The Alliance has a mighty A-Team of over 100 amazing volunteers including hospital, donation and transplantation professionals who give their time, service, and expertise to help us achieve our mission of providing engaged learning and collaborative leadership for the donation and transplantation community. Since its inception, the Alliance A-Team has grown to involve the 16 specific councils and workgroups listed below. The Alliance is tremendously proud and grateful for our many expert volunteers from the donation and transplantation community.

Looking to volunteer? Check out our workgroup and council openings!

Current Alliance Workgroups and Councils
  • Donation Leadership Council

    Chair: Dan Lebovitz, MD, Associate Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care, Associate Professor / Medical Director, Lifebanc (OH)

    Board Liaison: Kevin O’Connor, President & Chief Executive Officer, LifeCenter Northwest (WA)

    Michael J. Souter, MB, ChB, DA, FRCA, FNCS Professor & Chief of Anesthesiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
    Medical Director, LifeCenter Northwest (WA)

    Rosemary O’Meeghan, MBBS, Intensivist, OneLegacy (CA)

    Ernesto Pretto Jr. MD, MPH, President, Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia, University of Miami (FL)

    Sophia R. Smith, MD, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Intensivist, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center (DC)

    Rondi Gelbard, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, UAB Hospital (AL)

    Mitch Sally, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critcal Care, Oregon Health and Science University (OR)

    Suzanne Witte, Family Support Program Coordinator, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (IA)

    Doug Butler, Vice President of Clinical Operations, Southwest Transplant Alliance (TX)

    Fady Nasrallah, MD, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
    Medical Director SICU, PCU, Trauma, Scripps Health (CA)

    Niels D. Martin, MD, Section Chief, Surgical Critical Care, Program Director, Trauma and Surgical CC Fellowship, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine (PA)

    Katie McKee, Hospital Partnership, Donor Family Aftercare, LifeSource (MN)

    Dominic Adorno Vice President of Clinical Operations, LifeCenter Northwest (WA)

    Judith Pepe, MD, Senior Associate Director, Surgical Critical Care, Hartford Hospital (CT)

    Christine Radolovic, Director, Transplant Coordinator Services, Gift of Life Donor Program (PA)

  • Leadership & Innovation Council

    Chair: Gina Dunne Smith, Executive Director, International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (NJ)

    Board Liaison: Kevin Myer, MSHA, President & Chief Executive Officer, LifeGift (TX)

    Zeynep Tulu, QI & Compliance Manager, Stanford Hospital (CA)

    Susan Mau Larson, MPA, Director of Public Affairs, LifeSource (MN)

    Jennifer K. Prinz, RN, MPH, CPTC, CTBS, Chief Operating Officer, Donor Alliance, Inc. (CO)

    David Axelrod, MD, Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon; Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (IA)

    Macey Henderson, JD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery; Director, Policy and External Affairs; Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (MD)

    Paul Chestovich, MD, Trauma Surgeon, Asst. Prof of Surgery, Div. of Acute Care Surgery, Chief of Trauma Research and Outcomes, Assoc. Program Director, Surgical Crit Care Fellowship, Assoc. Medical Director, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (NV)

    George V. Mazariegos, MD, Professor of Surgery, Jamie Lee Curtis Endowed Chair in Transplantation Surgery Director, Pediatric Transplant Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (PA)

    Prakash Rao, PhD, VP/COO, Diagnostics and Research Operations, Director, Transplant Laboratory, New Jersey Sharing Network (NJ)

    Jennifer Muriett, MSN, BSN, CPTC, Chief Operating Officer, Donor Alliance (CO)

    Yvette Chapman, Director, Transplant Center Development and Research, Southwest Transplant Alliance (TX)

    Scott Wunsch, VP, Strategy and Partner Relations, Trinity Air Medical (AZ)

    Adam Bingaman, MD National Medical Director, HCA Solid Organ Transplant Program Director, Abdominal Transplant Program, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (TX)

  • Transplant Leadership Council

    Chair: Randall S. Sung, MD, Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center (MI)

    Board Liaison: Ana Hands, MD, Vice President, International Health & Transplant Services, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute (LA)

    Timothy J. Stevens MA, BSN, RN, CCTC, Chief Operating Officer, Guidry & East, LLC (WA)

    Joann Brooks, ADN/RN, LPN, MSN, Education Nurse Coordinator, University of Michigan Medical Center (MI)

    Jaclyn Bannon, MHA, Transplant Regulatory Manager, Johns Hopkins Hospital (MD)

    Kristina Wheeler, Transplant Administrator, OneLegacy (CA)

    Shekhar Kubal, PhD, Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program, Indiana University School of Medicine (IN)

    Benjamin Schleich, PhD/DPhil, Transplant Quality Analyst, Assistant Professor of Medical Science, Hackensack UMC (NJ)

    Susan Mandell, MD, PhD, Professor, Anesthesiology; Director, Anesthesia for Abdominal Transplant, University of Colorado (CO)

    Jamie Bucio, Lead Organ Procurement Coordinator, Thoracic, University of Chicago Medical Center (IL)

    Tamra Magee, Director, Center for Transplantation, UC San Diego Health (CA)

    Christopher Wood, Director, Operations, Transplant Services, UPMC Presbyterian (PA)

    Erika Dudley, BSN, Director Transplant Services, Children’s Hospital of Michigan (MI)

    Lindsay Smith, RN, MSN, Transplant Quality Director, Vanderbilt Transplant Center (TN)

    Waldo Concepcion, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Chief of Clinical Transplantation, Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation, Stanford University School of Medicine (CA)

    Leigh Ann Burgess, Senior Administrative Director, Methodist Healthcare (TN)

     

  • 2020 Get Connected Webinar Faculty

    Dan Lebovitz, MD, Pediatric Intensivist/Medical Director OPO, Lifebanc (OH)

    MaryKay Duncan, MSN, RN, CNL, CPN, CPTC, Donation Coordinator, Lifecenter Organ Donor Network (OH)

    Rachel Gipson, MPH, Donation Specialist, LifeGift (TX)

    Jaclyn Manzanedo, CTBS, Donation Program Consultant, Donor Network West (CA)

    Amanda Habermehl, Manager, Hospital Development, UNYTS (NY)

    Chris Ramieh, BSN, Clinical Educator, DCI Donor Services

    Ann Willingham, Donation System Specialist, LifeGift (TX)

    Jennifer Salm, Senior Organ Procurement Coordinator, Center for Donation and Transplant (NY)

    Samir Latifi, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Lifebanc (OH)

    Lindsey Banks BSN, RN, CPTC, Training Coordinator (clinical educator), Legacy of Hope (AL)

    Dustin Wright, Hospital Services Liaison, Nevada Donor Network (NV)

    Erika Wilkerson, Donation Liaison, Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network (IL)

    UNOS Liaison: Angel Carroll, Education Liaison, United Network for Organ Sharing (VA)

  • 2020 Transplant Webinar Faculty

    Rebecca Maddox, Compliance Coordinator, Mayo Clinic of Florida (FL)

    Valinda Jones, RN, MSN, Program Consultant, Organ Donation & Transplantation Alliance, UNOS Board of Directors, UNOS Kidney Transplant Committee (GA)

    Melinda Fox, MHA, Transplant Administrator, University of Kentucky Medical Center (KY)

    Rebecca Brown, Nurse Manager, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg (PA)

    Maryanna Tosi, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, New York University Langone Medical Center (NY)

    Betty Crandall, MS, RN, Retired Transplant Administrator (NC)

    Lindsay G. Smith RN, MSN, Transplant Quality Director, Vanderbilt Transplant Center (TN)

    Wade Liu, Vice President of Product Development, Transplant Connect (CA)

    Stacy Brand, Outreach Manager, University of Michigan (MI)

    Barry Friedman, Senior Administrative Director, AdventHealth (FL)

    Laura Hanpeter, Director, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute (LA)

    Angela Velleca, RN, BSN, CCTC, Clinical Cardiothoracic Transplant Coordinator; Assistant Nurse Manager, Heart Transplant, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute (CA)

    UNOS Liaison: Darren DiBattista, Curriculum Development Instructor, United Network for Organ Sharing (VA)

  • 2020 Innovation Webinar Faculty

    David Axelrod, MD, Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon; Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (IA)

    Joann Brooks, ADN/RN, LPN, MSN, Education Nurse Coordinator, University of Michigan Medical Center (MI)

    Yvette Chapman, Director, Transplant Center Development and Research, Southwest Transplant Alliance (TX)

    Patrick DelloRusso, Transplant Coordinator, LiveOnNy (NY)

    Erika Dudley, BSN, Director Transplant Services, Children’s Hospital of Michigan (MI)

    Gina Dunne Smith, Executive Director, International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (NJ)

    Diana Hao, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, UC Davis Medical Center (CA)

    Dan Lebovitz, MD, Pediatric Intensivist/Medical Director OPO, Lifebanc (OH)

    Jennifer Muriett, MSN, BSN, CPTC, Chief Operating Officer, Donor Alliance (CO)

    Fady Nasrallah, MD, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
    Medical Director SICU, PCU, Trauma, Scripps Health (CA)

    Mitch Sally, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critcal Care, Oregon Health and Science University (OR)

    Matthew Wingler, Clinical Resource Leader, Lifeline of Ohio (OH)

  • 2021 Innovation Webinar Faculty

    Ayanna Anderson, Senior Community Development Liaison, Donor Network West (CA)

    Matthew Wingler, Clinical Resource Leader, Lifeline of Ohio (OH)

    Wade Liu, Vice President of Product Development, Transplant Connect (CA)

    Chris Jaynes, CEO, Renovera (CO)

    Gina Dunne Smith, Executive Director, International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (NJ)

    Brandi Zofkie, MPH, MSBS-HDS, CPTC, CEVS, Associate Director, General Manager, Lung Bioengineering (MD)

  • National Critical Issues Forum Planning Committe
    Richard K. Gilroy, MD, Hepatologist & Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program – Intermountain Medical Center (UT)

    Rick Hasz, Vice President of Clinical Services, Gift of Life Donor Program (PA)

    John Magee, MD, Jeremiah & Claire Turcotte Professor of Transplant Surgery, University of Michigan, Director, University of Michigan Transplant Center, (MI)

    Thomas A. Nakagawa, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine (FL), Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care, Wolfson Children’s Hospital (FL), Assistant Medical Director – Carolina Donor Services (NC)

    Kevin O’Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer, LifeCenter Northwest, (WA)

  • National Donor Management Summit Planning Committe
    Adam Schiavi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuroanesthesia/Neurocritical Care, Johns Hopkins Hospital (MD)

    Kelly Ranum, Chief Executive Officer, Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LA)

    The planning committee is in the early stages of development. Additional information will be shared in the future.

  • ODASSCE
    Christopher Michetti, MD, FACS, FCCM, Associate Chief, Trauma/Acute Care Surgery, Inova Fairfax Hospital (VA)

    Galen Henderson, MD, Director, Neuroscience ICU, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (MA)

  • Hospital C-Suite Snapshot Series Workgroup

    Brittyne Dunne, Hospital Development Coordinator, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KY)

    Doug Butler, Vice President of Clinical Operations, Southwest Transplant Alliance (TX)

    Matthew Niles, Director Clinical Services, Washington Regional Transplant Community (VA)

    Michelle Moring, Hospital Services Liaison, Wisconsin Donor Network (WI)

  • Transplant C-Suite Snapshot Series Workgroup

    Andrea L. Tietjen, CPA, MBA, Director, Transplant Finance & Data, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (NJ)

    Randall S. Sung, MD, Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center (MI)

    Jamie V. Bucio, CPTC, EMT-P, Lead Organ Procurement Coordinator, Thoracic Procurement, University of Chicago Medical Center (IL)

    Lindsay G. Smith RN, MSN, Transplant Quality Director, Vanderbilt Transplant Center (TN)

    Tamra Magee, Director, Center for Transplantation, UC San Diego Health (CA)

    Christopher Wood, Director, Operations, Transplant Services, UPMC Presbyterian (PA)

  • OPO Mentorship Program Workgroup

    Lee Nolen, Clinical Services Manager, Tennessee Donor Services (TN)

    Hope Weed, Assistant Manager of Recovery Services, LifeLink of Georgia (GA)

    Jonathan Carrier, Director of Clinical Operations, LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services (FL)

    Robin Ohkagawa, Regional Trainer, New England Donor Services (MA)

  • Transplant Mentorship Program Workgroup

    Lead: Erin Wells, RN, BSN, CCTC, CPN, Clinical Care Manager, Abdominal Transplant Program, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (IL)

    Aimee Hagerty, MSN, Transplant Administrator & Director of Education, Transplant Program, UPMC Hamot (PA)

    Cecile Aguayo, RN, BSN, Manager, Abdominal Transplant Program, Solid Organ Transplant Programs, University of Utah Hospital and Clinics (UT)

  • Transplant Onboarding Program Workgroup

    Jamie V. Bucio, CPTC, EMT-P, Lead Organ Procurement Coordinator, Thoracic Procurement, University of Chicago Medical Center (IL)

    Karen Hadzic, MSN, RN, Improvement Specialist, Sr, Richard DeVos Heart & Lung Transplant Program, Spectrum Health DeVos Children’s Hospital (MI)

    Leanna K. Darland, PharmD, Clincial Pharmacy Generalist – Pediatrics, West Virginia University Medicine, (WV)

    Renee Bennett, RN, BSN, CNOR, CCTC, CCTN, Transplant Administrator, Transplant Center, Cleveland Clinic Florida (FL)

    Valinda Jones, RN, MSN, Program Consultant, Organ Donation & Transplantation Alliance, UNOS Board of Directors, UNOS Kidney Transplant Committee (GA)

    Joann Brooks, ADN/RN, LPN, MSN, Education Nurse Coordinator, University of Michigan Medical Center (MI)

    Grace Shea, Dietitian, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (OH)

  • Transplant Onboarding Inpatient Nurse Program Workgroup

    Valinda Jones, RN, MSN, Program Consultant, Organ Donation & Transplantation Alliance, UNOS Board of Directors, UNOS Kidney Transplant Committee (GA)

    Debra Egbert, BSN, RN, CCTC,University of Cincinnati Medical Center (OH)

    Angela Gregos, BSN, RN, CCTC,Liver Transplant Coordinator, Ochsner Medical Center, (LA)

    Sabrina Self, MSN, RN, BC,RN, UAMS Medical Center (AR)

  • Virtual Town Hall Series Workgroup

    Ana Hands, MD, Vice President, International Health & Transplant Services, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute (LA)

    Renee Bennett, RN, BSN, CNOR, CCTC, CCTN, Transplant Administrator, Transplant Center, Cleveland Clinic Florida (FL)

    Candy Wells, BSN, MM, Director, Organ Donation Services, LifeCenter Northwest (WA)

    Jaclyn Bannon, MHA, Transplant Regulatory Manager, Johns Hopkins Hospital (MD)

    Kristina Wheeler, RN, BSN, CPTC, Transplant Administrator, OneLegacy (CA)

    Laura Butler, MSN, FNP-BC, MMHC, Director, Organ Transplant, TriStar Centennial Medical Center (TN)

    Meg Rogers, Director, Transplant Center Relations, LifeSource (MN)

    Timothy J. Stevens, BSN, RN, CCTC, Director, Transplant Services, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital (WA)

    Joann Brooks, ADN/RN, LPN, MSN, Education Nurse Coordinator, University of Michigan Medical Center (MI)

    Andrea L. Tietjen, CPA, MBA, Director, Transplant Finance & Data, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (NJ)

    Gwen McNatt, RN, PhD, CNN, FNP-BC, Director of Operations, Transplant Services, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (IL)

  • Community Hospital Resource Guide Workgroup
    Jennifer Daniel, Manager of Clinical Services, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KY)

    Michael J. Souter, MB, ChB, DA, FRCA, FNCS
    Professor & Chief of Anesthesiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
    Medical Director, LifeCenter Northwest (WA)

    Darren Malinoski, MD, FACS, Chief, Section of Surgical Critical Care/Trauma Surgeon, Assistant Chief of Surgery – Research & Education, VA Portland Health Care System, Professor of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University (OR)

    Dan Lebovitz, MD, Pediatric Intensivist/Medical Director OPO, Lifebanc (OH)

    Ernesto Pretto, MD, Professor & Chief of Transplant & Vascular Anesthesia, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami (FL)

    Rosemary O’Meeghan, MBBS, Intensivist, Hoag Hospital (CA)

    Amy Clark, Advanced Practice Donation Coordinator, Center for Organ Recovery & Education (PA)

    Sophia R. Smith, MD, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Intensivist, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center (DC)

    Galen V. Henderson, MD, Director, Neurocritical Care and Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School (MA)

    Paul L. DeSandre, DO, Chief, Palliative and Supportive Care, Grady Memorial Hospital, Program Director, Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine (GA)

    Leslie Hunter-Johnson, DNP, AGPNCP-BC, RN-BC, CCRN, CNRN, CHPN, Palliative Care Critical Care Nurse, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center (NV)

  • DCD Workgroup
    Doug Butler, Vice President of Clinical Operations, Southwest Transplant Alliance (TX)

    Amy Clark, Advanced Practice Donation Coordinator, Center for Organ Recovery & Education (PA)

    Rondi Gelbard, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, UAB Hospital (AL)

    Dan Lebovitz, MD, Pediatric Intensivist/Medical Director OPO, Lifebanc (OH)

    Susan Mandell, MD, PhD, Professor, Anesthesiology; Director, Anesthesia for Abdominal Transplant, University of Colorado (CO)

    Joshua Medow, MD Associate Professor, Director, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (WI)

    Fady Nasrallah, MD, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
    Medical Director SICU, PCU, Trauma, Scripps Health (CA)

    Kevin O’Connor, President & Chief Executive Officer, LifeCenter Northwest (WA)

    Judith Pepe, MD, Senior Associate Director, Surgical Critical Care, Hartford Hospital (CT)

    Ernesto Pretto, MD, Professor & Chief of Transplant & Vascular Anesthesia, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami (FL)

    Sophia R. Smith, MD, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Intensivist, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center (DC)

    Michael J. Souter, MB, ChB, DA, FRCA, FNCS
    Professor & Chief of Anesthesiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
    Medical Director, LifeCenter Northwest (WA)

    Suzanne Witte, Family Support Program Coordinator, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (IA)

  • FPA Initiative Workgroup
    This workgroup is in the early stages of development. Additional information will be shared in the future.
  • Organ Donation Toolbox Workgroup
    This workgroup is in the early stages of development. Additional information will be shared in the future.