Our expert Board of Directors helps lead and govern Innara Health's strategic vision to deliver the best results for our shareholders
Keith Molzer - Board Chair
General Partner, Flyover Capital
Keith has been an entrepreneur more than 25 years and started a variety of companies in the Kansas City region. For the last nine years, Keith served as Founder and CEO of Balance Innovations, a leading developer of cash office software solutions for the retail industry. Keith founded the company in 2004 and has led it through its growth from a staff of five and several hundred installs to a multi-product company with more than 75 team members and 8,500 contracted installations in North America. Prior to starting Balance Innovations, Keith founded a consulting practice, Entrepreneurial Consulting Corporation that advised start-ups, economic development agencies, non-profits and the federal government. Keith is active with many local startups as an angel investor and currently has eight active investments.
Keith was awarded the Central Midwest winner for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year award in 2010 for Technology and has received the Kansas City Champions of Business award three times for Balance Innovations LLC. Keith currently sits on the board of Balance Innovations and KCNext and serves as the Network and Communications chair for the Kansas City chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Keith was active in Kansas Pipeline and served as a mentor in 2010 and 2011. Keith attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earned his BA from Baker University and MBA from Rockhurst University.
Joanne Burns - Director
Chief Strategy Officer, Cerner Corporation
Joanne Burns serves as Chief Strategy Officer of Cerner Corporation (NASDQ: CERN), a global health platform and innovation company, headquartered in Kansas City. For more than 15 years, Ms. Burns has held several management positions across Cerner, notably helping develop the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, a public/private partnership and national model of excellence for patient care, reduced health care costs and next-generation health sciences and technology. Today, she works to further advance Cerner’s strategic initiatives across its business units. In 2018, Ms. Burns was named to Health Data Management’s Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT and, in 2017, named in the Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business . Before joining Cerner, Burns spent more than 20 years working as a nurse and other clinical roles.
Joanne received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of New York at Plattsburgh and her Master of Public Administration in Hospital Administration from the University of San Francisco. Joanne received program certification in “Women on Boards” from the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. She is also an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow designate.
Joanne sits on the management board of SNOMED International, an organization responsible for creating clinical terminologies which foster interoperability of electronic medical records in more than 30 countries worldwide. She serves on the board of governors for the Tiger Institute which has responsibility for governing the joint investments of Cerner and the University of Missouri. She serves on the advisory board of Purdue University’s Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.
Michael Knecht - Director
Senior Vice President, Chief Operation Officer, Advent Health Shawnee Mission
Michael Knecht currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Advent Health Shawnee Mission. Advent Health Shawnee Mission is member of the Advent Health System headquartered in Alta Monte Springs, FL. Formerly known as Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Advent Health Shawnee Mission has significantly expanded its presence in the Kansas City metropolitan area and received several awards and designations, including the 2019 Magnet Recognition representing the highest industry award for Nursing Excellence.
Prior to joining Advent Health Shawnee Mission, Knecht served as Vice President of Operations and Chief Experience Officer for Loma Linda University Health - Murrieta, California. In that role, Knecht was responsible for driving organizational focus on the patient and employee experience, mapping the end-to-end user perspective, and developing systems, processes, and metrics to drive continual improvement. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Peter Drucker School of Business at Claremont Graduate University.
Dennis Beard, Director
Vice President, Serra Ventures
Principal, Serra Capital II, L.P.
Dennis has built a successful 30-plus year career in financial services, healthcare services, and technology. Dennis is a Partner with Serra Ventures, offering a wide variety of professional services to emerging technology enterprises, and a Managing Partner of Serra Capital. Dennis has worked with the University of Illinois technology community and is a charter member of the University’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence program at EnterpriseWorks business incubator in the Research Park. He was formerly CEO of the Home Recovery Group of Companies, providers of home health services with over 400 employees; that entity was successfully sold in 2008.
Dennis, a CPA, has been involved throughout his career with businesses of all sizes as a Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Controller for SLM Aminco, CFO for Segno Communications, CFO and CEO for the Home Recovery Group of Companies, and Partner with Blakeman and Beard, LLC, CPA’s. Dennis has served a wide range of clients including Caterpillar, Shell Oil Company, George Soros’ Quantum Fund, and Continental Illinois National Bank. As a healthcare industry CEO, he has served as President of a statewide industry trade association. Dennis has served as a speaker at various professional and educational conferences and forums. He is a regular lecturer for the China Executive Leadership Program at the University of Illinois. He also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer for the University of Illinois College of Business Department of Finance and for the Millikin University MBA Program.
Dr. David Stalling, Director
Founder, KC BioMedix
David is nationally recognized as an industry pioneer and leader in the fields of instrumentation and chromatography. Contributions throughout his career include 15 issued and two provisional patents, 85 published articles, and the successful launch of several new products and companies. Among his various roles he served as COO of Primus (now Trinity Bioscience), CEO of Laboratory Automation, (an ABC Labs spin-off) and SVP/Co-founder of ABC Labs, a leader in the field of chromatography. As a NASA Pre-Doctoral Fellow, his research methodology and instrumentation were used in the search for life molecules during the Apollo 11-15 Lunar Missions.
David completed his bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Missouri Valley College. He earned his master's degree and Ph.D. in Analytical Biochemistry at the University of Missouri, where he also completed a NASA Predoctoral Fellowship in Analytical Methodology.