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Board of Directors

The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital is governed by a Board of Directors who advance our mission to support lifesaving research, essential patient care services and assistance, education and scholarships, and community outreach programs.

We are grateful for the experienced guidance and support of these distinguished board members.


Mahendra R. Gupta, PhD
Former Dean
Olin Business School
Washington University in St. Louis


Theresa Callahan
Hope Montessori Academy – Creve Coeur

Thomas J. Cohn
Founder and CEO
Thomas Cohn Associates

Jonathan Deutsch

Ryan Fisher
Fischer Health Care Consulting

Robert Guller
Managing Owner
BEB Management

Amy S. Kalishman
Liability Manager 
Femwell Group Health

Paul Koch
Koch Development Company

Bud King
Managing Director
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Sam Koplar
Koplar Properties

Richard R. Lindquist
Executive Director, Head of Field Coverage
Morgan Stanley

Kenneth Ludmerer, MD
Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine

Felicia Malter

Charles “Matt” Matthews
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Veritas Eyecare

Denise Murphy, RN, MPH, FAPIC, CPPS, FAAN
Certified Executive Leadership Coach and Strategic Planning Consultant
BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine

James Myer
Executive Managing Director
Risk Consulting Partners

Harry Ratliff
The Ratliff Group
Vice President
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Nancy Ridenour, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Former Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Dean and President of Barnes-Jewish College
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College

Michael Roberts
Founder and President
Candyrific, LLC

Judy L. Rubin
Partner, Managing Director, Wealth Manager
Plaza Financial Advisors

Pam Rubin
Community Volunteer

Susie Sachs
Community Volunteer

Alexander "Sandy" Schonwald
Former Founder and President
Aquarius Ltd. 

Dalton Schumacher
Principal, Branch Team Talent Acquisition and Financial Advisor Career Development
Edward Jones

Robert Schwendinger
Partner (Retired)
Armstrong Teasdale, LLP

Ryan Todd
Senior Vice President, Canadian Operations
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Lee Wielansky
Chairman & CEO
Midland Development Group, LLC

Lynn Wittels
President & CEO
Jewish Community Center

Ajla Zigic
VP, Community & Economic Development
Midwest BankCentre

Emeritus Directors

John P. Dubinsky
President and CEO
Westmoreland Associates LLC

Keith B. Guller
CEO Emeritus
Essex Industries Inc.

Earle H. Harbison Jr.
Harbison Corporation

William F. Holekamp
Holekamp Capital

Franklin A. Jacobs
Jacobs International LLC

Ira J. Kodner, MD
Emeritus Professor of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

William J. Koman
The Koman Group

Richard H. Miles
Retired and Former Chairman and CEO
Valitas Health Services Inc.

Alvin J. Siteman
Site Oil Company

Joseph A. Stieven
Stieven Capital Advisors L.P.

Kenneth H. Suelthaus
Vice Chairman

Lawrence E. Thomas
Retired Partner
Edward Jones

Harvey N. Wallace
Founding Partner
Armanino, LLP

Mark H. Zorensky
Hycel Properties Co.

Ex-Officio Directors

Robert W. Cannon
Group President, BJC HealthCare

John P. Lynch, MD
President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital 

Susan Ell
Vice President and Executive Director
The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Paul Irovic
Vice President, Finance
Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Jill H. Wright
Board Secretary
The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital