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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.

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.

Executive Leadership

  • 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

  • Chief Operating Officer

    Justin Johnson

  • Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

    Robynn Van Patten

  • 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

  • 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 External Affairs and Strategic Partnerships

    Luis Mayen

Senior Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Janice F. Whaley, Ex Officio

    President and CEO
    Donor Network West

  • Carolyn Light, Chairperson

    Executive Director, Transplant
    UCSF Health Services, UCSF

  • Eric L. Williams, FACHE, Chair-Elect

    Senior Vice President, Santa Clara Service Area,
    Kaiser Foundation Health Plan & Hospitals, Inc. 

  • Tom Cycyota, Secretary-Treasurer

    Senior Philanthropy Officer, Delta Sigma Phi National Fraternity 


Board Members

  • Stephan Busque, M.D.

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

  • Michael J. Ferenc, M.D.

    Forensic Pathologist
    Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office

  • Chris Freise, M.D.

    Professor & Interim Division Chief
    UCSF Transplant Service

  • Shannon Fitzpatrick, MS, RN, CCRN

  • Christine Hartley, RN, MS, ACNP-BC

    Administrative Director, Solid Organ Transplant
    Stanford Healthcare

  • Romoanetia Lofton, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC

  • 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, MHA

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

  • Emily Rothbaum Perito, M.D., MA

  • Anthony Robinson

    Operations/Training Captain
    San Francisco Fire Department, Airport Division

  • Na’eem Salaam, MBA

    Vice President, Operations
    Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

  • Baljeet S. Sangha, MPH, FACHE

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

  • Sean Townsend, M.D.

  • Robert Wenz, MS, RN, FACHE

    Executive Director of Pediatric Transplant Center, Interventional Services, Outpatient Heart Center, Neurodiagnostics, and Pulmonary Services

    Stanford Children's

  • Rev. Bryson White, PhD

    Research Assistant
    The Society for the Study of Black Religion

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

  • Michael J. Bauer, M.D.

  • Jack Boyd, M.D.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Stanford University Medical Center

  • 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

  • Jennifer Kerney, RN, MSN, CRNP

    Assistant Director Transplant Services
    Kidney Transplant  Program
    UCSF Medical Center

  • Kate Kronish, M.D.

  • 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

  • Jason W. Smith, M.D., FACS

  • Jenny Tice

  • Moussa F. Yazbeck, M.D., FACP

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