MHA’s continued focus on excellence and organizational strength reflects that of our members. Led by its president and senior vice presidents, MHA staff is helping to shape policy and forge a strong, vital health care climate. MHA's goal is to create an environment that enables our members to improve the health of their patients, organization and community.


Office of the President

Herb Kuhn

Herb Kuhn
President and CEO
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Darla Shipman

Darla Shipman
Assistant to the President
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573/893-3700
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Government Relations

Daniel Landon
Senior Vice President of
Governmental Relations

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573/893-3700
ext. 1349

Donna Backes

Donna Backes
Assistant to Senior Vice
President of Governmental
Relations

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573/893-3700
ext. 1350

State Legislation

Rob Monsees

Rob Monsees
Vice President of State
Legislation

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573/893-3700
ext. 1392

Rural and Post-Acute Hospitals

Jim Mikes

Jim Mikes
Vice President of Rural
Advocacy and Regulation

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573/893-3700
ext. 1393

Clinical Affairs and Compliance

Sarah Willson
Vice President of Clinical and
Regulatory Affairs

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573/893-3700
ext. 1304

FRA and Medicaid Payment

Kim S. Duggan

Kim Duggan
Vice President of Medicaid and
FRA

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573/893-3700
ext. 1345

Amy Volkart

Amy Volkart
Director of Medicaid and FRA
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573/893-3700
ext. 1371

Medicaid Operations and Children's Hospitals

Kinkade, Brian

Brian Kinkade
Vice President of Children's Health and Medicaid Advocacy
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573/893-3700
ext. 1338

Policy Development

Ted Wedel

Ted Wedel
Vice President of Policy
Development

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573/893-3700
ext. 1394

Medicare and Insurance

Andy Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler
Vice President of Federal
Finance

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573/893-3700
ext. 1336

Operations/Support

Taylor, Peggy

Peggy Taylor
Executive Assistant of Clinical
and Regulatory Affairs

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573/893-3700
ext. 1370

Jean Kempker

Jean Kempker
Executive Assistant of Federal
Relations and State Legislation

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573/893-3700
ext. 1322

Hasenbeck, Kathy

Kathy Hasenbeck
Medicaid and FRA Specialist
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573/893-3700
ext. 1344


Distler, Debbie

Deborah Distler
Executive Assistant of Compliance and Policy Development
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573/893-3700
ext. 1348

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Membership Services

Michael Dunaway
Senior Vice President of Field
Operations

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913/327-7200
866/941-3801 (toll free)

Dana Dahl
Vice President of Membership Services
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573/893-3700
ext. 1314

Boessen, Carol

Carol Boessen
Director of Membership Services
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573/893-3700
ext. 1308

Steve Warchol
Director of HIDI Outreach and
Education

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573/893-3700
ext. 1383

Kelsey, Pam

Pam Kelsey
Executive Assistant and MOSHE Coordinator
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573/893-3700
ext. 1306

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Strategic Partnerships and Communications

Mary C. Becker

Mary Becker
Senior Vice President of
Strategic Partnerships and
Communications

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573/893-3700
ext. 1303

Jan Trachsel

Jan Trachsel
Assistant to Senior Vice
President of Strategic
Partnerships and
Communications

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573/893-3700
ext. 1309

Education/Workforce

Meredith Kenyon
Vice President of Workforce
and Education

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573/893-3700
ext. 1333

Stephanie Buker

Stephanie Buker
Manager of Educational
Marketing

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573/893-3700
ext. 1387

Klindt, Jean

Jean Klindt
Manager of Workforce
Programs

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573/893-3700
ext. 1337

Rita Kay

Rita Kay
Manager of Educational
Programs

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573/893-3700
ext. 1319

Donna McCulloch

Donna McCulloch
Convention and Meetings
Coordinator

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573/893-3700
ext. 1317

Williams, Jill

Jill Williams
Director of Workforce Initiatives and Special Projects
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573/893-3700
ext. 1395

Communications/Media Relations

Dave Dillon

Dave Dillon
Vice President of Public and
Media Relations

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573/893-3700
ext. 1311

Hanauer, Kendra

Kendra Hanauer
Director of Creative and Brand
Services

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573/893-3700
ext. 1310

Brooke Doerhoff

Brooke Doerhoff
Manager of Member Communications and Media Services
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573/893-3700
ext. 1312

Renee Struemph

Renee Struemph
Social and New Media
Manager

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573/893-3700
ext. 1347

Political Action and Outreach Services

Pelzer, Gwen

Gwen Pelzer
Director of Outreach Activities
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573/893-3700
ext. 1335

Operations/Support

Becky Boyce
Executive Assistant of Communications, Education and Workforce
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573/893-3700
ext. 1316

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Strategic Quality Initiatives

Leslie Porth

Leslie Porth
Senior Vice President of
Strategic Quality Initiatives

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573/893-3700
ext. 1305

Kristy Strope
Assistant to Senior Vice
President of Strategic Quality
Initiatives

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573/893-3700
ext. 1307

Clinical Quality Improvement

Williams, Alison

Alison Williams
Vice President of Clinical
Quality Improvement

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573/893-3700
ext. 1326

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Megan Griffith
Executive Assistant and SQI Program Coordinator
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573/893-3700
ext. 1382

Quality Program Development

Rao, Peter

Peter Rao
Vice President of Quality Evaluation and Program Development
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573/893-3700
ext. 1407

Njenga, Stephen

Stephen Njenga
Director of Performance
Measurement Compliance

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573/893-3700
ext. 1325

Emergency Preparedness

Jaclyn Gatz

Jaclyn Gatz
Vice President of Grant Management and Safety
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573/893-3700
ext. 1330

Hollis, Stacie

Stacie Hollis
Manager of Emergency
Preparedness/Response
Systems

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573/893-3700
ext. 1321

Carissa Van Hunnik

Carissa Van Hunnik
Manager of Emergency Preparedness/Data Systems
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573/893-3700
ext. 1329

Quality Works

Buschjost, Sherry

Sherry Buschjost
Director of Performance
Measurement

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573/893-3700
ext. 1369

Purdy, Karen

Karen Purdy
Quality Works Specialist
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573/893-3700
ext. 1361

Schmitz, Kathleen

Kathleen Schmitz
Part-Time Quality Reporting Educator and Analyst
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573/893-3700
ext. 1396

Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

Jessica Rowden

Jessica Stultz
Director of Clinical Quality
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573/893-3700
ext. 1391

Keilholz, Amanda

Amanda Keilholz
Program Manager
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573/893-3700
ext. 1405

Wilde, Toi

Toi Wilde
Program Manager
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573/893-3700
ext. 1406

Mary Shackelford
Part-Time Quality Improvement Advisor
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573/893-3700
ext. 1399

Grant Coordination

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Yoshelin Medina
Grants Coordinator
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573/893-3700
ext. 1399

Opioid State Targeted Response Grant

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Patty Pratt
Project Manager
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573/893-3700

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HIDI

Theresa Roark
Senior Vice President of Research, Data and Information Services
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Assistant to Senior Vice
President of Research, Data
and Information Services

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573/893-3700

Programming, Software and Report Development

Jon Thruston

Jon Thruston
Vice President of Systems
Programming and Integration

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573/893-3700
ext. 1358

Darrell Jungmeyer

Darrell Jungmeyer
Senior Programmer/Analyst
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573/893-3700
ext. 1315

Robert Scott

Robert Scott
Programmer/Analyst
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573/893-3700
ext. 1360

Kevin Stock

Kevin Stock
Programmer/Analyst
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573/893-3700
ext. 1352

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Adam Dickerson
Programmer/Analyst
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573/893-3700
ext. 1367

Dishman, James

James Dishman
Senior Business Intelligence Administrator
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573/893-3700
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Ezenwa Dike
Senior Business Analyst/Product Manager
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573/893-3700
ext. 1410

Jason Jungmeyer
Director of Data and Business
Intelligence

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573/893-3700
ext. 1376

Jeff Iler

Jeff Iler
Director of Business Intelligence Databases
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573/893-3700
ext. 1386

Tanya Lueckenotto

Tanya Lueckenotto
Business Analyst
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573/893-3700
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Business Intelligence Product Developer
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573/893-3700
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Client Services

Linda Bell

Linda Bell
Customer Support Manager
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573/893-3700
ext. 1362

Shane VanOverschelde

Shane VanOverschelde
Senior Data Analyst
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573/893-3700
ext. 1380

Josette Bax

Josette Bax
Director of Clinical Program Development
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573/893-3700
ext. 1379

Chris Conn

Chris Conn
Information Services Junior
Analyst

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573/893-3700
ext. 1378

Information Technology

Darrell Bonine
Senior Technology Director and Security Officer
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573/893-3700
ext. 1359

Huckabay, James

James Huckabay
Technology Director
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573/893-3700
ext. 1398

Research and Analytics

Mat Reidhead

Mat Reidhead
Vice President of Research and
Analytics

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573/893-3700
ext. 1331

Waterman, Brian

Brian Waterman
Vice President of Analytic
Business Solutions

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573/893-3700
ext. 1300

Grotzinger, Josh

Josh Grotzinger
Research Analyst
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573/893-3700
ext. 1385

Operations/Support

Cerise Seifert

Cerise Seifert
Vice President of Information Services
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573/893-3700
ext. 1365

Bryant McNally

Bryant McNally
Vice President of Technology
Operations

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573/893-3700
ext. 1372

Cheryl Eads

Cheryl Eads
Executive Assistant
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573/893-3700
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Administration

Kathy Poff

Kathy Poff
Senior Vice President of
Administration and Chief
Financial Officer

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573/893-3700
ext. 1339

Janine Haynes

Janine Haynes
Assistant to Senior Vice President
of Administration and Chief
Financial Officer

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573/893-3700
ext. 1340

Accounting

Davis, Krystal

Krystal Davis
Vice President of Accounting
and Controller

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573/893-3700
ext. 1343

Kevin Lang

Kevin Lang
Vice President of Accounting
and Background Check Service

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573/893-3700
ext. 1355

Barrett, Teresa

Teresa Barrett
Accounting Manager
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573/893-3700
ext. 1341

Jamie Fick

Jamie Fick
Accounting Manager
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573/893-3700
ext. 1346

Lori Radmacher

Lori Radmacher
Accountant
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573/893-3700
ext. 1377

Hatcher, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hatcher
Accountant
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573/893-3700
ext. 1323

Tucker, Monica

Monica Tucker
Accounting Clerk
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573/893-3700
ext. 1397

Legal Service/Compliance

Drummond, Jane

Jane Drummond
General Counsel and Vice
President of Legal Affairs

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573/893-3700
ext. 1328

Henderson, Meghan

Meghan Henderson
Associate General Counsel
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573/893-3700
ext. 1389

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Ted Suess
Information Security Officer
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573/893-3700
ext. 1408

Keilholz, Marilyn

Marilyn Keilholz
Legal Assistant and Contract
Specialist

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573/893-3700
ext. 1390

Siebert, Tammy

Tammy Siebert
Executive Assistant
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573/893-3700
ext. 1388

Background Check Advantage

Cindy Kekec

Cindy Kekec
Director of Background Check
Service

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573/893-3700
ext. 1320

Brenda Jones

Brenda Jones
Background Check Coordinator
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573/893-3700
ext. 1381

Trowbridge, James

James Trowbridge
Background Check Coordinator
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573/893-3700
ext. 1374

Stieferman, Laura

Laura Stieferman
Background Check Technician
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573/893-3700
ext. 1368

Human Resources

Craig Branum

Craig Branum
Vice President of Human
Resources and Support
Services

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573/893-3700
ext. 1356

Amanda Berhorst

Amanda Berhorst
Executive Assistant/Human
Resources Specialist

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573/893-3700
ext. 1373

Operations/Support

Karen Brondel

Karen Brondel
Purchasing and Support Services Manager
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573/893-3700
ext. 1366

Maasen, Diane

Diane Maasen
Receptionist
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573/893-3700
ext. 1301

Sheryl Schmoeger

Sheryl Schmoeger
Administrative and Accounting
Clerk

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573/893-3700
ext. 1342

Helen Sparks

Helen Sparks
Printing & Mailing Technician
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573/893-3700
ext. 1324

Skaggs, Chris

Chris Skaggs
Building & Grounds
Coordinator/Courier

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573/893-3700
ext. 1313

Jeff Buschman
Senior Housekeeper
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573/893-3700
ext. 1351