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our leaders

Dayton Children’s would not be the community asset it is today without the dedication and guidance of our leaders. Meet our team of senior management, Board of Trustees and professional staff responsible for the governance, administration and operations at Dayton Children’s.

senior leadership

Deborah A. Feldman
president and CEO

Chris Bergman, CPA
vice president and chief financial officer

Cindy Burger MS,RN
vice president, patient and family experience and chief experience officer 

John Duby, MD, FAAP, CPE
chair of department of pediatrics/department of community health
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Jayne Gmeiner, MS, RN, NEA-BC
vice president of patient care services and chief nurse officer

Ben Goodstein
vice president, chief ambulatory officer

Kelly Kavanaugh
vice president, chief strategy officer

Charles Kidwell
chief legal counsel

Adam Mezoff MD, CPE
vice president, medical affairs and chief medical officer

board of trustees

2019 board of trustees officers

  • Laurence Klaben, chair
  • Linda Black-Kurek, vice chair
  • James Whalen, secretary/treasurer
  • Michael McQuiston, assistant secretary/treasurer

board of trustees

Mamle Anim, MD
Five Rivers Health Centers

Linda Black-Kurek, CPA
Liberty Healthcare Corporation

Clinton Brown
Alliance Engineering

Mark Chilson, Esq.
CareSource

John Duby, MD, FAAP, CPE
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Deborah Feldman
President and CEO, Dayton Children's

Jacqueline Gamblin
JYG Innovations, Inc.

Matthew Hardwick, MD
PriMed Pediatrics, Beavercreek

Tiffany D. Kellner, CFP
UBS Financial Services

Laurence R. Klaben
Chair
Morris Furniture Company

Thomas Krzmarzick, MD
Dayton Children's Hospital emergency services

James McGregor
The McGregor Metalworking Companies

Michael McQuiston
The Connor Group

Adam Mezoff, MD
Vice president for medical affairs and chief medical officer, Dayton Children's

Vipul Patel, MD
Chair elect, professional staff, Dayton Children's Hospital

Todd Pleiman
RSM U.S., LLP

Michael R. Shane
Next Venture Capital

Christine Soward
DMS INK

James D. Whalen
Whalen Family Business Advisors

professional staff

Matthew Hardwick, MD
chair

Vipul Patel, MD
chair-elect

Thomas Krzmarzick, MD
past-chair

Mike Bates, MD
chair of medicine

Sean Barnett, MD
chair of surgery

our history Destination 2020

Dayton Children's has a rich history of strong leaders paving the way for the future. Learn more about the history of the hospital.

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Destination 2020 is our strategic framework for the future. Learn more about where Dayton Children's is taking pediatric health care. 

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gender diversity support group

Youth who are gender questioning, transgender and gender non-conforming are welcome to attend these free drop-in support groups!

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