Health Forward Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has elected its 2015 officers and new members to its Board of Directors.

Kimberly Young and Juan Rangel were re-elected to serve their second, three-year term on the board. Health Forward also welcomed five new board members:

Marshaun Butler, MHSA, Vice President, Children’s Mercy South & Regional Medical Practices
Sukumar Ethirajan, M.D., Midwest Cancer Care
Roy L. Robinson, Retired
Donna Valponi, Vice President of Communications and Marketing at the American Academy of Family Physicians
Peg VanWagoner, Senior Consultant at DeMarche Associates, Inc.
Kenneth Southwick. Ed.D, was re-elected as the Chair of the Health Forward Board of Directors. Other officers include Kimberly Young, re-elected as Vice-Chair; Wayne Powell, elected as Secretary; and Thomas Carignan, re-elected as Treasurer.

“All of the individuals elected to serve on the Health Forward Board of Directors bring with them a wealth of knowledge, expertise and a great passion for our mission to help eliminate barriers and promote quality health for the uninsured and underserved,” said Bridget McCandless, M.D., Health Forward President/CEO.