Kansas City Board of Directors

We gratefully acknowledge these dedicated volunteers who serve on the Kansas City 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 Kansas City area. 

The Kansas City Board of Directors of the American Heart Association was recognized by the American Heart Association National Board as one of the top local boards in the country with the prestigious AHA Gold designation for excellence.

 

Board Leadership

Board President
Dr. Rhea Pimentel
Electrophysiologist
The University of Kansas Health System

Chairperson
Keith Wisdom
Chief Executive Officer
Aetna Better Health of Kansas

Board Members

Dr. Michael Artman
Senior Vice President, Pediatrician-In-Chief
Children's Mercy Hospital

Dave Barber 
Vice President & National Director - Engineering Services
JE Dunn Construction

Pam Berneking
Chief Commercial Officer
CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Michael Bowman 
Regional Vice President 
Faith Technologies

Phil Glynn
President
Travois

Dr. Sanjaya Gupta
Electrophysiologist - Associate Professor
University of Missouri - Kansas City/Saint Luke's Cardiovascular Consultants

Scott Hall
Senior Vice President, Civic and Community Initiatives/Community Volunteer 
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Chris Jagoda
Producer
Lockton Companies

Michael Knecht
COO
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Dr. Willie Lawrence Jr. 
Chief of Cardiology
Research Medical Center

Lori Mallory
President
Partners in Primary Care

Tom O'Grady
Corporate President
HNTB

Dr. Jonathan Wagner
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital/University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine

 

For more information on the Kansas City Board of Directors: Laura Lopez, Executive Director, (913) 652-1905.