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
Mid-America Transplant Chair
Group President 
BJC Healthcare

Arindam Kar
Mid-America Transplant Vice-Chair

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

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

Matt Broom, MD 
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer 
BJC Medical Group

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 
Mercy Hospital South

John Lynch, MD
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Marie Moore
Chief Nursing Officer
Mercy, Springfield

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

Ron Prenger
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Henry Randall, MD
Professor of Surgery
Executive Director, Division Chief-Abdominal Transplant
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Harry Ratliff
Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor
Merrill Lynch 

Jacque Richmond
Vice President/Deputy Counsel

Steven Scott
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Lori Sturgill
Director, Revenue, Business Systems Analysis
Mercy Springfield

Lori Weatherspoon
Christian Hospital

Tessa Woods, MD
Trauma/Critical Care Surgeon

Mid-America Transplant Foundation Board of Directors

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

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

Jorge Riopedre
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Secretary/Treasurer
Executive Director
Delmar Divine

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

Emily Givens
Investment and Development Specialist
Bryan Properties

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

Rev. Gabrielle Kennedy
Faith & For the Sake of All

Kevin Lee
President & CEO 
Mid-America Transplant

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