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DonorConnect (formerly Intermountain Donor Services), headquartered in the Salt Lake City area, is the federally designated, nonprofit community service organization dedicated to the recovery and transplantation of organs and tissues for Utah, southeastern Idaho, western Wyoming, and Elko, Nevada. Our service area encompasses more than 3.9 million residents, 90+ hospitals, and three transplant centers – Primary Children’s Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, and University of Utah Hospital (along with the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center).

Executive Leadership

Tracy C. Schmidt
Tracy C. SchmidtMHA, FACHE
Executive Director / President
Sydney McPherson
Sydney McPhersonMSW, LCSW
Director, Donor Family Services
Brian Beck
Brian BeckMBA
Director of Hospital Services
Melissa Lloyd
Melissa LloydChief Financial Officer / Director
Corporate Compliance Officer
Mark Dixon
Mark Dixon-
Director, Public Education / Public Relations
Chuck Zollinger
Chuck ZollingerMHA, RN, CPTC
Senior Director, Operations
Camron Dovalina
Camron DovalinaCPTC
Director, Organ Recovery Services
Christy Tosney
Christy TosneyRN, MSN, CPHQ
Chief Performance and Technology Officer

Governing Board &

Medical Advisory Board

Governing Board

Dominic J. Adorno, MS

President, DonorConnect Governing Board Executive Director DonorConnect

Justin Bradshaw, MHA, FACHE

Operations Officer, Intermountain Medical Center

Silvia E. Butler, CPHR, SPHR

Head of Human Resources Operations, Vivint Smart Home

Ryan B. Frazier

Vice Chair, DonorConnect Governing Board Attorney Kirton McConkie

Kurt Krieg

Senior Vice President of Development, Extell Development Company

Janet Louie

Secretary/Treasurer, DonorConnect Governing Board Retired, Banking/Community Development

Kim E. Phillips, MSN, RN, CCTC

Chair, DonorConnect Governing Board, Senior Director, Transplant Service Line, University of Utah Health

Wayne T. Pyle, MPA

City Manager, West Valley City

Lisa Vitkas, MBA, MHA, FACHE

Operations Officer, Service Lines, Primary Children’s Hospital

P. Jeffrey Campsen, MD, FACS, FAST (Ad Hoc)

DonorConnect Medical Director, General and Transplant Surgeon Liver, Kidney, and Pancreas Transplant University of Utah Health

Medical Advisory Board

Rami Alharethi, MD, FACC

Director, Heart Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory Support Program Intermountain Medical Center represents: U.T.A.H. Cardiac

Barbara Kerwin, DO

Chair, DonorConnect Medical Advisory Board DonorConnect Associate Medical Director Intensivist, McKay-Dee Hospital represents: intensive care

Safdar Ansari, MD

Associate Professor Division of Neurocritical Care Dept of Neurology University of Utah Health represents: neurosciences, neurology

Elizabeth Kirts, MPH, IBCLC, RLC, ICCE

represents: organ donor family

Talia Baker, MD, FACS

Surgical Chief, Transplant Services University of Utah Health represents: University Hospital

Eszter Lazar-Molnar, PhD

Director, H&I Lab University of Utah Health represents: histocompatibility

Matthew R. Morrell, MD

Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program University of Utah Health represents: lung program

Kristi Caldera, RN, BSN,CCRN

ICU Director Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center represents: hospital administration

Philippe Paci, MDCM, MSc, FRC SC

Transplant Surgeon Intermountain Medical Center represents: Intermountain Medical Center

Spencer J. Carter

Transplant Cardiology VA SLC Health Care System represents: George H. Wahlen VA Medical Center

Shaun Chandna, DO

Hepatology & Liver Transplant University of Utah Healthcare represents: hepatology

Reg V. Ecker, CFSP, CPC, CCO

Wasatch Lawn – Dignity Memorial represents: funeral homes and mortuaries

Karen Hale

Represents: public

Chris Hanna

Executive Director Utah Lions Eye Bank represents: tissue bank

Philippe Paci, MDCM, MSc, FRC SC

Transplant SurgeonIntermountain Medical Center Represents: Intermountain Medical Center

Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, MD

Transplant Surgeon Primary Children’s Hospital represents: Primary Children’s Hospital

Mike Somers

Executive Director Mountain Valley Chapter | JDRF represents: volunteer health association