December 11, 2012

Nominees Chosen for Board of Directors Election

At its November meeting, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors approved the following slate of nominees for Board appointments beginning in June 2013. The OPTN Board of Directors also functions as the UNOS Board of Directors. Candidates were recommended by the OPTN/UNOS Nominating Committee.

OPTN/UNOS member voting representatives will receive a ballot and biographical information for the nominees in January; the election will be completed in February or March (specific date yet to be determined).

President (vote for one)
* Kenneth A. Andreoni, M.D.; Shands Hospital at University of Florida

Vice President/President-Elect (vote for one)
* Carl L. Berg, M.D.; Duke University Hospital
* Thomas A. Gonwa, M.D.; Mayo Clinic Florida

Immediate Past President (vote for one)
* John P. Roberts, M.D.; UCSF Medical Center

Treasurer (vote for one)
* Pamela L. Gillette, M.P.H., RN, B.A.; Medical City Dallas Hospital
* Laura M. Murdock-Stillion, M.H.A.; Ohio State University Medical Center

Minority Transplant Professional Representative (vote for one)
* Pang-Yen Fan, M.D.; UMass Memorial Medical Center
* Christopher M. Jones, M.D.; Jewish Hospital

Regional Councillors
Region 1
* David Hull, M.D.; Hartford Hospital

Region 2
* Michael E. Shapiro, M.D.; Hackensack University Medical Center

Region 8
* Harvey Solomon, M.D.; St. Louis University Hospital

Region 10
* Marwan S. Abouljoud, M.D.; Henry Ford Hospital

Region 11
* David Shaffer, M.D., Ph.D.; Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Patient and Donor Affairs and Voluntary Health Organization Representatives (vote for three)
* Ray J. Gabel, B.A.
* Kathleen D. LeBeau, B.A.
* Donald J. Olenick, J.D., M.P.A.
* Isabel Yuriko Stenzel Byrnes, M.S.W., M.P.H.
* Ronald S. Taubman, B.S.
* Vicky L. Young, Ph.D., M.A., M.Ed.

Histocompatibility Representative (vote for one)
* John A. Gerlach, Ph.D., D(ABHI); ASHI; Immunohematology and Serology Laboratory, Michigan State University

OPO Representative (vote for one)
* Susan A. Stuart, RN, M.P.H.; Center for Organ Recovery and Education

Transplant Coordinator Representative (vote for one)
* Craig W. Myrick, RN, CPTC; Intermountain Donor Services

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) is operated under contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Transplantation by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). The OPTN brings together medical professionals, transplant recipients and donor families to develop organ transplantation policy.