Richmond, Va. -- Members of the national organ donation and transplantation community have elected 17 members to the OPTN Board of Directors, including a new president, vice-president/president-elect and treasurer.
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 on July 1, 2019.
Maryl Johnson, M.D., currently the Vice President/President-Elect, will assume the presidency. She is professor of medicine, heart failure and heart transplantation at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.
David Mulligan, M.D., FACS, will become the Vice President/President-Elect. He is professor of surgery and chief of transplantation surgery and immunology at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Robert Goodman, M.B.A., will become the Treasurer. He is the founder and managing partner of The Mansfield Group, LLC, and a heart transplant recipient.
Other newly elected members are as follows:
Immediate Past President – Sue Dunn, RN, B.S.N., M.B.A., Donor Alliance
Minority Transplant Professional Representative – Denise Alveranga, M.D., FACP, FASN, Tampa General Hospital
Region 1 Councillor – Alexandra Glazier, J.D., M.P.H., New England Donor Services
Region 2 Councillor – Michael Moritz, M.D., FACS, Lehigh Valley Hospital
Region 7 Councillor – Luis Fernandez, M.D., University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Region 8 Councillor – Suzanne Lane Conrad, R.N., M.S,H.A., Iowa Donor Network
Region 10 Councillor – Atsushi Yoshida, M.D., Henry Ford Hospital
Region 11 Councillor – Seth Karp, M.D., Vanderbilt University Medical Center
At Large Physician Representative – Cameron Wolfe, M.D., M.P.H., Duke University Hospital
OPO Representative – Kelly Ranum, RN, B.S.N., M.B.A., CPTC, Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency
Histocompatibility Representative – Medhat Askar, M.D., Ph.D. D(ABHI), Transplant Immunology Laboratory at Baylor University Medical Center
Transplant Coordinator Representative – Timothy Snyder, CCEMT-P, CPTC, Gift of Life Donor Program
Patient and Donor Affairs Representatives:
Kimberly Rallis, B.S., M.H.A.
Valinda Jones, M.S.N., RN