Known for its ‘people first’ core value that is rooted in employee satisfaction, lifesaving and healing work and a company culture that demonstrates real-world impact on the community, Donor Alliance in Denver, CO sees its partnership with the Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance (The Alliance) to be a strong fit for opportunities to bring that core value to life.
“Collaboration is the key to saving lives,” says Jennifer Prinz, president and CEO of Donor Alliance, the organ procurement organization (OPO) for Colorado and most of Wyoming. “The Alliance is aligned with our organization as one of its mission-driven strategic pillars is to drive community collaboration for greater sharing among thought leaders in organ donation and transplantation. The Alliance provides opportunities for us to network, make connections and collaborate with donation and transplantation professionals across the country. We are pleased to be a Platinum Circle Partner for The Alliance.”
Prinz serves on The Alliance’s Board of Directors as the representative of The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), where she also serves on the Board.
“Donor Alliance is a very valuable contributor of volunteer expertise for The Alliance,” says Karri Hobson Pape, executive director. “In addition to Jennifer’s service on the Board of Directors, Randy Wilson serves on our Finance Committee and guides our investment strategy. His finance knowledge and expertise is very important and influential for The Alliance leadership.” Wilson retired as chief financial officer of Donor Alliance in 2020 and currently serves as secretary/treasurer of The Donor Alliance Foundation.
In addition, Jennifer Murriet, chief operating officer of Donor Alliance since 2020, serves on The Alliance’s National Innovation Leadership Council, which works to facilitate leadership networking and innovative idea exchange, development and implementation within the organ donation and transplantation community to save and heal more lives. In her short tenure at Donor Alliance, the team has achieved a 58% increase in donation after circulatory death (DCD), an overall increase in donation of 20%, and a 29% increase in organ transplants. Jennifer Muriett’s work is dedicated to ensuring that the gift of life is maximized by developing opportunities to collaborate with hospital partners, transplant centers, and the community to save more lives.
Another key volunteer for the Alliance is Dr. Paul Lange, chief medical officer for Donor Alliance, who serves as one of the faculty lead for The Alliance’s Foundational Perspectives of Organ Donation seminar, a full-day online course that examines the comprehensive donation process for the multidisciplinary healthcare team. He also serves as the medical director for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Donor Management Goals (DMG) Executive Team, which facilitates the operation of the DMG registry.
Chad Skurdahl, learning and development manager at Donor Alliance, has shared his expertise with The Alliance’s training and development team. He continues to provide recommendations for critical topics to complement the Donor Alliance internal training program.
The Alliance is supported by voluntary financial support from professional and corporate partners and The Donor Alliance is one of 30 Platinum Circle Partners. Professional partners work with The Alliance to advance the organ donation and transplantation field and each other. Information about levels of support and accompanying benefits can be found here.