The Advisory Directors are a community volunteer group dedicated to the mission of The Research Foundation. The group includes business professionals, retired individuals and community volunteers who gather to learn about issues in healthcare that affect our community and support our programs that address these issues. Apply to become an Advisory Director here!


Todd Bartels, Polsinelli
Mark Compton, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City
Brad Courtney, Maywood Printing
Nancy DeBasio, PhD
Andrew Eliott, Commerce Bank
Ryan Fischer, Tutera Senior Living & Health Care
Julie Fisher, Heartland Electric Corporation
R. Joseph Groebl, Groebl Brothers
Kyle Habben, Electronic Contracting Company
Matt Hoffman, Hoefer Wysocki Architects
Jacob Hopkins, BMO Harris Bank
Dean Huggins
Bill Iler, Design Mechanical, Inc.
Lucia Johnson, National Center for Competency Testing
Sonya Jury, HOK
Bridget Lee, Fedotin, Ginsberg, Elias, Merritt & Connor
Lawrence R. Lyons, Tallman Insurance Agency, Inc.
Quentin McArthur, McQueeny Group, Inc.
Sheilah McRoy, Laboratory Corporation of America
David L. Patterson
Dave Ruf, JE Dunn Construction
Steven J. Schafer
Alan M. Schumacher
Amanda Walker, Heritage Biologics
Barbara Anne Washington, Washington Law Firm, LLC
Brent Wilson, CBIZ