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Nominees chosen for 2022 Board of Directors election

Nominees chosen for 2022 Board of Directors election

The Board of Directors approved the following nominees for the annual Board election. The ballot for the national Board of Directors election will be open January 12-26, 2022. Learn more about the nominees here. Those elected to the Board will begin their terms on July 1, 2022.

Designated voting representatives of members with voting privileges and member electors may cast a vote in the annual Board election. Voting representatives for each member organization and member individuals will receive emailed instructions for casting their vote from [email protected] in January 2022.

The Board slate is developed in alignment with an annual needs assessment, identifying the key skill sets, expertise, and perspectives most needed in the coming year. The Nominating Committee also ensures that Board composition is compliant with OPTN bylaws as well as regulatory requirements. Membership on the Board of Directors is open to transplant professionals and members of the general public.


Board PositionCandidate(s)
(vote for one)
Jerry McCauley, M.D., M.P.H.
Thomas Jefferson University
Vice President/President-Elect
(vote for one)
Dianne LaPointe Rudow, APN-BC., DNP, FAAN
Recanati Miller Transplantation Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital

Laura Stillion, M.H.A., FACHE
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Vice President for Patient and Donor Affairs
(vote for one)
Robert Goodman, M.B.A.
The Mansfield Group, LLC

Valinda Jones, M.S.N., RN
Transplant Education Connection
(vote for one)
Linda Cendales, M.D.
Duke University Medical Center

Simon Horslen, M.B., Ch.B., FRCPCH
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Immediate Past President
(vote for one)
Matthew Cooper, M.D., FACS
MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute
Regional Councillors
(vote for five)
Region 3Virginia McBride, RN, M.P.H.
Region 4Steven Potter, M.D., FACS
Baylor Scott and White Health
Region 5Mark Barr, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Southern California Medical Center
Region 6Willscott Naugler, M.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
Region 9Nicole Hayde, M.D., M.S.
Montefiore Medical Center
At Large Patient and Donor Affairs Representative
(vote for one)
Colleen Reed, Ph.D.

Heather Hunt, J.D.
New England States Committee on Electricity, Inc.
At Large Patient and Donor Affairs Representative
(vote for one)
Carolyn Light, M.P.A.
UCSF Health

Kelley Hitchman, M.S., Ph.D., F(ACHI)
UT Health San Antonio
At Large
(vote for one)
Maryjane Farr, M.D., M.Sc., FAST, FACC
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Shelley Hall, M.D., FACC, FAST, FHFSA
Baylor University Medical Center
At Large
(vote for one)
Daniel Yip, M.D.
Mayo Clinic

Nirav Raval, M.D.
Advent Health Transplant Institute
At Large
(vote for one)
Clark Andrew Bonham, M.D., FACS
Stanford University

Evelyn Hsu, M.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine
At Large
(vote for one)
Lloyd Ratner, M.D., M.P.H.
Columbia University

Silas Norman, M.D., M.P.H.
The University of Michigan
At Large
(vote for one)
Bryan Whitson, M.D., Ph.D.
The Ohio State University

Matthew Hartwig, M.D., M.H.S.
Duke University School of Medicine
At Large
(vote for one)
Candy Wells, B.S.N., M.M.
LifeCenter Northwest

Meg Rogers, B.S.N., CPTC
LifeSource Upper Midwest OPO
Medical/Scientific Organization Representative (AST)
(vote for one)
Stuart Sweet, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
Medical/Scientific Organization Representative (ASTS)
(vote for one)
Alan Langnas, D.O.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Medical/Scientific Organization Histocompatibility Representative (ASHI or CAP)
(vote for one)
ASHI: Brett Loehmann, CHT, CHS, B.S.
Mid-South Transplant Foundation

CAP: Manish Gandhi, M.D., FCAP, A(ACHI)
Mayo Clinic
Medical/Scientific Organization Representative (NATCO)
(vote for one)
Wendy Garrison, M.B.A, B.S.N., CPTC
Lifesharing, A Donate Life Organization
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