Executive Leadership

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Janice F. Whaley

Chief Executive Officer

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

Chief Strategy Officer

Mark Borer

VP of Quality Systems

JT Mason

VP of Information Technology

Angela Rosati

VP of Operations

Senior Leadership

Sandy Andrada

Regional Director, South Bay

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Rhonda Alfaro

Director of Operations

Jason Bailey

Regional Director, Fresno

Brandy Gleason

Regional Director, East/West Bay

Susan Hall

Director of Quality Systems

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Cathy Koubek

Director of Marketing and Communications

John Lilley

Regional Director, Nevada

Luis Mayan

Director of Transplant Relations

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Megan Nelson

Director of Education and Talent Development

Sandra Olson


Kim Patton

Regional Director, Norcal/Stockton/Modesto

Ahmad Salehi, M.D., Ph.D

Director of Research Program

Stephanie Woidtke

Director of Performance Improvement

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer
Janice F. Whaley
Chief Executive Officer
Donor Network West
Executive and Finance Committees

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

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

Board Members

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

Thomas A. Cycyota
President & Chief Executive Officer
Finance Committee

Reese Fawley
Executive Director
Health Plan Strategy & Transplantation
Chief Contracting Officer
UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

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

Luis Fonseca, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Alameda Health System

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.
Chief Medical Examiner & Neuropathologist
Office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner Santa Clara County

Lloyd LaCuesta
Journalist, Retired

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

Erik Olson, MHA
Vice President & CEO, Renown Regional Medical Center

Michael J. Peterson
Healthcare Consultant/Advisor
Finance Committee

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

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

Eric L. Williams
Chief Operating Officer
Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara Medical Center

Michelle Zyromski, Esq.
Zyromski Konicek LLP
Executive Committee

Medical Advisory Board

Nikole Neidlinger, M.D.
Chief Medical Director, Donor Network West
Abdominal Transplant Surgeon
California Pacific Medical Center

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


Michael J. Bauer, M.D.
Donor Network West Tissue Services Medical Director

Jack Boyd, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center

Julie Brown, MBA, MPH
Principal, Julie Brown Associates

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

Ann DiMatteo, BSN, MSN
Transplant Administrator
Manager, Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program
California Pacific Medical Center

Robert Fulbright, JD, MA
Bioethics Program Director
Renown Health

Jack Harbell, M.D.
Senior Associate Consultant
Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale

James Hopkins, D.O.
Donor Family Member
Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Kaiser Permanente

Gerri James, RN, BSN, CCTC
Transplant Administrator
Manager of Kidney & Lung Transplant Programs
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital

Jennifer Kerney, RN, MSN, CRNP
Assistant Director Transplant Services
Kidney Transplant Program
UCSF Medical Center

Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH
Surgical Director of Lung Transplant Program
UCSF Medical Center

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

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

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

Moussa F. Yazbeck, M.D., FCCM
Neurocritical Care / Critical Care Medicine
Vice Chief of Staff
John Muir Medical Center