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About Us

The Mid-America Division was initially organized by a group of dedicated volunteers and opened its first office in St. Louis in July 1998. Because of those who are committed to liver health – our Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Committee, and volunteers – the Mid-America Division serves Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. We invite you to volunteer at our programs and events, and encourage all the members of the community to send suggestions for educational initiatives in your area.

A Message from the Mid-America Division

Dear Friends,
As our local division strives to help people affected by liver disease, we need your help! We invite you to get involved and help make a difference in the fight against liver disease and promote liver health. There are so many ways to become involved – you and your family can volunteer throughout the year at our events and programs by becoming a team captain at one of our Liver Life Walks, speaking on behalf of those affected as a patient advocate, or attend a training session to become a certified volunteer educator. You can also remember the ALF in your will, give a gift of securities, and so much more.

The funds we raise are returned to our community through advocacy, education, and research programs. More than $1,500,000 has been awarded to local researchers; more than 4,500 people in our community have been screened for hepatitis C and/or vaccinated against hepatitis A & B. Our local division serves more than 100,000 people annually and reaches millions more people in our community through social media. Our advocacy efforts serve as the voice of a community often underserved and overlooked in today’s crowded public health environment.

There are more than one million people affected by liver disease in Mid-America. Many of these people are unaware that they have liver disease because symptoms oftentimes do not occur until late in the progression of liver disease. Liver disease is poorly understood and poorly funded. With your help, we can make a difference.

To learn more about how you can help, please contact me at

Jacqueline A. Dominguez
Mid-America Field Director
American Liver Foundation

Jacqueline Dominguez
Field Director

Kali Patton
Events Coordinator

Odunayo (Odie) Adesina
Century Link

James F. Daniel, M.D.
Medical Advisory Committee
Children’s Mercy Hospital

Joan Frischman

Jim Green
Duke Manufacturing

Kevin Lee
Vice President Community Engagement
Executive Director, Foundation
Mid-America Transplant

Elizabeth Leesmann

Yumirle Turmelle, MD

Kenneth Wilson

Wayne L. Winter
Vice President
President Emeritus


Anita Adams

Marc Bernstein, M.D.
Digestive Disease Consultants

Timothy Brady, M.D.
St. Louis Gastroenterology Consultants

Steven Brauer
Hunter Engineering Company

Thomas P. Danis
AON Corporation

DJ & Nancy Diemer

Lee Fetter
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

George Herbert Walker III

Dennis Hirstein
First Bank

Robert W. Hull


Dean Kappel
Mid-America Transplant Services

Dr & Mrs. Arleen & Phillip Korenblat

Paul M. Macon
Thompson Coburn, LLP

W. Patrick McGinnis
Nestle Purina

Edger Turner Overton, M.D.
Medical Advisory Committee
Washington University in St. Louis

Sandy Parker
Parker Insurance Company

Jeffrey Teckman, M.D.
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Murray L. Weidenbaum, Ph.D.
Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor
Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis

Abubakr Adam, MD
University of Missouri Health Care – Columbia

Varma Chintalapati, MD
Saint Louis University

Maria Bernadette Doyle, MD
Washington University

Steve Fern, MD
Specialists in Gastroenterology

Jacquelyn Fleckenstein, MD
Washington University

Brittney Gabris, RN, BSN
SSM Health Care

Emily Gray, MSW, LCSW
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Eddie Island, MD
Saint Luke’s Health System

Ajay Jain, MD, Co-Chair
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, & Physiology
Saint Louis University

Karen Johns, RN
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Adeel Khan, MD, MPH, FACS
Washington University

Jennie Laflen, LMSW
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Mustafa Nazzal, MD
Saint Louis University

Kamran Qureshi
Saint Louis University

Ada Sengchannavong, MSW, LCSW
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Janis Stoll, MD, Co-Chair
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Jeffrey Teckman, MD
Saint Louis University

Brent Tetri, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Saint Louis University

Yumi Turmelle, MD
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Chelsea Visintine, RDN, LD
Clinical Dietitian, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Jenn Whitter, MSW, LMSW
Barnes Jewish Hospital

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