Capital Region Administration
Gaspare Calvaruso, President
Gaspare Calvaruso was appointed President of Capital Region Medical Center in September of 2014. Calvaruso has a strong healthcare background. He held several executive positions for SSM Health Care in St. Louis. Most recently Calvaruso was responsible for three facilities: St. Joseph Health Center, St. Charles and Wentzville, and St. Joseph Medical Park in St. Peters. He also served in dual roles as president and service line executive for SSM Cancer Care.
Prior to his role at SSM, he served as Vice President, medical staff services at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois, where he led physician recruitment and marketing for the Memorial Group and related corporations. Before that, he served in various leadership positions at St. Mary's Good Samaritan in Mount Vernon, Illinois; St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City; and St. Joseph Health Center and St. Joseph Hospital West, outside St. Louis.
He is a graduate of the University of Missouri—St. Louis and earned a master's degree in business administration from William Woods University in Fulton.
Janet Weckenborg, Vice President, Operations
Janet Weckenborg has served in her current role since 1996. Her previous roles at Capital Region include director of quality, house supervisor, director of discharge planning/education, nurse manager and staff nurse on the surgical unit. Her education includes a diploma in nursing from St. John's Hospital School of Nursing, a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Hannibal LaGrange College and a master of healthcare administration from the University of Missouri–Columbia.
Weckenborg is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She also is involved in many area community and civic organizations.
Tom Luebbering, Vice President, Finance
Tom Luebbering joined Capital Region Medical Center in 2012 and is responsible for financial services.
Luebbering received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Lincoln University and a master of business administration from William Woods College. Luebbering has worked in the healthcare industry since 1987, previously as chief financial officer at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
Born in Westphalia, Missouri, Luebbering is a graduate of Fatima High School and is a lifelong member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and a Member of Knights of Columbia (Westphalia Council 1171).
Luebbering and wife, Lori, have two sons and enjoy family hobbies of camping, fishing, hunting and golf.
Thomas Niekamp, Vice President, Physician Relations/Clinics
Tom Niekamp's duties include clinic operations oversight for Capital Region Physicians clinics, including primary care, specialist and urgent care, as well as physician group formation and working as a liaison between Capital Region and the University of Missouri Columbia Health System. Before coming to Capital Region in 1998, he was associate hospital director and previously assistant hospital director for University Hospital and Clinics.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Lincoln University, a bachelor of science degree in respiratory care from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a master of business administration from the University of Missouri–Columbia.
Glenda Dahlstrom, RN, PhD, Vice President, Nursing
Glenda Dahlstrom, RN, PhD, joined Capital Region Medical Center in June 2017 as Vice President of Nursing.
A long time resident of Jefferson City, Mo., Dahlstrom has an extensive nursing background, which includes staff nursing positions, executive leadership roles and service in higher education.
Dahlstrom earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo. She went on to receive her master’s degree in nursing and PhD in nursing from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
Sarah Morrow, Vice President, Human Resources
Sarah Morrow, JD, SPHR, joined Capital Region Medical Center in January 2016 as Vice President of Human Resources. With over 10 years of experience as a human resources executive, Morrow brings a visionary, strategic and collaborative HR leadership to Capital Region. Prior to joining the organization, Morrow served as director of human resources for Missouri Farm Bureau.
Morrow received her bachelor of science from Iowa State University and her juris doctor from Drake University. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Society of Human Resource Management. Morrow has received her Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) certification and is a 2006 Missouri Quality Award Examiner.
Originally from South Dakota, Morrow and her husband, Craig, moved to mid-Missouri after law school. They currently live in Jefferson City raising their two sons.
Belynda Imhoff, Chief Information Officer
Belynda Imhoff, RN, BSN, MS currently services as Vice President of Information Technology.
Belynda has served Capital Region for more than seventeen years, beginning as a registered nurse in the Obstetrics department. Since 2009 she has worked on the information technologies side of health care serving as a clinical analyst, and most recently, as the Director of Health Informatics.
In 2005, Belynda earned her Master of Science in Health Informatics from University of Missouri - Columbia. She also participates in networking groups at the state and national levels to provide customer representation in development of information exchange between disparate electronic health records and public health reporting in accordance with the federal Government’s Interoperability plan.
Randall Haight, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs
As VP Medical Affairs, Dr. Haight serves as a champion for improving healthcare. Dr. Haight's excellent communication skills and leadership experience are essential to creating a culture of collaboration and cohesiveness between Capital Region, local physicians and other medical establishments in mid-Missouri.
Dr. Haight is an internal medicine specialist at Capital Region Physicians - Internal Medicine. In this role, he has served mid-Missourians for over 10 years. An advocate for patient's rights, Dr. Haight provides exceptional care to patients across generations. Well-respected by his peers, his strong belief in patient safety processes and progress along with his effective communication abilities make him a vital asset to Capital Region.
Dr. Haight received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, and completed his residency at M.S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He is board-certified in internal medicine by the America Board of Internal Medicine.
Capital Region Board of Directors
2017 - 2018
- Lorelei Schwartz, Chair, Owner of Schwartz & LeCure, LLC
- Marc Ellinger, Ellinger and Associates, LLC
- Amy Freeman, Treasurer, Freeman Mortuary
- Carlos Graham, Secretary, Dir Campus & Community Relations, Lincoln University
- Mary Beck, Chief Nursing Officer, MU Health Care
- Samuel Buschman, Owner of Samuels Tuxedos & Gifts
- Jonathan Curtright, Chief Executive Officer, University of Missouri Health Care
- Lisa Kolb, M.D., Capital Region Physicians- Internal Medicine
- Diane Light, D.O., Capital Region Physicians- General Surgery
- David Minton, President/CEO Central Bank
- Jack Pletz, Attorney at Pletz and Reed, P.C.
- Stevan Whitt, M.D. Chief Medical Officer of University of Missouri Health Care