Members


Wayne M. Powell

Chair

Executive Committee; Bylaws Sub-Committee; Finance & Investment Committee

Mr. Powell was appointed to the board in February 2014 and served as vice chair in 2016. He was elected as board chair in 2017. He is the vice president of membership and contracting at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City.

Thomas Carignan

Vice Chair

Finance & Investment Committee, Chair; Executive Committee; Nominating Commitee

Mr. Carignan was appointed to the board in April 2012. He was elected as vice chair in 2017. He is senior vice president and director of client relationship management in UMB Bank’s Institutional Banking Division.


Judge Ann Mesle (Ret.)

Secretary

Bylaws Sub-Committee, Chair; Administration & Logistics Committee; Programs & Grants Committee

Judge Mesle was elected as secretary in 2017. She practiced law at Lathrop & Gage for 18 years before serving on the 16th Judicial Circuit for 12 years. Judge Mesle has served on a variety of non-profit boards focused primarily on legal, educational and children’s activities.


Roy L. Robinson

Treasurer

Executive Committee; Administration & Logistics Committe, Audit Committee

Mr. Robinson was appointed to the board in February 2015. He was elected as treasurer in 2017. He retired from the Archer Daniels Midland in March 2009.


Mary Ann Arnott

Ms. Arnott was elected to the board in December 2016. Now retired, she was a speech/language clinician for various Allen County and Shawnee Mission schools.


Marshaun Butler, M.H.S.A.

Executive Committee; Nominating Committee; Programs & Grants Committee

Ms. Butler was appointed to the board in February 2015. She is vice president of Children’s Mercy South & Regional Medical Practices.


Tom Cranshaw

Executive Committee; Administration & Logistics Committee

Mr. Cranshaw was appointed to the board in February 2014 and served as secretary in 2016. He recently retired as CEO of Tri-County Mental Health Services, a safety-net provider.


Jim Dockins, Ed.D., FACHE

Audit Committee, Chair; Executive Committee; Administration & Logistics Committee; Finance & Investment Committee

Dr. Dockins was appointed to the board in April 2015. He is an assistant professor of Healthcare Leadership at Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management.


Alan Flory

Programs & Grants Committee, Chair; Executive Committee

Mr. Flory was appointed to the board in February 2014. He is the president and CEO of ReDiscover, a nonprofit community mental health agency.


Chuck Foudree

Audit Committee; Finance & Investment Committee

Mr. Foudree was appointed to the board in January 2016. He retired as the executive vice president of Harmon Industries, Inc.


Susan Garrett, M.P.H.

Administration & Logistics Committee, Chair; Executive Committee; Nominating Committee

Ms. Garrett was appointed to the board in February 2014. She is the national projects manager for the University of Missouri Kansas City’s Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.


Spence Heddens

Finance & Investment Committee

Mr. Heddens was appointed to the board in January 2016. He retired as an executive at Bank of America.


Renee’ J. Herman, R.N., B.S.N., M.H.S.A.

Nominating Committee; Programs & Grants Committee

Ms. Herman was appointed to the board in January 2016. She is a high-risk transition care coordinator at St. Luke’s Hospital.


Garland Land, M.P.H.

Nominating Committee, Chair; Bylaws Sub-Committee; Programs & Grants Committee

Mr. Land was appointed to the board in April 2012. Now retired, he is the former executive director of NAPHSIS.


John Martin, Ed.D.

Mr. Martin was appointed to the board in December 2016. Now retired, he once served as a superintendent for the Grandview School District, deputy superintendent for the St. Louis Public School District, and interim superintendent for the Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools.


Julie Meyer, MPS

Ms. Meyer was appointed to the board in December 2016. She is the client alignment executive with Netsmart Technologies. She formerly worked as the director of policy and research for the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services.


James T. Nunnelly, M.P.H.

Administration & Logistics Committee; Audit Committee; Programs & Grants Committee

Mr. Nunnelly was appointed to the board in February 2011. He is a health care executive and contributing planner for centers for community health, substance abuse treatment, youth development, and chronic disease management.


Michael O’Dell, M.D., M.S.H.A., FAAFP

Dr. O’Dell was appointed to the board in February 2016. He is the chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and serves as the associate chief medical officer at Truman Medical Center’s Lakewood campus in Kansas City, Missouri.


Juan M. Rangel, Jr.

Audit Committee; Programs & Grants Committee

Mr. Rangel was appointed to the board in February 2012. He is the director of Gateway to College at Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas and a part-time faculty member at William Jewell College.


Kim Riley

Bylaws Sub-Committee; Programs & Grants Committee

Ms. Riley was appointed to the board in January 2016. She is a community advocate for WellCare Health Plans.


Julia Simmons, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP

Finance & Investment Committee

Dr. Simmons, M.D., MBA, FAAP,  was appointed to the board in January 2016. She works at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics.


Stephenie Smith, MSW

Ms. Smith was appointed to the board in December 2016. She is the executive director at Linwood YMCA.


Peg VanWagoner

Executive Committee; Finance & Investment Committee

Ms. VanWagoner was appointed to the board in February 2015 and served as treasurer in 2016. She is a senior consultant at DeMarche Associates, Inc.


Kimberly C. Young

Executive Committee

Ms. Young was appointed to the board in February 2012 and served as chair in 2016. She is the founding director of the Bloch Executive Education Center at the University of Missouri Kansas City.


Ex Officio Members

Bridget McCandless, M.D., MBA, FACP
HCF President and CEO

Niki Lee Donawa
HCF Community Advisory Committee Chair
Nominating Committee


Board Committees

Administration & Logistics Committee
Jim Dockins, Chair
Tom Cranshaw
Judge Ann Mesle
Roy Robinson
Stephenie Smith

Audit Committee
Chuck Foudree, Chair
Jim Dockins
John Martin
Juan M. Rangel, Jr.
Roy Robinson
Stephenie Smith

Bylaws Sub-Committee
Tom Cranshaw, Chair
Wayne Powell
Kimberly Riley
Garland Land

Executive Committee
Wayne Powell, Chair
Thomas Carignan, Vice Chair
Judge Ann Mesle, Secretary
Roy Robinson, Treasurer
Jim Dockins, Administration & Logistics Chair
Chuck Foudree, Audit Chair
Peg VanWagoner, Finance & Investment Chair
Alan Flory, Programs & Grants Chair
Marshaun Butler, At-Large Committee Chair
Michael O’Dell, At-Large Committee Chair
Kimberly Young, past Chair

Finance & Investment Committee
Peg VanWagoner, Chair
Thomas Carignan
Tom Cranshaw
Jim Dockins
Chuck Foudree
Spence Heddens
John Martin
Julia Simmons

Nominating Committee
Garland Land, Chair
Marshaun Butler
Alan Flory
Spence Heddens
Julie Meyer

Programs & Grants Committee
Alan Flory, Chair
Mary Ann Arnott
Marshaun Butler
Garland Land
Judge Ann Mesle
Julie Meyer
Michael O’Dell
Juan M. Rangel, Jr.
Kimberly Riley


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