Community Volunteers

The Alliance

The Alliance is proud of its dedicated community of hundreds of professional volunteers, including healthcare, organ donation and transplantation professionals from diverse disciplines and levels of leadership. Together, they give their time, service and expertise to equip a modern profession of lifesavers.

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a council, committee, faculty or workgroup member, please contact The Alliance at [email protected] or call 786-866-8730.

Councils, Workgroups, Faculty and Committees

The Alliance is proud of its dedicated community of hundreds of professional volunteers, including healthcare, organ donation and transplantation professionals from diverse disciplines and levels of leadership. Together, they give their time, service and expertise to equip a modern profession of lifesavers.

These councils began operation in January 2015 with the main purpose of advancing the industry’s efforts to increase and improve the organ donation process, end deaths on the transplant waiting list and explore innovative practices for improving donation and transplantation outcomes.

National Leadership Councils

The Alliance is proud to host three national leadership councils, comprised of representatives from diverse disciplines and levels of leadership across the donation and transplantation continuum. Together, they give of their time and expertise to equip a modern profession of lifesavers through the development of scalable, targeted solutions for the community of practice.

The Donation Leadership Council will work to develop and provide resources and education to improve and advance the organ donation process. The council will support hospital and donation professionals’ efforts in the sharing of knowledge, data and successful practices as it relates to identification of potential donors, family support and communication, and optimizing the availability of organs for transplantation.

2024 National Donation Leadership Council Members

Dominic Adorno
Dominic Adorno
DonorConnect
Rondi Gelbard
Rondi Gelbard
MD, FACSUAB Hospital
Sal Guerrero
Salvador Guerrero
MDDonor Network West
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Cassie Hertert
Donor Alliance
Paul Lange
Paul Lange
MDIndiana Donor Network
McKee, Katie Mayo Clinic
Katie McKee
Mayo Clinic
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Fady Nasrallah
MDScripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
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Brendan Parent
JDNYU Langone Health
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Jennifer Prinz
RN, BSN, MPH-HPADonor Alliance
Christine Radlovic Gift Of Life Donor Program
Christine Radolovic
Gift of Life Donor Program
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Michelle Reef
MAMississippi Organ Recovery Agency
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Christie Ryan
DNP, RNCenter for Organ Recovery and Education
Adam Schiavi
Adam Schiavi
MD, PhDJohns Hopkins Hospital
Lindsey Speir
Lindsey Speir
MHA, BSN, RN, CPTCMid-America Transplant
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Schawnté Williams-Taylor
MBA, MSML, RN, CCRN-K, CPTCLifeGift

The Alliance Transplant Leadership Council will work to promote engagement of transplant centers by identifying issues and developing programs and resources relevant to transplant center performance and advancement. The council will support transplant center professionals’ efforts to end deaths on the national organ transplant waiting list, increase organ utilization and improve transplant patient outcomes.

2024 National Transplant Leadership Council Members

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Prince Anand
MD, FACPMUSC - Lancaster
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Julie Anderson
MSN, MPH, RN, CCTCMedical University of South Carolina
Joann Brooks
Joann Brooks
MSN, RN, CNMLUniversity of Michigan Transplant Center
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Yvette Chapman
BSN, CCTCMethodist Dallas Medical Center
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Deann Fath
CPA, MBAOchsner Health System
Brendan Kimball
Brendan Kimball
MBABoston Children's Hospital
Jenna Lawson
Jenna Lawson
MSVanderbilt University Medical Center
Tamra Magee
Tamra Magee
MSN, RNUC San Diego Health
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Kristin Mekeel
MDUC San Diego Health
Paul Myoung
Paul Myoung
MHA, FACHEMassachusetts General Hospital
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Carson Phillips
MSN, RN, NE-BCUAB Medicine
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Jason Saude
DNP, APRN, FNP-BCUC San Diego Health
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Lindsay Smith
RN, MSNVanderbilt Transplant Center
Randall Sung
Randall Sung
MDUniversity of Michigan
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Laura Vinson
RN, MSN, CCMChildren's Medical Center
Christopher Wood
Christopher Wood
MBAUPMC Transplantation Services

The Leadership and Innovation Council will facilitate leadership networking and innovative idea exchange, development and implementation within the organ donation and transplantation community in an effort to save and heal more lives.

2024 National Innovation Leadership Council Members

Chad Trahan
Chad Trahan
Southwest Transplant Alliance
Aleah Brubaker
Aleah Brubaker
MD, PhDUC San Diego
Kevin Cmunt
Kevin Cmunt
GIft of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
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Gina Dunne Smith
IIAM (International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine)
Barry Friedman
Barry Friedman
RN, FASTGuidry & East
Mark Hobeika
Mark Hobeika
MDHouston Methodist Hospital
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Lee Keddie
BSME, PEngCompuMed Inc
Lebovitz
Dan Lebovitz
MDAkron Children's Hospital Pediatric
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Macey Levan
JD, PhDNYU Langone Health
Molina Maria
Maria Molina
MSN, CRNPUniversity of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
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Jennifer Muriett
MSN, BSN, CPTCDonor Alliance
Joseph Scalea
Joseph R. Scalea
MDMedical University of South Carolina
Dirk Slaker
Dirk Slaker
MDOptum Health Solutions
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Janice Whaley
MPH, CPTC, CTBSDonor Network West
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Nicholas Wood
PhDHennepin Healthcare Research Institute

Advancement Series Faculty

The Alliance Live Advancement Series presents more than 25 live webinar programs per year on relevant, timely topics impacting the donation and transplantation community of practice. From emerging donation practices to transplant patient care and survey preparedness, you will find multiple webinar topics that meet your needs and improve your subject knowledge.

Webinar topics are identified, coordinated and moderated by national faculty workgroups, comprised of leading professionals across the community, and are devised into four key content areas.

Learn more about the Live Advancement Series

2024 Donation Focus Advancement Series Faculty

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Katie Barrett
Bach of ScienceLifeGift
Sara Bowman
Sara Bowman
RN, BSN, CPTCDonorConnect
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Utosha Curry
RRT-NPSLife Gift
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Cheryl Edwards
New England Donor Services
Angela Hadfield
Angela Hadfield
MBA, BS, CTBSFinger Lakes Donor Recovery Network
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Cassie Hertert
Donor Alliance
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Faith Hilterbrand
Lifeline of Ohio
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Samantha Kellogg
Donor Network West
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Thomas Levanos
Mid-America Transplant
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Jaclyn Russe
MSN, RN CPTC, CCRNNevada Donor Network
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Kiersten Smith
BSN, RN, CPTC, LSSBBLifesharing
Lindsey Speir
Lindsey Speir
MHA, BSN, RN, CPTCMid-America Transplant
Caitlin Stephen
Caitlin Stephen
Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
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Chris Wright
RN, BSNInfinite Legacy

2024 Transplant Focus Advancement Faculty

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Gloria Abaeze
BSN, BSBA, RN, CCTCCedar Sinai Transplant Center
Joann Brooks
Joann Brooks
MSN, RN, CNMLUniversity of Michigan Transplant Center
Sarah Casalinova
Sarah Casalinova
Duke University Medical Center
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Talia Giordano
MSW, LCSWGift of Life Family House
Jenna Lawson
Jenna Lawson
MSVanderbilt University Medical Center
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Eric Martinez
M.D., FACSBaylor University Medical Center
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Carson Phillips
MSN, RN, NE-BCUAB Medicine
Michelle Rabold
Michelle Rabold
RN, B.S.N., CMQ/OEUnited Network for Organ Sharing
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Lecia Snell Kinen
MSN, RNChildren’s Nebraska
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Austin Williams
MS, FACHEGift of Life Donor Program

2022 Innovation Advancement Series Faculty

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Gina Dunne Smith
IIAM (International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine)
Chris Jaynes
Chris Jaynes
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Wade Liu
Wade Liu
Transplant Connect, Inc.
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Matthew Wingler
CPTCLifeLine of Ohio
Brandi Zofkie
Brandi Zofkie
Lung Bioengineering Inc

Collaborative Events Committee

The Alliance National Critical Issues Forum Committee works together to develop this 2-day biennial event. Key hospital system, transplant, OPO and physician/surgical leaders are invited to convene for a collaborative discussion, identifying strategies for increasing organ donation and transplantation. This year’s forum, Destination Thinking, examines strategies to craft plans for the future, to capitalize on changes in the field and to cultivate more effective partnerships – ultimately saving more lives.
Every other year,

The Alliance National Donor Management Summit Committee work in collaboration to bring together OPO, hospital and transplant partners to discuss effective integration of donor management practices throughout the continuum of care. Each summit focuses on successful strategies to enhance performance and improve donor outcomes in the evolving domain of organ, eye and tissue donation.

The Exploratory Seminar is an interactive course designed by the Exploratory Seminar Workgroup. This full-day course broadly examines the comprehensive donation and transplantation process for the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

For more educational programs, visit The Alliance event calendar

The Alliance hosts the National Critical Issues Forum, a one-of-a-kind biennial event geared toward collective ideation among the donation and transplantation professional community. Each forum takes on critical topics affecting the community and leverages The Alliance’s unique collaborative platform to create innovative solutions, and develop the necessary tools to effect change.

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2022 National Critical Issues Forum Planning Committee

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Bradley Adams
JD, CPASouthwest Transplant Alliance
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Theresa Daly
BS, MSGift of Life Institute
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John Edwards
RN, RRT, CPTCGift of Life Donor Program
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Nancy Foster
American Hospital Association, D.C.
Richard Gilroy
Richard K. Gilroy
MDIntermountain Medical Center, UT
John Gutowski
John Gutowski
MBA, MHA, FACHEMUSC Health
Rick Hasz Gift Of Life Donor Program
Richard Hasz
MFS, CPTCGift of Life Donor Program
Kevin Lee
Kevin Lee
Mid-America Transplant
John Magee
John Magee
MDUniversity of Michigan
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Amit Mathur
MD, MS, FACSMayo Clinic Transplant Center - Arizona
Howard Nathan
Howard M. Nathan
Gift of Life Institute
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Nikole Neidlinger
MD, MBA, FACSUW Organ and Tissue Donation Division of Transplantation
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Brendan Parent
JDNYU Langone Health
Adam Schiavi
Adam Schiavi
MD, PhDJohns Hopkins Hospital
Jon Snyder
Jon Snyder
PhD, MSHennepin Healthcare Research Institute
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Susan Stuart
RN, MPMCenter for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)
Jeffrey Trageser
Jeffrey Trageser
MSN, RN, CPTCLifesharing
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Anji Wall
MD, PhD.Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor University Medical Center
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Janice Whaley
MPH, CPTC, CTBSDonor Network West

The National Donor Management Summit brings together national and locally recognized experts in the field of donation and transplantation to share and discuss how to effectively integrate organ donor management practices throughout the continuum of care.

Learn more about the National Donor Management Summit

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

2021 National Donor Management Summit Planning Committee

Gries Cynthia
Cynthia Gries
MD, MScAdventHealth Orlando
S. Kirchner
Sandy Kirchner
MSN, APRN, CCRN, TCRN, AGACNP-BCBryan Medical Center - Bryan Trauma
Matthew Kirschen
Matthew Kirschen
MD, PhDUniversity of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
McKee, Katie Mayo Clinic
Katie McKee
Mayo Clinic
Kelly Ranum
Kelly Ranum
Adam Schiavi
Adam Schiavi
MD, PhDJohns Hopkins Hospital
Smith Sophia
Sophia Smith
MDChildren's National Hospital
Thomas Tommy
Tommy Thomas
MD, PhDEmory University

The Alliance Organ Donation and Transplantation Exploratory Seminar (commonly known as ODASSCE: Organ Donation Education for Clinicians) is an interactive course designed to broadly examine the comprehensive donation and transplantation process for the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

This course introduces the clinical and legal considerations of donation and transplantation, administrative processes, family care and dynamics of synergistic healthcare partnerships.

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2021 Exploratory Seminars Faculty

Rondi Gelbard
Rondi Gelbard
MD, FACSUAB Hospital
Galen Henderson
Galen Henderson
MD, FNCSBrigham and Women's Hospital
Lebovitz
Dan Lebovitz
MDAkron Children's Hospital Pediatric
Christopher Michetti
Christopher Michetti
MD, FACS, FCCMUniversity of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center
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Ahmad Mirza
MDAugusta University Medical Center
Randall Sung
Randall Sung
MDUniversity of Michigan

Workgroups

Alliance Executive Insight Series Workgroups

The Alliance Executive Insight Series is a publication of semi-annual one-page issues that focus on topics relevant to healthcare senior executives. Each issue is accompanied by resources, tools and videos in which field experts offer expanded insights. This collection is published as a tool to engage executive senior leaders in donation and transplantation-related information. The publication offers two tracks–the Hospital Executive Insights and the Transplant Executive Insights.

The Hospital Executive Insight Series is designed for healthcare senior executives. These brief, bi-annual issues focus on organ, eye, and tissue donation-related topics relevant to top-tier hospital leadership. For each topic, you can find related references, resources, and tools.

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2023 Hospital Executive Insight Series Workgroup

Kevin Cmunt
Kevin Cmunt
GIft of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
Brittyne Dunn
Brittyne Dunn
Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates
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Robert Goodman
The Mansfield Group
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Amanda Habermehl
ConnectLife
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Faith Hilterbrand
Lifeline of Ohio
Michelle Moring
Michelle Moring
Versiti Organ and Tissue
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Matthew Niles
MPH, CPTC, CTBSWashington Regional Transplant Community
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Robin Ohkagawa
BA, BSN, RN, CPTCNew England Donor Services
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Michelle Reef
MAMississippi Organ Recovery Agency
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Shante Wells
LifeGift
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Schawnté Williams-Taylor
MBA, MSML, RN, CCRN-K, CPTCLifeGift

The Transplant Executive Insight Series is designed for healthcare senior executives of transplant centers and hospitals. These brief, bi-annual issues focus on transplant-related topics relevant to top-tier hospital leadership.

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2023 Transplant Executive Insight Series Workgroup

Joann Brooks
Joann Brooks
MSN, RN, CNMLUniversity of Michigan Transplant Center
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Jamie Bucio
CPTC, EMT-PUChicago Medicine
Barry Friedman
Barry Friedman
RN, FASTGuidry & East
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Robert Goodman
The Mansfield Group
Tamra Magee
Tamra Magee
MSN, RNUC San Diego Health
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Lindsay Smith
RN, MSNVanderbilt Transplant Center
Laura Stillion
Laura Stillion
MHA, FACHEOhio State University Wexner Medical Center
Christopher Wood
Christopher Wood
MBAUPMC Transplantation Services

The Transplant Quality Corner offers a series of publications that focus on the latest metrics, data collection and monitoring methods for improving transplant center outcomes. Each issue includes an executive summary, background Information, essential tools, action items to implement, references and resources that can be downloaded as a one-page summary document.

2024 Transplant Quality Corner Workgroup

Deepa Kurup
Deepa Kurup
RN, MSN, MBA, CPHQ, LSSBBUC San Diego Health System
Jenna Lawson
Jenna Lawson
MSVanderbilt University Medical Center
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Hellen Oduor
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
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Abbey Olsen
University of Utah Hospital
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Melissa Robinson
Loma Linda University Medical Center
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Lindsay Smith
RN, MSNVanderbilt Transplant Center

Onboarding U

OnboardingU is a series of online learning modules designed to supplement a transplant center’s existing employee orientation program. By providing staff with expertly-developed content, this orientation tool creates an understanding of the roles and interconnected responsibilities of the multidisciplinary transplant team.

Learn More about Onboarding U

2020 Transplant Onboarding U Program Workgroup

Joann Brooks
Joann Brooks
MSN, RN, CNMLUniversity of Michigan Transplant Center
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Jamie Bucio
CPTC, EMT-PUChicago Medicine
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Karen Hadzic
MSN, RNSpectrum Health
Valinda Jones
Valinda Jones
MSN, RNOrgan Donation and Transplantation Alliance

2021 Transplant Onboarding U Inpatient Nurse Program Workgroup

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Angela Gregos
BSN, RN, CCTCOchsner Medical Center
Valinda Jones
Valinda Jones
MSN, RNOrgan Donation and Transplantation Alliance
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Sabrina Self
MSN, RN, BCUAMS Medical Center

Conversation Series

The Alliance Conversation Series is a cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunity delivered live online throughout the year that highlights effective donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice.

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2023 Conversation Series Workgroup

Megan Bell
Megan Bell
BSN, RN, CCTCCedars Sinai
Joann Brooks
Joann Brooks
MSN, RN, CNMLUniversity of Michigan Transplant Center
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Amanda Habermehl
ConnectLife
McKee, Katie Mayo Clinic
Katie McKee
Mayo Clinic
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Gwen McNatt
ARNP, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
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Kristine Roberts Frumento
Donor Network of Arizona
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Lecia Snell Kinen
MSN, RNChildren’s Nebraska
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Candy Wells
BSN, MMLifeCenter Northwest

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

The Alliance’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging workgroup explores successful DEIB practices within the donation and transplant communities, producing insightful discussions and learning opportunities and equipping teams with helpful tools, skills and resources.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Workgroup

Karim Ali
Karim Ali
Muslim Life Planning Institute
Chapman Remonia
Remonia Chapman
Gift of Life Michigan
Carlie Crunk
Carlie Crunk
Mid-America Transplant
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Heather Gardiner
MS, PhD, MPHTemple University
Elizabeth Gonzales Manns
Elizabeth Gonzales-Manns
Deborah Grimes
Deborah Grimes
Ochsner Medical Center
Sal Guerrero
Salvador Guerrero
MDDonor Network West
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Donyale John
MSN, BSNDonor Network West
Valinda Jones
Valinda Jones
MSN, RNOrgan Donation and Transplantation Alliance
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Kristin Mekeel
MDUC San Diego Health
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Ingrid Palacios
New England Donor Services
Denise Peoples
Denise Peoples
NJ Sharing Network
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Tatiana Quiroga
Come Out With Pride Orlando
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Janice Whaley
MPH, CPTC, CTBSDonor Network West

Community Resources

Our teams of experts work tirelessly to maintain the collections of resources so healthcare professionals like yourself in the donation and transplantation community have the current information they need to make smart, informed decisions.

Our Comprehensive Guides & Tools

In an effort to enhance collaborations between community hospitals and their local organ procurement organization, and to increase donation performance, The Alliance Donation Leadership Council along with the Community Hospital Resource Workgroup, content editors and the Alliance staff have developed an online Community Hospital Resource Guide.  This comprehensive, electronic resource designed to:

  • Increase awareness of hospital data measuring donation performance
  • Provide essential education on donor management processes and practices
  • Provide model practices for collaboration and communication between OPOs and hospitals, including implementation of interdisciplinary donation councils
  • Offer suggested resources for donation education

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Amy Clark
Center for Organ Recovery & Education
Jennifer Daniel
Jennifer Daniel
RN, CCRNKentucky Organ Donor Affiliates
Lebovitz
Dan Lebovitz
MDAkron Children's Hospital Pediatric
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Rosemary O’Meeghan
MBBSOneLegacy
Smith Sophia
Sophia Smith
MDChildren's National Hospital
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Michael Souter
MB, ChB, DA, FRCA, FNCSHarborview Medical Center

The Alliance DCD workgroup researches and curates tools for effective and efficient practices related to donation following circulatory death

Julius Balogh
Julius Balogh
MDUAMS Medical Center
Zach Baumann
Zachary Bauman
MDNebraska Medical Center
Kenny Boyd
Kenny Boyd
Infinite Legacy
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Jason Foster
HonorBridge
Gerard Fulda
Gerard Fulda
MDChristiana Hospital
Rondi Gelbard
Rondi Gelbard
MD, FACSUAB Hospital
Christopher Gravelyn
Christopher Gravelyn
BS, CPTCGift of Life Michigan
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Elizabeth Gundersen
MD, FHM, FAAHPMCharles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
Steven Hanish
Steven Hanish
MDUT Southwestern Medical Center
Mark Hobeika
Mark Hobeika
MDHouston Methodist Hospital
Natalie Hogue
Natalie Hogue
Infinite Legacy
Lebovitz
Dan Lebovitz
MDAkron Children's Hospital Pediatric
Susan Mandell
Susan Mandell
MD, PhDMcGovern Medical Center; Hermann-Memorial Health System University of Texas, Houston Texas
Stacy McLeese
Stacy McLeese
Gift of Life Michigan
Joshua Medow
Joshua Medow
MDUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
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Ian Mogg
Gift of Life Michigan
Marina Moguilevitch
Marina Moguilevitch
MDMontefiore Hospital
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Thomas A. Nakagawa
MD, FAAP, FCCMUniversity of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville
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Fady Nasrallah
MDScripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Judith Pepe
Judith Pepe
MDHartford Hospital
Smith Sophia
Sophia Smith
MDChildren's National Hospital
Donna Smith
Donna Smith
MSN, RNSierra Donor Services
Nicole Turgeon
Nicole Turgeon
MD, FACSThe University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and Dell Seton Medical Center
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Shante Wells
LifeGift
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Schawnté Williams-Taylor
MBA, MSML, RN, CCRN-K, CPTCLifeGift
Crystal Yancey
Crystal Yancey
LifeShare Network, Inc.

The First Person Authorization Initiative aims to provide an in-depth analysis of current First-Person Authorization practices in donation at OPOs and hospitals nationwide to highlight effective practices and create uniformity in practice across the continuum.

Rondi Gelbard
Rondi Gelbard
MD, FACSUAB Hospital
McKee, Katie Mayo Clinic
Katie McKee
Mayo Clinic
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Brendan Parent
JDNYU Langone Health
Judith Pepe
Judith Pepe
MDHartford Hospital
Christine Radlovic Gift Of Life Donor Program
Christine Radolovic
Gift of Life Donor Program
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Michelle Reef
MAMississippi Organ Recovery Agency
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Schawnté Williams-Taylor
MBA, MSML, RN, CCRN-K, CPTCLifeGift

Workgroups in Development

As The Alliance, we do not wait for answers; we find them. Every day, we are rolling up our sleeves to create forums for sharing of expertise, exchanging new effective practices, and advancing our network of leaders.

The following workgroups are in the early stages of development. Additional information will be shared in the future.

This workgroup is in the early stages of development. Additional information will be shared in the future.