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Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees is an elected group of volunteers responsible for ensuring the Society achieves its mission and fulfills its strategic plan by engaging the community, building MS awareness, expanding financial resources, and bring others into the MS movement.

Dana Foote

Board of Trustees Chair

Dr. Sharon Lynch

University of Kansas Medical Center

John Olander

Sr. Vice President, Transmission & Distribution
Burns & McDonnell

Ryan Owings

Executive Clinical Strategic Business Unit

Jeffrey D. Peier

Klenda, Austerman LLC

Lyla Perrodin

Chief Administrative Officer
TechAccel LLC

Ryan Schneider

Senior Vice President, Tenant Representation
Jones Lang LaSalle

Kim Sucha

Managing Director

Julia Taylor

Dentons US LLP

Dan Watkins

Law Offices of Daniel L. Watkins

Melea McRae


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Kansas City Leadership Council

Kansas City Leadership Council Chair:
David Brown, Humana

Aaron Blazier, community volunteer
Tracy Hartman, HCA Healthcare
Becky Hopkins, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Julianne Ibarra
Dr. Stephen Miller, Retired physician
Candi Moss, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of KC
Lyla Perrodin, TechAccel LLC
Terri Reintjes, Sprint
Stacy Schieffer, Veracity Consulting
Shannon Wolcott, Marks Nelson

Omaha Leadership Council

Omaha Leadership Council Chair:
Randy Root, Burns & McDonnell

Chris Chapman, Star 104.5
Kym Chapman, Best Buy
Darryl Kucera, MS Forward
Gary Lee, INSPRO
Dannielle Oestreich, community volunteer
AJ Sanford, First National Bank
Kim Sucha, KPMG, LLP
Rob Voelker, community volunteer
Mark Westergard, E&A Consulting Group, Inc.

Springfield Leadership Council

Springfield Leadershp Council Chair:
Brian Inman, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Springfield

Bonnie Bell, Meyer Communications
Timothy Clegg II, Hurts Donut Company & Sno Biz
Blake Cully, Mercy Springfield
David Doran, Missouri State University
Brenda Goodwin, Law Offices of David Doran
Steve Loehr, Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Greg Mertz, Dings 'N' Things
Kris Strong, Mercy Springfield
Julie Wagner, SRC

Wichita Leadership Council

Wichita Leadership Council Chair:
Jeff Peier, Klenda, Austerman LLC

Tally Bell, Neurology Consultants of Kansas
Teddy Farias, Wichita Area Technical College
Melanie Garrison, Holiday Inn
Gary Hoepner, community volunteer
Dan Leeper, J.P. Weigand
Christopher Power, community volunteer
Rebecca Power, community volunteer
Ann Reed, community volunteer
Jenn Schultz, Bombardier Aerospace
Cindy Shaffer, community volunteer


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