Board Officers 2019-2020

Jovanna Rohs, PhD
Director of Early Learning and Head Start, Mid America Regional Council
MCHC Chairperson
Chair, Board Executive Committee
Stephanie Seger, MSW, MA
Manager of Government Relations, Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
MCHC Chair Elect
Chair, Bylaws Committee
Audrey Dunkel, JD
Vice President of Financial Advocacy, Kansas Hospital Association
MCHC Past Chair
Chair, Board Planning and Nominating Committee
Samantha Collinson, MSN, APRN, CNM
Director of Perinatal Services, Truman Medical Center-Lakewood Family Birthplace
MCHC Board Secretary
Chair, Board Development Committee
Wilaiporn Rojjanasrirat, PhD, RNC, IBCLC
Professor, Director of Research and Scholarship, Graceland University School of Nursing
MCHC Treasurer and
Chair, Board Finance Committee
Tracy Russell
MCHC Executive Director
Ex-Officio member of the Board


Board of Directors

Sean Anderson
Engagement Coordinator, Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness
R. Audrey Hill, MPA
Director of Government and Community Relations, Saint Luke's Health System;
Co-chair, Legislative/Advocacy Committee
Raymond Daniels, EdD
Community Advocate from Kansas
and Retired Superintendent, Kansas City Kansas Public Schools USD 500
Willy Pegues IV, MBA, MSS
Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Truman Medical Centers
Terri English, MA, MA
Manager, Head Start Home-Based Program, The Family Conservancy
Tamela Ross-Davis, PhD
Counselor and Doula, The Healing Corner KC, Encompass Medical Group


Advisory Board

Betty Boyd
Community Advocate from Missouri

Alvin Brooks
Former City Councilman

Kara Hendon
Vice President
Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.

Paget Higgins
Community Advocate from Missouri

Christine Kemper
Kemper and Company

Audrey Langworthy
Former Kansas Senator

Jan Marcason
Former City Councilwoman, Kansas City, Missouri
Mike McCann
Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne, LLP

Betty Novak
Community Advocate from Kansas

Margo Quiriconi
Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics

Louis Ruiz
Kansas State Representative

Berta Sailer
Operation Breakthrough

Melinda Laughlin
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

Rachel Sisson
Kansas Department of Health and Environment