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Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team provides advice and guidance to President and CEO Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D., on matters related to university operations. ELT members are senior administrators, including academic deans, vice presidents, chief officers and executive directors. While ELT may participate in decision-making processes with the president, its primary role is to act as a deliberative and advisory body.

Wallace Boeve, Des Moines University College of Health SciencesWallace Boeve, Ed.D., PA-C, DFAAPA
Dean, College of Health Sciences
David L. Kapaska, Des Moines University Board of TrusteesDavid L. Kapaska, D.O.’86, M.B.A.
Interim Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kevin Smith, Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and SurgeryKevin Smith, D.P.M., PH.D., M.S., FACFAS
Dean, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Mark Peiffer, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Des Moines UniversityMark Peiffer
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Kimberly Brown, Ph.D, M.Ed.
Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Stephanie GreinerStephanie Greiner, M.S.
Vice President for University Advancement

Susan Huppert, Des Moines University Chief External and Governmental Affairs OfficerSue Huppert
Chief External and Governmental Affairs Officer
Erika Linden, Des Moines University Chief Compliance OfficerErika Linden, MA, CHC
Chief Compliance Officer
Rich Salas, Des Moines University Diversity and Multicultural AffairsRich A. Salas, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity Officer
Carolyn Weaver, Des Moines University Chief Information OfficerCarolyn Weaver, M.B.A.
Chief Information Officer

Phillip Blumberg, Executive Director of the Des Moines University ClinicPhilip Blumberg, M.H.A.
Executive Director – Clinic
Dr. Pravin Mishra professional headshotPravin Mishra, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Executive Director of Research

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the University. The Board oversees the affairs of the University and works closely with the President to monitor the strategic initiatives. Board members are community, civic, business and professional leaders committed to the DMU's mission and vision. The University has been a member of the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities since January 1971.

Trustees Emeriti

  • William G. Anderson, D.O.’56, FACOS
  • Arthur E. Angove, D.O.’62
  • Richard Brown, D.O.’60
  • Jennie Tripson Button, D.O.’56
  • Martin Diamond, D.O.’62
  • Bernard M. Feldman, D.O.’80, FACG
  • Murray Goldstein, D.O.’50, M.P.H.
  • James A. Grekin, D.O.’62, MACOI
  • W. Hal Hatchett, D.P.M.’00, FACFAS
  • Ralph Levy, D.O.’60
  • Stephen M. Morain, J.D.
  • Sara "Sally" E. Sutton, D.O.’53, FAAO
  • C. Arthur Wittmack


  • Julius L. Abramsohn, D.O.’52
  • John C. Agnew, D.O.’33
  • J.R. Astley
  • Joseph B. Baker, D.O.’50
  • John Baldridge
  • Gilbert S. Bucholz, D.O.’58, FAOCR
  • Richard F. Coatney, D.O.’60
  • John Connolly Jr., Esq.
  • Harry B. Elmets, D.O.’46
  • Sue K. Fisher, D.O.’52
  • Judge Luther T. Glanton
  • Willie Stevenson Glanton, Esq.
  • Irwin G. Groff, D.O.’51
  • H. Dean Hannam
  • Richard M. Kotz, D.O.’56
  • Robert M. Kreamer, D.O.’56, FACOI
  • Judge Alfred D. Lerner
  • Madelyn “Maddie” M. Levitt
  • Myron S. Magen, D.O.’51, FACOP
  • Harold E. McKinney
  • Max "Tedd" T. McKinney II, D.O.’69, FACOFP
  • Joseph R. McNerney, D.O.’37
  • Dorothy V. Mullin, D.O.’48
  • Ralph A. Olsen
  • Glenn C. Petersen
  • David Rothman, D.O.’54, MACOI
  • Edwin Rosenblatt, D.P.M.
  • Jerry G. Rosenblatt, D.O.’56
  • Paul L. Ruza, D.O.’56
  • K. George Shimoda, D.O.’43
  • Roy L. Swarzman
  • Dan D. Toriello, D.O.’40
  • Mose Waldinger
  • Bryce E. Wilson, D.O.’49
  • Patricia Yungclas
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