Kansas City Board of Directors

We gratefully acknowledge these dedicated volunteers who serve on the Kansas City American Heart Association Board of Directors.

These dedicated volunteers are healthcare professionals and business and community leaders who guide our many activities throughout the Greater Kansas City area. 

Logo Gold BoardThe Kansas City Board of Directors of the American Heart Association was recognized by the American Heart Association National Board as one of the top local boards in the country with the prestigious AHA Gold designation for excellence.


Board Leadership

Board President
Dr. Sanjaya K. Gupta
Cardiac Electrophysiologist / Associate Professor of Medicine
Saint Luke's Cardiovascular Consultants / University of Missouri - Kansas City

Lori Mallory
Partner's in Primary Care

Board Members

Teri Ackerson
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Saint Luke's Marion Block Neuroscience Institute

Dr. Michael Artman
Senior Vice President, Pediatrician-In-Chief
Children's Mercy Hospital

Dave Barber 
Vice President & National Director - Engineering Services
JE Dunn Construction

Pam Berneking
Chief Commercial Officer
Community America Credit Union

Michael Bowman 
Regional Vice President 
Faith Technologies

Julie Browne
President & CEO

Scott Hall
Senior Vice President, Civic and Community Initiatives/Community Volunteer 
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Chris Jagoda
Lockton Companies

Dr. Willie Lawrence Jr. 
Chief of Cardiology
Midwest Heart Associates/Research Medical Center

Felicia Menefee
Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory Nursing & Advanced Practice Providers
Saint Luke's Health System

Tom O'Grady
Corporate President

Dr. Rhea Pimentel
The University of Kansas Health System

Dr. Jonathan Wagner
Cardiovascular Therapeutic Research, Clinical Pharmacology
Children's Mercy Hospital

Keith Wisdom
Market President Kansas/Nebraska

For more information on the Kansas City Board of Directors: Laura Lopez, Executive Director, (913) 652-1905.