Giving Societies

SoutheastHealth Ambassadors

The SoutheastHEALTH Ambassadors are a volunteer group of devoted community members who support the goals of the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation, especially in the area of cardiology. Their objective is to provide community outreach to educate residents about the prevention and treatment of heart disease and the importance of responding properly and quickly when symptoms of heart attack occur.

SoutheastHEALTH physicians Steven Carr, MD and Chizor Iwuchukwu, MD, serve as physician champions to the Ambassadors.


As one of its many programs to support heart health, this fund finances the annual distribution of free AED devices and CPR kits to area schools, churches and other non-profit organizations. Recipients are chosen through an annual grant program.

Kyle Thompson, Ambassador Board Chairman, notes that sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any age. "An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and it is an easy-to-operate device for someone with no medical background. For this reason, the Ambassadors see the distribution of AEDs in the community as a worthy mission," he added.

Ambassador Board

Executive Committee

President Kyle Thompson
The Bank of Missouri
Vice President
Tyler Cuba
Cuba Financial
Treasurer Joseph Uzoaru
Athena Property Group
Secretary Ashton Balsmann Wood & Huston Bank

Board Members

Name Affiliation
Wendi Beussink 
Realty Executives 
Matt Carter
Red Letter Communication
Brandon Cooper
Moss, Stillwell & McMullin Attorneys at Law
Laura Richmond
Realty Executives
Lauren Dirnberger Chap Arnold Insurance Agency
Josh Ford Ford and Sons Funeral Home
Seth Hudson
Hudson Chiropractic
Courtland Kohlfeld Kohlfeld Distributing, Inc.
Jamie McDowell
Midamerica Hotels Corporation
Whitney Quick SoutheastHEALTH Foundation
Alicia Schoch
Chateau Girardeau
Emily Williams
Bold Marketing
Rachel Dreyer
Northwestern Mutual
Callie Welker
Snap Fitness