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


Lee Bernstein
Chief Operating Officer
SSM Health Care


Will Chapman, MD
Professor of Surgery 
Washington 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


Keith Hruska, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine


Arindam Kar
Partner
Bryan Cave


Orvin Kimbrough 
Chief Executive Officer
Midwest BankCentre


Gretchen Leiterman
Chief Operating Officer
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital


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

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
CoxHealth
 

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
Nephrologist
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


Rev. Richard Ellerbrake
President Emeritus
Deaconess Health System


Linda Heitman, PhD
Professor of Nursing
Southeast Missouri University


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


Judi Phillips
Retired, Senior Vice President
Springfield First Community Bank


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


Mary Vieth
Donor Family Representative