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Board of Advocates

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The School of Health Professions Board of Advocates complements and further strengthens the commitment of the school to effectively fulfill its mission to serve the citizens of Kansas, the region, and the nation, and to develop tomorrow's leaders through exemplary education, research and service.

Members of the board will individually and collectively be advocates for the mission-based activities of the school by providing support, advice, and guidance to the dean of the School of Health Professions.

Learn more: Purpose, meetings, and roles  |  Bylaws

photo of Francie Stoner

Francie Stoner, Chair

Founder and President
The LAUGHH Foundation
Weston, Missouri

photo of Paula Woolworth

Paula Woolworth, Secretary

Shady Shores, Texas



photo of Dan Conyers

Dan Conyers, MS, RRT, RCP

Director of Respiratory Therapy Services
The University of Kansas Health System
Kansas City, Kansas

photo of Teresa Girard

Teresa Gerard, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
Guardian Group, LLC
Lawrence, Kansas


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William Howard III, MSS, OTR/L

Senior Occupational Therapist
CHI Creighton University Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

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Kelly Hutton-Gordon

Owner and CEO
Dynamos Anesthesia Services, LLC
Leavenworth, Kansas

Photo of Theresa Jackson

Theresa Jackson

Director of Medical Records
The University of Kansas Health System
Overland Park, Kansas


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Sandra Keener, Au.D., CCC-A

Assistant Director of Audiology
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, Missouri

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Talal Khan, M.D., MBA

Associate Professor and Chair
KU Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Overland Park, Kansas

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Mani Mani, M.D.

Professor Emeritus
KU Medical Center
Lenexa, Kansas


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Scott Mattivi

Eurofins Viracor BioPharma Services
Lees Summit, Missouri

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Ike Nwabuonwu

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Alpha Energy and Electric, Inc.
Kansas City, Missouri

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Tammy Peterman, M.S., RN

Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Nursing Officer
The University of Kansas Health System
Kansas City, Kansas


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Kelly Rudolph

Hans Rudolph, inc.
Shawnee, Kansas

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Toni Shields

Director of Pharmacy
Queen's Price Choppers
Pleasant Hill, Missouri

photo of Tim Steele

Timothy Steele, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Associated Audiologists, Inc.
Overland Park, Kansas


photo of Lisa Stehno-Bittel

Lisa Stehno-Bittel

Founder and President
Likarda LLC
Basehor, Kansas

photo of Roy Swift

Col. Roy Swift, Ph.D. (Ret.)

Executive Director
Washington, D.C.

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David S. Zamierowski, M.D., FACS

Plastic Surgeon (retired) and Philanthropist
Overland Park, Kansas

Last modified: Dec 01, 2020

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