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Board of Directors Executive Committee

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 meets monthly via web conference to consider 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

Current Projects

Chair
  • Dr Maryl R Johnson
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Vice Chair
  • Dr David C Mulligan
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr Denise Y Alveranga Tampa General Hospital At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr Sharon M Bartosh University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics At Large 6/30/2020  
Ms Sue Dunn Donor Alliance At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr Luis A Fernandez University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics At Large 6/30/2020  
Ms Mary L Francois General Public Region 7 At Large 6/30/2020  
Mr Robert S Goodman GPM Robert Goodman At Large 6/30/2021  
Mr Walter (Walt) F Herczyk Gift of Life Michigan - Histocompatibility Laboratory At Large 6/30/2020  
Mr. Joseph P Hillenburg GPM Joseph Hillenburg At Large 6/30/2020  
Frank L Holloman Division of Transplantation, HHS, Ex Officio-Non Voting Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2020  
Dr Maryl R Johnson University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics 6/30/2020  
Dr Bertram L Kasiske Hennepin County Medical Center Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Mr. Christopher J McLaughlin Division of Transplantation, HHS, Ex Officio-Non Voting Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Dr David C Mulligan Yale New Haven Hospital 6/30/2020  
Deanna L Santana Sierra Donor Services At Large 6/30/2020  
Mr. Brian M Shepard UNOS Employees Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2020