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New Board members named

New Board members named

Richmond, Va. – Members of the national organ donation and transplantation community have elected 17 members to the UNOS Board of Directors, including a new president, vice-president/president-elect and treasurer. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) serves as the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under federal contract.

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

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