Alexandra Glazier is President & CEO of New England Donor Services (NEDS), an affiliation between two Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs); New England Organ Bank (NEOB) and LifeChoice. NEDS integrates clinical operations, staff and leadership of the two OPOs with the goals of increasing donation in the region and deriving financial efficiencies. NEDS serves 190 hospitals,14 transplant centers and a population of 14 million people in six states. NEDS has 220 employees and a $68M annual operating budget.
Prior to her current role, Alex was CEO of NEOB where she developed the vision for an affiliation with LifeChoice and negotiated the creation of NEDS. Other NEOB accomplishments under her leadership include coordination of over 1,000 organ transplants (42% increase over 2015), the first HIV+ organ donation for transplantation under the HOPE Act and the first GUVCA transplant in the U.S. NEOB was named Boston Globe Top Places to work in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Alex currently serves on the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors and previously chaired the Ethics Committee. She held a 6yr appointment on the U.S. Secretary of HHS, Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT). She has worked to address regulatory barriers to conducting clinical trials in transplantation and has twice presented on this topic to the Institute of Medicine. Alex is Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and a consultant to Donate Life America including work on the recent Apple venture.
Previously Alex was NEOB’s VP and General Counsel and practiced health law at the firm Ropes & Gray. Alex holds an undergraduate degree in bioethics from Brown University and a JD- MPH from Boston University where she has served as faculty.