Board of Directors

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Alfreda Brown, MA (Ex Officio)

St. Louis, MO

Term: 2013–2016

Alfreda Brown is a social psychologist who is currently serving as the regional director for the St. Louis Higher Education Recruitment Consortium and the human resources project manager for diversity at Washington University in Saint Louis. She is responsible for providing local leadership for a network of universities, colleges, and affiliated institutions created to recruit and retain diverse workforces.  Her previous experiences include serving as the executive director for the East Central Missouri Area Health Education Center, where she created and managed educational and experiential programs for underrepresented youth interested in pursuing careers in health care. Her work in this position resulted in establishing and working closely with an extensive network of community partners in health care. Alfreda is a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and is chair of the board of directors for Hylton Point II Senior Housing. Alfreda received her master of arts in social psychology from Washington University in Saint Louis and her bachelor of science degree in psychology from Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was selected to serve on the Community Advisory Board in 2010.

Pamela F. Campbell, MBA, CAIA

St. Louis, MO

Term: 2013–2015

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. ​

Connie Cunningham

Jefferson City, MO

Term: 2015–2017

Connie J. Cunningham serves as the executive director for the Missouri Family Health Council, Inc., administering Title X funding to 20 agencies that provide family planning services to low-income individuals statewide. As someone who has spent many years advocating for the reproductive health of those in need, Cunningham’s 30-year professional career has included serving as legislative director/lobbyist for the Missouri Department of Social Services, president/CEO for United Way of Central Missouri, manager of community services and health promotion at St. Mary's Health Center and statewide service coordinator for the Missouri Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program. Currently, she serves on the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association board of directors. She is also an adjunct facilitator for William Woods University, teaching in the MBA program. Cunningham has a master’s of business administration with an emphasis in health care. ​

Janet Gooch, PhD

Kirksville, MO

Term: 2015–2017

Janet Gooch, a licensed speech-language pathologist, is dean of the School of Health Sciences and Education at Truman State University, Kirksville. She is a former chair of the Communication Disorders Department at Truman, and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses as a professor there.  She has lectured and written extensively on professional training, screening and treatment related to speech and language disorders, and was vice president of legislative affairs for the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Gooch holds multiple degrees in speech pathology – a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas; master’s degree from Kent State University; and a PhD from Case Western Reserve University.  She has served on the board of the Kirksville R-III School District and the provost search committee for Truman State.  Gooch joined the Community Advisory Council in 2012.

Kay Griffin, RNC-WHNP

Sikeston, MO

Term: 2015–2017

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.

Kenneth A. Haller, MD

St. Louis, MO

Term: 2013–2015

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.

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, CPA (Treasurer)

Hallsville, MO    

Term: 2014–2016

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.

Andwele Jolly, DPT, MBA, MHA, OCS

St. Louis, MO    

Term: 2015–2017

Andwele Jolly is a Manager of Business Operations for the Divisions of Allergy & Immunology and of Rheumatology at Washington University School of Medicine. Prior to his current role, Jolly served as the school of medicine’s first Executive Management Fellow. His previous experiences also include serving as a clinic director of a physical therapy, sports medicine, and ergonomic practice. Jolly earned his bachelor’s degree and his clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Washington University. He earned master’s degrees of business administration and of health administration from Georgia State University, where he also served as an adjunct professor of physical therapy.  Jolly is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist. Jolly remains active in the American Physical Therapy Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, Regional Business Council’s Young Professional Network, and the National Association of Health Services Executives, where he serves as president of the St. Louis chapter.

Robert K. Massie, DDS (Secretary)

St. Louis, MO

Term: 2014–2016

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

Term: 2013–2015

Theresa Mayberry is chief program director at Saint Louis County Children's Services Fund. She has a bachelor’s degree in social science and a master’s degree in counseling psychology, both from George Williams College; and a PhD in social work from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She joined the Board in 2013. ​

Serena N. Muhammad, MFA (Executive Committee Member-At-Large)

St. Louis, MO

Term: 2013–2015

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.

Tracy O'Rourke

Jefferson City, MO 

Term: 2014–2016

Tracy O’Rourke is SSM’s Health Care’s system vice president, strategy, marketing and communications for their Mid-Missouri hospitals and clinics. Prior to joining SSM in 2010, O’Rourke held strategy and business development positions at SCL Health System and in Cap Gemini Ernst and Young’s Health Care Practice. O’Rourke holds a dual master’s in both business and health administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Missouri.

Darin E. Preis, MPA (Vice-Chairperson)

Columbia, MO 

Term: 2014–2016

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.

Steven Renne

Jefferson City, MO

Term: 2013–2015

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. ​

Tim Shryack

Springfield, MO

Term: 2014–2016

Tim Shryack is the CEO of Missouri Ozarks Community Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center which provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health services throughout Southeast Missouri. He also teaches part-time as a per-course instructor at Missouri State University in the Department of Nursing. Tim previously held the position of VP/clinical operations at Jordan Valley Community Health Center as well as the nursing director for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit with Mercy Health Systems in Springfield, MO. Tim received his nursing degree at St. John’s School of Nursing, completed his bachelor of science in nursing from Southwest Missouri State University, and hold a master’s degree in public health from Missouri State University. Tim currently serves as the vice-chair on the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and as the chair of the Jordan Valley Advisory Committee in Springfield. He also serves as a board member on the following Missouri State University advisory committees: Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Nursing and Department of Public Health.

Tim Swinfard (Chairperson)

Jefferson City, MO

Term: 2015–2017

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.