Faith Hilterbrand

Director of External Partner Relations
Lifeline of Ohio

Brief Bio

Faith Hilterbrand began her career in veterinary medicine where she earned her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State Community College in 2000. Later in 2000, she began working at The Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital where she taught senior veterinary students in their final year of clinical study. The academic environment encouraged her to continue her studies and earn a Bachelor of Science in Life Science Education from Urbana University in 2006. Faith then spent 9 years honing her skills as an advocate and facilitator for education through teaching life sciences at the Jr high and high school level. Continuously working to improve her skill set led her to Project Dragonfly at Miami University where Faith earned her Master of Arts in Biology in 2015.

Faith’s passion for education and the sciences led her to Lifeline of Ohio in 2016 as a Hospital Development Coordinator working with both transplant centers in the DSA. She continues today as the Manager of Hospital Development where she supports the team responsible for the planning and direction of hospital and community development. These relationships enhance professional collaborations that maximize donation and empower our community to save and heal lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Faith is dedicated to sharing the donation message, but outside of work she enjoys time at the gym, and with family and friends. Faith currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with her two standard poodles, Finley and Phoebe.

Area(s) of Focus Hospital Development

Patient Group: Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal
Areas of Practice: Procurement

Testimonial The Alliance initially engaged me with the variety of learning opportunities encompassing the entire donation and transplantation field. I continue to seek educational opportunities and now also look to give back to the donation community. The accessibility of Alliance staff, support of colleagues, and encouragement to seek new opportunities makes this an easy community to grow and develop with. Collaborating with the Alliance team and other industry professionals continues to be rewarding both personally and professionally. I learn with each conversation and have built some lifelong friendships through these connections. The Alliance has created a variety of educational opportunities that allow donation and transplantation professionals to connect and continue to improve the vital work we do!  

Alliance Presentations

NRP Surgery

Collaborative Innovations in Organ Procurement: A Deep Dive into NRP Implementation – What Have We Learned?

Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 3:00pm

Normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) is an innovative approach to maintaining organ viability following the determination of circulatory death (DCD). The comprehensive and collaborative approach required to facilitate an NRP recovery has increased organ utilization while reducing waitlist deaths. In this session, we will be joined by leaders in the community who will share their respective journeys to NRP implementation in partnership with their local OPO or receiving Transplant Center(s). Methods on how to engage key stakeholders will be shared along with examples of how to overcome potential barriers, resulting in more lives saved through this increasingly prevalent method of procurement.

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Increased Donation Rates Through Utilization of Critical Care TeleHealth

Tuesday, October 03, 2023, at 2:00pm

The largest health system in Utah has identified a need for improved collaboration in maximizing donor referrals, evaluation, and communication. Through a collaborative effort, an electronic referral interface was built and launched to address that need. Tele Critical Care took a lead role in supporting the donor referral and communication process, resulting in improved relationships and increased donor volume. Join us to learn more about the succusses and challenges experienced leading up to its launch!

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What is Resiliency and How Can I Develop It?

Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 2:00pm

After a world-wide pandemic and what has felt like constant upheaval in both our professional and personal lives, how can we navigate the ongoing forces of internal and external stressors? Resiliency is defined as the capacity to prepare for, recover from and adapt in the face of stress, adversity, trauma or challenge (HeartMath definition) and in this course we will discuss what resilience could look like in donation and transplant work, identify the personal and organizational roadblocks to better resilience and explore practices for improved resiliency.

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.