Brandon Skidmore: President and CEO

Brandon Skidmore

Topeka, KS – Brandon Skidmore has been announced as President and CEO of the Sunflower Foundation. Since 2022, he has been the Foundation’s Vice President of Health Systems after previously serving as a Senior Program Officer and Program Officer.

Skidmore brings to this role a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities to improving health in Kansas, extensive relationships with health system leaders, strong appreciation for the Foundation’s collaborative culture and a passion for its mission to serve as a catalyst for improving the health of all Kansans.

Over his eight years with Sunflower, Skidmore has worked to develop regional and national partnerships that leverage the work of the Foundation and its grantees. During this time, he has progressively taken on more of a leadership role, including overseeing the Foundation’s work in public health, mental health, primary and acute care, and integrated care, which unites primary care and behavioral care into one seamless system.

Skidmore began his career in public health, including a 13-year stint in state government, where he served in a variety of leadership positions within the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Health Promotion. Previously, he served as a public health consultant, providing support to community coalitions and nonprofits across the country to improve the health of their communities.

The Sunflower Foundation is a statewide health philanthropy that provides grants and other support to nonprofits and public entities within the state of Kansas. Its mission is to serve as a catalyst to improve the health and wellbeing of all Kansans. In 2022, the Foundation received a $4 million donation from Mackenzie Scott to continue the work they are doing to support Kansans. For more information about the Sunflower Foundation, visit