, Kan.

Frank Taylor
Olathe, Ks

Frank & Evangeline Thompson
Shawnee Mission, Ks

Jody Tillotson
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Barbara Unell
Back In The Swing
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Susan Wally
PREP-KC
Kansas City, Mo.

Carolyn Watley
CBIZ Wealth Management
Leawood, Kan.

Joy Wheeler
JW Enterprises
Kansas City, Mo.

Deryl Wynn
McAnany, VanCleave & Phillips, PA
Kansas City, Kan.

Senator David Wysong
Board Chair
Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Staff

Janice Benjamin
Vice President, Development, Hospital Fund Development
University of Kansas Hospital

Stephanie Grinage
Vice President for Medical Development
KU Endowment Association

Jyll Kafer
Director of Advancement Board
KU Endowment Association

Last modified: Aug 02, 2013
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