Members of the national organ donation and transplantation community have elected 22 people to the OPTN Board of Directors, including a new president, vice president/president-elect, vice president for patient and donor affairs, and secretary.
All board members are volunteers and serve terms ranging from one to three years, depending on the office to which they are elected. Their terms of service begin July 1.
David Mulligan, M.D., FACS, currently the vice president/president-elect, will assume the presidency. He is chief of transplantation surgery and immunology at Yale New Haven Health.
Matthew Cooper, M.D., FACS,will become the vice president/president-elect. He is the director of kidney and pancreas transplantation at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Mindy Dison, RN, BSN, CPTC,will become the vice president for patient and donor affairs. She is a kidney transplant recipient as well as a family member of a deceased donor and works as a transplant coordinator at Mayo Clinic in Florida.
Lisa Stocks, RN, MSN, FNP,will become the secretary. She is the executive director of Lifesharing.
Other newly elected members are as follows:
Immediate Past President
Maryl Johnson, M.D., UW Health
Region 3 councillor — Keith Wille, M.D., M.S.P.H., UAB Hospital
Region 4 councillor — Jeffrey Orlowski, M.S., CPTC, LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma
Region 6 councillor — Patrick Healey, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital
Patient and donor affairs representative, Living Donor — Pono Shim
Patient and donor affairs representative, Transplant Recipient — Earnest Davis, M.H.A., FACHE
Patient and donor affairs representative, Donor Family — Merry Smith, M.B.A.
At-Large Non-MD, Transplant Administrator — Pamela Gillette, M.P.H., RN, Guidry & East
At large MD, Surgery — Linda Cendales, M.D., Duke University Medical Center
At large MD, Surgery — R. Patrick Wood, M.D., LifeGift
At large MD, Medicine — Amishi Desai, D.O., Loyola University Medical Center
At large MD, Medicine — Celeste Williams, M.D., FACC, M.S., Henry Ford Health System
At large MD, Medicine — Leway Chen, M.D., M.P.H., FACC, FACP, Strong Memorial Hospital
NATCO Representative — Stacee Lerret, Ph.D., RN, CPNP, FAAN, Children's Wisconsin
AOPO Representative — Joseph Ferreira, M.B.A., CPTC, CPHQ, Nevada Donor Network
AST Representative — Marian Michaels, M.D., M.P.H., UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
ASTS Representative — Alan Langnas, D.O., Nebraska Medicine
Histocompatibility Representative (ASHI) — William Hildebrand, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center