Seth Rupp | President | Zelis Healthcare
Seth Rupp is President of Zelis Network Analytics. Prior to Zelis, Seth held senior executive positions at Harbor/ProMedica (the largest behavioral health provider in northern Ohio), Netsmart Technologies, Passport Health and Cerner. Seth’s professional passion is building leading-edge healthcare technology businesses. His personal passions include spending time with family, cooking, fly fishing and serving on the board of the BigShifts Foundation.
Courtney Thomas | Vice President | New House
Courtney Thomas is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and moved to the Kansas City community in 2002. Courtney brings years of executive leadership, innovative vision, and strategic alignment to New House. Prior to joining New House, Courtney served as President and CEO of Central Exchange, President and CEO at Great Plains SCPCA, Kansas City’s largest animal welfare organization.
Maureen Hannoun | Secretary | UMKC
Maureen Hannoun has served 17 years at University of Missouri – Kansas City as Research Administrator; the past 9 years, as Director of the Office of Research Services. She manages an office of 12 which oversees $250 Million in proposals and $50 Million of annual awards for the UMKC community. Graduated Shawnee Mission Northwest high school in 1984. She has a Bachelor in Business Administration ‘91 and Master of Social Work ‘04 from UMKC.
Chelsea Laub | Treasurer | Crossroads Wealth Management
Chelsea is the President of Crossroads Wealth Management. In her community, Chelsea is the President & Co-Founder of Underground Social, a young professional women’s organization focuses on building the next generation of female leaders in Kansas City. Chelsea is also actively involved in Top Gun KC, and has served as a volunteer/board member for Socialheart and the Greater Kansas City YMCA’s Challenger Program.
Michelle Robin | Founder | Your Wellness Connection
Dr. Michelle Robin is an speaker, author, podcast host and practicing chiropractor. She is the founder and CWO of Your Wellness Connection, P.A., one of the nation’s most successful integrative healing centers focusing on disciplines such as chiropractic, Chinese medicine, energy medicine, naturopathic medicine, functional medicine, massage therapy, counseling, nutritional and wellness coaching, and movement arts.
Nick Brandecker | Zelis Network Analytics
Nick Brandecker is a Sales Director for Zelis Network Analytics, specializing in helping health plans solve provider network challenges and expansions through innovative software solutions. Before joining Zelis in 2019, he started his career at Cerner where he focused on improving health system’s operational efficiency. Nick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pittsburg State University with degrees in Finance and Marketing where he also played on the PSU baseball team for 4 years.
Valerie Chow | Truman Medical Center
Dr. Valerie Chow is an anesthesiologist in Kansas City, Missouri and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill and Truman Medical Center-Lakewood. She received her medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Terry Flynn | Blue Valley Schools
Terry Flynn is Department Chair of Healthy and Physical Education and Wellness Coordinator for Blue Valley West high School. She is the Director of Blue Valley XC and track Timing. Terry is a former head volleyball coach for BVW, BVHS, SMNW and Park University, she was assistant volleyball coach at Missouri State and the University of KS. She has been in education for 40 years.
Rebecca Gernon | Blue Cross KC
Dr. Rebecca Gernon is a family physician, Medical Director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, and mother of 3 boys. Her clinical interests focus around behavioral health initiatives in the primary care setting. She practiced primary care medicine for 15 years in academics and private practice prior to transitioning to Blue KC, where she is focusing on behavioral health from a population health perspective.
Lisa Ginter | Community America Credit Union
Lisa Ginter joined CommunityAmerica in 1995 and during her tenure has overseen nearly every function of the Credit Union. After graduating from Rockhurst University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Lisa was introduced to the industry working with a regional CPA firm auditing credit unions. She has held executive level positions, to include CFO and President, of various asset-sized financial institutions.
Sarah Hermes | Lockton
Sarah Hermes works with clients to align their employee benefits and risk management strategies with their higher purpose as an organization. Her goal is to support her clients in recruiting and retaining the right people, fostering an authentic and culture and employment brand, and protecting their long-term financial sustainability. Sarah is passionate about supporting the “heroic spirit of business” and the positive ripples it creates.
Janice Hughes | Business Coach and Business Advisor
Dr. Janice Hughes has cultivated one of the most impressive track records as a healthcare professional, master Business Coach and Business Advisor. She has earned a strong reputation for helping thousands of doctors from all walks of life to breakthrough personally and professionally and change healthcare within their communities. As healthcare has evolved, Dr. Janice has had impact with her recent advisory position with a company that has been called the ‘Google’ of healthcare, with a valuation that has grown from $20 Million to $150 Billion and created impact throughout the world.
Crystal Jenkins | Director of Teacher Training Hoffman Institute
Crystal Jenkins specializes in wellness and behavioral counseling for individuals and groups. She is experienced in treating a wide range of psychological issues with adults and children. Crystal has been a teacher and coach for over 30 years. She has a love for speaking, teaching, and coaching others to find their path to freedom and clarity.She is also a Hoffman Institute Teacher as well as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator.
Stephanie Lewis | Cerner
Stephanie Lewis joined Cerner in 2007 as a Global Benefits Strategist in Human Resources, with responsibilities of supplier relationships, renewals and con-ducting global benchmarking analysis. Stephanie joined the Population Health Services Organization in 2012 to focus on population health strategy for clients.
Alex McAnderson | Owner of Villalobos Vitality
Alex McAnderson is the owner of Villalobos Vitality. She brings more than 12 years as a leader in Relationship Management. Her life mission is the continuation of a meaningful, powerful and purposeful existence though the connection of mind, body and spirit. She strives to bring mindfulness to the corporate sector. Alex is also the Treasurer for The Rock Chalk Roundball Classic a non-profit dedicated to helping local families fighting pediatric cancer.
Kathy Nelson | KC Sports Comm & Foundation
Kathy Nelson works to promote Kansas City sports locally and nationally with the goal of attracting, retaining and facilitating sports events and organizations. She helps the bi-state region realize the economic, social and community-building benefits of sports. In 2016, Nelson was selected to serve on the National Association of Sports Commissions Board of Directors.
Haley Prophet | Senior Wellbeing Specialist for Garmin International
With more than 15 years working in the industry, Haley Prophet’s experience spans from employee wellness and engagement to broker and client relationships through fitness offerings, wellbeing programming strategic planning and facility management. She currently organizes and implements well-rounded wellbeing offerings nationwide through strategic planning and alignment with business and program goals. Haley is also extremely involved in collaboration and innovative development both internally and externally with Garmin business plans and integration.
Yasmine Simmons | Choices Health Services
Yasmine Simmons is a speaker, writer, lifestyle coach, and practicing nurse practitioner. She is the co-founder and Chief Wellness Officer of Choices Health Services, formerly The Healthiest You. A not-for-profit dedicated to bringing wellness education programs to underserved communities.
Danny Zaslavsky | Country Hills Motors
Danny Zaslavsky is a successful leader in both business and the Greater Kansas City community. As General Manager/Partner for Country Hill Motors, he has helped grow his family’s business into one of the region’s most successful independent auto dealerships. Danny is also the President of the Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Danny also co-founded DealerPrints, a software product for auto dealerships.