LifeGift offers hope to the thousands of people in Texas and beyond who need lifesaving organ transplants, and to countless others who need lifesaving tissue transplants.
As the designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for North, Southeast and West Texas, we partner with more than 200 hospitals across 109 counties.
Established in 1987 as Gulf Coast Independent Organ Procurement Organization, LifeGift is approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).
Download our anniversary timeline to see how LifeGift has evolved over the past 25 years.
LifeGift Executive Leadership Team
Kevin A. Myer, MSHA, President and Chief Executive Officer
Patricia Rubin, CPA, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
R. Patrick Wood, MD, FACS, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Laura Frnka-Davis, BS, APR, Director of Communications
Jerry Dunn, Director Information Systems
Justin Johnson, RN, BSN, CPTC, Senior Director, Clinical Operations
Jessica C. Leibold, Senior Director Facilities and Purchasing
Carolyn Olivarez, LVN, CPTC, Director of Quality Systems
Lauren Quinn, Director, Donation Systems
Brian Roe, MS, CTBS, SSLBBP, Vice President, Tissue Services and Communication Center Operations
Donna R. Smith, Vice President, Organ Operations
David Staley, SPHR, Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Schawnté Williams-Taylor, RN, BSN, CCRN, CPTC, Director,Clinical Operations, Southeast Region
LifeGift Board of Directors
Stacy Bacon, MD
Nancy C. Cychol
John Graham, M.D., D. Min
George B. Mallory Jr., MD
Barclay Berdan, FACHE (Emeritus)
Edward K. Massin, MD (Emeritus)
Ruth Schiermeyer (Emeritus)