Greater Des Moines Board of Directors

The volunteers who serve on the American Heart Association Des Moines Board of Directors include local healthcare professionals and business and community leaders who guide our mission and activities to improve the cardiovascular health of the Des Moines community – from health legislation to fundraising initiatives that expand and improve systems of care, research grants and education programs.

The Des Moines Board has received the 2017 American Heart Association Gold Standard Board Award. The gold-level recognition means that the board must meet at least 14 performance criteria in areas including health, revenue, volunteer recruitment and operations.

Board Leadership

Board President
David Hockmuth, M.D.
Cardiac Surgeon
Iowa Heart Center

Board President - Elect
Robert Gallegos, M.D., Ph.D.
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Board Chair - Elect
David Stark
Executive Vice President & COO
UnityPoint Health

Board Chair
Jamie Carlson
Chief Human Resources Officer
The Iowa Clinic

Leadership Development Chair
Sharon Vickery
Sogeti USA

Board Members

Thomas Brown, MD
Iowa Heart Center

Josh Cook
Chief Operating Officer
Community Choice Credit Union

Laura Giles
Foster Group

Tim Jameson
Territory Manager for Iowa & Nebraska
Lamar Outdoor Advertising

Nicole Johnson
Waukee Elementary School 

Jenna Kimberley
Vice President
Kimberely Development Corporation 

Matt Meendering
Dowling Catholic High School

Casey Port
Vice President, Construction
Hubbell Realty Company

Lena Rydberg, D.O.
Physician - Internal Medicine
The Iowa Clinic

Brian Sather
President & General Manager

Brad Schoenfelder
Ryan Companies
Scott Stice
Chief Marketing Officer
FBL Financial Group

Kristin Williams
Chief Health Officer
Hy-Vee, Inc.