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Missouri & Kansas Chapter Governing Board

The Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas Chapter Governing Board of Directors assumes a varied set of duties and responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

  • Setting strategic governance priorities and monitoring chapter performance benchmarks
  • Local policy setting
  • Selection and evaluation of new board members and the chief executive officer
  • Approving and monitoring budgets
  • Fundraising support and fiscal stewardship
  • Legal oversight
  • Other duties as needed or established by the board

Denise Kruse

Chief Executive Officer
AdamsGabbert, LLC
Chair

Jay Carlson

Chief Information Officer
Charter Communications
Vice Chair

Kevin Howard

Senior Vice President - Finance, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Charter Communications
Treasurer

Lisa Epps

Attorney
Creative Planning Legal, P.A.
Secretary

Lisa Brubaker

Senior Vice President - Enterprise Performance Excellence
Centene Corporation
Member

Jeff Eden

Chief Growth Officer
DEG Digital, Linked by Isobar
Member

Brad Hampton

Chief Financial Officer
Helzberg Diamonds
Member

Mark Hubbs

Principal/Vice President
Vestal Corporation
Member

Liz Hughes

Principal Consultant
The Table Group
President
Keystone Consulting
Member

Eric Kruger

Vice President - Business Development & Analysis
Team Drive Away
Member

Patrick Miller

VP - Director of Applications Support
JE Dunn Construction Company
Member

Miles Mooney

Partner, Central Market Assurance Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Member

Dean Mutter

Vice President/Chief Development Officer
Nine Network of Public Media/Nine PBS
Member

Patrick O'Farrell

President
Lockton Affinity
Member

Dr. Brian Pate

Chair of Pediatrics
Kansas University School of Medicine - Wichita
Medical Advisor & Member

David Powers

Partner
Edward Jones
Member

Michael Rader

Partner
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, P.C.
Member

Dan Rieger

Vice President, International & Expat
H&R Block
Member

Gloria Sargent

Vice President - Sales & Account Management Key Accounts
United Healthcare
Member

Jeff Songer

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Kansas City Southern
Member

Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas
13523 Barrett Parkway Dr
Suite 241
Ballwin, MO 63021
(314) 205-9474
Toll Free (800) 548-5058
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