DT | Arvest Bank Presents, Conversations From the Top with Joy Wheeler
Joy Wheeler – CEO, Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri
Joy Wheeler has been CEO of Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri since October 1, 2013. Joy is an accomplished executive with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare and community leadership.
Joy’s past experience includes: launching a community based Medicaid, managed care- company serving Kansas and Missouri. The company was sold with a $100 million return from its beginning investment of $5 million. Joy has held other senior leadership roles including Vice President and General Manager of the Kansas City office for CIGNA Health Plan; Vice President of Medical Relations with Simmons Foundation; and Senior Healthcare Consultant with Towers Perrin. Joy has extensive background in merger and acquisition processes including organizational consolidation, expansion and divestiture.
Joy has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Kansas.
She has received many community awards including Top 25 Business Women of Kansas City; Small Business Association’s National Executive Women and Business Champion of the Year; Alumnus of the Year by the University of Kansas School of Nursing; Alumni Achievement Award, University of Missouri Kansas City Bloch School of Business; and twice, Kansas City’s Top 10 Small Businesses.
Joy has served and is currently serving on many boards including Kansas University Medical Center Advancement Board, Development Chair; Kansas University Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation; Kansas School of Nursing Board; and University of Missouri-Kansas City Board Trustees and Executive Committee. She is also a past Board member of Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and past Chair of Truman Medical Center Foundation Board.