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Organ Procurement Organization Committee

The Organ Procurement Organization Committee (OPO) 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.

chair icon Chair
  • Mr. Kurt Shutterly
  • Center for Organ Recovery and Education
vicechair icon Vice Chair
  • PJ Geraghty
  • Donor Network of Arizona
liaison icon Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Ms. Vanessa Arriola Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Mr. Doug Butler Southwest Transplant Alliance At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Valerie A Chipman Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford At Large 6/30/2024  
Debra Cooper Lifebanc At Large 6/30/2023  
Samantha Endicott New England Organ Bank Region 1 Representative 6/30/2024  
Mr. Chad E Ezzell LiveOnNY Region 9 Representative 6/30/2023  
Mesmin Germain Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Erin M Halpin UW Health Organ and Tissue Donation At Large 6/30/2024  
Clinton A Hostetler LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma Region 4 Representative 6/30/2025  
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  
Leslie McCloy University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Transplant Programs Region 8 Representative 6/30/2025  
Susan D McClung Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency Region 3 Representative 6/30/2023  
Mr. Bruce Nicely Gift of Life Michigan Region 10 Representative 6/30/2023  
Ms. Meg M Rogers LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization Region 7 Representative 6/30/2023  
Ms. Sharyn Sawczak New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network OPO Region 2 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Malay B Shah University of Kentucky Medical Center Region 11 Representative 6/30/2023  
Donna R Smith Sierra Donor Services Region 5 Representative 6/30/2025  
Judy Storfjell Oregon Health and Science University Region 6 Representative 6/30/2025  
Larry Suplee Gift of Life Donor Program At Large 6/30/2023  


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