Our board. Your community advocates.

Our board of directors is made up of passionate advocates for health equity in our communities. We are indebted to their commitment and knowledge.

Join our board

Health Forward is seeking candidates to fill up to three vacancies on the 2025 Health Forward Foundation Board of Directors. We will prioritize women of color, Wyandotte County and rural residency, and investment expertise in our selection of directors.

Lynette Wheeler, DNP, RN, LNHA, FABC
University Health Lakewood Medical Center, Chief Operating Officer
Dred Scott, Ph.D.
Vice Chair
Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, President
Irene Caudillo
Immediate Past Chair and Secretary
Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Chief of Staff to Mayor Garner
Kent Hawkins
NeighborWorks America, Director of Financial and Offsite Analysis
Erika Brice
Kresge Foundation, Social Investment Officer
Stacey Daniels-Young, Ph.D.
Independent Consultant
Timothy Duncan
Mariner Wealth Advisors, Senior Retirement Plan Advisor
Ed Ellerbeck, M.D., MPH
University of Kansas Medical Center, Professor of Population Health and Internal Medicine
Ned Holland
Retired, Formerly Assistant Secretary at United States Department of Health and Human Services
Naiomi Jamal, M.D., MPH
Swope Health, Chief Health Officer
Geoff Jolley
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Executive Director
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley
Gilda's Club Kansas City, Executive Director
Nikki Newton
UMB Bank, President – Private Wealth Management
Andrea Perdomo-Morales, LSCSW, LCSW
Vibrant Health, Chief Health Equity Officer
Jim Pryde
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Senior Counsel
Lisse Regehr
Thrive Allen County, President and CEO
Awais Sufi
Yield Creative, Managing Director
Terry Trafton, MS, LPC, NCC
TT2 Consulting, Founder
Kia Walsh
Sherwood Autism Center, Chief Executive Officer

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