Rick has more than 25 years’ experience in organ and tissue donation and has served on numerous national leadership committees for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), most recently on the UNOS Data Advisory Committee and Data Element Review Workgroup (DDR).
Rick holds membership in the North American Transplant Coordinator’s Organization, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the American Association of Tissue Banks and served on the Executive Committee for the Association for Organ Procurement Organizations. Rick is a past President of the American Board of Transplant Certification and holds certifications as Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC) and Certified Transplant Preservationist (CTP). Rick has delivered lectures and educational sessions for over 60 organizations and professional societies in the U.S. and internationally. He has also contributed to over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals to improve the science of donation and transplantation. Rick obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Forensic Science from George Washington University.