Greater Des Moines Board of Directors

We gratefully acknowledge these dedicated volunteers who serve on the Greater Des Moines American Heart Association Board of Directors.
These dedicated volunteers are healthcare professionals and business and community leaders who guide our many activities throughout the Greater Des Moines area. 

 Board Gold StandardThe Des Moines Board has received the 2014 American Heart Association Gold Standard Board Award.
The gold-level recognition means that the board must meet at least 14 performance criteria
in areas including health, revenue, volunteer recruitment and operations. 

Board Chair
 Eric Crowell
President & CEO
UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Board President
Kay Gannon, DO
Internal Medicine Physician

Christopher Komanapalli
, MD
Cardiovascular Services
The Iowa Clinic

Board Chair-Elect
Bob Ritz
Mercy Medical Center 

Kim Foltz, BSN, RN
Director of Operations
Meridian Health Plan
Steve McManus
Senior Vice President
Holmes Murphy & Associates 
 Tim White
VP / General Manager
Todd Frederickson
Iowa Wild
 Luke Nelson
Senior Manager
 Jason Willis
General Manager
Willis Auto Campus 
Gary Harms
Agency Administration Vice President
FBL Financial Group

Brad Rempe
Lead Advisor
Foster Group  
Rich Wireman
Vice President
The Principal Financial Group
Rich Wireman
Mary Lynne Jones
Retired Administrator Des Moines Public Schools

Brad Schoenfelder
VP of Development
Ryan Companies 


Mark Witte
Ernst & Young LLP 

Mark Witte
Enrico Martin, MD
Iowa Heart Center
 Sharon Vickery
Senior Account Executive / Manager
Sogeti USA

From our Board Members:
Eric Crowell

The American Heart Association works tirelessly to help improve people’s lives!

It is my honor to volunteer for this organization. They lead with heart!
Tim White

With a family history of heart disease as well as friends and co-workers who have faced the challenges of cardiovascular disease and stroke, there is a personal desire to support the mission of the American Heart Association.

Through our collective efforts, we can make a tremendous impact within our communities.
Rich Wireman

I am fortunate my employer, The Principal Financial Group, encourages employees to be actively involved in their community.

Additionally, I have a personal responsibility to my community to make it better.

Involvement with the American Heart Association is one way I am able to support my community by improving our quality of life fostered through a healthy lifestyle.