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OPO Committee

The Organ Procurement Organizations Committee considers issues relating to organ procurement organizations and their role in increasing the number of organs recovered and allocated efficiently and effectively. The Committee considers medical, scientific, and ethical aspects of organ procurement as they pertain to the purview and responsibilities of the OPTN.

  • Mr. Kurt Shutterly
  • Center for Organ Recovery and Education
Vice Chair
  • Mr. PJ Geraghty
  • Donor Network of Arizona
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Ms. Vanessa Arriola Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Ms. Diane Brockmeier Mid-America Transplant Services Ex Officio 6/30/2022  
Ms. Valerie A Chipman Donor Network West At Large 6/30/2024  
Ms. Debra Cooper Lifebanc At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Samantha Endicott New England Organ Bank Regional Rep. 6/30/2024  
Mr. Chad E Ezzell LiveOnNY Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Jill M Grandas Tennessee Donor Services At Large 6/30/2022  
Erin M Halpin UW Health Organ and Tissue Donation At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Catherine E Kling University of Washington Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Kevin J Koomalsingh Providence St. Vincent Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Mr. David L Marshman LifeLink of Florida At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Adriana Martinez Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 3/25/2025  
Ms. Susan D McClung Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Jennifer R Muriett Donor Alliance At Large 6/30/2022  
Mr. Bruce Nicely Gift of Life Michigan Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Meg M Rogers LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Malay Shah University of Kentucky Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Merry L Smith General Public Region 8 Visiting Board Member 6/30/2022  
Mr. John Stallbaum Live On Nebraska Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Mr. Larry Suplee Gift of Life Donor Program At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Shannon B Taitt Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Mr. Jeffrey Trageser Lifesharing - A Donate Life Organization Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Mr. Chad Trahan Southwest Transplant Alliance Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms. Mary K Zeker VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  

Meeting Summaries


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