Pamela F. Campbell, MBA
St. Louis, MO
Pamela Campbell is director of hedged strategies for the Washington University Investment Management Company. She is a chartered alternative investment analyst, and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois-Champaign and a master’s degree in business administration from Saint Louis University. She joined the Board in 2013.
Cynthia Dean (Secretary)
Cynthia Dean is the Chief Executive Officer of Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Inc. Her professional background contains more than 25 years’ experience in grant funded programs and has broad experience in community based prevention programs. Cynthia served as Board President of the National Healthy Start Association in Washington, D.C and served as Regional Director of Cardiovascular Health Programs for the State of Missouri Department of Health and worked with the Center for Disease Control as a liaison with community based health programs. Cynthia received national, state and regional honors, appointed CDC Task Force Member for Health Disparities and has served on numerous Boards. She has co-authored twelve published journal articles on the topics of Community-Based Risk Reduction Prevention Strategies in Underserved Populations and has presented at National, State, Local and International conferences. She was appointed to the Community Advisory Council in 2003 until joining the Board in 2009.
Kay Griffin, RNC-WHNP (Member-At-Large)
Kay Griffin is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, and has been employed by the Scott County Health Department in Sikeston since 1984. She has been involved in nursing for over 25 years and has broad experience in OB-Gyn and clinical nursing. She received her nurse practitioner certificate in 1993 from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She was appointed to the Community Advisory Committee in 2006.
George F. Gruendel, PhD (Treasurer)
George Gruendel has 38 years experience in management, and co-owns Gruendel and Associates, which provides consultant services and training in human resource development, as well as conflict mediation. He most recently served as the acting executive director of Dent County Healthy Communities and as a consultant with the Missouri Department of Mental Health. He also is an adjunct professor at Webster University in Rolla and Ft. Leonard Wood. He enjoys reading, beekeeping, and volunteering for nonprofit organizations. Gruendel joined the MFH Board in 2007.
Kenneth A. Haller, MD
St. Louis, MO
Dr. Kenneth Haller is a pediatrician and associate professor with the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Division of General Academic Pediatrics. He is based at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Haller has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Creighton University, and earned his medical degree there as well. He joined the Board in 2013.
Edward Higgins, JD (Chairperson)
St. Louis, MO
Edward Higgins is a retired Senior Vice President with US Bank. A native New Yorker, Higgins graduated from Fordham College and, after service in the US Army, from Fordham University School of Law. He is a member of the New York Bar. Prior to joining US Bank, he held various trust management positions at JP Morgan, HSBC and Continental Bank. He has served as Chairman of the American Bankers Trust Division and his writings on trust matters have been published in the ABA Journal and the Harvard Business Review. He has been active in the Saint Louis community, having served as Chairman of the Board of Catholic Charities, Board President at the Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation and as a board member of The Urban League and the Missouri Botanical Garden. He joined the MFH Board in 2009.
Robert Hughes, PhD (Ex Officio)
St. Louis, MO
Robert (Bob) Hughes, president and chief executive officer joined the Missouri Foundation for Health in 2011. Hughes has nearly 30 years of philanthropic leadership, public health and health policy experience. He previously served as a visiting research professor in the Center for State Health Policy, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, at Rutgers University in New Jersey. From 1990 to 2010, he worked at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in New Jersey, serving most recently as vice president and chief learning officer.
Jeanne A. Jarrett
Jeanne Jarrett, a certified public accountant and certified government financial manager, graduated with a BS in accounting from Truman State University. She is currently employed by Ameren Corp as a Business Performance Specialist. She is also the proprietor of Fiscal Review Services, a firm specializing in fiscal impact analysis on state and local government issues. Her prior background includes more than 20 years in state government, serving first as a tax manager and administrator for the Missouri Department of Revenue where she became involved in the development of state tax policy. She also served eight years as Director of the Oversight Division, Committee on Legislative Research for the Missouri General Assembly. In this capacity, she was responsible for estimating the cost of legislative proposals and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of state programs in virtually all areas of state government, including health, mental health and aging. Jarrett previously served on the Adair County SB40 Developmental Disabilities Board and the Boone County Mental Health Board of Trustees. She was appointed to the Community Advisory Committee in 2008, and joined the Board of Directors in 2013.
Robert K. Massie, DDS
St. Louis, MO
Dr. Robert Massie is chief executive officer of Family Care Health Centers, a nonprofit operating two comprehensive medical and dental clinics in the City of St. Louis. Massie has held his current position since 1995. He received his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Tennessee at Memphis.
Theresa Mayberry, PhD
St. Louis, MO
Theresa Mayberry is senior vice president for national partnerships and strategy at Wyman Center, a nonprofit providing outreach, leadership and development programs for youth. She has a bachelor’s degree in social science and a master’s degree in counseling psychology, both from George Williams College; and a Ph.D. in social work from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She joined the Board in 2013.
Serena N. Muhammad, MFA
St. Louis, MO
Serena Muhammad was the founding executive director of America SCORES St. Louis, a youth development program designed to address childhood obesity, before joining the St. Louis Mental Health Board as the Senior Project Director for Strategic Partnerships. In her role at the Mental Health Board, Serena is responsible for building cross-sector collaborations to improve the lives of the City’s most vulnerable children and adults.
Dorothy M. Munch, DO
Poplar Bluff, MO
With more than 20 years experience in family medicine, Dr. Dorothy Munch currently is in solo practice at Poplar Bluff Wellness Clinic. She is a member of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians, the Missouri State Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association. She previously served on the Butler County Health Department Board of Trustees and also worked there in the family planning program. She served on the Truman State Board of Governors for five years. Dr. Munch also served on Missouri’s SAFE-CARE Advisory Council, has been a sexual assault/abuse examiner for 10 years, and recently completed two terms on the Poplar Bluff Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors. She joined the MFH Board in 2008.
Mike Peters (Vice-Chairperson)
Mike Peters has been with Mercy Health System for 21 years. He was named Vice President of Advocacy – Missouri for Mercy Health System in February, 2011. Prior to that he held leadership positions at Mercy’s Springfield-based St. John’s Health System beginning in 1990. Previously, Peters had a long career as an on-air personality in radio and television, including 11 years with KOLR-TV in Springfield.
Darin E. Preis, MPA
Darin Preis is executive director of Central Missouri Community Action, a Columbia-based nonprofit providing education, training, housing and assistance programs for people affected by poverty in an eight-county area. Preis resides in Columbia and has held his current position since 2005. He has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Jefferson City, MO
Steven Renne is vice president for children’s health and Medicaid advocacy at the Missouri Hospital Association. He is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He joined the Board in 2013.
Jefferson City, MO
Tim Swinfard is the president of Compass Health and chief executive officer of Pathways Community Health. The Compass Health network includes a psychiatric hospital, a health center, multi-state addictions programs, and a community mental health center serving over 30,000 people annually with over 1300 employees. He previously served as chief executive officer of the Missouri Coalition of Community Mental Health Centers. The Coalition has led efforts in Missouri to integrate primary care with behavioral healthcare and to implement disease management services for those with co-morbid chronic health conditions. He gained considerable amount of experience at Burrell Behavioral Health where he served from 1991-2005. Swinfard was Burrell’s vice president of operations for the 6 years prior to joining the Missouri Coalition of Community Mental Health Centers. Swinfard earned a bachelor of science in psychology from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and a master of science in counseling from Missouri State University. He is a licensed professional counselor. He serves on the Board of Directors Committee of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.
Dennis Tesreau (Ex Officio)
Upon Dennis Tesreau’s arrival at the Wegmann Law Firm in 1976, he gained experience in a variety of areas of the law, including municipal and government law, personal injury, employment law, and real estate. In particular, he has established an expertise in workers’ compensation law, representing both employers and employees. In recent years, Tesreau has nurtured a growing municipal practice, providing governmental bodies with solid legal advice and representation regarding employment practices and statutory procedures, as well as a vast list of other legal questions which are presented to governmental bodies. He was appointed to the Community Advisory Committee in 2005, and became chair of the CAC in 2013.