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Board of Directors

OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors


Yolanda Becker, MD
Director, Kidney & Pancreas Transplant

University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Vice President

Sue Dunn, RN, BSN, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer

Donor Alliance, Inc.
Denver, CO

VP for Pt/Donor Affairs

Kenyon Murphy, JD

Franklin, NC


Dianne Lapointe Rudow, APN-BC, DNP, CCTC

Douglaston, NY


David Reich, MD, FACS
Chief, Multiorgan Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

UNOS - Immediate Past President

Stuart Sweet, M.D., Ph.D.
Med. Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program

St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, MO

BOD - Councillor Reg. 1

Stefan Tullius, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

BOD - Councillor Reg. 2

Matthew Cooper, MD
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Medstar Georgetown Transplant Instit.
Washington, DC

BOD - Councillor Reg. 3

Thomas Pearson, M.D., D.Phil.
Co-Director, Kidney& Pancreas Transplant Programs

Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA

BOD - Councillor Reg. 4

Adam Bingaman, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Abdominal Transplant Program

Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hosp
San Antonio, TX

BOD - Councillor Reg. 5

Lisa Stocks, RN, MSN, FNP
Executive Director

San Diego, CA

BOD - Councillor Reg. 6

Christian Kuhr, MD
Director of Transplantation

Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

BOD - Councillor Reg. 7

Srinath Chinnakotla, MD, MCh
Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation

Univ. of Minnesota Med. Center
Minneapolis, MN

BOD - Councillor Reg. 8

Timothy Schmitt, MD, FACS
Director of Transplant Surgery

The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KS

BOD - Councillor Reg. 9

Lewis Teperman, M.D., FACS
Director of Solid Organ Transplant

North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, NY

BOD - Councillor Reg. 10

Todd Pesavento, MD
Deputy Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center

Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, OH

BOD - Councillor Reg. 11

Kenneth Brayman, MD, PhD
Director, Renal & Pancreas Transplant Programs

University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA

Heart Tx Rep.

Jonathan Chen, MD
Chief, Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA

BOD - Histo. Rep

Michael Gautreaux, PhD, D (ABHI)
Director of HLA/Immunogenetics Laboratory/Professor

Wake Forest University School Med
Winston-Salem, NC

BOD - Histo. Rep

John Schmitz, PhD
Director, HLA Laboratory

UNC Hospitals
Chapel Hill, NC

BOD - OPO Rep.

Alexandra Glazier, JD, MPH
President & CEO

New England Donor Services
Waltham, MA

BOD - Tx. Coord. Rep.

John Belcher, BS, CCEMT-P, CPTC
Donation Coordinator

New England Organ Bank
Waltham, MA

BOD - Tx. Coord. Rep.

Danyel Gooch, RN, MSN, CCTC
Lung Transplant Coordinator

Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, IN

BOD. - General Public Rep.

Mindy Dison, RN, BSN, CPTC
Procurement Coordinator

Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, FL

BOD. - General Public Rep.

William Freeman, MD, MPH, CIP
Program Director, Center for Health

Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, WA

BOD. - General Public Rep.

James Gleason, B.S., M.A.
President, TRIO

Beverly, NJ

BOD. - General Public Rep.

Robert Goodman, MBA
Managing Partner

The Mansfield Group, LLC
Westhampton, NJ

BOD. - General Public Rep.

Kim Harbur, B.S.
Director of Education

Gift of Life
Overland Park, KS

BOD. - General Public Rep.

Macey Henderson, JD, PhD
Instructor of Surgery

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

BOD. - General Public Rep.

Willie Oler, Ed.D.

The Oler Group
Sarasota, FL

BOD. - General Public Rep.

Deanna Santana, B.S.
Senior Public Education Coordinator

Sierra Donor Services
Placerville, CA

BOD. - General Public Rep.

Kathy Schwab, RN, CCTC
Compliance Coordinator

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

BOD. - General Public Rep.

Tara Storch
Co-Founder, Taylor's Gift Foundation

Taylor's Gift
Coppell, TX

BOD - Medical/Scientific Org Rep.

Mitchell Henry, MD
Chief, Division of Transplantation

The Ohio State Univ. Wexner Med. Cent
Columbus, OH

BOD - Medical/Scientific Org Rep.

Michael Ison, MD, MS
Infectious Disease Specialist

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Minority Tx. Prof. Rep.

Akinlolu Ojo, MBBS, PhD, MBA

University of Arizona Health Sciences
Tucson, AZ

At Large

Carrie Lindower, RN, MBA, CPTC, CCTC
Administrative Director, Transplant Services

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

At Large

Kim Olthoff, MD
Director, Liver Transplant Program

The Hosp of the Univ of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

At Large

Peter Stock, MD, PhD
Director, Pancreas Transplant Prg

UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

At Large

W. Kenneth Washburn, MD
Executive Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH


Charles Alexander, RN, MSN, MBA, CPTC
Chief Executive Officer

The Living Legacy Foundation of MD
Baltimore, MD

Past President - AOPO

Gordon Bowen, MS

Cleveland, OH

Ex Officio (non voting)

Frank Holloman, MPA
Deputy Director

Health Resources and Services Adminis
Rockville, MD

Ex Officio (non voting)

Christopher McLaughlin
Chief, Organ Transplantation Branch

Division of Transplantation
Rockville, MD

Ex Officio (non voting)

Brian Shepard
Chief Executive Officer

Richmond, VA

Committee Liaison

Casey Humphries
Board Liaison

Richmond, VA