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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 Transplant Leadership Council

The Alliance Transplant Leadership Council will work to promote engagement of transplant centers by identifying issues and developing programs and resources relevant to transplant center performance and advancement. The council will support transplant center professionals’ efforts to end deaths on the national organ transplant waiting list, increase organ utilization and improve transplant patient outcomes.

Current Members

Leigh Ann Burgess
Leigh Ann Burgess
Senior Administrative Director |Methodist Healthcare
Erika Dudley
Erika Dudley
Director Transplant Services |Children's Hospital of Michigan
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Robert Harland
Surgical Director, Solid Organ Transplantation |University of Arizona
Tamra Magee
Tamra Magee
Director, Center for Transplantation |UC San Diego Health
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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
Paul Myoung
Paul Myoung
Senior Administrative Director |Massachusetts General Hospital
Kimberly Rallis
Kimberly Rallis
Executive Director |UofL Health-Jewish Hospital, Trager Transplant Center
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Ljiljana Saponja
Transplant Program Coordinator |Rush University Medical Center
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.