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Alumni News & Notes: Summer 2022


Eleanor (Mize) Head, ’53, took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 12 for the new boardwalk and bench that honors her husband, Dr. Kenneth Head, ’53, at the Baker Wetlands. The boardwalk was made possible through memorial gifts in honor of Dr. Head, the Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club, and an anonymous donor.


Tim Brady, ’82, was named executive director of the Gardner Edgerton Schools Foundation.

Adam Skelton, ’86, leads the CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness (PE) Fellowship. The PE fellowship is the largest postdoctoral training program in applied health economics in the United States. Recently, Skelton started a track within the fellowship that focuses on infectious disease modeling. This is now the largest postdoctoral training program in modeling in the public sector with 29 modeling fellows. The modeling track has been recognized across the CDC as a key strategic initiative to build CDC analytic capacity in the wake of COVID and has been nominated and awarded multiple CDC Honor Awards and other awards.


Nate Houser, ’94, was named associate vice president of advancement and senior advisor for DE&I initiatives at Baker University. He was formerly Baker’s athletic director and men’s soccer coach.

Lori Curtis Luther, ’95, serves as the city manager for Overland Park, Kansas.

Valinda Vandervelden, ’92, ’98 MBA, serves as a physician liaison at North Kansas City Hospital.


Chase Coburn, ’05, joined Alpha Cognition in March 2022 as its head of quality, providing quality oversight and leadership for all of Alpha Cognition’s clinical and manufacturing activities. Alpha Cognition is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing treatments for patients experiencing neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), for which there are limited treatment options.

Clint Corby, ’06 MSSL, serves as the superintendent of USD 410 in Hillsboro, Kansas.

Mike DeLaet, ’04 BSM, was tapped as the global head of digital gaming at toy giant Mattel.

Marlene Eicher, ’05 BSN, was promoted to assistant dean of graduate programs at Baker University School of Nursing. She taught undergraduate courses and worked part time as a medical-surgical staff nurse (2005-2013) and then as a nurse practitioner starting in 2014. She is a full-time nurse educator and part-time nurse practitioner in an urgent care setting. She is grateful for Baker SON faculty in the undergraduate program that supported and encouraged her passion for patient care, nursing education, and mentoring the next generation nurses and nurse educators and is looking forward to paying it forward in her new role.

Allyssa King, ’08, was selected for the inaugural class of young leaders in agribusiness by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City.

Rebecca Mann, ’02, joined Hinkle Law Firm LLC’s location in Wichita as an of counsel attorney.

Edward Raschen, ’01 MLA, ’13 MSSL, serves as the assistant principal at Joplin High School in Joplin, Missouri.


Zach Aldrich, ’15, was named director­–US strategy at Walmart.

Laura Bynum, ’16, was named associate veterinarian at GoodVets.

BriAnna Garza, ’15, serves as the head of instructional design at Boosta Training and is the owner at Shooters Shoot LLC.

Meaghan Graber, ’18 MSSL, serves as the principal at Wolf Springs Elementary in the Blue Valley (Kansas) School District.

Dannie Harris, ’12, is the communications and engagement specialist at the Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation.

Steve Heinauer ’08 MSSL, ’15 EdD, serves as the HR director for the Blue Valley (Kansas) School District.

Lisa Hood, ’15 MLA, is the interim vice president for strategic expansion at MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Morgan James, ’14, was named assistant athletics director of marketing and fan development at the University of Alabama.

Brandon Johnson, ’16 EdD, was named Buena Vista University’s vice president for enrollment management and marketing.

Owen Lewis, ’14, is the director of operations at MB2 Dental.

Rachel Moore, ’17, ’19 MSM, was named the 2021-22 Heart of America Athletic Conference Sports Information Director of the Year for her work at Central Methodist University.

Tristan Pugh, ’16 MBA, is the national distribution account manager at Henkel.

Dred Scott, ’12 EdD, was named president of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City.

Lisa Stolper, ’15 MSSL, ’19 EdD, serves as the principal at Lakewood Middle School in the Blue Valley (Kansas) School District.

Emma Tinsley, ’15, is a merchant at Sam’s Club.


Greg Flores, ’20, MBA ’22, won the 2022 Hospital Hill 10K Run in Kansas City. The former NAIA All-American finished in 32:24.

Martin Radosevic, ’20, serves as director of Sports Information for West Virginia College.

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