Board

Every day of every year, benefactor support allows us to invest in the future of SSM Health. Meet the people who lead by example and galvanize a unified effort to serve the needs of our community and sustain our vital mission.

Executive Committee

Board Chair
Gregory Hesser
President
Alberici Constructors

Chair-Elect
Kevin Gunn
Principal
Paladin Energy Strategies LLC

Secretary
Amparo Kollman-Moore
Principal
AKM, LLC – International Business Consulting

President
Paul R. Ross
President
SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis

Treasurer
Robert Koester
Executive Vice President & CFO
Murphy Company

Board of Trustees

David Baker
Vice President
Warrenton Oil Company

Lou Brock, Jr.
President
Lou Brock Mechanical

Darren Clay
President
Clay Piping Systems, Inc.

Tina Garrison
President
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital

Ellis Hawkins
President
SSM Health DePaul Hospital

Marion Kelly
Senior Vice President
Wealth & Investment Management Marketing
Wells Fargo Advisors

Derrick Martin

Ken Naumann
President
Kaiser Electric, Inc.

Michael Prost
Managing Partner
Mueller Prost

Anne Ritter
Partner
Brown Smith Wallace

Steven Scott
President
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Anthony Soukenik
Attorney & Shareholder
Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.

Dr. Gaetano Venezia, II
Physician
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital

Lisle Wescott
President
SSM Health St. Joseph Hospitals

Michael Bowers
Regional Chief Operating Officer
SSM Health

Travis Capers
President
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital

Dr. Jerome Dwyer
Cardiologist
St. Louis Cardiology Center, P.C.

Constance Gully
President & CEO
Parents as Teachers

James Hall
Regional Vice Chairman
Enterprise Bank & Trust

Candace Jennings
President
SSM Health – St. Louis

J. Gregory Keller
CEO
Renaissance Financial

Steven Lierman
Partner
StoneBridge Senior Living

David T. Orthwein

Dr. Henry Randall
Associate Professor of Surgery, Executive Director and Division Chief of Abdominal Transplant Center
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Dr. William Schroer
Medical Director of Orthopedics and Co-Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Center
SSM Health DePaul Hospital

Emery Skolfield
General Partner, Marketing
Edward Jones

Stephen Smith
CEO
Lawrence Group

Kirk Syberg
Owner
Syberg Family of Restaurants

Gary Welker

We strive to provide compassionate and exceptional care to our patients and their families.

“Being a part of SSM is personal. The care and compassion they provided to my family was really helpful during a time I needed it most.”
– Greg Hesser, Chairman SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis Board of Trustees
“SSM really listens to us. Because their mission is grounded in the same mission that I think the core values are of a loving family. Their mission is that the patient’s comfort and healing come first.”
– Sue Schaeffer, Grateful Patient Family
“Everyone did really well as a team in my stay of the labor and delivery. And my babies are cared for very well in the NICU. I would recommend this hospital to anyone in the world. Thank you for a great and comfortable stay and for always caring for my needs.”
– Grateful Patient
“It was a scary moment, but they were there with us…not only to take care of my wife, but also – all of us family members. With certain protocols in place, I didn’t think my wife would be here. I hate to imagine if she would have been hospitalized somewhere else.”
– Husband of Grateful Patient
“The people of SSM Health made me feel like I was going to survive when I didn’t believe it myself. I really believe they are the reason I am here today. SSM is my guardian angel.”
– Gary Foree, Cancer Survivor and SSM Health Cancer Care Volunteer Advocate
“SSM Health care workers often see their work as a calling rather than just a profession. I am glad that they feel called, because otherwise they wouldn’t be able to do everything they need to do to support these patients…it has been all hands-on deck, and they have really risen to the challenge and done so cheerfully because they do think it is a calling. They’re the ones in the room where difficult conversations are held. And sometimes they’re the ones holding the hands of patients as they’re passing into the next world.”
– Tina Garrison, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital President
“To show our appreciation for the exceptional care and compassion I received from the nurses, doctors, and staff at SSM Health we have chosen to make a gift in their honor through our Honor Your Caregiver program. I hope you, too, will join me in showing your appreciation for the phenomenal care you received.”
– Josh Terrio, Grateful Patient

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