Greater Des Moines Board of Directors

The volunteers who serve on the American Heart Association Des Moines Board of Directors include local healthcare professionals and business and community leaders who guide our mission and activities to improve the cardiovascular health of the Des Moines community – from health legislation to fundraising initiatives that expand and improve systems of care, research grants and education programs.

Board Leadership

Board Chair
David Stark
President & CEO
UnityPoint Health

Board President
Robert Gallegos, MD, PhD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
The Iowa Clinic

Board Members

Leisha Barcus
YMCA of Greater Des Moines

Thomas Brown, MD
Iowa Heart Center

Jamie Carlson
Immediate Past Board Chair
Chief Human Resources Officer
The Iowa Clinic

Josh Cook
President & CEO
Community Choice Credit Union

Wade Den Hartog
Foster Group

Tej Dhawan
Chief Data Officer
Principal Financial Group

Douglas Fiore, PhD 
Mercy College of Health Sciences 

Linda Goodwin 
Chief Operations Officer / Chief Nursing Executive
MercyOne Medical Center Des Moines

Angel Grubb
Amazing Lash Studio
Jerry's Homes, Amazing Lash

David Hockmuth, MD
Cardiac Surgeon
Iowa Heart Center

Stephani Manning 
Vice President
Innovative Captive 
Strategies/Holmes Murphy

Matt Meendering
Dowling Catholic High School

Casey Port
Vice President, Construction
Hubbell Realty Company

Karen Rieck
Vice President Human 
FBL Financial Group

Lena Rydberg, DO
Physician – Internal 
The Iowa Clinic

Brian Sather
President & General Manager
Jodi Schweiger
Director Employer Health
The Iowa Clinic
Scott Shumaker
Woodland Hills Elementary, Waukee Schools
Kristin Williams
Chief Health Officer
Hy-Vee, Inc.