Board of Directors

The Wellness Council of Iowa is guided by a volunteer board comprised of leaders of our member organizations.

2013 Board of Directors

  • Chair — Laura Jackson, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Secretary — Patty Kumbera
  • Treasurer – Jeff Lorenzen, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company
  • Ex-Officio — Doug Reichardt, Holmes Murphy & Associates
  • Director — Michael AbouAssaly, MD, Burlington Family Practice Center
  • Director — Dr. William Appelgate, Iowa Chronic Care Consortium
  • Director — Richard Deming, MD, Mercy Cancer Center
  • Director — Susan Freed, Davis Brown Law Firm
  • Director — Kristine Hennings, Hy-Vee
  • Director — Julie Huisman, City of Ames
  • Director — Jeff Lorenzen, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company
  • Director — Heidi Kahly-McMahon, Genesis Health System
  • Director — Michael Kelly, HealthCheck360
  • Director — Yogesh Shah, MD, Des Moines University
  • Director — Tracy Ventling, Iowa Health System
  • Director — Deb Yount-Woods, Life Line Screening of America