admin News April 3, 2019

Audrey Dunkel, JD
Vice President of Financial Advocacy
Kansas Hospital Association
MCHC Chairperson and
Chair, Executive Committee


This month marks the end of my term as Chairman of the Mother & Child Health Coalition board of directors. This year brought big changes for the organization with the retirement of Susan McLoughlin, founding member and inaugural executive director of the organization – I’m sure Susan is on a sunny beach somewhere enjoying the sand and surf with her husband Stephen.  Her leadership and kindness made it a pleasure to serve as board chairman.  I also want to thank the MCHC staff.  First, for their hard work on Susan’s retirement reception – your affection and admiration for her shone in all your work to make it a memorable event!  Second, for all of your support to me as chairman of the board.  It was invaluable.

We welcomed Tracy Russell into her new role as Executive Director for the organization, and l look forward to seeing where her vision for the organization takes us.  I know that you will all be in good hands as your incoming chairman, Jovanna Rohs, steps into her new role to work with Tracy and the terrific staff team at MCHC to continue to the work of supporting families and building resource networks across the KC metro.

It has been both an honor and a pleasure to serve as the board chairman for an organization with so many committed directors, committee chairs and members.  Thank you!