Meet The Team
LeAnn N. Swanson, MPH
Executive DirectorLeAnn brings more than 20 years of health care experience to her role as Executive Director. She has experience working in the areas of non-profit, government, health care and education. Prior to coming to The Alliance, she was the Vice President of Education and Quality at the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf and traveling the world.
Corey Bryant, BA
Director of CommunicationsCorey joins The Alliance with more than ten years of experience in corporate and non-profit fields, having worked in communications for The Walt Disney Company and most recently, public relations for TransLife, the OPO serving Central Florida. He has also been an active board member of Donate Life Florida, serving as state team leader for the Driver License Outreach Taskforce. Corey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Information Sciences from The University of Alabama. In his spare time, he is an avid music and theater enthusiast, enjoys traveling, Crimson Tide Football and serving on the board for several local charities in the Orlando area.
Deanna Fenton, BA
Program ManagerDeanna is a knowledgeable and versatile professional with diverse experience in health care, client relations, marketing, and project management. Prior to joining The Alliance, she worked in sales and marketing at Davion Inc. and most recently, in hospital development for the OPO of New Jersey. Her personal connection as a donor family and friend fuels her passion to spread awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation and encourage others to join the cause. Deanna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor degree in Public Health from Montclair State University. In her spare time, Deanna enjoys visiting vineyards, spending time with her family, and traveling in hopes of visiting all seven wonders of the world.
Program AssistantFelicia joins The Alliance with more than 20 years of health care experience – 18 of those directly carried out in an organ transplant program. Throughout her time in transplant, she has served as a transplant financial coordinator, database administrator and transplant business office supervisor in both pediatric and adult kidney transplant, heart transplant and liver transplant programs. She has also been an active member of the Transplant Financial Coordinators Association. In her spare time, Felicia enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, coaching and serving on the board for a local youth organization in the San Antonio Area.
Program ConsultantGlenn is an accomplished donation and transplant professional and national speaker. He is a passionate donation and transplantation advocate, educator, project manager and consultant. He brings nearly 20 years of transplant and organ procurement organization experience. He has extensive hands-on experience working with multidisciplinary hospital care teams, with an emphasis on relationships, regulatory/accreditation compliance, strategic planning and core competencies. He is a 22-year heart transplant recipient who enjoys his free time gardening, traveling and contributing to his Organ and Tissue Donation Blog.
Valinda Jones, RN, MSN
Program ConsultantValinda holds more than 40 years of health care experience, including such roles as assistant hospital administrator, chief nursing officer, director of a school of nursing, administrator of a dialyisis facility and group administrator for home dialysis programs. She has served in large teaching hospitals, as well as community and critical access health care facilities, and taught in LPN, diploma, BSN and MSN schools of nursing. Prior to joining The Alliance, Valinda worked as a quality coordinator for a kidney-only transplant program, and as a 10-year kidney recipienet herself, has been an active volunteer with Gift of Life Michigan for many years. She is currently a member of both the UNOS Board of Directors and the Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Committee. Valinda enjoys spending time with family and friends, international traveling and learning about the culture, food and customs of different countries.