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, Chief Medical Officer
Laura Frnka-Davis, BS, APR, Managing Director of Communications
Jerry Dunn, Managing Director Information Systems
Justin Johnson, RN, BSN, CPTC, Managing Director, West Region
Jessica C. Leibold, Senior Managing Director of Facilities and Purchasing
Carolyn Olivarez, LVN, CPTC,Managing Director of Quality Systems
Brian Roe, MS, CTBS, SSLBBP, Senior Managing Director, Tissue Services and Communication Center Operations
Donna Smith, Managing Director, North Region
David Staley, SPHR, Senior Managing Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development
Schawnté Williams-Taylor, RN, BSN, CCRN, CPTC, Managing Director of 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)
Lawrence Schkade, Ph.D. (Emeritus)
Ruth Schiermeyer (Emeritus)