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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.


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


James T. Blair IV
Moneta Group

James Blatt
Vice President
CRM Solutions

Mel F. Brown
Retired President and CEO
ITT Commercial Finance

Isaac Butler
Vice President, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Randy S. Gerber
Managing Partner, St. Louis
Polsinelli PC

Richard Goldstein
Goldstein Group Inc. 

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

Thomas W. Hough
Chairman and CEO
Carrollton Bank

Carmen Jacob
President and CEO
NextGen Information Services Inc.

Sharon John
Build-a-Bear Workshop

Jack Klobnak
Founder, Retired Chairman and CEO
Laser Vision Centers Inc.

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

Sam Koplar
Koplar Properties

Eugene (Gene) Kornblum
Retired President
St. Louis Music Inc.

Brad G. Kosem
Vice President, Risk Management Advisor
J.W. Terrill

John Lemkemeier
Co-Founder and Principal
Sage Capital

Richard R. Lindquist
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Stafford Manion
Gladys Manion Inc.

Matt Matthews
President and CEO
Crown Optical

Frederick Oertli
Chairman and CEO
Guarantee Electrical Company

Linda Renner
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Thomas R. Green

Michael L. Roberts
CandyRific LLC

Susie Sachs
Community Volunteer

William Scheffel
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Centene Corporation

Tanja Schwendinger
Retired Chief Administrative Judge
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission St. Louis District Office

William Stevens
Retired Chairman
BBI Group Inc.

Joseph A. Stieven
Stieven Capital Advisors L.P.

Kenneth H. Suelthaus
Vice Chairman
Polsinelli PC

Rick Sullivan
Strategic Advisors LLC

Lawrence E. Thomas
Edward Jones

Henry Warshaw
Founder, President and CEO
Virtual Realty Enterprises LLC

Lee Wielansky
Founding Partner and CEO
Midland Development Group

Emeritus Directors

Andrew B. Craig III
Retired Chairman, NationsBank
Managing Director, RiverVest

John P. Dubinsky
President and CEO
Westmoreland Associates LLC

Keith B. Guller
Essex Industries Inc.

Earle H. Harbison Jr.
Harbison Corporation

William F. Holekamp
Holekamp Capital

Franklin A. Jacobs
Jacobs International LLC

William J. Koman
The Koman Group

Robert E. Kresko

Alvin J. Siteman
Site Oil Company

Kenneth B. Steinback
Former Chairman and CEO
CSI Leasing

Harvey N. Wallace
Founding Parnter
Brown Smith Wallace LLC

Mark H. Zorensky
Hycel Properties Co.

Ex-Officio Directors

Robert W. Cannon
President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Group President, BJC HealthCare

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

Richard J. Liekweg
BJC HealthCare


Mark H. Krieger
Vice President and CFO
Barnes-Jewish Hospital


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