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 Leadership & Innovation Council

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.

Current Members

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Yvette Chapman
VP, Business Partner Development |Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Kevin Cmunt
Kevin Cmunt
Retired CEO |GIft of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
Gina Dunne Smith
Gina Dunne Smith
Executive Director |IIAM (International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine)
Barry Friedman
Barry Friedman
Executive Director |Guidry & East
Mark Hobeika
Mark Hobeika
, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery |Houston Methodist Hospital
Macey Levan
, JD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Population Health |NYU Langone, Grossman School of Medicine
George Mazariegos
George Mazariegos
, MD
Professor of Surgery, Jamie Lee Curtis Endowed Chair in Transplantation Surgery Director, Pediatric Transplant Surgery |University of Pittsburgh - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Bhargav Mistry
Director, Sanford Transplant Services |Sanford Heatlh
Relevant Information

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.

If you are interested in learning more about these Councils or would like to become involved in the Councils, please contact The Alliance at [email protected] or 786-866-8730.

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.