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.

National Donor Management Summit Planning Committee

Current Members

Gries Cynthia
Cynthia Gries
, MD, MSc
Medical Director of Lung Transplant |AdventHealth Orlando
Matthew Kirschen
Matthew Kirschen
, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics, and Neurology, and the Associate Director of Pediatric Neurocritical Care |University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
McKee, Katie Mayo Clinic
Katie McKee
Hospital Partnership, Donor Family Aftercare |Mayo Clinic
Kelly Ranum
Kelly Ranum
Adam Schiavi
Adam Schiavi
, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neuroanesthesia/Neurocritical Care |Johns Hopkins Hospital
Smith Sophia
Sophia Smith
, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Intensivist |Children's National Hospital
Thomas Tommy
Tommy Thomas
, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery |Emory University

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.