RHC Provider Services Advisory Board members meet monthly to provide direct input to the RHC’s work. Provider Services Advisory Board members are community providers who identify and provide feedback regarding important regional health issues, act as a sounding board for RHC initiatives, and serve as a vehicle for dissemination of information around important health issues to community members, organizations, and individuals utilizing the St. Louis safety net.

Fred W. Rottnek, MD, MAHCM (Chair)

Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, St. Louis University

Deneen Busby

CareSTL Health

Kendra Copanas

Generate Health

Emily Doucette, MD

St. Louis County Department of Public Health

Ronnie Drake, DDS

Private Practice

Christine K. Jacobs MD, FAAFP

Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, St. Louis University

Rajeev John, MSW, LCSW, ACSW

Affinia Healthcare

Andwele Jolly, DPT, MBA, MHA, OCS

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Kathryn Koch, MSW

Casa de Salud

Alison Kraus, MSW

Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis

Sean Marz

Alive and Well Communities

Michael O’Connor, MD


Cori Putz

Preferred Family Healthcare

Jaye M. Shyken, MD, FACOG

St. Louis University

Denise R. Thurmond, MSW, LCSW, DCSW

Private Practice

Ronald Tompkins, RN, MSN

Nurses for Newborns

Ed Weisbart, MD

Physicians for a National Health Program, Missouri Chapter

Terry Weiss, MD

Community Volunteer

Elizabeth Wright

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Angela Brown (Ex Officio)

Acting Chief Executive Officer, St. Louis Regional Health Commission