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 | Central Exchange
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 more than fourteen years of executive leadership, innovative vision, and strategic alignment to the Central Exchange. Prior to joining CX, Courtney served as the 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.
Yasmine Simmons | Executive Director | BigShifts Foundation
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. She also serves as the Executive Director for Big Shifts Foundation, a not-for-profit, offering holistic wellness programs and resources to youth.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brooke Wesley | Bellatore Recovery
Brooke Wesley’s desire is to help individuals struggling with and recovering from Eating Disorders. She has been working in the field of social work for over 19 years. She began as a technician on the Eating Disorder unit at Baptist Lutheran Hospital, from there worked at Northstar, substance abuse recovery. After completing her Master’s degree, Brooke worked for a few years in the Olathe school system and opened her private practice 11 years ago.
Dan Walker | Consulting
Dan Walker is a California native who has lived in the Kansas City area for over twenty years. After receiving his Ph.D. from Purdue University, Dan began his career with Dow Chemical in their pharmaceutical division. Following his time with Dow, Dan worked for several companies in the human and animal health fields. Dan retired from full-time consulting in 2017 but continues to be involved with companies he has co-founded and funded.
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.
Kimberly Gandy | Founder & CEO of Play-it Health
Kimberly Gandy, MD, PHD, is a physician/scientist and entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in healthcare, her clinical and scientific career including institutions such as Duke and Stanford. Having been a leader in her field of transplantation, she has led international committees in translational medicine and been named by US News and World Report as one of the nation’s top doctors. Previously a pediatric cardiac surgeon, she has long had a passion for the issues pertinent to the health of youth.