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



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


Richard Bucholz, MD
Mid-America Transplant Vice-Chair
Professor of Surgery
Saint Louis University School of Medicine


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


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


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

 

Shelly Cordum
Chief Nursing Officer
SSM Health DePaul Hospital 


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


Arindam Kar
Partner
Bryan Cave


Orvin Kimbrough 
Chief Executive Officer
Midwest BankCentre


Eric Luehr, MD
Trauma Surgeon
Mercy Hospital Springfield
 

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
 

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 


John Smith
Executive Director, Business Growth and Product Strategy 
Schnuck Markets, Inc.


Tim Woods, MD 
Trauma Medical Director
CoxHealth
 

Mid-America Transplant Foundation Board of Directors


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


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


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


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


Scott Bazoian
Executive Managing Director, Principal
Cushman and Wakefield


Diane Brockmeier
President & CEO 
Mid-America Transplant


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


Linda Heitman, PhD
Professor of Nursing
Southeast Missouri University


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


Judi Phillips
Retired, Senior Vice President
Springfield First Community Bank


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


Jorge Riopedre
Executive Director
Delmar Divine


Will Ross, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Diversity
Nephrologist
Washington University School of Medicine


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