Kimberly (Kim) Baltierra is Director of Organ Services at Gift of Life Michigan. She has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, about 15 of them dedicated to organ donation and recovery. Kim oversees triage coordinators, clinical administrators, family services, and donation coordinators. She also is an appointed co-chair for the Donation After Circulatory Death Task Force for Gift of Life’s Organ Committee.
During her tenure at Gift of Life, Kim has participated in several research initiatives, including the Stanford Donor Heart Study as well as the APOL1 Long-term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network (APOLLO). She is a member of Better Together, the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion workgroup, and was recently featured by Specialist Direct during Women’s History Month.
Kim is passionate about respect and dignity for every donor and the donor’s family.