New Year Brings Updates to Missouri Foundation for Health’s Board of Directors


Missouri Foundation for Health is proud to announce the two newest members of its Board of Directors – C.J. Davis and Brian Kinkade. Both officially joined the Board as of January 1, 2020, and will serve terms of three years. In addition, Joan Bray and Bethany Johnson-Javois were reelected for their second terms. Board members are closely involved in the Foundation’s efforts and serve as stewards of MFH’s financial assets. The Board plays a key role in the Foundation’s leadership structure.

C.J. Davis is president and CEO of Burrell Behavioral Health, headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. The organization offers behavioral health support to more than 45,000 clients across 25 counties in Missouri and Arkansas. Before joining Burrell in 2017, Davis served as the president and CEO of Four County Counseling Center in Indiana. He also previously acted as executive director of KidsPeace Children’s Hospital in Pennsylvania and director of psychological and professional services at Royal Oaks Hospital in Missouri.

Brian Kinkade is the vice president of children’s health and Medicaid advocacy with the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA). He advocates for Missouri hospitals on matters of Medicaid law, regulation, and policy at the state and federal level and serves as MHA’s primary liaison to the state’s freestanding children’s hospitals on these matters. Kinkade joined MHA after retiring from a 30-year career with Missouri state government as director of the Department of Social Services, a position he held for five years during the administration of Governor Jay Nixon. Kinkade has also served as the department’s deputy director, director of budget and finance, and director of child support enforcement. In addition, he has previously served as executive director for the Missouri Public Service Commission. He lives in Columbia, Missouri.

The new year also brought changes to the Board’s Executive Committee. Andwele Jolly is now the chairperson, Brooks Miller is vice chairperson, Joan Bray is secretary, Alan Barnette is treasurer, and Janet Gooch is member-at-large. To learn about the backgrounds of the Executive Committee and other Board members, click here.


About the Board of Directors: Board members must have demonstrated an ability to contribute perspective in either health care access for the poor and uninsured; affordable care for the poor and uninsured; health promotion in underserved communities; health care quality and outcome improvement; health care needs of women, children, the elderly, low income, ethnic, and cultural minorities; health education; or general issues of public health. Prospective Board members are identified, screened and nominated by the Foundation’s 13-member Community Advisory Council. Members must be Missouri residents and live within the Foundation’s service region of 84 counties and the city of St. Louis. Learn more and see a full list of Board members by visiting the Board of Directors page.