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Executive Leadership

Our Executive Leadership Team brings tremendous experience in the organ and tissue procurement industry and a shared commitment to saving and healing more lives to Donor Network West every day.

President and CEO

Janice F. Whaley

Janice F. Whaley serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Donor Network West, the second largest OPO in the U.S., joining the organization in January of 2019. After her arrival, the organization substantially increased organ recovery performance across multiple metrics, saving hundreds more lives. Her leadership, advocacy, and operational efforts, in both the state of California as well as the nation overall, serve as evidence of her passion.

  • Waldo Concepcion, M.D., FACS donor network west
    Chief Medical Officer

    Waldo Concepcion, M.D., FACS

  • jeremy gimbel chief financial officer donor network west
    Chief Financial Officer

    Jeremy Gimbel

  • rhonda marion executive VP and chief people officer donor network west
    Executive VP and Chief People Officer

    Rhonda Marion

  • mark borer VP of quality systems donor network west
    VP of Quality Systems

    Mark Borer

  • VP of Business Intelligence and Data Solutions

    Aninda Dutta

  • matthew graves VP of tissue operations at donor network west
    VP of Tissue Operations

    Matthew Graves

  • john lilley VP of Organ Operations donor network west
    VP of Organ Operations

    John Lilley

  • lauren macmadu VP of Marketing and Communications donor network west
    VP of Marketing and Communications

    Lauren Macmadu

  • jt mason VP of Information Technology donor network west
    VP of Information Technology

    JT Mason

  • luis mayen VP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development donor network west
    VP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development

    Luis Mayen

  • VP of Hospital Development and Family Services

    Kathy Vasilopulos

Senior Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Janice F. Whaley, Ex Officio

    President and CEO
    Donor Network West

  • Michael J. Peterson, Chairperson

    Healthcare Consultant/Advisor

  • Carolyn Light, Chair-Elect

    Executive Director, Transplant
    UCSF Health Services, UCSF

  • Eric L. Williams, FACHE, Secretary-Treasurer

    Interim SVP, Area Manager
    Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara Medical Center


Board Members

  • Clark Andrew Bonham, M.D.

    Director of Adult & Pediatric Living
    Donor Liver Transplant Programs
    Stanford University Medical Center

  • Stephan Busque, M.D.

    Director, Adult Kidney & Pancreas Program
    Associate Professor
    Stanford Medical Center

  • Thomas A. Cycyota

    President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Michael J. Ferenc, M.D.

    Forensic Pathologist
    Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office

  • Luis Fonseca, FACHE

    Chief Operating Officer
    Alameda Health System

  • Chris Freise, M.D.

    Professor & Interim Division Chief
    UCSF Transplant Service

  • Christine Hartley, RN, MS, ACNP-BC

    Administrative Director, Solid Organ Transplant
    Stanford Healthcare

  • Harish D. Mahanty, M.D., FACS

    Surgical Director of Kidney Transplant
    California Pacific Medical Cente

  • Frances McNeil, Esq.

    Associate General Counsel
    Law Department, Blue Shield of California

  • Ameet Nanda

    Vice President & Site Administrator
    California Pacific Medical Center – Sutter Health

  • Erik W. Olson, MHA

    Renown Health Vice President & Chief Executive Officer
    Renown Regional Medical Center

  • Rajalingam Raja, Ph.D., D(ABHI)

    Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
    Director, Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory
    University of California, San Francisco

  • Anthony Robinson

    Operations/Training Captain
    San Francisco Fire Department, Airport Division

  • Na’eem Salaam

    Vice President, Operations
    Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

  • Larry Salinas

    Executive Director, Governmental Relations
    Office of the President, Fresno State University

  • Baljeet S. Sangha, MPH, FACHE

    Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Director San Francisco Health Network
    San Francisco Department of Public Health and County of SF

  • Rev. Bryson White

    Research Assistant
    The Society for the Study of Black Religion

  • Michelle Zyromski, Esq.

    Zyromski Konicek LLP

Medical Advisory Board

  • Peter Chin-Hong, M.D., Co-Chair

    Associate Medical Director, Donor Network West
    Professor of Clinical Medicine, Step 3 Medicine
    Associate Dean for Regional Campuses, UCSF School of Medicine
    Director, Transplant ID Program, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Infectious Disease Physician, UCSF

  • Luis Mayen, Co-Chair

    VP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, Donor Network West


  • Arash Afshinnik, M.D.

    Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
    Director, Neurocritical Care

  • Janet Bellingham, M.D.

    Transplant Surgeon
    California Pacific Medical Center

  • Jack Boyd, M.D.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Stanford University Medical Center

  • Julie Brown, MBA, MPH

    Principal, Julie Brown Associates

  • Waldo Concepcion, M.D., FACS

    Chief Medical Officer, Donor Network West

  • Ann DiMatteo, BSN, MSN

    Transplant Administrator
    Manager, Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program
    California Pacific Medical Center

  • Sara Dionne, PhD

    Senior Laboratory Director
    VRL Eurofins

  • Robert Fulbright, JD, MA

    Bioethics Program Director
    Renown Health

  • Jack Harbell, M.D.

    Senior Associate Consultant
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery
    Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale

  • Gerri James, RN, BSN, CCTC

    Transplant Administrator
    Manager of Kidney & Lung Transplant Programs
    Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

  • Darina Kavanaugh, DNP, RN, CPHQ

    Chief Nurse Executive
    Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center

  • Jennifer Kerney, RN, MSN, CRNP

    Assistant Director Transplant Services
    Kidney Transplant  Program
    UCSF Medical Center

  • Thomas Krall, M.D.

    Assistant Clinical Professor – Anesthesia
    UCSF Medical Center

  • Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH

    Surgical Director of Lung Transplant Program
    UCSF Medical Center

  • Ruchika Mishra, Ph.D.

    Senior Bioethicist
    Program in Medicine and Human Values
    Sutter Health Bay Area

  • James Orr, M.D.

    Trauma & Emergency Surgery
    Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Vacaville

  • Thomas Pham, M.D.

    Clinical Assistant Professor,
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery
    Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Brett Sheridan, M.D., FACS

    Department Chair of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Surgery
    Chief of Cardiac Surgery
    Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation
    California Pacific Medical Center

  • Penny Stroud, MBA

    Principal, Cattaneo & Stroud, Inc.

  • Moussa F. Yazbeck, M.D., FACP

    Neurocritical Care / Critical Care Medicine
    Vice Chief of Staff
    John Muir Medical Center