Donation is Like a Symphony
I lead a team responsible for managing relationships with hospitals, medical examiners, funeral directors and driver’s license partners; and for engaging key communities through media relations, crisis communications, volunteer services, special events, education programs, donor family support and legislative affairs.
I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in Journalism and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
I began my career leading public relations and crisis communications in non-profit and health care public relations and leadership but devoted most of my career to advancing organ donation and supporting families. I’ve served as Chair of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) Public Relations and Public Education Council, President of Minnesota Health Strategy and Communications Network (MHSCN), Chair of the Donor Designation Collaborative Faculty, Chair of the Donate Life America Data & Research Committee and ex-officio Board Member of Donate Life America and Chair of the Organ Donation Alliance Leadership and Innovation Council.
The donation process is a complex symphony of partners working together in a short window of time. Without support from these partners and the community, this lifesaving work wouldn’t be possible.