Our Leaders

Genesis Philanthropy Board of Directors

Members of our Genesis Philanthropy Board of Directors are committed to solving the region’s most complex health challenges. To learn more about serving on the Genesis Philanthropy Board, contact Missy Gowey, Executive Director at goweym@genesishealth.com.

  • Gregory Schermer, GPS Holdings, LLC
    Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Mark D. Bawden, Genesis Health System Board of Directors
    Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Sandra Deke, Community Leader
    Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Directors
  • Amir Arbisser, M.D., Community Leader
  • Edmund H. Carroll, Lane and Waterman
  • Howard Cornfield, Beacon Sports Properties
  • Douglas P. Cropper, Genesis Health System
  • Ellen Freese, Community Leader
  • David Gellerman, The Hawkeye Group
  • James Hetrick, Community Leader
  • William Langley, M.D., Physician
  • Geeta A. Mahadevia, M.D., Genesis Occupational Health
  • Thomas E. Melchert, Jr., Morgan Stanley
  • Vicki Palmer, Community Leader
  • Mark Witte, Community Leader
  • Rob Woodall, Arconic


Melinda "Missy" Gowey, CFRE
Executive Director
Genesis Philanthropy

Elaine Schilling
Administrative Assistant
Genesis Philanthropy

Robin Krogman
DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation

Al Zwilling
Foundation and Community Outreach Program Director
Mercer Foundation for Health

Advisor: Metabolic Syndrome Initiative

Stacia Carroll, Genesis Health System, Coordinator Wellness

Advisors: Family Connects Program Genesis Health System

Michele Cullen, Community Health Manager

Tera Weets, Children and Family Services Supervisor

Affiliate Foundations

DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation
Genesis Foundation
Mercer Foundation for Health

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