Leadership

Jeron Ravin

Jeron Ravin

President and CEO

As President and CEO, Jeron Ravin leads strategic direction for Swope Health. Jeron previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi where he worked to strengthen Mississippi community health centers by overseeing policy, marketing & branding, workforce development, clinical quality improvement, outreach and enrollment, and health information technology. He also provided training and technical assistance.

Jeron is a former political staffer, with experience in policy-making and consensus building at the local, state, and federal government levels.

He is a Fellow of the Latino Center for Leadership Development, a leadership training program for those with a desire to serve their community through positions of impact, such as elected office, corporate or non-profit boards, political appointments, or other positions of public trust.

Jeron is completing graduate studies at Brown University’s School of Professional Studies, earning a Masters of Healthcare Leadership. He holds a Juris Doctor from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law and a BA in Journalism from the Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University.

Sabrina Holliman

Sabrina Holliman

Chief Compliance Officer

As Director of Compliance, Sabrina Holliman is responsible for ensuring Swope Health remains compliant with all regulations associated with the delivery of primary care and behavioral health services. She also oversees the health center’s privacy program and facilitates its risk management efforts.

Prior to joining Swope Health, Holliman served as Conflicts Attorney & Senior Manager of Risk Management at Littler Mendelson, P.C., one of the nation’s largest law firms.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University and her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Mark Miller

Mark Miller

Vice President, Behavioral Health Services

Mark Miller leads all behavioral health functions including outreach, community support, substance abuse treatment, and residential services.

He joined Swope Health in 2009. His experience includes chief operating officer of the Center for Behavioral Medicine in Kansas City.

In 1998 Mark was elected first African American president of the University of Missouri Alumni Association.

He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri.

Jennifer Frost, MD

Jennifer Frost, MD

Interim Chief Medical Officer

As Interim Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Frost is responsible for Swope Health compliance with all Missouri, Kansas and federal clinical policies, regulations and performance standards.

Prior to joining Swope Health, Dr. Frost worked at the American Academy of Family Physicians where she developed clinical practice guidelines and health policy. She served as the Director of Women’s Services and Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program at Research Medical Center. She has also worked at Truman Lakewood as a staff physician. Earlier, she worked at Arroya Vista Family Care, a federally qualified health center in Los Angeles that provides healthcare for an underserved urban community. Dr. Frost is proficient in Spanish.

She received her medical degree from Brown University in Rhode Island. She also studied pre-medicine at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA and has a bachelor of arts from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt.

She completed a fellowship in women’s health services at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif.; and her residency in family medicine at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M.

A native of Tacoma, Wash., she has lived in the Kansas City area for 15 years. Dr. Frost and her husband, a professor of U.S. History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, have two children.

Naimish Patel

Naimish Patel

Chief Financial Officer

Naimish Patel oversees all budgeting, strategic financial planning and business decision support analysis for Swope Health.

He earned an MBA from University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a certified public accountant.

Patel is a member of the Health Care Financial Management association and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Robin Sanders

Robin Sanders

Chief People Officer

Robin Wheeler Sanders manages Human Resources, Learning and Development as well as Community Outreach, Communications and Marketing for Swope Health.

Prior to joining Swope Health, she worked for Providence Medical Center, HCA and The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Sanders holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Missouri Kansas City and an MBA from Rockhurst University.

A native of California, Sanders was raised in Kansas City and is active in her community. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for TotalMan Community Development Corporation and SAFE, The Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund, which is a program of the Metropolitan Kansas City Crime Commission.

Megan Krohn, DDS

Megan Krohn, DDS

Executive Vice President, Dental Services

Dr. Krohn is responsible for the coordination and delivery of services at all Swope Health dental sites.

Dr. Krohn is a graduate of the UMKC School of Dentistry and served as an oral surgeon intern at Truman Medical Center. In 2016, she pursued her true calling in public health service and joined Swope Health to practice general dentistry. She has been instrumental in the dental department’s continued growth of its outreach programs, coordination of surgical needs for patients, and overall better access to dental care for our community.

Additionally, she has served at Swope Health Independence and Swope Health Central with an emphasis on providing surgical procedures.

She earned a degree in Biology in 2012 from Rockhurst University and graduated from the UMKC School of Dentistry with Honors in Oral Surgery.

Dr. Krohn was born and raised in Wichita, KS and now lives in North Kansas City. She is passionate about improving community access to dental care and excited to share in the growth of the dental department.

Kenneth Thomas, MD

Kenneth Thomas, MD

Executive Vice President, Children’s Services

As Director of Children’s Services, Dr. Thomas is responsible for expanding children’s services through existing satellite locations and through deliberate business development efforts for new sites and opportunities. Dr. Thomas is a Board-Certified Pediatrician.

Prior to joining Swope Health, he served as Attending Physician in the Truman Medical Center/Lakewood Pediatrics Department. He was also the Clinical Director of the Medical Coordination Program at the Children’s Mercy Pediatric Care Center and served as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine.

Dr. Thomas received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He trained at Children’s Mercy Hospital in both pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine, with a focus on complex medical conditions.

A Kansas City native, Dr. Thomas has been caring for the children in this community for more than 20 years.

Naiomi Jamal, MD, MPH, CMQ

Naiomi Jamal, MD, MPH, CMQ

Chief Quality Officer

As Chief Quality Officer, Dr. Naiomi Jamal heads the Department of “Quality and Population Health” at Swope Health. She is responsible for organization wide clinical quality, performance and process improvement, along with Population Health initiatives geared towards meeting the quadruple aim of improving provider and patient experience, Improving population health outcomes and resource stewardship. This includes developing and overseeing a quality plan for the entire organization.

She also practices as a primary care physician through the Independence clinic and sees a variety of complex medical diagnoses. Dr. Jamal is on faculty at University of Missouri/Kansas City where she is responsible for developing and delivering a preventive medicine and public health curriculum for family medicine residents. She is also responsible for the didactic lecture series Social and Structural Determinants of Health at the UMKC School of Medicine for Medical Students.

Dr. Naiomi Jamal completed her Medical Degree from The Aga Khan University, in Pakistan. This was where she first developed an interest in serving vulnerable populations. She later finished a family medicine residency from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2015. She went on to complete a General Preventive Medicine and Public Health Residency and obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health from UTMB in 2017.

She went on to complete a General Preventive Medicine and Public Health Residency and obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health from UTMB in 2017. She is also Board Certified in Medical Quality.

Thurston Smith

Thurston Smith

Chief Information Officer

Thurston Smith joined Swope Health in March 2021 from Cerner Corp., where he was a senior engineer manager leading an engineering team in code design and development.

Previously, he was CIO at the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in Kansas City, and he brings expertise from roles at Truman Medical Centers; Datafile Technologies; and DST Systems Inc., all in Kansas City; and at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, in Iowa City, Iowa.

A veteran of the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, Smith has also held positions as an adjunct professor with Johnson County Community College and DeVry University.

Dr. Smith holds a Doctorate of Health Administration from Capella University in Minneapolis; and an MBA from DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management, in Naperville, Ill. He received a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; Associate degree in Applied Science in Information Technology from Hamilton Business College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Computer Science from Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Miss.

Active in the Kansas City community, his church and fraternity, Dr. Smith also serves on the boards of Jackson County CASA, a court advocacy group for children, and his non-profit organization, Iron Men Ministry, which mentors young men in positive development and empowerment.

Angela Smart

Angela Smart

Chief Development Officer

Executive Director, Swope Health Foundation

Angela Smart is responsible for strengthening the Swope Health Foundation by establishing a strong development and fundraising operation to support a variety of programs and capital projects, including building long-term relationships with individuals, foundations and corporations.

Angela most recently served as the Vice President of the Hall Family Foundation, where she was responsible for awarding grants to Kansas City-area nonprofits in the categories of human and social services, health, higher education, arts and culture. Angela also oversaw foundation operations including financial reporting, grants management database, payments, board communications and leadership stakeholder engagement on community investment projects. Prior to this position, she worked in multiple roles in corporate finance at Hallmark Cards Inc., Grant Thornton/Kansas City and Andersen Consulting/Detroit.

Angela has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from University of Michigan and an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at University of Missouri/Kansas City.  She serves as a trustee of William Jewell College and chairs the Academic Affairs and Student Life Committee. Angela has served on the boards of the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, Sheffield Place and Solace House.  She is currently co-chairing the Distinguished Leader Speaker Series for the Shawnee Mission School District.

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