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Executive Committee (Board of Directors)

The Executive Committee, chaired by the President, continues the work of the Board of Directors without the necessity of convening the entire Board. The Executive Committee considers issues that require action between meetings of the Board of Directors. These actions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Emergency or clarifying policy actions
  • OPTN Budget items
  • Approval of committee proposals for public comment distribution
  • Approval of committee project portfolio
  • Urgent member actions (approvals, imminent threat reviews)
  • Approval of official OPTN comment on federal issues

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Chair
  • Dr. Jerry McCauley
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Dianne LaPointe Rudow
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Linda C Cendales Duke University Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Matthew Cooper Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Shannon M Dunne Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Mr. Frank L Holloman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Dr. Annette M Jackson Clinical Transplantation Immunology Laboratory at Duke University Med. Ctr. At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Valinda L Jones General Public Region 4 At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Irene Kim Cedars-Sinai Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Bradley T Kornfeld General Public Region 8 At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Dianne LaPointe Rudow Mount Sinai Medical Center Vice Chair 6/30/2023  
Dr. Jerry McCauley Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Chair 6/30/2023  
Mr. Christopher J McLaughlin Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Mr. Jeffrey P Orlowski LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Lloyd E Ratner NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Mr. James W Sharrock General Public Region 4 At Large 6/30/2023  
Mr. Brian M Shepard UNOS Employees Ex Officio (non voting) 9/30/2022  
Ms. Gail Stendahl Children's Hospital of Wisconsin At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Shannon B Taitt Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  

MEETING SUMMARIES

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