Jacqueline Warn has been named Director of Quality at Nevada Donor Network. Previously, Jacqueline was Corporate Director of Quality and Compliance at DCI Donor Services in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to that, she was the Senior Director of Quality and Regulatory Compliance at the Donor Network of Arizona. Jacqueline has a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Business Administration and has been actively involved in committees with AOPO, UNOS, AATB, and others. She assumes her new role on October 16, 2017.
Melissa Korb, RN, BSN, MBA, CPTC, has been named Transplant Administrator at Gulf Coast Medical Center, a member of Lee Health in Fort Myers, Florida. Melissa previously was the Transplant Administrator at University of Toledo and prior to that served in a variety of roles at that academic health center. Melissa earned her Bachelor Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Systems Management at the University of Toledo. She is also a certified procurement transplant coordinator. Melissa assumes her new role on September 18, 2017.
Rick Fowler has been named Director of Hospital Development for LifeNet Health in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Rick previously was Director of Physician Services and Recruitment for Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Prior to that, he was Director of Hospital Relations for New England Organ Services (known now as LifeChoice Donor Services) in Boston, Massachusetts. Rick earned his Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and his Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Rick will begin his new role on August 28th, 2017.
Todd C. Hubler
Todd C. Hubler, MHA, has been named Executive Director and Vice President at LifeNet Health in Virginia Beach, Virginia to succeed Tim Jankiewicz, who is retiring after 9 years of leading the Organ Procurement Organization. Todd previously was a consultant with DRS Healthcare Associates and has served as Chief Operating Officer of numerous hospitals in Pennsylvania and West Virginia during the past 12 years. Todd received his Bachelor of Business Administration and his Master’s of Health Administration from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Todd will assume his new role on August 28th, 2017.
Peggy Higby, RN, BSN, CCTC has accepted the position of Manager of Advanced Heart Failure at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Previously, Peggy was the Program Manager at the University of Kansas Health System in a similar role. Peggy has been in the field of transplantation for the past 16 years and has held other leadership positions. She has been active in the International Transplant Nursing Society and various organ donor awareness organizations. She will begin her new role July 24th, 2017.
Nevin Ball has been named Donor Center Director at LiveOnNY, in New York City. He has over 21 years of experience in the tissue and organ procurement arena. Prior to his current position, Nevin was the Director of Hospital services for Southwest Transplant Alliance in Dallas, Texas. In this position he managed over 200 hospitals and an extremely large geographical area that included over 90 counties and 6 offsite locations. Prior to taking this role, Nevin worked at the University of California San Diego as the Program Development and Family Services Supervisor. Nevin will begin his new position on August 14, 2017.
Dr. Jen-Jung Pan
Dr. Jen-Jung Pan has accepted the position of Medical Director, Liver Transplantation at Banner Health University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. Previously, Dr. Pan was an Associate Professor of Gastroenterology with the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. He completed his gastroenterology and transplant hepatology fellowships at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Pan has clinical interest in liver diseases and research interest particularly in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. He will begin his new role September 1, 2017.