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 University School of Medicine

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

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

Robert Bezanson
Mid-America Transplant Past-Chair

Retired, President and Chief Executive Officer

Lee Bernstein
Chief Operating Officer
SSM Health Care

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

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

James M. DuBois, DSc, PhD
Director of Clinical Research Ethics
Washington University School of Medicine

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
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

Mid-America Transplant Foundation Board of Directors

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

Nesa Joseph
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Vice-Chair

President and CEO
Visiting Nurse Association

Jacquelynn Richmond
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Secretary/Treasurer

Deputy General Counsel
Mercy Health

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

Scott Bazoian
Executive Managing Director, Principal
Cushman and Wakefield

Ellen Barnidge, PhD
Assistant Professor
Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice

Diane Brockmeier
President & CEO
Mid-America Transplant

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

Rev. Richard Ellerbrake
President Emeritus
Deaconess Health System

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

Gerald Ortbals
Bryan Cave, LLP

Judi Phillips
Retired, Senior Vice President
Springfield First Community Bank

Harvey Soloman, MD
Transplant Surgeon
SSM Health


Mary Vieth
Donor Family Representative

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