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Board of Directors


Eric Armbrecht, PhD
Professor and Associate Provost, Saint Louis University


Elie Azrak, MD
Representing St. Louis Metro Medical Society, SSM Health


Linda Brady (Vice Chair)
Healthcare Strategy and Policy, The Boeing Company


Dave Cook
President, United Food Workers, Local 655
Matt Edwards
DVP, Healthcare Transformation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Jake Erickson
CFO for Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Central & Southern Illinois, UnitedHealthcare


Tom Hastings, MD 
Primary Care Physician, Esse Health 


Matthew Herzberg
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Principled Transformation
Melissa Hulke 
Executive Director, Chief Strategy Officer, Mid-America Territory, Aetna, a CVS Health Company


Jeff Karrenbrock (Immediate Past Chair)
Senior Director, Business Development, Core & Main, LP


Ron Laudel 
Benefit Plans Administrator, Carpenters’ Benefit Plans


John Lyday
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Bunzl


Kirk Mathews 
Chief Transformation Officer, MO HealthNet


J.C. McWilliams (Member-at-Large)
Vice President of Managed Care, BJC HealthCare
Mark Mispagel
Managing Director, Compensation & Benefits, Spire Inc.


Judith Muck (Treasurer)
Executive Director, Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan
Bob Pendleton, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, St. Louis & So IL Region, SSM Health
Evan Peters
Vice President of Network Management, Cigna Healthcare of Mid-America


Beverly Propst (Chair)
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Graybar Electric Company, Inc.
Christopher Schlanger, MD 
Clinical Leader, Digital and Population Health, Mercy Virtual Care Center 


Stephanie Vojicic
President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield


John Ziegler (Member-at-Large)
Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Arch Resources, Inc.