Welcome to the Excellence in Missouri Foundation


(Chair) Dean Kappel, President & CEO—Mid-America Transplant Services

(Vice-Chair) Sherry Marshall, Vice President, Quality and Vice President, Women's and Children's Services—Saint Luke's Health System

(Treasurer) John P. Robb, President—Robb and Associates

Mary Becker (Emeritus), Sr. V.P. of Strategic Initiatives and Communications—Missouri Hospital Association

Dennis DeGroodt, President & CEO—Missouri Corporate Credit Union

Dr. Paul Doerrer, Superintendent (retired)—Ritenour School District

Ray Edwards, President & CEO—AAIM Employers’ Group

Eunice Halverson, Chair-Missouri Quality Award Board of Overseers, Corporate Quality—SSM Health Care

Dr. Linda Headrick, Sr. Assoc. Dean for Education & Faculty Development—Univ. of MO-Columbia School of Medicine

Michael E. Henze, CEO—Lake Regional Health System

Dr. Bruce G. Kintz, President & CEO-Concordia Publishing House 

Dr. Raina Knox, President—Excellence in Missouri Foundation

Lowell C. Kruse (Emeritus), Senior Fellow—Heartland Foundation

Herb Kuhn, President—Missouri Hospital Association  

Rob Linderer, President & CEO—Midwest Transplant Network

Tom McEvoy, President, Enterprise Sales—CenturyLink

Dr. Dave Oehler, Chair, Dept. of Communication, Theatre, and Languages—Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Norm Ridder, Superintendent—Springfield R-XII Public Schools

Richard Royer, CEO—Primaris

Sr. Mary Jean Ryan, FSM, Chair/CEO—SSM Health Care

Dr. Doug Stuart, Program Management Director—Boeing Military Aircraft