Who's Who

KHI News Service does occasional short profiles of individuals who play key roles in the health care sector in Kansas. If you are involved in health care or health care policymaking and would like to have your profile included or considered for this page, please contact KHI News Service at web@khi.org or call 785-233-5443, ext. 123. Please be prepared to submit a photograph, date of birth, contact information, pertinent affiliations and a short biography not exceeding 300 words.

Andrew Corbin: President/CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

0 | Jul. 14, 2008 | Who's Who

Andrew Corbin is president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, the state's largest private health insurer.

Arneatha Martin: Board member, Kansas Health Policy Authority

0 | Jul. 31, 2007 | Who's Who

Martin was a co-founder of the Center for Health and Wellness in Wichita and now serves on the 17-member panel that oversees most of the state's health spending.

Connie Hubbell: Lobbyist

0 | Oct. 08, 2007 | Who's Who

Connie Hubbell has had a long career in Kansas politics and is a former chairwoman of the Kansas Health Policy Authority board. She is now a lobbyist and her clients include the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved.

Drs. Doug and Shelly Gruenbacher: Primary care physicians

0 | Apr. 15, 2009 | Who's Who

The Gruenbachers moved to a small town to practice after graduating from the University of Kansas Medical School. Both grew up in small towns and now share a practice in Quinter, a northwest Kansas town of about 1,000 people.

Elaine Schwartz: Executive Director Kansas Public Health Association

0 | Jul. 29, 2008 | Who's Who

Elaine Schwartz is executive director of the Kansas Public Health Association, which represents various organizations and individuals involved in the public health system.

Gary Doolittle: Medical director Midwest Cancer Alliance

0 | Sep. 08, 2008 | Who's Who

Doolittle has led the Midwest Cancer Alliance since 2007. It is a network of Kansas hospitals and physician groups involved in clinical trials for cancer drugs administered by the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Hareesh Mavoori: Director of data policy and evaluation, Kansas Health Policy Authority

0 | Jan. 28, 2008 | Who's Who

Mavoori oversees three departments at the agency in charge of most of the state's health care spending. He supervises the data analytic interface and the data consortium.

Kim Moore: President, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

0 | Jun. 04, 2007 | Who's Who

Moore, trained as an attorney, heads one of the state's leading health foundations, which is based in Hutchinson.

Mary Sweet: Administrator, Kiowa County Memorial Hospital

0 | Jul. 07, 2008 | Who's Who

Sweet oversees the community hospital in Greensburg. The community is still rebuilding from the 2007 tornado that left little standing.

Nick Kramer: Inspector general, Kansas Health Policy Authority

0 | Nov. 02, 2009 | KHPA, Medicaid-CHIP, Who's Who

Nick Kramer was named Oct. 5, 2009 as the new inspector general for the Kansas Health Policy Authority.

Randol named new state Medicaid financial officer

0 | Jun. 08, 2012 | KDHE, Medicaid-CHIP, Who's Who

Michael Randol has been named the director of program finance and informatics for the Division of Health Care Finance at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The division oversees state Medicaid finances.

Ray Davis, Kansas Health Policy Authority Board member

0 | Aug. 16, 2007 | Who's Who

Ray Davis, professor emeritus in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Kansas, was appointed to the health policy authority board by Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley.

Rob Kaplan: Board member, Kansas Health Policy Authority

0 | Aug. 23, 2007 | Who's Who

Kaplan, a native of Prairie Village, is a professor of managment practices at Harvard Business School and a senior director of the Goldman Sachs Group. He was appointed to the health policy authority board in 2006 by then Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

Tanya Dorf Brunner: Executive Director Oral Health Kansas

0 | Aug. 27, 2009 | Who's Who

Dorf Brunner became the executive director of Oral Health Kansas on May 11, 2009. The 200-member organization aims to improve Kansans’ oral health. Before coming to Oral Health Kansas, she was executive director Independence, Inc. in Lawrence, a non-profit organization that assists the disabled. Earlier she worked at SRS.

Who's Who: Dr. Jeff Colyer

0 | Mar. 07, 2011 | Medicaid-CHIP, Who's Who

Information about Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer.

Who's Who: John Mitchell

0 | Jun. 20, 2011 | Who's Who

John W. Mitchell, director of the Division of Environment at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, has held the position since June 2008. He directs all environmental program activities for the agency and oversees a statewide staff of about 490 people

Who's Who: Kari Bruffett

0 | Jun. 20, 2011 | Who's Who

Kari Bruffett is assistant secretary for Policy and External Affairs at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Who's Who: Kelley Melton

0 | Jun. 20, 2011 | Who's Who

Kelley Melton is the pharmacy program manager for the new division of health care finance at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Who's Who: Michelle Ponce - Executive director, Kansas Association of Local Health Departments

0 | Sep. 21, 2011 | Who's Who

Who's Who in Kansas Health: Michelle Ponce is the executive director of the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments.

Who's Who: Miranda Myrick

0 | Jun. 20, 2011 | Who's Who

Miranda Myrick is communications director at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.