LifeGift Announces Operational Leadership Changes
Senior Executives Take on New Roles to Offer Hope to Patients in Need of Lifesaving Transplants
Houston, Texas (June 23, 2014) – LifeGift, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that offers hope to individuals needing transplants in 109 Texas counties in the Houston area, North Texas and West Texas, today announced two operational leadership alignment changes with the goal of helping more people receive lifesaving organ and tissue transplants.
Kim Davis, previously managing director of donor resources, has been named managing director of donation systems. In this expanded role, Davis will not only lead hospital donation system development in the greater Houston area, but in Fort Worth, Amarillo and Lubbock as well. Davis and her team will work collaboratively with health care teams at hospitals and transplant centers across LifeGift’s designated service area to continuously monitor, enhance and improve their donation systems. This will be achieved through providing consistent and frequent feedback on donation performance measures and customized professional education, and developing appropriate communications plans to support families and maximize the gifts of donation.
“Kim’s long-standing expertise and experience in hospital relations and donation system development are incredibly valuable for LifeGift to deploy more consistency across LifeGift’s hospitals and communities,” said Kevin Myer, president and CEO of LifeGift. “Aligning the donation system’s function more closely with clinical services delivery will better enable us to engage our partners in providing optimal services in each and every donation opportunity.”
Brian Roe, previously managing director of tissue services, has been named managing director of tissue and donor resource operations, expanding his responsibilities to lead LifeGift’s Donor Resource Center (DRC). The DRC, a 24/7 lifeline for organ and tissue donation, works with more than 200 hospitals around the state to ensure families are offered the opportunity to donate and that organs and tissue are made available in 109 Texas counties.
“Brian’s knowledge and vast experience in all facets of the tissue industry will help align the DRC with tissue operations,” said Myer. “This alignment will drive consistency of effort and quality, and lead to increased authorizations and tissue donor volume, while improving service in the DRC.”
According to Myer, these changes signal an increased level of commitment to provide improved and focused services to the communities LifeGift serves to increase organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.