2022 Game Show Gala Details and Attendees MercyOne Des Moines Foundation, Iowa (IA)


the 2022 MercyOne House of Mercy Game Show Gala, presented by Community Choice Credit Union and produced by MercyOne Des Moines Foundation, will take place on Thursday, June 16, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines. COVID-19 safety measures will be in place. This year’s co-chairs are Erin Kuhl, Krause Group CFO and MercyOne Des Moines Foundation Board Member, and Hijinio Carreon, DO, MercyOne Central Iowa Interim Chief Operating Officer and MercyOne Medical Director. .

“I look forward to this year’s MercyOne House of Mercy in-person gala show,” said Erin Kuhl. “This event supports programming that saves and changes lives at MercyOne House of Mercy.”

“I am honored to co-chair this impactful event to help those served at MercyOne House of Mercy achieve their goals of sobriety and become self-reliant,” said Dr. Carreon. “Funds raised from this event enable MercyOne House of Mercy to offer client-focused, evidence-based programs and treatment plans.”

Four teams represent MercyOne House of Mercy clients who encounter the following impact awareness areas: nicotine use, overdose, self-sufficiency, and methamphetamine use. Entrants will take part in multiple rounds of an exciting game show-style game, and the team that raises the most funds will be named the champion of the 13and annual event. Teams are made up of famous community leader candidates:

Team Ann (Nicotine Use Awareness)

Kelly Bucher (Casey General Stores)
Nola Cartmill (Holmes Murphy)
Carrie Clogg (Business solver)
Adam Kaduce (Reality R&R)
Magdi Ghali, MD (MercyOne Iowa Heart Center)
Michele Whitty (Morgan Stanley)

Team Brad (Overdose Awareness)

Justin Brown (Downing Construction)
Richard L. Deming, MD (MercyOne Richard Deming Cancer Center)
Anthony Ferguson, Ed.D. (West Des Moines Community Schools)
Traci Galligan (NCMIC)
Tom MassWaldinger
Sheri McMichael (Variety – children’s charity)

Team Kate (self-sufficiency awareness)

James Bucher (Todd & Sargent, Inc.)
Dustin Derflinger, DO (MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center)
Greg Edwards (Wrestling Des Moines)
Katherine Harrington (West Des Moines Room)
Liz Lidgett (Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design)
Kasey Vogel (Community Choice Credit Union)

Team Tim (Methamphetamine Awareness)

Emily Abbas (Bankers Trust)
Sonya Heitshusen (Office of Rob Sand, State Auditor)
Micah Kiel (Wells Fargo)
Jo Christine Miles (lead)
Beth Shelton (Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa)
Jessica Zuzga-Reed, DO (MercyOne Children’s Hospital)

Take part in this fun and action-packed event. Tickets and corporate sponsorships are on sale now. For more information, visit MercyOne.org/house-of-mercy/game-show-gala.