Michael Eagan, President
Michael has held executive leadership positions at various companies including the Advanced Technology Group/Cognizant, Deluxe Corporation, and Cap Gemini Consulting. His professional expertise is in the areas of sales, marketing, and operations. He holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from Missouri State University and a master’s degree from Webster University. Michael is active in the Kansas City community and is co-founder of the Sporting Blue Valley TEAM Soccer program, a soccer program designed for children with special needs. Michael and his wife, Dorothy, live in Overland Park, KS, and have 3 daughters and 2 grandsons. Michael and his family were impacted by myasthenia gravis after his father battled it for many years.
Brodie Beck, Vice President
Brodie is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Business Finance and a B.S. in Molecular Bioscience. He has worked in the clinical research industry since 2009 and is currently an Expert Medical Research Associate with Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Brodie lives in Overland Park, KS with his dog, Ollie.
Derek Haverkamp, Treasurer
Derek is vice president of commercial lending at OakStar Bank in Overland Park, KS. He has a B.S. in Financial Controllership from Kansas State and has worked in the field of finance since 2005. Derek lives in Overland Park, KS with his wife, Nina, and has two children.
John Sand, MD, Secretary
Dr. Sand is the director of MD Electrodiagnosis. He graduated as a fellow at the University of Iowa with a specialty in neurology and an emphasis in neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Sand’s current area of expertise is in the electronic testing of neurological and muscular diseases. He has been a practicing neurologist in the Kansas City area since 1987. Dr. Sand is a past president of the MGA and lives in Leawood, KS with his wife, Melinda.
Joe is an attorney and member of Lewis Rice LLC, practicing in the area of business and civil litigation. He earned his B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas and his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. Joe lives in Overland Park, KS with his significant other, Jessica, and her son, Dominic.
LaDonna is a territory manager with Soleo Health. She has been in the Kansas City healthcare community for many years and previously served as a board member for the MGA. When not working, LaDonna’s favorite pastime is traveling. She also enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors.
Al Dimmitt lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife Kay and two small dogs. A retired community college teacher and administrator, he enjoys reading science, history, and fiction as well as keeping up with technology. He and Kay are baseball enthusiasts and Royals season ticket holders.
Lyndsey is the Director of Awesomeness and Co-Owner of Team Cocktail, a local apparel and travel company. She graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management. Lyndsey was on the first planning committee for the Triple Crown Showdown and has been active with the MGA ever since. She loves bringing people together, traveling, and cheering on her favorite sports teams! Let's go Cyclones! Lyndsey lives in Blue Springs, MO.
Brett is a graduate of Iowa State University with a B.S. in Horticulture. He is the midwest business manager for an agricultural adjuvant company, KALO, Inc. located in Overland Park, KS. Brett enjoys golf, fishing, hunting, and is an avid fan and apologist for the Iowa State Cyclones, Chiefs, and Royals. He is married to his wife, Jacqueline, and is the father of two boys, Owen and Wyatt, and one girl, Isla. Before joining the board, Brett was involved with the MGA Triple Crown Showdown for many years.
Stephanie is a graduate of Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA with a B.A. in Business Administration. She is an executive assistant at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS. Stephanie has worked on the MGA Triple Crown Showdown committee since 2014. She lives in Overland Park, KS with her husband, Jeremy, and enjoys running, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with her friends.
Jacquelyn Luedtke, CMP
Raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and a graduate of Iowa State University (Go Cyclones!), Jacquelyn moved back to the Midwest after living in Colorado and Utah for a total of six years. A passionate, creative, and positive team player, with several years of event planning from inception to execution. Jacquelyn and her husband, Scott, reside in Overland Park with their two-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Clark! If not enjoying a sporting event she can be found traveling, skiing in as many countries as possible, or hanging out with family and friends.
Graham Naasz, DDS
Graham Naasz is a dentist from Overland Park, KS who became interested in treatment and research for myasthenia gravis from a close mentor from dental school. Born and raised in Kansas City, Graham is an avid Royals, Chiefs, and Jayhawk basketball fan. He is excited to bring another treatment facet to the multi-disciplinary treatment of myasthenia gravis.
Lisa Sackuvich, RN, BSN, CRNI
Lisa is the founder and President of ARJ Infusion Services, a specialty pharmacy and home infusion company, established in 2000. She received her B.S. in Nursing from Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. Lisa is a member of the Infusion Nurses Society and is a certified registered infusion nurse (CRNI). Lisa has served as MGA Board President and Secretary. Lisa and her husband, Jim, reside in Raymore, MO.
Each year at our annual meeting, a board of directors and officers are elected to fulfill the MGA mission through financial and organizational responsibilities. Members serve a 3-year term and are expected to attend all meetings and functions of the association.