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 Chair
Linda Newman

Board President
Brian Pate, MD
KU School of Medicine

Leadership Development Chair
Marc Milleson
Sunflower Bank

Board President-Elect
Vallerie Gleason, RN
Newton Medical Center

Past Chair
Dalrona Harrison, RN

Board Members

Rishi Adhakari, MD
Children's Hospital

Cate Baker
Youth Entrepreneurs, Inc.

Dylan Donner
New York Life Insurance

Dr. Arpan Doshi
Children’s Mercy

Laura Fent
Hinkle Law Firm LLC  

Michael Fessinger
Sedgwick County

Casey Guber
Wesley Healthcare

Scott Marko

Dr. C. Patrick McCoy
Wichita Anesthesiology

Christopher Rea
Foundation Properties Corporation

Debbie Reilly, RN
Kansas Heart Hospital

Nicole Schaar
Bank SNB

Dr. Wassim Shaheen
Heartland Cardiology 

Justan Shinkle
Foulton Siefkin LLP