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Governing and Medical Advisory Boards

The following individuals and organizations play an essential role in providing guidance for Gift of Life Donor Program's services and programs.

Gift of Life Governing Board


Glen D. Moffett,Esq. Vice President & General Counsel, Wellspan Health, York , PA

Vice Chair

Gerard J. Fulda, MD Chief, Surgical Critical Care, Director, Surgical Research
Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, DE
Co-Chair, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Ethics Committee
Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Committee for Organ Donor Management

Treasurer & Secretary

Sean Dukes Heart Recipient, Engineer
Lockheed Martin, Jamison, PA

Immediate Past Chair

Clyde F. Barker, MD Chairman Emeritus, Department of Surgery & Transplant Surgeon
Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA


Laurene Cianfrani Director of Operations
American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services, Philadelphia, PA

Zakiyah Kadry, MD Chief, Division of Transplantation,
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Meg McGoldrick Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA

David Pierson Donor Family
President. The Pierson Group, Philadelphia, PA

Radi Zaki, M.D. Chairman, Division of Transplantation
Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

President/CEO is ex-officio voting member:

Howard M. Nathan President & CEO
Gift of Life Donor Program, Philadelphia, PA

Medical Advisory and Policy Board



Peter Abt, MD,Chief of Kidney Transplant Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Vice Chair

Jennifer Axelband, DO, Critical Care/Emergency Medicine
St. Luke’s Hospital & Healthcare Network

Representatives of Transplant Centers

  • A. I. duPont Hospital for Children:Ryan R. Davies, MD, Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgeon
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center: Kamran Khanmoradi, MD, Section Chief , Pancreas Transplantation
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Peter Abt, MD, Chief of Kidney Transplantation
  • Christiana Medical Center: S. John Swanson, MD, Surgical Director of Transplantation
  • Crozer-Keystone Health Network: Vacant
  • Geisinger Medical Center: Chintalapati Varma, MD, Director of Transplantation & Liver Surgery
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley: Manish Gupta, MD, Associate, Transplantation & Liver Surgery
  • Hahnemann University Hospital: David J. Reich, MD, Chief, Division of Multi-Organ Transplantation and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
  • Harrisburg Hospital: Harold Yang, MD, PhD, Chief of Transplantation Services
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital: Lynsey Biondi, MD, Chief, Pancreas Transplantation
  • M.S. Hershey Medical Center: R. Ali Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Transplantation
  • St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children: Marshall Schwartz, MD, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Surgical Director, Pediatric Renal Transplantation
  • Temple University Medical Center: Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, Surgical Director, Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Lankenau Medical Center: James W. Lim, MD, Kidney Transplant Program Director
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital:Warren R. Maley, MD, Director, Live Donor Liver Transplant Surgery
  • University of Pennsylvania Medical Center: Edward Cantu, III, MD, Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation

Category of Representation

Hospital Administrators

  • Margaret Belfield
    Chief Operating Officer
    Atlanticare Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Barbara Wadsworth, RN, MSN
    SVP, Chief Nursing Officer
    Main Line Health System, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Stuart H. Fine Past President & CEO, Grand View Hospital Past President, Delaware Healthcare CouncilAmbler, PA

Tissue/Eye Bank

  • Martha Anderson
    Executive Vice President, Donor Services
    Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Edison, NJ

ICU or Emergency Room

  • Jennifer Axelband, DO Director, Dept. of Medical Critical Care/Emergency Medicine St. Luke’s Hospital & Healthcare Network, Bethlehem, PA

Voluntary Health Organization

  • Lisa Schieffert Director, Health Policy Delaware Healthcare Association, Wilmington, DE

Neuroscience Field

  • Matthew D. Vibbert, MD Asst. Professor of Neurological Surgery & Neurology Thomas Jefferson University/Neuroscience, Philadelphia, PA

Histocompatibility Field

  • Beth Colombe, PhD Director, Immunogenetics & Tissue Typing Laboratory Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


  • Rev. Kenneth Dupree Funeral Director & Minister Dupree Funeral Home, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sam P. Gulino, MD Chief Medical Examiner Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office, Philadelphia, PA

Organ Donor Family Member or Living Donor

  • Sue McVey Dillon Donor Mother, Educator Organ Donor Breakthrough Collaborative, Downingtown, PA

Individuals awaiting organ transplant or organ recipient or family member of either

  • Luis Torres
    Liver Recipient and Retired, Police Detective
    Member, Robt. P. Casey Memorial Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Fund

Register for the 2015 Dash

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The 20th Annual Donor Dash is designed to help promote organ and tissue donation and highlight the success of transplantation.

April 19, 2015.

Learn more about the event and register today!


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A contribution today will help us fulfill our mission to increase awareness of organ and tissue donation to help save lives.


Gift of Life Family House

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Lodging and Support

Thousands of patients come to Philadelphia hospitals every year needing life-saving organ transplants. Family House will provide critically needed support programs and temporary lodging for organ transplant patients and their families.

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