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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 populations in particular. 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 populations are considered and addressed.

  • Dr Irene Kim
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Dr Paulo N Martins
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Mr Vonzie Barnett Houston Methodist Hospital At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr Juan V del Rio Martin Auxilio Mutuo Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr Alejandro Diez Ohio State University Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr William Freeman General Public Region 6 Visiting Board Member 6/30/2020  
Dr Mary L Ganikos Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2020  
Dr Raquel Garcia-Roca Loyola University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr Christopher M Jones Jewish Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Ms Yesenia Mora-Coffey Lifesharing - A Donate Life Organization Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr Okechukwu N Ojogho Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr Oyedolamu K Olaitan Rush University Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr Tahuanty Pena University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Transplant Programs Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Tanjala Purnell Johns Hopkins Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr Sylvia E Rosas Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Ex. Officio 6/30/2020  
Dr Richard M Ruiz Baylor University Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr Oscar K Serrano Hartford Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr Ignatius Y Tang University of Illinois Medical Center At Large 6/30/2020  

Meeting Summaries

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