Members

Jim Pryde

Chair

Mr. Pryde was elected to the board in December 2017. He served as vice chair in 2019 and was elected chair in 2020. He is a lawyer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

Stephenie Smith, MSW

Vice Chair

Ms. Smith was appointed to the board in December 2016. She was elected as vice chair in 2020. She is the Managing Partner of Sophic Solutions, LLC.


Tonia Wright

Secretary

Ms. Wright was elected to the board in December 2017. She was elected as secretary in 2020. She is president and chief executive officer of Grace Advertising and Consulting.


Pat Contreras

Treasurer

Mr. Contreras was elected to the board in December 2017. He was elected as treasurer in 2020. He is the director of business development at McCownGordon Construction.


Marshaun Butler, M.H.S.A.

Immediate Past Executive Committee Chair

Ms. Butler was appointed to the board in February 2015. She served as chair in 2019. She is vice president of Children’s Mercy South and Regional Medical Practices.


Irene Caudillo

Ms. Caudillo was elected to the board in December 2018. She is the president and CEO of El Centro.


Stacey Daniels-Young

Ms. Daniels-Young was elected to the board in December 2019. She retired after having served as director of Jackson County Community Backed Anti-Drug Tax (COMBAT) and chief executive officer of Black Health Care Coalition.


Timothy Duncan

Mr. Duncan was elected to the board in December 2019. He is a vice president and retirement plan consultant at Mariner Wealth Advisors.


Ed Ellerbeck

Mr. Ellerbeck was elected to the board in December 2018. He is the chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, as well as a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Kansas Medical Center.


Chuck Foudree

Mr. Foudree was appointed to the board in January 2016. He retired as the executive vice president of Harmon Industries, Inc.


Kent Hawkins

Mr. Hawkins was elected to the board in December 2018. He is the senior director of financial and offsite analysis at NeighborWorks America.


Ned Holland

Mr. Holland was elected to the board in December 2019. He is a retired senior executive and former government official, having served as the assistant secretary of administration for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Geoff Jolley

Mr. Jolley was elected to the board in December 2020. He is the executive director at LISC Greater Kansas City.


Nikki Newton

Mr. Newton was elected to the board in December 2020. He is the president of UMB private wealth at UMB Financial Corporation.


Kim Riley

Ms. Riley was appointed to the board in January 2016. She served as secretary in 2019. She is a community advocate for WellCare Health Plans.


Dred Scott

Dr. Scott was elected to the board in December 2020. He is the president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.


Awais Sufi

Mr. Sufi was elected to the board in December 2020. He is the president and CEO of SchoolSmartKC.


Terry Trafton

Mr. Trafton was elected to the board in December 2020. He is an executive consultant helping build organizational and individual health and wellness.


Lynette Wheeler

Ms. Wheeler was elected to the board in December 2018. She is the chief operating officer of Truman Medical Center – Lakewood.


Richard Wright

Mr. Wright was elected to the board in December 2019. He is president and chief executive officer of Gilmore Bell, a public finance law firm.


Ex Officio Members

Qiana Thomason
Health Forward President and CEO

Marshaun Butler, M.H.S.A.
Immediate Past Executive Committee Chair


Board Committees

Ad Hoc Permanent Home Committee
Stephenie Smith, Chair
Pat Contreras
Stacey Daniels-Young
Ned Holland
Rick Wright
Dred Scott
Geoff Jolley
*Qiana Thomason, Staff
*Rick Zimmer, Staff

Audit Committee
Kent Hawkins, Chair
Stacey Daniels-Young
Ned Holland
Rick Wright
*Pat Contreras, Ex-Officio
*Christena Diven, Staff

Ad Hoc Equity Committee
Tim Duncan, Co-Chair
Tonia Wright, Co-Chair
Irene Caudillo
Ed Ellerbeck
Rick Wright
Terry Trafton
Awais Sufi
*Alan Flory, CAC
*Twintenia Strother, CAC
*Brenda Calvin, Staff

Compensation Subcommittee
Jim Pryde, Chair
Stephenie Smith, Vice Chair
Tonia Wright, Secretary
Pat Contreras, Treasurer
*Qiana Thomason, Ex-Officio

Executive Committee
Jim Pryde, Chair
Stephenie Smith, Vice Chair
Tonia Wright, Secretary
Pat Contreras, Treasurer
Lynette Wheeler, Governance Chair
Irene Caudillo, Program and Grants Chair
Chuck Foudree, At-Large Member
Tim Duncan, At-Large Member
*Marshaun Butler, Ex-officio
*Qiana Thomason, Staff
*McClain Bryant Macklin, Staff

Finance and Investment Committee
Pat Contreras
Tim Duncan
Chuck Foudree
Kent Hawkins
Rick Wright
Geoff Jolley
Nikki Newton
*Rick Zimmer, Staff

Governance Committee
Lynette Wheeler, Chair
Ned Holland
Kim Riley
Stephenie Smith
Tonia Wright
Nikki Newton
Terry Trafton
*Qiana Thomason, Staff

Program and Grants Committee
Irene Caudillo, Chair
Stacey Daniels-Young
Ed Ellerbeck
Lynette Wheeler
Dred Scott
Awais Sufi
*Graciela Couchonnal, Staff

*Non-voting committee member

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