The Regional Health Commission is an appointed body of individuals dedicated to ensuring the financial sustainability of the health care safety net in St. Louis, developing and sustaining an integrated health care system for those most in need, and serving as point-of-contact for State/Federal agencies regarding health care safety net issues.

Commission Officers


3 Members by the Community at Large

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Cheryl Walker, Esq.

(Board Chair)

Attorney at Law
Walker Commercial Law Group, LLC

Bethany Johnson-Javois

President & CEO
Deaconess Foundation

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Ray Weick, MD

President, Mercy Clinic
St. Louis and South
Mercy East Communities


3 Members by the St. Louis County Executive

Sheila Grigsby,
Ph.D., RN, MPH, APHN-BC

Dean’s Fellow for Community Engagement,
Assistant Professor
UMSL College of Nursing

Faisal Khan,
MBBS, MPH

Acting Director
St. Louis County Department of Public Health

Sidney D. Watson, J.D.

Jan​e and Bruce Robert
Professor of Law & Director of the
Saint Louis University School of Law’s Center for Health Law Studies


3 Members by the Mayor of the City of St. Louis

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Simone Cummings,
Ph.D., MHA

(Treasurer)

Dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
Webster University

Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis, MD, MPH

Director of Health
City of St. Louis Department of Health

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Will Ross, MD

Associate Dean & Director of the Office of Diversity
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine


2 Members by the RHC’s Provider Services and Community Advisory Boards

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Fred W. Rottnek, MD, MACHM

(Chair, Provider Services Advisory Board)

Professor and Director of Community Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine
St. Louis University School of Medicine

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Joe Yancey

(Chair, Community Advisory Board)

Mental Health Advocate
Places for People (retired)


1 Member by the RHC’s Patient Advisory Board (Co-Chairs)

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Robin S. Cole, MA

(Co-Chair, Patient Advisory Board)

Coordinated Entry Case Manager
St. Patrick Center

Nia Sumpter

(Co-Chair, Patient Advisory Board )


2 Members by the Governor of Missouri

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Kirk Mathews

Chief Transformation Officer,
MO HealthNet Division,
Missouri Department of Social Services

Angeline Stanislaus, MD

Chief Medical Director,
Missouri Department of Mental Health


2 Members by the Federally Qualified Health Centers

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Dwayne Butler

Chief Executive Officer
Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers

Angela Clabon

Chief Executive Officer
CareSTL Health


2 Members by the Local Hospitals

Jeremy Fotheringham

Regional President
SSM Health

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Rich Liekweg

President & Chief Executive Officer
BJC HealthCare


1 Member by the Local Medical Schools

David D. Limbrick, MD, PhD

T.S. Park Chair and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Washington University School of Medicine