Líderes ejecutivos

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.

Janice F. Whaley Chief Executive Officer
President and CEO

Janice f. Whaley

Waldo Concepcion, M.D. Chief Medical Officer
Directora Médica Principal

Waldo Concepcion, M.D., FACS

Jeremy Gimbel Chief Financial Officer
Directora de Finanzas

Jeremy Gimbel

Rhonda Marion Chief of Organizational Development & Human Resources
Executive VP and Chief People Officer

Rhonda Marion

Mark Borer VP of Quality Systems
Vicepresidende de Sistemas de Calidad

Mark Borer

Kyle Kinsey VP of Tissue
VP of Tissue Operations

Kyle Kinsey

John Lilley VP of Organ Operations
VP of Organ Operations

John Lilley

macmacu vp of marketing and communications
VP of Marketing and Communications

Lauren Macmadu

JT Mason VP of Information Technology
Vicepresidente de Tecnología de Información

JT Mason

VP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development

Luis mayen

Kathy Vasilopulos VP of Hospital Development & Family Services
Vicepresidente de Servicios para Hospitales y Familias

Kathy Vasilopulos

President and CEO

Janice f. Whaley

Janice F. Whaley serves as the 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.

Prior to assuming the Chief Executive role at Donor Network West, Whaley held leadership and clinical roles in three other OPOs, achieving similar results. Whaley served as Chief Operating Officer of LifeShare of Oklahoma, essentially doubling the number of organ donors early on in her five-year tenure. Before her arrival at LifeShare, Whaley held the role of Managing Director of Clinical Operations at LifeGift in Houston, TX, where she managed the complex processes involved in working with 5 transplant centers and 24 transplant programs, leading the region to record setting numbers of donors recovered.

A committed advocate for donation, Whaley has served in multiple capacities on several donation and transplantation related national boards and committees, including serving as President of the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT), being appointed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to serve as a faculty member for the National Learning Congress (NLC) in 2012 and most recently, appointed to serve on the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Advisory Council on Transplantation (ACOT).

Whaley received a Master of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a post graduate certificate from Harvard Business School, Executive Management Program. She graduated from Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Whaley is dually certified in organ and tissue recovery through ABTC and the AATB, respectively.

Directora Médica Principal

Waldo Concepcion, M.D., FACS

Waldo Concepcion, M.D. began his role as Donor Network West’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in May of 2020. Concepcion was the former Chief of Clinical Transplantation and Pediatric Kidney Transplantation at Stanford University School of Medicine and Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics (Nephrology). He also served as Director of the Institute of Transplantation at Loma Linda University.

Waldo’s hobbies include traveling, spending time with family and friends, classical music, opera, and fine cuisine. However, spending time with his daughter, Zoe Grace, gives him the most enjoyment.

Directora de Finanzas

Jeremy Gimbel

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since May of 2020, Jeremy Gimbel is responsible for the organization’s financial functions including accounting, audit, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, and fiscal reporting.

Before joining Donor Network West, Gimbel was Head of Finance for a growing outpatient psychiatry practice. Prior to moving to San Francisco, he was with a PE-Backed tele-radiology group and started his healthcare financial leadership career at DaVita in corporate finance and strategy roles. His career spans more than 20 years, starting in NYC in investment banking before becoming a healthcare executive with varied experiences in financial management, business leadership, and strategy.

A Chicago native, Gimbel earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern California and is an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He enjoys the wine country and kayaking.

Executive VP and Chief People Officer

Rhonda Marion

Rhonda Marion, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, serves as Chief of Organizational Development and Human Resources for Donor Network West joining the team in 2019. Previously, Rhonda was Chief of Human Resources for Community Health Center Network and her career has spanned both business leadership and human resources where she has helped organizations realize their potential through organizational design and development. Rhonda holds a dual certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources & Corporate Management from California State East Bay. As part of her own values and business strategies, Rhonda has found that helping organizations enrich their diversity, equity and inclusion is rewarding both personally and professionally.

Rhonda’s hobbies are construction, gardening, and interior design.

Vicepresidende de Sistemas de Calidad

Mark Borer

With Donor Network West for over 10 years, Mark Borer serves as the Vice President of Quality Systems. He has 30 years of experience performing clinical, technical, and quality roles associated with eye, organ, and tissue transplant. Before joining Donor Network West, Borer was with the California Institute for Medical Research, UCSF Orthopedic Surgery, and Tissue Banks International.

Mark, who was raised in the Midwest, is a graduate of Santa Clara University and is a Certified Eye Bank Technician and Certified Tissue Bank Specialist. He enjoys staying active by long distance running and mountain biking.

VP of Tissue Operations

Kyle Kinsey

Kyle Kinsey has served as the Vice President of Tissue with Donor Network West since May of 2020. With over 20 years of experience in the tissue donation field, Kinsey was most recently the Director of Tissue Recovery Services at Midwest Transplant Network. He has obtained a number of professional awards throughout his career including the CryoLife Presidents Award 3 years in a row.

Outside of his work, Kyle is with his family and enjoys hiking, golf, music, travel, and philosophical conversations. His most prized achievement is being a father to his amazing children.

VP of Organ Operations

John Lilley

John Lilley brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of organ and tissue procurement as the Vice President of Organ Operations. John’s life has been intertwined with transplantation and donation for over 25 years when his father received a life-saving heart transplant. It was this miraculous gift that later drew John to Donor Network West (then California Transplant Donor Network) in 2001.

John began his career in healthcare almost 30 years ago when he faithfully served in the United States Air Force as a firefighter/paramedic eventually supervising fire and medical response personnel in multiple duty stations around the world. After being honorably discharged, John joined CTDN in 2001 as the first non-RN Clinical Procurement Coordinator. John was called back to active duty in 2004 and served his country in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Fire Protection Specialist and Nationally Certified EMT-Paramedic. Upon his return to CTDN, John moved his family to Reno, Nevada to support the growing region in Northern Nevada for the organization.  John advanced his career with CTDN in the role of Supervisor and Manager of Clinical Services all while obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Nevada, Reno. He also completed his Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC) accreditation from the American Board of Transplant Coordinators.

John departed from Donor Network West in 2015 to serve as Director of Organ Clinical Operations at OneLegacy while earning his Master of Business Administration from Washington State University. Fortunately for Donor Network West, he returned in 2018 as Regional Director for Nevada. John’s region was the top performing region by metrics in 2019 as he helped build a culture of donation along with leading the efforts in transitioning all service area hospitals in Northern Nevada to Donor Network West as a single provider for both organ and tissue services. He assumed the role of Vice President of Organ Operations near the beginning of 2020.

As a life-long learner, John has returned back to school in pursuit of his Master of Science in Nursing degree to obtain his Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) credential at the University of Nevada, Reno. His experience, education, and leadership helps Donor Network West to be one of the nation’s top-performing organ procurement organizations.

In addition to being a passionate Wolf Pack alumnus, John is an avid baseball fan and grew up in Los Angeles where he became a Dodgers fan.

VP of Marketing and Communications

Lauren Macmadu

Lauren Macmadu joined Donor Network West in July of 2020 as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications. With 20 years of experience, Lauren has helped a variety of organizations reach new and diverse audiences by developing relevant and engaging integrated marketing communications campaigns. Previously, Lauren was the Director of Marketing and Communications at Anova, responsible for all product marketing and launches, events and media relations.

Lauren received her Master of Science in integrated marketing communications from Golden Gate University and her Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Lauren is a passionate supporter of the Arts and enjoys attending the ballet and theatre.

Vicepresidente de Tecnología de Información

JT Mason

JT Mason has been with Donor Network West for over 10 years and serves as the VP of Information Technology. JT has worked in the information technology field for the past 30 years in such industries as Geology, Archaeology, Environmental Services, and Water Engineering.

JT earned his Master in Information Systems from the University of California, Berkeley and is a Certified Professional in Health Information Technology (CPHIT). Originally from Ames, Iowa, JT is an avid skier who has also lived in Maine, Colorado, Wyoming, and presently in California.

VP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development

Luis mayen

With nearly two decades in the field of organ donation, Luis Mayen has dedicated his career to honoring the generosity of organ donors and their families. Luis joined Donor Network West in 2002 after graduating from UC Berkeley with a pre-med degree in Biology. After beginning his career as an Organ Allocation Coordinator, he discovered a passion for team development and leadership, and subsequently served in various management roles. 

Luis currently serves as the Region 5 Representative on the UNOS Operations and Safety Committee, he Chairs the Organ Preservation Workgroup, Co-chairs Donor Network West’s Medical Advisory Board, and is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development at Donor Network West. Outside of work, Luis is an amateur beekeeper and volunteers with outreach groups to educate and empower Latinx youth to vote.

Vicepresidente de Servicios para Hospitales y Familias

Kathy Vasilopulos

Kathy Vasilopulos has been with Donor Network West as the Vice President of Hospital Development and Family Services since August of 2019. Beginning as a cardiovascular ICU nurse, she later joined other healthcare entities in business startup, staffing and recruitment, and project management. Vasilopulos’s career in the organ and procurement industry started in 2009 at Gift of Hope in Illinois. She proceeded to serve as OneLegacy’s Vice President of Organ Operations in Los Angeles.

Vasilopulos has a Bachelors in the Science of Nursing from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator and a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist. Born and raised in Chicago, Kathy is a die-hard Cubs fan.

Líderes Organizacionales


Sandy Andrada

Directora Regional, Sur de la Bahía
Nicole Bishop Regional Director Nevada

Nicole Bishop

Director Regional, Nevada
Kevin Campbell Director of Administration, Safety, and Risk

Kevin Campbell

Director of Administration, Safety, and Risk

RoseMarie Connor

Directora de Recursos Humanos
Jocelyn Cooper Director of Organ Preservation and Surgical Services

Jocelyn Cooper

Director of Organ Preservation and Surgical Services

Aninda Dutta

Director de Estrategia y Desarollo Empresarial
Lisa Gentile Director of Learning and Development

Lisa Gentile

Director of Learning and Development

Susan Hall

Directora de Sistemas de Calidad

Celeste Maureen Hart

Directora de Operaciones

Donyale John

Regional Director, West and East Bay

Jaclyn Manzanedo

Directora de Desarollo, Programa de Donación
sandra olson CONTROLLER

Sandra olson


Kim Patton

Directora Regional, Norte de California/ Stockton/ Modesto

Ahmad Salehi, MD, Ph.D

Director del Programa de Investigación

Stefanie Woidtke

Directora de Mejora de Rendimiento

Junta Directiva

Ex Officio
Janice f. Whaley
President and CEO
Donor Network West

Michael J. Peterson
Consultor / Asesor de Salud

Carolyn Light
Executive Director, Transplant
UCSF Health Services, UCSF

Eric L. Williams, FACHE
Interim SVP, Area Manager
Kaiser Permanente, Centro Médico Santa Clara

Miembros de la Junta

Clark Andrew Bonham, M.D.
Director of Adult & Pediatric Living
Donor Liver Transplant Programs
Stanford University Medical Center

Stephan Busque, MD
Director del Programa de Riñones y Páncreas para Adultos
profesor asociado
Stanford Medical Center

Thomas A. Cycyota
Presidente y Director Ejecutivo

Michael J. Ferenc, MD
Patólogo forense
Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Stanislaus

Luis fonseca, FACHE
Director de Operaciones Principal
Alameda Health System

Chris Freise, MD
Profesor y jefe de división interino
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 Center

Frances McNeil, Esq.
Consejero General Asociado
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)
Profesor Clínico, Departamento de Cirugía
Director del Laboratorio de Inmunogenética y Trasplante.
Universidad de California, San Francisco

Anthony Robinson
Operations/Training Captain
San Francisco Fire Department, Airport Division

Na’eem Salaam
Vice President, Operations
Iniciativa Chan Zuckerberg

Larry salinas
Director Ejecutivo, Relaciones Gubernamentales
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

Consejo Asesor Médico

Peter Chin-Hong, M.D.
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
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, MD
Profesor Asistente Clínico, Cirugía Cardiotorácica
Stanford University Medical Center

Julie Brown, MBA, MPH
Directora, Julie Brown Associates

Waldo Concepcion, M.D., FACS
Chief Medical Officer, Donor Network West

Ann DiMatteo, BSN, MSN
Administrador de trasplantes
Gerente, Programa de trasplante de riñón / páncreas
California Pacific Medical Center

Sara Dionne, PhD
Director Senior de Laboratorio
VRL Eurofins

Robert Fulbright, JD, MA
Director del Programa de Bioética
Salud de renombre

Jack Harbell, MD
Consultor Senior Asociado
Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery
Clínica Mayo, Scottsdale

Gerri James, RN, BSN, CCTC
Administrador de trasplantes
Gerente de programas de trasplante de riñón y pulmón
Hospital de niños Lucile Packard

Darina Kavanaugh, DNP, RN, CPHQ
Jefe de Enfermería Ejecutivo
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center

Jennifer Kerney, RN, MSN, CRNP
Subdirector de servicios de trasplante
Programa de trasplante de riñón
Centro Médico UCSF

Thomas Krall, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor – Anesthesia
Centro Médico UCSF

Jasleen Kukreja, MD, MPH
Director de Cirugía del Programa de Trasplante de Pulmón
Centro Médico UCSF

Ruchika Mishra, Ph.D.
Bioeticista Senior
Programa en Medicina y Valores Humanos.
Área de la bahía de la salud de Sutter

James Orr, MD
Trauma y cirugía de emergencia
Fundación Kaiser Hospital - Vacaville

Thomas Pham, MD
Profesor Asistente Clínico,
Cirugía de trasplante abdominal
Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Stanford

Brett Sheridan, M.D., FACS
Cátedra de Cirugía Cardíaca, Torácica, Vascular
Jefe de Cirugía Cardiaca
Director quirúrgico de trasplante de corazón
California Pacific Medical Center

Penny Stroud, MBA
Director, Cattaneo & Stroud, Inc.

Moussa F. Yazbeck, MD, FACP
Cuidados Neurocríticos / Cuidados Críticos
Vice Jefe de Estado Mayor
Centro Médico John Muir