2015-2016 Great Rivers Affiliate Board of Directors


American Heart Association - Great Rivers Affiliate
2015-2016 Board of Directors

Patricia G. Sullivan, PhD

VP, Quality & Patient Safety
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA

Creighton B. Wright, MD, MBA


Cardiac, Vascular & Thoracic Surgeons, Inc.
Cincinnati, OH

 Jeffrey M. Embleton, Esq.
Chair Elect
Chair, GRA Leadership Development Committee

Mansour, Gavin, Gerlack & Manos
Cleveland, OH
Paul J. Mather, MD
President Elect

Director, Advanced Heart Failure and 
Transplant Center
Thomas Jefferson Heart Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Bruce P. Hagan
Chair, Finance & Operations Committee

Marion General Hospitals
Dublin, OH

David Van Wagoner, PhD
Chair, Research Committee

Associate Professor  
Dept. Molecular Medicine
Case Western University
Cleveland, OH


Edgar J. Kenton, III, MD
Chair, Health Strategies Committee

Director, Dept. of Neurology
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA

Ray Blackwell, MD
Board Member

Surgical Director
Christina Care Health System
Newark, DE

  Cary Hearn
Board Member

Senior Wealth Advisor
Louisville, KY
Dee J. Lowery
Board Member

VP, Corp. Affairs & Community Involvement
FirstEnergy Service Company
Akron, OH
Carl McComas, MD
Board Member

Medical Director
St. Mary's Medical Center
Huntington, WV

Laxmi Mehta, MD, FACC
Board Member

Asst. Prof., Clinical Medicine
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

JoAnne Noyes
Board Member

Former Cardiac Nurse & Volunteer
Noyes Knee Institute
Cincinnati, OH

Robert Pepper
Board Member

Senior VP of Manufacturing 
NTK / NGK Spark Plugs
Sissonville, WV 

Daniel Sack
Board Member

Former Owner/President (retired)
Omnicom Solutions Group, Inc.
Middletown, OH

J. Darby Turner
Board Member

Bingham Greenbaum Doll, LLP
Lexington, KY
Juan Villafane, MD
Board Member

Pediatric Cardiologist & Professor
Children's Heart Specialists, P.S.C.
University of Kentucky
Louisville, KY

Marsha Jones
National Board Representative

Exec. VP and Chief Diversity Officer
The PNC Financial Services Group
Pittsburgh, PA