Wichita Board of Directors

We gratefully acknowledge these dedicated volunteers who serve on the Wichita 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 Wichita area. 

Board Leadership

Board President
Vallerie Gleason, MBA,RN
President & CEO
Newton Medical Center

Board Leadership Development Chair
Dr. Brian Pate, MD
Chair of Pediatrics
KU School of Medicine – Wichita

Midwest Regional Board Chair
Pat Gearhart
Wichita Market President
Simmons Bank

Board Members

Laura Barnes
Tax Services Manager
FORVIS

Nicole Castleberry
CFO
Wesley Health Care

Don D. Gribble
Partner 
Hite, Fanning, & Honeyman L.L.P.

Shawn Jiwanlal - Board Chair
Vice President – Commercial Banking
Simmons Bank

Clayton Kaiser
Partner
FOULSTON SIEFKIN LLP

Alex Melugin, MBA
Executive Vice President
Missouri • Kansas • Illinois
Phoenix Home Care & Hospice

Christopher Rea
Director of Operations
Foundation Properties

Debbie Reilly, BSN, RN
Clinical Applications Specialist
Kansas Heart Hospital