Thanking our Board of Directors


Board Members with Terms Ending

As our fiscal year comes to a close, we would like to thank these members of our Board of Directors with terms ending this year. Thank you for your board service Allan Ivie, Patrick Culleton, Brent Jackson and Rob Murphy! You are champions for the millions of children and adults living with T1D.



Pictured from left are, Allan Ivie, Patrick Culleton, Brent Jackson, and Rob Murphy.

John Kurowski- Outgoing President

We want to give special thanks to John Kurowski for his service as the Board President for our chapter for the last 2 years. During his term as President, John consistently set an example with his participation and recruitment at walks, rides, galas, golf tournaments, as well as, with our advocacy efforts. He spoke on behalf of the organization at countless events in the community and lead the chapter through challenging periods of transition. We are grateful for his leadership and continuing support of our mission.

Deb Yost- Incoming President

We are thrilled to welcome Deb Yost as the incoming President of the Breakthrough T1D Greater Missouri & Southern Illinois Board of Directors! Deb has served on the Board for 5 years and has supported countless Breakthrough T1D events. Deb’s enthusiasm, positivity and passion for our mission is contagious, and she is sure to lead our chapter to great things in the coming years.

Andrew Serkes- New Member

Join us in welcoming new Breakthrough T1D Greater Missouri & Southern Illinois Board Member, Andrew Serkes! Andrew has been supporting Breakthrough T1D for several years by serving on the Corporate Development Committee and participating in Tee Up at Topgolf, the Breakthrough T1D Hope Gala, and most recently, in our first chapter Ragnar Relay. He brings a personal dedication to creating a world without T1D to his role on the Board of Directors. Welcome, Andrew!