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


Joan Magruder
Governing Board Chair
Group President 
BJC Healthcare

Arindam Kar
Governing Board Vice-Chair
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Jay Guffey
Governing Board Secretary/Treasurer
Retired Hospital Administrator 

Richard Bucholz, MD
Governing Board Immediate Past Chair
KR Smith Professor of Neurological Surgery
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital 

Tonia Burke
Donor Family Member
Bon Secours Mercy

William Chapman, MD
Professor and Chief, Section of Transplantation
Surgical Director, Transplant Center
Executive Vice-Chair, Dept. of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

Alison Gildehaus, MD
Regional Trauma Medical Director
Mercy St. Louis

Sean Hogan 
President
Mercy Hospital South

Marie Moore
Chief Nursing Officer
Mercy, Springfield

Angelleen Peters-Lewis, PhD
Vice-President COO/CNE
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Ron Prenger
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
CoxHealth

Harry Ratliff
Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor
Merrill Lynch 

Jacque Richmond
Vice President/Deputy Counsel
Mercy

Steven Scott
President
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Lori Sturgill
Director, Revenue, Business Systems Analysis
Mercy Springfield

Lori Weatherspoon
Vice-President/CNO
Christian Hospital

Tessa Woods, MD
Trauma/Critical Care Surgeon
CoxHealth

Mid-America Transplant Foundation Board of Directors


Jorge Riopedre
Foundation Board Chair
Executive Director
Delmar Divine

Gene Ridolfi
Foundation Board Vice-Chair
Executive Director, Health and Vascular Service
Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center

Emily Givens
Foundation Board Secretary/Treasurer
Investment and Development Specialist
Bryan Properties

Ellen Barnidge, PhD
Foundation Board Immediate Past Chair
Interim Dean and Assistant Professor
Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice

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

Kevin Lee
President & CEO 
Mid-America Transplant

Patty Morrow
Vice President, Behavioral Health Operations 
Mercy

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

John Reed
Senior Director
Property Tax for Charter Communications

Ron Young
Founding Pastor
Impact Church of St. Louis