We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization chartered in Missouri in 1991. We consist of a Board of Directors and staff. We facilitate research and education activities at the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital by acting as a flexible funding mechanism for administration of funds in support of research, education and training at HSTMVH.

Non-Profit Corporations (NPC’s):

  • Enhance VA Research and Education at VA Medical Centers
  • 84 NPC’s reported $250 million in revenue in 2009
  • 4,000 NPC-administered projects totaling nearly $244 Million in 2009
  • Grants from non-VA federal agencies – DHHS, NIH, DOD – amounted to 61% of total NPC revenues in 2009

Benefits We Have as a 501(c)(3) Organization:

  • Mission-driven
  • We have a Board of Directors that meets regularly
  • Annual Audit and Oversight
  • Tax-exempt
  • Donations and contributions are tax deductible for most donors
  • We receive research funds from private industry sponsors

MoFVMR Board of Directors

John Dean, Chair
David Isaccks, MCD
William Roland, MD, ACOS-E
Lana Zerrer, MD, COS
Adam Whaley-Connell, DO, ACOS-R
Bysani Chandrasekar, DVM, PhD
Larry Colgin, Treasurer, Chair, Finance Committee
Donald M. Laird, CCE
Rajiv Mohan, PhD
Matthew Volkert, JD
J R Lawless, CFP

Administrative Staff

Robin Rusconi, JD

Executive Director
816-806-0463
Roberta.Rusconi@va.gov


Timothy I. Morris, BS

Research Regulatory Coordinator
573-814-6000 ext. 53762
Timothy.Morris2@va.gov

Debbie Stewart, CPA
Accountant
573-814-6555
Deborah.Stewart3@va.gov