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Heckenkemper Leader in Transplant Administration / Quality Award

Awarding excellence

Established in memory of Deedle Heckenkemper, this award honors the contributions he made in the foundation and development of the OPTN Transplant Administrators Committee and the donation and transplantation community.

TMF 2023 to be in Denver, Colorad0, May 16-18

Seeking nominations

The UNOS Transplant Management Forum Planning Committee is seeking nominations for the Annual Heckenkemper Leader in Transplant Administration / Quality Award to be presented at the UNOS Transplant Management Forum in April 2022.

Deadline to submit nominations is extended to December 7, 2021

Review nominee criteria and submit your nomination to our new and improved nomination survey – only 3 easy questions!

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Award is graciously sponsored by Guidry & East, LLC

Eligibility and award process

Members of the UNOS Transplant Management Forum Planning Committee and the OPTN Transplant Administrators Committee are not eligible to win the award.

The UNOS Transplant Management Forum Planning Committee will review all nominations and select the winner based on specific criteria. We will notify all award nominees and the winner in advance of the award presentation.

Award winners

2022

Jennifer Milton at podium accepting Heckenkemper Leader in Transplant Administration / Quality Award

Jennifer Milton, BSN, CCTC, MBA

Executive Director, University Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center, TX

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2021

Linda Ohler

Linda Ohler, MSN, RN, CCTC, FAAN, FAST

Editor Emeritus, Progress in Transplantation

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2020

Ian Jamieson

Ian Jamieson, MBA, MHA

Vice President

Duke Transplant Center, Durham, N.C.

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2019 – Brigitte Sullivan, MBA

2018 – Gwen E. McNatt, RN, CNN, FNP-BC

2017 – Gene Ridolfi, BA, RN, MHA

2016 – Betty Crandall, MS, RN

2015 – Tracy Giacoma, RN, MSN, MBA, FACHE

2014 – Alexander Aussi, BSN, RN, MBA

2013 – Angie Korsun, RN, MSN, MPA

2012 – Edward Zavala, MBA

The Heckenkemper Leader in Transplant Administration / Quality Award is graciously sponsored by Guidry & East, LLC

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