OPTN/UNOS Officers and Board Members Elected
Members of the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) have elected 25 members to its Board of Directors, including a new president, vice president of patient and donor affairs and secretary.
The OPTN brings together medical professionals, transplant recipients and donor families to develop national organ transplantation policy. The OPTN is managed by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) under contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Transplantation. The OPTN Board of Directors also serves as the Board of Directors for UNOS.
These positions will be effective at the conclusion of the Board meeting on June 26, 2012.
President -- John P. Roberts, M.D., University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Vice President/President Elect -- Kenneth A. Andreoni, M.D., Ohio State University Medical Center
Vice President of Patient and Donor Affairs -- Suzanne Lane Conrad, RN, M.S.
Secretary -- Stuart C. Sweet, M.D., Ph.D., St. Louis Children's Hospital
Immediate Past President -- John R. Lake, M.D., University of Minnesota Medical Center
Region 3 Councillor -- Devin E. Eckhoff, M.D., University of Alabama Hospital
Region 4 Councillor -- Marlon F. Levy, M.D., Baylor All Saints Medical Center
Region 5 Councillor -- David D. Douglas, M.D., Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix
Region 6 Councillor -- Michael S. Mulligan, M.D., University of Washington Medical Center
Region 7 Councillor -- Dixon B. Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Region 9 Councillor -- Mark S. Orloff, M.D., Strong Memorial Hospital
Thoracic Transplant Representative -- J. David Vega, M.D., Emory University Hospital
At Large Representatives -- Matthew Cooper, M.D., University of Maryland Medical System; Michael G. Ison, M.D., M.S., Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Edward Y. Zavala, M.B.A., Vanderbilt University Medical Center
At Large OPO Representative -- Lori E. Brigham, B.S., M.B.A., Washington Regional Transplant Community
Medical/Scientific Representatives -- Maryl R. Johnson, M.D., University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics; Robert M. Merion, M.D., University of Michigan Medical Center
Histocompatibility Representative -- Marilyn S. Pollack, Ph.D., D (ABHI), Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory, University Health System, San Antonio
OPO Representative -- Boyd Ward, M.Ed., Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency
Transplant Coordinator Representative -- Tracy Evans-Walker, RN, M.S.N., CNP, CCTC, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Patient and Donor Affairs and Voluntary Health Organization Representatives -- James M. Gleason, B.S., M.A.; James Kiehm, B.S.; Mary Nachreiner, B.S.P.T.; Julie Siegel, J.D.