About Our Staff

Executive Director
Michael Thibault, MBA, BSN, CPTC
mthibault@cdtny.org

Michael Thibault has served as Executive Director of CDT since 2012. Thibault is a graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in nursing and business administration. Thibault has worked in the field of organ procurement and transplantation since 1995 and has brought extensive experience in clinical operations, hospital services and public education relating to organ and tissue donation. He was the program manager of Heart Failure/Heart Transplant at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond. From 2002-10, he served as the director of organ procurement for LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services, a division of Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He also completed a term as ex-officio for the UNOSTransplant Coordinator Committee, where he served as a region representative, co-chair and chair. In 2011 he was a member of the UNOS working group focused on donor family/recipient information-sharing. He has presented at national conferences addressing issues including donation after cardiac death and principles of critical care management of the organ donor.

Clinical Services Department
Director, David Bruno
dbruno@cdtny.org

Our Clinical Services Department work directly with the physicians, nurses and staff at the 43 hospitals CDT serves.  When a patient is referred to CDT, our organ procurement coordinators partner with the hospital staff throughout the case, from evaluation and medical management to coordinating with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and transplant centers on organ placement.

Hospital, Community and Family Services
Director, Andrew Sigond
asigond@cdtny.org

Hospital, Community and Family Services work to educate the staff at each of our partner hospitals as well as the larger community about the lifesaving gifts of organ and tissue donation.  Our specialists in this department can work with hospital and community partners to attend events or organize presentations to educate any audience on organ and tissue donation.

Our family services coordinators work directly with donor families during and after the donation process.  For more information on our Family Services Department, visit their page here.

IT/Financial/Administrative
Director, Martin Benoit
mbenoit@cdtny.org

Our IT, Finance and Administrative professionals ensure that our office runs smoothly.  This team helps to facilitate all that we do at CDT, from ensuring our clinical staff have access to the technology they need to perform their job to overseeing budgets and communication about CDT events and programs and, most importantly, interacting with all of the people we serve at CDT from donor families and volunteers to hospital and community partners.

Quality
Director, Karin Rebehn
krebehn@cdtny.org

Our Quality department works diligently to ensure that all of CDT’s policies, procedures, forms and data collection are up to date and accurate.  Through a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program, this department helps to make sure CDT never stops growing and improving our services.