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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 Blatt
Retired Vice President
CRM Solutions

Theresa Callahan
Hope Montessori Academy – Creve Coeur

Thomas J. Cohn
Founder and CEO
Thomas Cohn Associates

Khalia Collier
VP of Community Relations for the St. Louis City SC
MLS Team and Owner of the St. Louis Surge

Jonathan Deutsch

Robert Guller
Managing Owner
BEB Management

Ryan Fisher
Fischer Health Care Consulting

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

Jacob A. Herschend
Brightstar Capital Partners

Amy S. Kalishman
Liability Manager 
Femwell Group Health

Paul Koch
Koch Development Company

Sam Koplar
Koplar Properties

Gene Kornblum
Retired President
St. Louis Music Inc.

John Lemkemeier
Co-Founder and Principal
Sage Capital

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

Alaina Maci√°
President and CEO
Medical Transportation Management Inc.

Felicia Malter

Charles “Matt” Matthews
Founder and Former President/CEO
Crown Vision Center

James Myer
Executive Managing Director
Risk Consulting Partners

Frederick Oertli
Chairman and CEO
Guarantee Electrical Company

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

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

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

William Stevens
Retired Chairman
BBI Group Inc.

Lawrence E. Thomas
Retired Partner
Edward Jones

Ryan Todd
Senior Vice President, Mobility Solutions
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Andrew J. Voss

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

Alvin J. Siteman
Site Oil Company

Kenneth B. Steinback *
Former Chairman and CEO
CSI Leasing

Joseph A. Stieven
Stieven Capital Advisors L.P.

Kenneth H. Suelthaus
Vice Chairman

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


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


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

* deceased 2022