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 Strategic Governance Council
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, CTBS, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Kristine Browning, RN, Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Compliance
Christopher Curran, CPTC, CTBS, CTOP, Vice President of Organ Operations
Joseph Kreeb, CTBS, Vice President of Tissue Services
Lauren Quinn, MA, Vice President, External Relations
David Staley, SPHR, SCP, Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development
LifeGift Board of Directors
Matthew Girotto, Chair
Jenifer Jarriel, Vice Chair
Adriana Valencia, Treasurer
Elaine Nelson, Secretary
Stacy Bacon, MD
Lance Black, MD
Chase Lesane-Brown, PhD
George B. Mallory, Jr., MD
Ruth Schiermeyer, Emeritus