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HHS Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation
Health Resources and Services Administration

Voting Members

Mark L. Barr, M.D. (Chairperson)
Co-Director of Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA   90033-4612
Term expires: 07/01/2015

Charles Alexander, RN, MSN, MBA
President & CEO
The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland (LLF)
Baltimore, Maryland  21227
Term Expires: 01/01/2017

Sandy Shih Andrada
Community Development Project Manager
California Transplant Donor Network
Oakland, CA  94607-4099
Term expires: 07/26/2013 (extended for 180 days)

Bryan Becker, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
University of Illinois Hospital
Chicago, Illinois  60612
Term expires: 01/01/2017

Raymond Benza, M.D.
Section Head and Director
Heart Failure, Transplant, Mechanical,
 Circulatory Support & Pulmonary
 Hypertension Programs
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
Term expires: 07/26/2013 (extended for 180 days)

Bernice Coleman, Ph.D., R.N.
Nurse Practitioner, Heart Transplant/VAD Programs
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA  90048
Term expires: 07/01/2015

Danielle Cornell, R.N., B.S.N., CPTC
Executive Director
LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services
Gainesville, FL  32601
Term expires: 07/26/2013 (extended for 180 days)

Stephen W. Crawford, M.D.
Medical Senior Director
CIGNA Healthcare LifeSOURCE Transplant Network
Pittsburgh, PA  15275
Term expires: 01/01/2015

James D. Eason, M.D.
Program Director
Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute
Memphis, TN  38104
Term expires: 01/01/2015

John Fung, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of General Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH  44195
Term expires: 07/26/2013 (extended for 180 days)

David A. Gerber, M.D.
Chief, Division of Transplantation
Department of Surgery
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7211
Term expires: 07/26/2013 (extended for 180 days)

Alexandra K. Glazier, J.D., M.P.H.
Vice President and General Counsel
New England Organ Bank, Inc.
Newton, MA  02458
Term expires: 07/01/2015

Wanda H. Jones, R.N., B.S.N., M.J., CPTC, CETC
Long Beach, CA  90802
Term expires: 07/26/2013 (extended for 180 days)

Eduardo Lara, B.A., M.H.A
Pediatric Transplant Program Director, Interim Nephrology Director
CHRISTUS Health Children’s Hospital
Interim Administrative Director
CHRISTUS Transplant Institute
San Antonio, Texas  78207
Term expires: 07/26/2013 (extended for 180 days)

Suzanne McDiarmid, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery
Chief, Division Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Director, Pediatric Liver Transplantation David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, LA  90095
Term expires: 01/01/2017

Jamie Marie Avolio McDonald, M.S.W., LISW
Oncology Coordinator
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Albuquerque, NM  87111
Term expires: 07/26/2015

Thomas A. Nakagawa, M.D.
Medical Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Brenner Children’s Hospital/Wake Forest University
Baptist Medical Center
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC  27157-1009
Term expires: 01/01/2015

Cynthia P. Puryear
Senior Strategist, Mitchell Communications
Glen Allen, VA  23060
Term expires: 07/26/2013 (extended for 180 days)

Andrew J. Schaefer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
Term expires: 07/26/2015


Non-Voting Members (Ex Officio Members)

Nancy D. Bridges, M.D.
Chief, Clinical Transplantation Immunology Section
Transplant Immunology Branch
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Diane H. Corning, Esq.
Health Insurance Specialist
Office of Clinical Standards and Quality/Clinical Standards Group
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Matthew J. Kuehnert, M.D.
CDR, U.S. Public Health Service
Assistant Director for Blood Safety
Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases
National Center for Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Laura St. Martin, M.D.
Medical Officer
Division of Human Tissues
Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration

Wendy Perry
Senior Program Analyst
AHRQ Senior Clinical Advisor on Tobacco Use
 Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Executive Secretary

Emily Marcus Levine, J.D.
Senior Attorney
Office of General Counsel
US Department of Health and Human Services

Rina Hakimian, J.D., MPH
Office of the General Counsel
US Department of Health and Human Services


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