Mary Cannon

Hospital Development Educator
Donor Network West
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Brief Bio

Mary Cannon is a longtime instructor, training facilitator, and educator. She is now with Donor Network West and applies her learning and development expertise to work with the hospital development department of the organization. Mary’s credentials include ATD Instructional Design Certificate; Masters of Education (SMUMN)

Patient Group: Adult
Areas of Practice: Outreach, Post-transplant

Connections to the Cause



The Alliance webinars are my personal north star. The education provided from Alliance is always impactful and effective at providing pertinent skills and information to increase success at our organization.

Alliance Presentations

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Increasing Staff Retention by Valuing and Understanding the OPO Employee

Tuesday, February 07, 2023, at 2:00pm

With the ongoing increase in staffing shortages and challenges surrounding employee retention within the donation community, Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) must do a better job at addressing the staggering turnover rates. Over the course of this discussion, we will highlight strategies that organizations have explored to effectively engage staff by recognizing their value and providing the necessary support to help them build resiliency as they navigate the emotionally and physically taxing field of donation and transplantation.

Lifelong Networks

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