Board of Directors

Mid-America Transplant is governed by a voluntary, community-based Board of Directors composed of Donor Family members, hospital executives, physicians, and other disciplines, including ethics, religion, and law.

Mid-America Transplant Board of Directors


Christopher Veremakis, MD
Mid-America Transplant Chair
Medical Director-Center for New Innovative Care
St. John’s Mercy Health Systems


Michael Diringer, MD, FCCM, FAHA
Mid-America Transplant Vice-Chair
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Anesthesiology
Head, Neurocritical Care Section
Department of Neurology
Washington Univerity School of Medicine

Director, Neurology/Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit
Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Denny Coleman
Mid-America Transplant Secretary

Retired, President and CEO
St. Louis County Economic Development Council


Robert Vieth
Mid-America Transplant Treasurer
Donor Family Representative
Executive Vice President, Retired
UMB Bank


Robert Bezanson
Mid-America Transplant Past-Chair

Retired, President and Chief Executive Officer
CoxHealth


Lee Bernstein
Chief Operating Officer
SSM Health Care


Richard Bucholz, MD
Professor of Surgery
Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Will Chapman, MD
Professor of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine


 James Dubois, PhD
Director of Clinical Research Ethics
Washington University School of Medicine
Mercy Health


Jeannie Fadler
Vice President, Patient Care Services
Saint Francis Medical Center


Michael Graham, MD
Professor of Pathology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Chief Medical Examiner
City of St. Louis


Keith Hruska, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine


Orvin Kimbrough 
President and Chief Executive Officer
United Way Greater St. Louis


Lawrence Kriegshauser, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Premier Care


John Lynch, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Mercy Health


Joan Magruder
President
St. Louis Children’s Hospital


Tammy McKim
Chief Financial Officer
The Muny
Mercy Health


Joe Olivi, MD
Trauma Surgeon
Mercy Hospital Springfield


 Henry Randall, MD
Division Chief, Adult and Pediatric Transplantation
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Associate Professor of Surgery
Saint Louis University


Tim Woods, MD 
Trauma Medical Director
CoxHealth


Mid-America Transplant Foundation Board of Directors


 

Will Ross, MD, MPH
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Chair
Associate Dean for Diversity
Nephrologist
Washington University School of Medicine


Harvey Solomon, MD
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Vice-Chair
Professor of Surgery
Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Jay Guffey
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Secretary/Treasurer
Vice President of Administration
Jordan Valley Community Health Center


Rev. Richard Ellerbrake
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Past-Chair
President Emeritus
Deaconess Health System


Bruce Bacon, MD
Co-Director, Liver Center
St. Louis University Hospital


Scott Bazoian
Executive Managing Director, Principal
Cushman and Wakefield


Reverend Lauren Andrew Hickman
Administrative Assistant to Senior Pastor
West Side Missionary Baptist Church


Nesa Joseph
President and CEO
Visiting Nurse Association
Mercy Health


Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD
Thoracic Surgeon
Missouri Baptist Medical Center


Gerald Ortbals
Attorney
Bryan Cave, LLP


Judi Phillips
Retired, Senior Vice President
Springfield First Community Bank


Jacquelynn Richmond
Deputy General Counsel
Mercy Health


Mary Vieth
Donor Family Representative


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