The Alliance is pleased to announce the national leaders serving on its 2023 National Leadership Councils.
“The Alliance unites the organ donation, transplantation and healthcare communities to promote collaboration, cascade innovations and share effective practices. Our three National Leadership Councils serve at the very core of what we do,” says Karri Hobson-Pape, Executive Director of The Alliance.
The Alliance currently has 18 active workgroups focused on developing programs and resources inspired by ideas brought forward by the national councils. In addition, council members serve as advocates within their organizations and across their network to bring issues to the council for discussion and share learning programs that are currently available.
“These national leaders help exchange multidisciplinary expertise, and guide us in developing vital programming for the community of practice,” says Deanna Fenton, Senior Manager of Educational Program Development and Operations, who leads the council activities. “Over the years, we’ve accomplished a great deal with the development of such programs as The Alliance’s Mentorship Program, Advancement Learning Series, and the ever-evolving Community Resource Toolbox.”
The full membership of each council covers the expansive competencies involved in the donation and transplantation continuum. The Alliance Board of Directors also has one liaison representative on each council. You can see additional detail about each member by clicking on their profiles below.
2023 National Transplant Leadership Council
Chair: Tamra Magee, Director, Center for Transplantation, UC San Diego Health
Chair-Elect: Lindsay Smith, RN, MSN, Transplant Quality Director, Vanderbilt Transplant Center
Immediate Past Chair: Randy Sung, MD, Associate Professor of Transplant Surgery, Michigan Medicine
National Donation Leadership Council
Chair: Dominic Adorno, Vice President of Clinical Operations, LifeCenter Northwest
Chair-Elect: Katie McKee, Director, Hospital Services and Donor Family Aftercare, LifeSource
Immediate Past Chair: Dan Lebovitz, MD, Associate Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care, Akron Children’s Hospital
National Innovation Leadership Council
Chair: Gina Dunne Smith, Executive Director, International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM)
Chair-Elect: Macey Levan, JD, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery and Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Director, Center for Surgical and Transplant Applied Research Qualitative Core at NYU Langone Health
The National Councils meet quarterly and have additional workgroup meetings to launch initiatives. For more information about the councils and their charter, please click here.