Leadership

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



Richard Bucholz, MD
Mid-America Transplant Chair
KR Smith Professor of Neurological Surgery
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital 


Joan Magruder
Mid-America Transplant Vice-Chair
Group President 
BJC Healthcare


Jay Guffey
Mid-America Transplant Secretary/Treasurer
Retired Hospital Administrator 
 

Michael Diringer, MD, FCCM, FAHA
Mid-America Transplant, Immediate Past 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
 

Senator Christopher Belt
Illinois State Senator
 

Matt Broom, MD 
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs
SSM Saint Louis University Hospital


Tonia Burke
Donor Family Member
Bon Secours Mercy

 

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


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


Sean Hogan 
President
Mercy Hospital South
 

Arindam Kar
Shareholder
Polsinelli
 

John Lynch, MD
President
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
 


Tammy McKim
Chief Financial Officer
The Muny
 

Ron Prenger
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
CoxHealth
 

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

Harry Ratliff
Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor
Merrill Lynch 


Karen Rewerts
System Vice President of Finance
SSM Health's Missouri and Illinois Region 


Steven Scott
President
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

 

John Smith
Business Growth Strategy Specialist



Lori Sturgill
Chief Information Officer
Saint Francis Healthcare System 
 

Mid-America Transplant Foundation Board of Directors


 


Ellen Barnidge, PhD
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Chair
Assistant Professor
Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice


Gene Ridolfi
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Vice-Chair
Executive Director
Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center

 

Jacquelynn Richmond
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Secretary/Treasurer
Deputy General Counsel
Mercy Health


Nesa Joseph
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Immediate Past Chair
President and CEO
Visiting Nurse Association


Diane Brockmeier
President & CEO 
Mid-America Transplant


Jennifer Davis
Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent of Learning
Webster Groves School District


Dwayne Ingram
Patient Advocacy Coordinator
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

 

Rev. Gabrielle Kennedy
Director
Faith & For the Sake of All



Robert Ream, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Physician 
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

 

John Reed
Senior Director
Property Tax for Charter Communications


Jorge Riopedre
Executive Director
Delmar Divine


Tamara Sheffield
Senior Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services
Forest Park Forever

 

Timothy Woods, MD
Trauma Medical Director
CoxHealth