The Board of Directors is the principal policy-making body of the Foundation of the AAGL. Responsible for managing the affairs and strategic direction of the organization, the Board also oversees the investment policy and ascertains that contributions are allocated in accordance with donor agreements.


Shanti I. Mohling, MD, FACOG

Dr. Mohling translates the concept of mission into a culture of excellence to support the advancement of minimally invasive gynecology.


K. Warren Volker, MD, PhD

Dr. Volker is passionate about the massive achievements that have been accomplished in improving the standard of surgical care for women.


John Sunyecz, MD, FACOG

Dr. Sunyecz actively helps with strategic planning and provides guidance on the philanthropic efforts of the AAGL Foundation.

Immediate Past President

R. Edward Betcher, MD, FACOG

Dr. Betcher serves on the board to lend experience in philanthropy to develop resources and strategies that allow the Foundation to succeed in its mission.

Board Member

Shannon Cohn

Ms. Cohn guides outreach to other organizations, industry partners, and AAGL members for support of the Foundation’s mission.

Board Member

Joseph M. Gobern, MD, MBA, FACOG

Dr. Gobern is passionate about providing quality, patient-centered care to women at all stages of life.

Board Member

Kristinell Keil, MD, FACOG, FACS

Dr. Keil believes in focusing on the healthcare needs of women via highly specialized training in the field of minimally invasive gynecology.

Board Member

Franklin D. Loffer, MD

Dr. Loffer helps shape our vision and develops strategies to address challenges in fundraising for AAGL activities.


Thomas Lyons, MD, MS

Board Member

Linda Michels

Ms. Michels is the AAGL Executive Director. She creates a bridge of consistency and historical knowledge between the two organizations.