Donor Network West Leadership

Cindy Siljestrom Chief Executive Officer Donor Network West

Cindy Siljestrom
Chief Executive Officer

Sean Van Slyck Chief Operating Officer Donor Network West

Sean Van Slyck
Chief Operating Officer

Nikole Neidlinger, M.D. Chief Medical Officer Donor Network West

Nikole Neidlinger, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Sandra Mejia Chief Financial Officer Donor Network West

Sandra Mejia
Chief Financial Officer

Denise Kinder Strategic Development Officer Donor Network West

Denise Kinder
Strategic Development Officer

Mark Borer
VP of Quality Systems

JT Mason
VP of Information Technology

Angela Rosati
VP of Tissue Donation Services

Sandra Olson
Controller

Laurie Boyer External Affairs Officer Donor Network West

Laurie Boyer
External Affairs Officer

Brandy Gleason
Director of Hospital Services

Susan Hall
Director of Quality Systems

Luis Mayen
Director of Procurement Services

Cathy Olmo
Director of Communications

Kim Patton
Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Ahmad Salehi
Director of Research Program

Allen Ward
Director of Data and Analytics

Stefanie Woidtke
Director of Operations Center

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer
Cindy Siljestrom
Chief Executive Officer
Donor Network West
Ex-Officio
Executive and Finance Committees

Secretary-Treasurer
Reece Fawley
Executive Director
Health Plan Strategy & Transplantation Chief Contracting Officer
UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Executive Committee
Finance Committee Chair

Chairperson
Michelle Zyromski, Esq.
Partner
Zyromski Konicek LLP
Executive Committee

Board Members

Stephan Busque, M.D.
Director, Adult Kidney & Pancreas Program
Associate Professor
Stanford Medical Center

Thomas A. Cycyota
President & Chief Executive Officer
AlloSource
Finance Committee

Michael J. Ferenc, M.D.
Forensic Pathologist
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau

Chris Freise, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director of Kidney Transplant
Interim Chief of Transplant Division
UCSF Medical Center

Michelle A. Jorden, M.D.
Assistant Medical Examiner & Neuropathologist
Office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner Santa Clara County

James Kiehm, CPA
Audit Committee Chair

Hamila Kownacki, RN, MHA
Chief Operating Officer
California Pacific Medical Center
Executive and Finance Committees

Lloyd LaCuesta
Journalist, Retired

Kathleen F. Lynaugh, BS/RN, MBA, JD
Associate General Counsel
Blue Shield of California, San Francisco
Executive Committee

Michael J. Peterson
Healthcare Consultant/Advisor
Finance Committee

John Rabkin, M.D., FACS
Dept. of Transplantation
California Pacific Medical Center

Jill Sullivan, RN, MSN
Vice President Hospital Transformation,
Heart and Transplant Service Lines
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
Executive Committee

Dolly B. Tyan, PhD (ABHI)
Histocompatibility, Immunogenetics & Disease Profiling Laboratory
Stanford University Blood Center
Stanford University School of Medicine

Medical Advisory Board

Co-Chair
Nikole Neidlinger, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Donor Network West
Abdominal Transplant Surgeon
California Pacific Medical Center

Co-Chair
Ryutaro Hirose, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Division of Transplant Surgery
UCSF Medical Center

Members

James Avery, M.D.
Surgical Director of Heart Transplant Program
California Pacific Medical Center

Michael J. Bauer, M.D.
Tissue Services Medical Director
MJB & Associates

Julie Brown, MBA, MPH
Principal
Julie Brown Associates

William Bry, M.D.
Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant
California Pacific Medical Center

Dean Charkow, RN, CCRN
Manager, Critical Care Services
John Muir Medical Center

Waldo Concepcion, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Multi Organ Transplantation
Chief of Clinical Transplantation
Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
Stanford University School of Medicine

Terry Dentoni, MSN, RN, CNL
Chief Nursing Officer
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

James Forsell, PhD
Tissue Bank Consultant JHF Consulting

Richard Ha, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center

Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
UCSF Medical Center

Phyllis Monroe, RN
Donate Life Ambassador (Volunteer)

James Orr
Trauma & Emergency Surgery
Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Vacaville

Richard Powers, M.D.
Medical Director of Newborn Services Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Good Samaritan Hospital

Rajalingam Raja, PhD (ABHI)
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery Director,
Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory
University of California, San Francisco

David Shimabukuro, MDCM
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Anesthesia
Perioperative Care Associate Medicine Director, 9 & 13 ICUs
Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
University of California, San Francisco

Penny Stroud, MBA
Principal
Cattaneo & Stroud, Inc.

Eric L. Williams
Vice President, Solid Organ Transplant Services Lines and Operation Planning Integration
Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Alan Yee, DO
Stroke & Critical Care Neurologist Comprehensive Stroke Care
California Pacific Medical Center

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