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2021-2023 Board, Workgroups and Committees

AMAT will forever be indebted to our volunteers from the donation and transplantation community listed below!

Mark Tudor, President
Senior Director, OPO Operations, LifeNet Health


Ieesha Johnson, President-Elect
Community Outreach Manager, The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland


Jeff Thomas, Treasurer
Regional Vice President Of Operations, Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, Inc.


Sheila Alston, Secretary
Clinical Strategic Advisor, Gift of Life Michigan


Marion Shuck, Immediate Past President
Vice President of Governmental Relations & External Affairs, Gift of Hope

Sam Dey, Member at Large (Appointed)
Janet Dominguez, Member at Large (Appointed)
Tracy Giddens-Jarrett, Member at Large (Appointed)
Joyce Logan, (Elected)
Ingrid Palacios, Member at Large (Elected)

Remonia Chapman, Gift of Life Michigan
Bobby Howard, LifeLink Foundation
Lisa Upsher, CORE
Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop, National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
Janice Whaley, Donor Network West
Kelvin Satcher, Clinical Transplant Services, LLC

Mark Brevard, Co-Chair, Conference Planning
Lisa Upsher, Chair, Finance
Jeff Thomas, Co-Chair, Finance
Candee Candler, Chair, Fundraising
Olivia Fox, Chair, Public Relations
Denise Peoples
, Chair, Membership
OPEN, Education & Training

African American

Mission Statement:

 

To support the overall mission of AMAT by providing continuing education, sharing of resources, expanding organizational outreach and serving as the collective voice and advocate for African American needs in the field of human donation and transplantation.

 

Join the Workgroup

 

The African American workgroup would like to extend an invitation to join our committee. We meet the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. EST. You do not have to be African American to join the group! We only ask that you be willing to share your expertise and ideas as it relates to successful outreach efforts within African American communities.

 

Asian/Pacific Islander

Mission Statement

 

Asian Pacific Islander (API) Workgroup focuses efforts to understand cultural and other barriers that influence the various API communities and their desire to save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.

 

Karen Gans, Chair, Senior Transplant Coordinator (LiveOnNY)
Lalaine To, Co-Chair

Latinx

Our Vision and Commitment

 

Done Vida LogoThe AMAT Latino Workgroup unites OPO professionals dedicated to serving Latino communities. Sharing strategies, best practices and innovative communications – the LWG strives to increase donor designations and create a culture of donation to save and improve lives. The LWG is a valuable resource – providing communication tools, outreach ideas, and assistance with Spanish-language needs to better reach Latinos.

 

Jennifer Aguilar, Chair, Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue
Ingrid Palacios, Co-Chair

Native American

Mission Statement

 

We will support the mission of AMAT by providing continuing education and sharing of resources, but most importantly, we will expand organizational outreach to all Native American communities.

 

Join the workgroup

 

The Native American workgroup would like to extend an invitation to join our committee. We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month each month at 1:00 p.m. CST. We only ask that you be willing to share your expertise and ideas as it relates to successful outreach efforts within Native American communities. Please contact RaChelle Gruba for information.

 

RaChelle Gruba, Co-Chair
Ron Ruybal, Co-Chair

Education and Training

Jennifer Henderson, Co-Chair

DMV

Dee Preston, Chair

Family Services

Liliana Amador, Chair
Erika Veletto, Co-Chair

Hospital Development
Clinical Development

Salvadore Guerrero, Chair

Interested joining an AMAT committee or workgroup? Email us today: info@amat1.org