For more information or to schedule a speaker, email or call us at 417.347.6621.

Speakers Bureau

Expert speakers at your service


Freeman caregivers, including doctors, nurses, executives, and other professionals, dedicate themselves to providing cutting-edge healthcare to meet the needs of their community. Our Speakers Bureau provides outreach and education by offering the services of a wide range of clinical and nonclinical experts, ready and willing to address your next meeting or workshop.

Freeman provides the Speakers Bureau service free-of-charge to the community and welcomes donations to Freeman Foundation. If a speaking engagement involves travel outside of the area, we request payment of the speaker's travel expenses.

To schedule a speaker for your group or organization: Email or call the Freeman Marketing Department during regular business hours at 417.347.6621. We will need your organization name and contact information; topic(s) of interest; date, time, and location of your event; size and age range of your group; and length of time allotted to the speaker. Please submit your request 3 to 5 weeks in advance, if possible.

Freeman Speakers Bureau

Behavioral Health
Dr. Charles Graves, Psychiatrist, Ozark Center Medical Director for Outpatient Psychiatry

Behavioral Health - RESPECT Institute
Lisa Badgley, MS, Ozark Center Director of Program Development

Diabetes
Susan Pittman, RD, LD, CDE, Diabetes Program Coordinator

Freeman Auxiliary
Linda McIntosh, Freeman Volunteer Programs Supervisor

Heart Health
Dr. John Cox, Cardiologist, Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute

Medical Technology
Joe Kirk, Vice President of Administrative Services

Mental Health
Dr. Charles Graves, Psychiatrist, Ozark Center Medical Director for Outpatient Psychiatry

Nutrition
Susan Pittman, RD, LD, CDE, Diabetes Program Coordinator

Occupational Medicine
Dr. Dennis Estep, Freeman OccuMed Director

Volunteer Programs
Linda McIntosh, Freeman Volunteer Programs Supervisor

Wellness
Kris Drake, Wellness Coordinator