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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

Dominic Adorno
Dominic AdornoMS
Executive Director | President
Chuck Zollinger
Chuck ZollingerRN, MHA
Chief Operating Officer
Melissa Lloyd
Melissa LloydCorporate Compliance Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Christy Tosney
Christy TosneyRN, MSN, CPHQ
Chief Performance & Technology Officer
Camron Dovalina
Camron DovalinaCPTC
Chief Clinical Officer

Senior Leadership

Teresa Aguiar
Teresa AguiarSHRM-CP
Director, People & Culture
Brian Beck
Brian BeckMBA
Director, Hospital Services
Sara Bowman
Sara BowmanRN, BSN, CPTC
Director, Organ Recovery
Brent Burggraaf
Brent Burggraaf
Maria Chavez-Maestas
Maria Chavez-MaestasCTBS, BS
Director, Tissue Services & Logistics
Mark Dixon
Mark Dixon
Director, Public Education/Public Relations

Governing Board &

Medical Advisory Board

Governing Board

Dominic J. Adorno, MS

President, DonorConnect Governing Board
Executive Director, DonorConnect

Jonathan Baker

Banking/Treasury Management/Municipal Finance
Zions Bancorporation

Silvia E. Butler, CPHR, SPHR

HR Director, NA Shared Services

Raymond Christy, MPA

Airport Senior Planner
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Coordinator
Salt Lake City Department of Airports

Tyson Cichos, JD

Secretary/Treasurer, DonorConnect Governing Board
Attorney and Business Owner

Derek Ginos, MHA, FACHE

Senior Director of Transplant and Surgery
Intermountain Medical Center
Intermountain Health

Kurt Krieg

Vice Chair, DonorConnect Governing Board
Senior Vice President of Development
Extell Development Company

Kim E. Phillips, MSN, RN, CCTC

Senior Director, Transplant Service Line
University of Utah Health

Lisa Vitkas, MBA, MHA, FACHE

Chair, DonorConnect Governing Board
Operations Officer, Service Lines
Primary Children’s Hospital

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

Medical Director, DonorConnect
General and Transplant Surgeon
Liver, Kidney, and Pancreas Transplant

Medical Advisory Board

Rami Alharethi, MD, FACC

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

Safdar Ansari, MD

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

Talia Baker, MD, FACS

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

Kristi Caldera, RN, BSN,CCRN

ICU Director
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Represents: hospital administration

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 Health
Represents: hepatology

Reg V. Ecker, CFSP, CPC, CCO

General Manager
Wasatch Lawn – Dignity Memorial
Represents: funeral homes and mortuaries

Eric Griffths, MD

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

Karen Hale

Retired, former Utah Senator and House Representative
Represents: public

Chris Hanna

Executive Director
Utah Lions Eye Bank
Represents: tissue bank

Barbara Kerwin, DO

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

Eszter Lazar-Molnar, PhD

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

Matthew R. Morrell, MD

Associate Medical Director, DonorConnect
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program
University of Utah Health
Represents: lung program

Philippe Paci, MDCM, MSc, FRC SC

Transplant Surgeon
Intermountain Medical Center
Represents: Intermountain Medical Center

Mike Somers

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