The Alliance


The Alliance is proud of its dedicated “A-Team” of more than 175 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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workgroup

Current Members

Karim Ali
Karim Ali
Chief Relationship Officer |Muslim Life Planning Institute
Chapman Remonia
Remonia Chapman
Director, Public Education and Community Relations |Gift of Life Michigan
Carlie Crunk
Carlie Crunk
Mid-America Transplant
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Heather Gardiner
, MS, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Social Behavior |Temple University
Elizabeth Gonzales Manns
Elizabeth Gonzales-Manns
Donor Designation Coordinator, Donor Family |
Deborah Grimes
Deborah Grimes
Ochsner Medical Center
Sal Guerrero
Salvador Guerrero
, MD
Family Resource Coordinator |Donor Network West
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Donyale John
Donor Network West
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Kristin Mekeel
, MD
Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Chief, Division of Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Surgical Director, Kidney, and Pancreas Transplantation |UC San Diego Health

Lifelong Networks

Our partners are the heart and soul of our organization. For more than 15 years, they have played a vital role providing quality education and programs to advance a shared mission.