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Minority Affairs Committee

The Minority Affairs Committee identifies and considers aspects of organ procurement, allocation, and transplantation with the potential to impact minority and vulnerable populations in particular. In addition, the Committee provides input and recommendations regarding ongoing efforts of other OPTN Committees and the Board of Directors to ensure that issues and special needs of minority and vulnerable populations are considered and addressed.

  • Dr. Paulo N Martins
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Alejandro Diez
  • Ohio State University Medical Center
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Ayana S Andrews-Joseph VCU Health System Authority, VCUMC Regional Rep. 6/30/2024  
Ms. Vanessa Arriola Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Lauren Darensbourg Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Juan V del Rio Martin Auxilio Mutuo Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Nwamaka D Eneanya Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Raquel Garcia-Roca Loyola University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Stephen H Gray George Washington University Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Lakeicha Gunter General Public Region 4 Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Christine S Hwang Parkland Health and Hospital System Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Irene Kim Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Ex Officio 6/30/2022  
Dr. Adrian C Lawrence UT Southwestern Medical Center/William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Reynold I Lopez-Soler Loyola University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Yesenia Mora-Coffey General Public Region 5 Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Jason L Narverud LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization Regional Rep. 6/30/2024  
Mr. Joselito Nuqui Center for Donation and Transplant Regional Rep. 6/30/2024  
Dr. Okechukwu N Ojogho Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Tahuanty Pena University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Transplant Programs Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Manuel I Rodriguez-Davalos Primary Children's Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Oscar K Serrano Hartford Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Mr. Pono Shim General Public Region 6 Visiting Board Member 6/30/2023  
Dr. Wayne Tsuang The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  

Meeting Summaries

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