Patricia A. Klettke, Chair
Pat was born in Michigan, but calls Utah her home. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Germanic Languages and Literature, with a concurrent in Music History and Musicology from the University of Michigan. She began her volunteer career at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, while her husband Dwight completed his Family Practice residency.
The couple moved to Salt Lake City in 1980, and was joined a few years later by their only child. They moved into the mountains east of the city in 1985. Pat continued volunteering, beginning at one of the area hospitals, then serving in many positions with Girl Scouts of Utah. She started bowling with the local Alliance, then got involved with their board, serving as President of Salt Lake County Medical Society Alliance in 2005. She was the Utah Medical Association Alliance President in 2007. Pat has served at the national level on the Board Development Committee with Dianne Fenyk; Health Promotions committee under Sue Vegors; HP committee chair; three years as Director; and as AMA Alliance board Secretary in 2013. She also had the privilege of being the Editor of Alliance in Motion magazine for two years, and continues as Editorial Advisor. Pat is proud to have been part of the board for two important decisions: supporting the creation of AHEI and the development of Physician Family magazine.
After the loss of her husband, Pat moved back to Salt Lake. Her daughter, Jennifer, lives nearby, and the two of them have been singing with Mountain Jubilee Chorus since early 2013. The chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an organization of competitive acapella barbershop-style choruses around the world.
Pat is still bowling with the Medical Alliance Bowling league. She loves to visit Disney parks, national parks and Hawaii and enjoys reading, doing Sudoku puzzles and cuddling her two kittens.
Tom Swan, Vice Chair
Tom Swan of Zanesville, Ohio has served the AMA Alliance as Health Promotion Chair, as a member of the Board Development Committee, and as the chair of a male members task force.
Tom’s first college degree was a bachelor’s in Zoology at Miami University. (The first Miami, the one in Ohio!) He met his future wife, Linda, there when they were organic chemistry lab partners. When she went to The Ohio State University for medical school, he followed her there and earned another bachelor’s degree, this time in Secondary Education. He was certified to teach chemistry, physics, and math, which he did for seven years and enjoyed for six. After seven years of teaching, he “retired” to become a full-time house spouse, raising their two children. The kids are all grown up now so Tom claims the title of trophy husband. He has been heard to say, “It’s good work if you can get it.”
Tom serves his church as the administrative board chair. He credits the Alliance for teaching him how to conduct a meeting. He also sings in the choir, rings the lowest bass octave of handbells, and does a hand puppet children’s moment about once a month in the service. Tom likes to cook and has a collection of excellent recipes which have enabled him to fool people into thinking he is an outstanding chef. If Tom could only do one thing for the rest of his life, he would read to children.
Mary Shuman, Secretary
Mary served as Missouri State Medical Association Alliance President in 2005-06, and is currently serving as MSMAA Corresponding Secretary. She was the AMA Alliance Legislation Chairman and Council on Legislation Representative for 2 years, a Director for 2 years and on the Board Development Committee 3 times. She has been the Buchanan County Medical Society Archivist with Saint Joseph Museum since 2001. She is also involved in the following community services:
- Friends of the Free Clinic Foundation BOD (In 2013 it celebrated its 100th It is the oldest free clinic in the USA)
- Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer for 23 years and on the BOD eight years
- 5th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Office Community Justice Committee
- Performing Arts Association BOD—newly appointed for a 3 year term
- Missouri Western State University Ambassadors —President 2014-2016, Chairman of Non-Traditional Students Scholarship Committee since 2007
She and her husband, Charles Ross Shuman, a Psychiatrist, have a son Kelly who is an Engineer in Portland, Oregon. Mary received her BSN from Kansas University. She enjoys traveling, reading and writing, and participates in the U.S. State Department’s ‘People to People’ Program. The couple sponsors an international military officer during his one year assignment to Fort Leavenworth, which is Mary’s birthplace.
Dinah Goldenberg, Treasurer
Dinah Goldenberg, Fargo, North Dakota grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. She received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Dinah is a committed volunteer to education and health related issues. She is currently serving her third elected term on the Fargo Public Schools Board of Education. She is the chair of the Fargo Cass Public Health Board, a member of the North Dakota Task Force on Advanced Care Planning, the Sanford Hospital Ethics Committee, and the Dakota Medical Foundation Streets Alive Steering Committee. Dinah is enjoying sharing her experience and skills with the AHEI board.
Since moving to Fargo 18 years ago Dinah has been actively involved with the Alliance. She served in several roles including District and State president, and national director for three years. In addition she served on the AMA Foundation Board for three years. Dinah helped establish the Carol Harding Memorial Scholarship for the North Central Regional Alliance.
Dinah and her husband Jay, a radiologist, have two sons. In her spare time she enjoys travel, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Barb Hanas, Past Chair/Advisor
Barbara Hanas is proud to call Iowa home. She received her B.S.N. from the University of Iowa. Barbara, an advocate of community service, has volunteered her time and leadership skills to a variety of civic organizations and boards. She currently serves on the Clinton County Visiting Nursing Foundation, the Central Community Educational Foundation, the De Witt Community Hospital Auxiliary, and is a trustee at the De Witt United Methodist Church. She is also active in her local P.E.O. Chapter BG.
After serving as president of the Iowa Medical Society Alliance, Barbara served five years with the AMA Alliance (health promotion committee, health promotion chairman, director). She is honored to serve as chairman of the charter AHEI board of trustees.
Barbara and her husband, Steve, a family practice physician, have resided in DeWitt for over 30 years. They have two daughters and two grand daughters. Barbara enjoys skiing, golfing, gardening, reading, and cooking.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
Gay Bowman, of Greensboro, North Carolina, served as the 2003-2004 president of the American Medical Association Alliance and was the 2009 winner of the Belle Chenault Award for Political Participation given by American Medical Association PAC.
Gay is a graduate of Western Carolina University and holds a masters degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she currently serves on the Excellence Foundation Board of Directors and on the School of Nursing Advisory Council. She is active in several organizations in her community, including tutoring with Reading Connections.
She is married to Bill Bowman, a former general surgeon and current hospital administrator at the Cone Health System. Bill serves as a delegate to the AMA from the North Carolina Medical Society. The couple has two children and three grandchildren. In addition to being in three book clubs, Gay enjoys tennis, knitting and traveling.
Kirk Doan is a practicing business lawyer specializing in health law and a partner with Stinson Leonard Street LLP, a national law firm. He represents physicians, dentists, pharmacists and medical entities around the country in a variety of legal matters, including employment, practice acquisition, physician associations, managed care and hospital contracting, ASC and critical access hospital construction, and regulatory compliance. He has served as general counsel to the Metropolitan Medical Society of Kansas City, and on the board of the Metropolitan Medical Foundation. He has been a member of the AMA Alliance for over 25 years, and has been previously active with the Alliance on the local and state level.
As an attorney, he has a Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating and received recognition by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers in health care law, Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal, Top Lawyers by Corporate Counsel in its Annual Guide to Health Care Law, and Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Health Care Law. Kirk is a past President of the Greater Kansas City Society of Health Care Attorneys. He is also a Past President of the Lawyer’s Association of Kansas City.
He is a past chairman and board member of his church, board member of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Heart Association, board member of the International Relations Council of Kansas City, and is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor Member, and recipient of the God & Service Award from the Boy Scouts of America. Kirk has served on the staff of several national and world Scout jamborees including England in 2007 and Sweden in 2011. Kirk was the recipient of the 1978 Hammond Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement at the University of Iowa Law School. He was also a National Finalist in the 1977 Rhodes Scholarship Selections to Oxford University, England. He is a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol – U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, and is an instrument rated pilot.
Kirk is married to Laura Brown Doan, M.D., an OB/GYN in private practice in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and they have two sons. Their older son is Kent Doan, M.D., who is a resident in orthopedic surgery at Anschutz Medical Center, Denver, Colorado. Their younger son, Quint Doan, is a National Merit Scholar and studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Kirk is passionate about Scouting, fishing and postage stamp collecting.
Danita Horne was born in Virginia, but has spent the last 23 years in her husband’s hometown of Laurel, Mississippi. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee and worked in the field of infection control and infectious disease. After moving to Mississippi she pursued a double master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Public Health from the University of Southern Mississippi and then began a career of coordinating public health initiatives for the local hospital.
Danita devotes her time to many volunteer activities. She has served as the Fund Distribution Chair for the local United Way for 10 years, been a board member and committee chair for the Kiwanis Club of Laurel for 12 years, and has been a children’s ministry teacher at her church for 13 years. She and her husband also teach an adult Sunday School class and are active in the church youth department. Danita is a Life Member of the Laurel Junior Auxiliary. Her recent volunteer passions include being a volunteer at the Mission at the Cross, a Christian home in Laurel for men suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, and serving on the Board for Life is Hope, an organization supporting orphanages in the Port au Prince area of Haiti.
Danita has served her local Alliance as President on several different occasions. Nationally, she served on the AMA Alliance Health Promotions Committee for 2 years and has recently completed her second term as Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance President.
Her interests include travel, reading, running and scrapbooking. She recently ran in the Boston marathon which was interrupted by the bombing and returned the following year to complete the race. Danita’s husband Mark is an Internist and is a Board Member of the Mississippi State Medical Association. They have 3 children, 16 year-old twins, Kiser and Sabine and Fletcher who is 10 years old.
Deb Peabody is a commercial Real Estate Broker and a Certified General Appraiser in South Carolina and Georgia. She founded Lee Agency, Realtors in 1974, which later became Lee Associates, PA. She was awarded “Young Career Woman of the Year” in 1976 by the Greenville Business and Professional Women’s Club. Her love of the land extended to a commitment to our environment. She is a Past President of the Greenville Garden Club. During her leadership, the organization reforested Paris Mountain State Park with over one thousand trees! Deb currently teaches a monthly gardening class to students in the first through the third grades at Saint Anthony’s Catholic School. She taught religious education to third graders in her church for nearly twenty five years.
Deb served as President in her local and state Alliances. The “Commit to Be Fit” food program was of great interest. Fundraising for the Free Clinic of Greenville and for SCMA and AMA Foundation grants and scholarship were a priority of her leadership.
Deb chairs the “Spirit of Giving” holiday party in Greer, SC each year. It is hosted by the Peabody Foundation, for the benefit of five to seven hundred needy children. The “Service to Mankind” award was presented to Deb for this effort by Sertoma International in May, 2005. She and husband, Alan were awarded the first “Spirit of Giving” award by Greer Relief and Resources in May, 2011. They were honored to be Grand Marshals of the Greer Christmas Parade!
Currently, Deb is President of GFWC Women’s Club of Greenville, SC. She is a member of the Greenville Symphony Guild and a past board member of the Greenville County Museum of Art.
Her interests in history and genealogy are pursued in the DAR and Colonial Dames organizations. She continues to hone her speaking, writing and leadership skills at Buckley School. Debate is a favorite challenge.
Travel, scuba diving, cooking and gardening are favorite hobbies. Deb shares three children, Amy, Zack and Jeff, with her husband, Alan Peabody.
Karen Morris resides in Madison, Mississippi. She is a graduate of Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication.
Karen has served as a volunteer in many organizations, including the National Beta Club, South Mississippi Medical Alliance-Hattiesburg, MS Unit, Central Medical Society Alliance-Jackson, MS, Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance, American Medical Association Alliance, and the Southern Medical Association Alliance. Karen is a Life Member of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc.
She has served in several capacities in the Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance, including local President and state President. She continues to serve on the state Alliance board in an advisory role. Karen has served in the American Medical Association Alliance as a member of the Nominating Committee, Election Committee, AMA Foundation Committee, and Membership Committee. Karen served as President of the Southern Medical Association Alliance 2014-2015.
Karen is a singer and enjoys using her talent for community events, talent coaching, and leading worship at her church, First Baptist Church of Jackson, MS. Karen has been married to Dr. Jeffrey A. Morris since 1994. He is an internist and also serves as Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Mississippi State Medical Association. They have three daughters: Meredith, age 21, a junior Graphic Design major at Mississippi State University; Leslie, age 18, a freshman Psychology major at Mississippi State University; and, Gretchen, almost 13 years old, a 7th grader at Jackson Academy.
Jo Terry of Knoxville, Tennessee served as the 2013-14 President of the American Medical Association Alliance. She spearheaded the Alliance’s conversation to create a 501(c)3 organization that became AHEI.
Her other national medical alliance service includes several positions: President-elect, Secretary, Director, Chair and member of the Health Promotion Committee. She also served as the Alliance’s representative to the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse.
Jo has served the Tennessee Medical Association Alliance and her local alliance in numerous positions. On state level, she served as president, 2005-2006. She has been a member of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance since 1979. Her favorite county alliance community service project continues to be the national SAVE violence prevention initiative.
During her tenure as executive director of the Community Coalition on Family Violence in her hometown, she collaborated on the writing of a $1 million grant from the Department of Justice, Violence Against Women’s Office to establish a Family Justice Center, which is a model program for domestic violence services. She received the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Human Service Award in 2010 for her work.
Jo’s community activities have included many positions at Church Street United Methodist Church. She currently serves as secretary of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. She has been kindergarten Sunday school pianist for over twenty-five years, and she and her husband sing in the Parish Adult Choir. She is a member of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 1997. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associates program.
Jo is a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky. A registered nurse, she holds a BSN from Baylor University and an MSN from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her husband, Bill, practices full time pediatrics. They are parents to three daughters, one son-in-law, and two grandsons. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, reading and bridge.
Kimberly Moser, a resident of Taylor Mill, KY, received her B.S. in Nursing from Spalding University in Louisville, KY. She worked for many years as an RN in Neonatal Intensive Care Units and served on the Neonatal Transport and Flight Team.
Kim is passionate about Health Care and Medical Legislative issues and has been a political activist on local, state and national levels, receiving the prestigious AMPAC Belle Chenault Award in 2015. She is currently the Republican Nominee and Candidate for KY State Representative.
She is the mother of five sons and has been married to Neal Moser for 31 years. They have two grandchildren. She and her family enjoy boating, skiing and traveling. She and her husband are avid hikers and have climbed to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal and summited Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Executive Director- Patricia H. Troy
Patricia Troy, CAE, is President of Next Wave Group, LLC, an association management firm, and has more than twenty years of experience as an association executive. Her clients include local, regional, state, national and international organizations. Next Wave Group has operated virtually since 2006.Ms. Troy holds a B.S. and a M.Ed. from Auburn University, a CASE degree from Loyola University in Baltimore, and is a graduate of the Institute of Organization Management. She is the author of Flex: The Virtual Office Advantage. Ms. Troy is also the ASAE Certified Association Executive.The recipient of numerous honors, Pat was named one of the “Top Ten Women in Business” by the American Business Women’s Association and has been one of “Maryland’s Top 100 Women” three times. In 1980 she and three other educators co-founded an independent elementary school.Pat and her husband, Stephen, live in Arnold, near Annapolis, Maryland.